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Lorrie Bridges Greenwood, AR
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Sharla Derry Greenwood, AR
Watercolor, Pastels, Charcoal, Photography
Sharla enjoys creating with: many mediums such as watercolor, soft pastel, pen and ink, charcoal and colored pencils. Animals and nature scenes are her subject matter of choice. While she enjoys taking on paid commissioned work, donations of her work and services to charities as opportunities arise give her a feeling of duty and privilege. Sharla also enjoys photography a great deal and accepts assignments such as portrait photography, specializing in senior pictures taken in outdoor settings.
Making a piece of paper “come to life” is a particular fascination and Sharla believes that the real gift of her craft is the ability to observe the excitement and visual pleasure that her artwork provides, especially when something she has created evokes personal memories for the viewer. Sharla resides in the Greenwood area and her other interests include cooking, reading, and spending time in the great outdoors in various ways.
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Martha Efurd Greenwood, AR
Oil, Watercolor, Pen/Ink
Martha Dollar Efurd has been drawing and painting most of her life. Her pen and inks, oils, prisma pencils, watercolors and acrylics depict a variety of America's beautiful landscapes. Eclectic styles, with a hint of southwest mountain terrain or deep winter snows add richness to her style. Martha enjoys working with people designing pen and ink notecards of historical buildings or homes. She currently is working on custom murals!
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Linda Faber Hackett, AR
Acrylics, Oils, various surfaces
Linda has been doing Decorative painting for over 20 years. Her favorite medium is acrylics, although she also enjoys oils and colored pencils. Her favorite surface is just about anything – wood, fabric, tin, eggs! However, her passion is raising her own gourds to paint.
Tammy Fujibayashi Greenwood, AR
I never set out to produce anything but go with a feel. If I try to get wrapped up the details the piece will not get finished. So, I just let the brush do the work. I love to work with blues, because, for me they reflect calm. I have grown this love for the small 5"x 5" and 6"x 6" canvas. I like to paint pictures of people in hats. ADD??? Yes...definitely! .
Wanda Granderson Lavaca, AR
Graphite, Acrylic, Colored Pencil, Charcoal
Born and raised near the beautiful rolling hills of Hot Spring County, Arkansas, Wanda has a true love of nature. She is enthusiastic about art and it’s a major part of her life. Artistic expression gives her great joy as she uses her perceptions of nature’s beauty whether it’s a grand landscape or just a simple single flower.
She is a self-taught artist that started by reading select books on “seeing” and artistic expression. Knowing she needed to learn more, she has participated in art workshops conducted by Barbara Loftin and Jason Sacran. Wanda has also attended lectures presented by Pat Lapin and Julie Mayser. She understands that there is always something more learn on this journey.
Her favorite medium is graphite but also works with colored pencil and acrylic.
She has learned that it’s all about enjoying the process of creating art and looks forward to the next adventure. Wanda likes to explore and try new methods of untapped artistic expression. She is a true artist at heart.
Ginger Hamm Greenwood, AR
Ginger was born and grew up in Texarkana. She and husband, Floyd, moved to Greenwood after living in New Orleans, Houston, Singapore, Oklahoma City, Shreveport, Hot Springs, and Fort Smith. She studied art in most of those cities with local artists. Taking art classes was a joy but became more serious at LSU in Shreveport where she studied color theory and design receiving certification to teach art in high school.
Ginger has found that happiness comes from living a creative life; and although much pleasure is derived when others find her artwork pleasing, the real happiness comes from the doing.
She believes “that inspiration is everywhere if our eyes are open and looking for it. It may come from a beautiful sunset where God has flung His paint box of colors across the sky. It may come from a drive on an autumn day or a stroll through a beautiful garden. We are all creative. We should just stop resisting, relax, and let it flow.”
Ginger says, “I’m always changing, so my style has evolved over time. As my interests shift, I work with different themes and have become more comfortable with different mediums. Currently, I am enjoying working in layers using memories, symbols, textures, colors and language all the while discovering new techniques using a variety of mediums.”
Peggy Hatcher Waldron, AR
Watercolor, Acrylic, Pastels
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Geta Hershberger Greenwood, AR
God, Master Creator, Artist of artists, Creator of light and beauty has given me the gift of painting and a love of gardening along with the natural world. I create landscapes, gardens and flower portraits, plus still lifes that I enjoy arranging.
I have been drawing most of my life and started painting in high school art classes. In my early years of marriage, I did some oil painting. However, when the kids started coming, I quit except for small periods of time. When I started foster parenting, I would paint in acrylics at night for relaxation.
After the kids were grown, I took tole painting classes. Later I was encouraged to take up watercolor. Since it is the hardest medium to work in, I decided to take the plunge and go for it. I took classes in watercolor and basic design at the College of the Redwoods in California and studied with many nationally known artists. My mentor is Alan Sanborn who was in galleries across the United States. He taught me to see with an artist's eye for which I will be forever grateful.
My biggest achievement was to win an award at the juried California National Watercolor Association - although I have won many awards in juried shows in northern California.
The most important thing for an artist to do is to forever remain a student, always learning. When you think you have arrived, you might as well hang up your brush and put away your paints for you will never progress beyond that point.
Teri Hicks Greenwood, AR
Acrylic, Textile Painting, Watercolor, and Jewelry Making
Jeanette Hunnicutt Greenwood, AR
Jeanette was born in Chicago and has lived in several states around the US. She settled in Greenwood, AR with her husband Gilbert about 15 years ago. She started painting in her sixties when a friend asked her to try a china painting class. Painting has become a passion for Jeanette since her retirement. Her china painting spans portraits, landscapes, animals, and florals. She still attends weekly china classes, but mostly enjoys painting in her home studio and has her own firing kiln.
Wanda Kindberg Greenwood, AR
Nina Looper Greenwood, AR
Acrylics, Oil, Watercolor
Ms. Looper’s classic style depicts scenes from the local area. Nina grew up in Mansfield, AR as Nina Elmore. She has lived in Greenwood for 32 years, and has been painting since 1980.
Ms. Looper was inspired to begin painting by a dear friend, Erlene Ray. Nina studied watercolor and oil painting in Fayetteville. She also studied with Glenda Wallace in Greenwood with a focus on charcoal renderings.
One of Nina's paintings, “The Lighthouse”, is displayed on the third floor of the Walters Law Firm. Her paintings are entered every year at the South Sebastian County Fair, receiving blue ribbons. Ms. Looper enjoys painting landscapes using oil paints. She has sold many paintings over the years. She also does commissioned work.
Julie Mayser Greenwood, AR
Pastels, Watercolor, Acrylics, Oil
Julie Mayser received her first art schooling at the School of the Art Institute in Chicago,Illinois. Subsequently she studied at CASC in Poteau,OK, and at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah,Ok. She has also studied with leading artist-teachers in the U.S. and Europe, continuing her art education into the present. Julie is proficient in watercolor, pastel, acrylics, and oil mediums and has also ventured into sculpture. Her medium of choice is pastel. Her pastel work is at times expressioinistic, impressionistic, and/or colorist.
Julie's paintings are in private, public and corporate collections across the U.S.and in Canada, Europe, and Asia. Recent collectors are Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin, Mayor Ray Baker of Ft Smith AR, Ft Smith (AR) Convention Center, and the Arkansas Sheriffs' Youth Ranches. Her paintings may be seen in galleries in Ft Smith,AR, Paris, AR, Rogers AR, & Bentonville AR, as well as in special exhibits. She is an Arkansas resident.
Julie says: "My reason for being a painter comes down to a few basics: My love of nature, the positive beautiful glimpses of life which surround us, and wanting to share these personal perceptions and joy with the viewer.”
Breigh McKown Magazine, AR
Shirley Rambin Greenwood, AR
Adrienne Riddle Waldron, AR
Watercolor, Acrylics, Oil
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Ada Sanderson Greenwood, AR
Sewing Art, Drawing, Calligraphy
Joan Shadd Waldron, AR
Watercolor, Acrylics, Oil, Pastels
Fayrene Stringer Waldron, AR
Watercolor, Acrylics, Oil