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Monique Dewyea

Watercolor , Pencil

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  Since my childhood nature, and in particular flowers, have tweaked my imagination and have led me to study Biology and read extensively about plant life. I find it most fascinating to grow flowers and vegetables from seed and observe the magic of life's evolution. The leaves and flowers are wondrous to behold, but, oh! the added bonus of fragrance is transfixing. I spend a lot of time tending to my gardens and photographing my blooms which I then use as subjects for my art.

   I am a self-taught watercolor artist. The joy of learning new approaches, of watching the intriguing flow of paint, and of capturing light on paper mesmerize me. Of late, I have challenged myself to painting 'en plein air' and relish the peaceful settings of landscapes that these venues offer.

   My work has been exhibited at Bryan Gallery in Jeffersonville, various galleries through the Vt Watercolor Society, Phoenix Book Store / Gallery in Essex, the Old Mill in Jericho, Champlain Valley Exposition in Essex Jct., Fletcher Free Library in Burlington and the Village Frame Shop / Gallery in St. Albans. I have had solo exhibitions of my work at Gruppe Gallery in Jericho Ctr., The Colchester Sun offices, and at the Charlotte Senior Center. Sales of my art have been through these sources as well as privately.

   I belong to the Essex Art League, the Northern Vermont Art Assc., and the Vermont Watercolor Society through which I have been juried in for exhibitions.

   As I am now retired from my professional years of nursing I have unique moments to develop my florals and scenes in permanence as aquarelles, graphites, and / colored pencil art.

   What a ride!

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