Vero Beach Art Club
FEatured Member of the month
August 2018 Wendy Prange
Bio: Originally from England, I have been a Cape Cod resident since 2000 and a Vero Beach snowbird since 1995. Cape Cod offers a natural affinity for me because similarities in landscape and the abundance of marine activity evoke many memories of my birthplace. As a child, I was always sketching but not until I retired and studied with Rita Ziegler of the Vero Beach Art Club did I realize that I had a latent talent for nautical oil painting. Now, I specialize in painting every kind of sailboat, tall ship, lighthouse and the numerous and beautiful New England beaches. I am an award winning member at the Cape Cod Art Association, Vero Beach Art Guild and a three year co-President of the Guild of Chatham Painters, where I am also a juried member and actively participate in the weekly 2-3 day outdoor art shows in Chatham, MA through the summer months.
Mediums: I started in watercolor but quickly changed to oil which I found to be forgiving, loved the texture and depth of color I was able to achieve. I now use Alkyd Griffin because of its fast drying capability.
Why do you create art?: I love to paint which, for me, presents a never ending thrill and challenge to approach a blank canvas and ponder the outcome. I am a detailed semi-perfectionist, painting almost every day. I absolutely love what I am able to accomplish even though I frequently surprise myself with this unknown talent, that was developed with the guidance of my mentor, Rita Ziegler who helped me to become a dedicated nautical painter.
What inspires your art?: The plethora of sailboats scudding across Pleasant Bay, and Nantucket Sound in the Figawi Race, Majestic Tall Ships cresting waves in the wildest of Oceans and coming though the calm waters of the Cape Cod Canal. Those magnificent ships that are meeting challenges on Chesapeake Bay; the numerous and picturesque lighthouses strategically poised throughout the cape and islands. and the beautiful beaches that surround the entire Cape. Pictures of ancient whaling ships rounding Cape Horn, as well as the beautiful fishing ships of Gloucester and other parts of MA
You may email Wendy at: Funchal1@msn.com
Alone On Cape Cod
As The Parade Passes By
Twilight at Sandy Neck Lighthouse
Wind jamming on Nantucket Sound
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