Vero Beach Art Club
FEatured Member of the month
November 2018 Marcy Von Kohorn
Bio: I paint in the ancient and disciplined technique of Chinese Brushwork and have studied with the internationally known Diana Kan.I have had 2 one person shows at the Elliott Museum in Stuart, Fl. I had a one person show at the Pen and Brush Club in New York City and I have had a show in Cairo, Egypt with Ayman Tahar.. I have been in group shows at the Norton Gallery in Palm Beach where I received first prize and at Lincoln Center in New York to mention a few. I have received 17 awards.
I belong to the National League of American Pen Women in art and I letters and the Catharine Lorrilard Wolfe Club in New York City.I am represented in collections in the United States, Australia and New Zealand and Egypt.
My turtle "Florida Flo" sits outside of Hospice House and was painted when Vero Beach artists took part in Turtletrax.
Mediums: I work in watercolor and I grind my own ink from a Chines inkstick. I do Chinese calligraphy. It is said that a good painting is done from calligraphy strokes. I 'warm up "by doing calligraphy, before starting a painting. I do flowers and landscapes.
Why do you create art?: I create art because I have a need to create. When I am painting, I am off on a different planet and I find great peace. Sometimes I think my paintings paint themselves as they seem to come from my soul. I paint flowers from the image of real flowers so as to capture their beauty and my landscapes often come from my imagination but are also inspired by photographs and from classic Chinese paintings.
What inspires your art?: I never know what will inspire me to paint. It is like a bolt of lightening . I often see images in my mind and I love to paint flowers. I am inspired by my love of the brush and a wonderful kind of meditation. I find great peace and joy in my art and am very grateful for this gift.
You may email Marcy at: email@example.com
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