COVER STORY – Local Artist Lolly Walton
I am a self taught artist beginning my art journey in high school. It wasn’t until 1997 that I took watercolor lessons at Miami Dade Community College and Fairchild Gardens in Miami. I was hooked on watercolor and color. I enjoyed transforming a blank piece of paper into a piece of artwork that reflected my personality and style. After retirement, in 2004, I relocated to Brevard County where I discovered a plethora of artistic talent and resources to improve my art, even today. I became involved in Brevard Watercolor Society in 2004. I served as President of BWS for two terms and served as chair of Splash for 5 years. Enjoyed every minute of it and learned so much. I continue to volunteer for BWS as it keeps me active, creative, and I meet the most interesting and artistic individuals.
My art journey continues as I try new ways to use my creativity. I refer to myself as a “Creative Realist”. Using landscapes as my backdrop, I love to capture on paper the best nature has to offer. I can’t leave behind my love for bright colors, texture and that unusual twist with some new found technique. My subjects are what I see on my life’s journey. I hope by using my God given talents to express my thoughts on whatever material, leaves a lasting impression on the viewer and proof of my existence. My painting style is changing every day; after all, each day brings different challenges and events. I paint “what I see on my life journey” sort of “paint the roses along the way” kind of thing. I consider myself a “CREATIVE REALIST”.
I am a co-op member of the Eau Gallery, in the EGAD Art District, located at 1429 Highland Avenue, The Brevard Watercolor Society, Florida Watercolor Society, Strawbridge Art League and the Brevard Cultural Alliance. I participate in “Calls for Art” whenever time allows. I’ve enjoy recognition for my art, but I am most thrilled and honored when someone chooses to place my creative signature in their home.
I love introducing others to the beauty of watercolor. I offer “Watercolor Techniques for Beginners”. I teach all watercolor techniques. I teach watercolor lessons to patients at UF Orlando Hospital on Mondays. On Tuesday’s (1-4pm) I offer classes at Sebastian River Art Club, 1 Main Street, Sebastian, Florida and on Thursday’s (1-4pm) at Central Brevard Art Association at 103 Barton Blvd., Rockledge, Florida.
If you are interested in “Watercolor for Beginners” contact Lolly at 321-652-7115
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