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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