The art show at the Mint Hill Town Hall “Different Strokes”; features two artists with strikingly different approaches to their art. Opens on Friday, October 19.
About the Artists…
Rebecca McDuffie has lived in Charlotte, North Carolina since 1977. She began her art career in various mediums but has been working in watercolor since 2006. She has studied with numerous nationally recognized watercolor artists including Joe Miller, Ted Nuttall, Don Andrews, and Iain Stewart. She paints a variety of subjects including portraits and cityscapes but figurative subjects are her favorite because they tell a story.
She has shown her work locally with Matthews Artist Guild, Mint Hill Arts, Mooresville Artist Guild, Charlotte Artist Society and High Country Watermedia Society. She has received numerous awards and has had her work juried into the Georgia Watercolor Society. She is a signature member of the Watercolor Society of North Carolina.
Susie Conrad is a Fine Art graduate with honors from Concordia University in Montreal, Canada. Although most of her focus has been on realism and portraiture, in recent years her art work has gravitated toward abstract techniques. This new style results in a spontaneous outcome that mimics organic shapes and movement found in nature. In some cases, she is inspired to add figuration that moves with the flow of the canvas.
About her work, Susie says, “Having lived and worked in several countries around the world has made me passionate about subjects of freedom and diversity. I have been profoundly influenced by the people, cultures and places that I have experienced and my new painting style reflects this part of my personality. The fluidity, organic aesthetic and celebration of color that are represented in my work are intended to evoke a feeling of joy and comfort to the viewer.”