PCA is pleased to display the watercolors of local artist Matalie Deane in our office for the month of July. Her work features scenic watercolors reflecting the beauty of Charlottesville and Central Virginia. We asked Matalie a few questions to learn more.
How did you get started making art?
“I have always drawn, sketched since I could hold a pencil. I attended James Madison University and graduated with a BS in applied art. My personal life took a turn away from art, but in the last 15 years I have been able to enjoy the creative process.”
What does it mean to you to be a part of the Charlottesville art community?
“I am a Charlottesville native and I am excited to see the fine arts growing here! Thanks to you all! I have been a member do Bozart gallery, which is a cooperative gallery that has been on the Downtown Mall since 1994. I am also a member of the Central Virginia Watercolor Guild and the Piedmont Pastelists. I have exhibited my work around town, and up and down the Atlantic seaboard.”
What inspires your personal creativity as an artist?
“My inspirations come with my life experiences, no matter how simple. I am very fond of the Blue Ridge and the native landscapes and personalities of the creatures within the area. Color is my expressive tool which allows me to capture moments in time.”
You can see more of Deane’s art at www.mataliestudio.com. Please stop by the PCA office inside CitySpace to say hello and check out the art! We are open to the public Monday-Friday from 10:00am to 5:00pm.
Would you like your artwork to be on display here? PCA manages this small exhibit area in our office to celebrate PCA member artists and other local artists. Submission of visual art is encouraged and exhibits will change on a monthly basis. If you are interested in having your artwork displayed, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.