Did you know the Outer Banks has a thriving local art community? From The Lost Colony production to Outer Banks Squared: The Art Show, it’s easy to see how Outer Banks residents are inspired by the natural beauty around them.
Impressionism is one of the most widely known and celebrated art genres today. Images of famous Impressionist paintings from artists like Vincent Van Gough, Claude Monet, and Pierre-Auguste Renoir have been so widely circulated that even “non-artsy” folks could recognize the style.
It’s hard to believe that the Impressionism art movement began more than two centuries ago. Its fresh, thick brushstrokes and bright joyous colors make art pieces jump to life in front of us and give them a relatable modern feel.
Judging an art exhibit is an honor that requires experiences and knowledge shared in a way that promotes the arts and encourages artists to continue creating. There are no right or wrong considerations. There are only those the judge considers a priority.
The fine art of miniature portraits has been a favorite since medieval times. In those days people carried pocket-sized portraits of loved ones to show off to mutual, much like we would have photos in our wallets or smartphones today.