Lakewood Center for the Arts features watercolorist
The Lakewood Center for the Arts is showing a unique collection of watercolor paintings that reflect movement and emotion.
Through Nov. 29, community members can reserve a tour of the "Symphony of Movement" exhibition at the center, 368 S State St., with artist Beth Verheyden. People can also opt for a non-guided tour.
Verheyden teaches and judges art shows and is an award-winning watercolorist who captures feelings and motion in landscapes or paintings of individual subjects.
"The stories cover the inspirations behind each painting, the feelings I wanted to reveal and how I conveyed them through color, composition and techniques unique to me," Verheyden said in a press release sent from Lakewood. "Watercolor intrigues and challenges me. It won't let me control it, so I've learned to let go and let it do its thing. It's happier that way, and so am I!"
Verheyden has received awards including Best of Show at Northwest Watercolor Society's Waterworks Exhibition in 2013 and the Outstanding Service Award through Watercolor Society of Oregon in 2020.
One unique aspect of Verheyden's work is that she used a palette composed of only primary colors.
The events are free, and champagne and packaged refreshments are provided.
People can also call 503 635-3901 to reserve a non-guided tour time.
You count on us to stay informed and we depend on you to fund our efforts. Quality local journalism takes time and money. Please support us to protect the future of community journalism.