A double feature at Backstreet Gallery includes brilliant watercolors by Carole Hillsbery with Pamela Vosseller’s unique altered art and paintings. Their reception is June 14, 3-5PM.
A national award-winning artist, Carole has won awards in Arizona Watercolor Society, Watercolor Society of Oregon, Western Federation of Watercolor Societies, Transparent Watercolor of America and Celebrate Arts.
Carole’s interest in art has been ongoing for as long as she can remember. After trying oils she received as a gift, she found she hated them. When taking a class from Katheryn Davis, she was hooked on watercolors.
Her vivid colors, marvelous sense of light, combined with an edgy impressionistic approach, create her powerfully distinctive style. She executes her watercolors both on paper and also canvas.
Carole is becoming known not only for her free-flowing watercolors but also for classes and workshops. After having home-schooled her 4 children, she developed a love for teaching. She brings inspiration plus enthusiasm to all she undertakes. Watch for her summer class schedule and 2-day workshops.
People say, “Watercolor is hard. You can’t make mistakes.” That simply isn’t true.
Exhibiting from here to Arizona, Carole now exhibits at Backstreet Gallery, the Mind Power Gallery in Reedsport and Earthworks in Yachats.
Award-winning, Pamela Vosseller, began her art journey with traditional drawing/painting techniques. Now, just when you figure out what Pamela does best, she surprises you with something entirely new and unique.
Accomplished in traditional watercolor and acrylics, Pamela experiments with multimedia, combining and embellishing found objects, fibers, metals, paper, clay, paint and original art. The delightful show is filled with a collection of altered art, bird-houses, dolls, angels, sailboats and paintings.
Pamela works full time at the walk-in clinic at Peace Health and would like to have more time to spend with her husband and creating at her own pace, so June will be her last month at Backstreet. She looks forward to being published, taking a jewelry class, and learning encaustic art using wax. You will still find her work at various venues around Florence. She plans again to teach art. Look for her classes presented at FRAA in the near future.
Pamela and her husband are growing and planting in the First Harvest Community Garden. Don’t be surprised if you wander through the garden on 15th Street, to find that her creative spirit dwells there too.
Come out to Backstreet Gallery on June 14, enjoy the show and learn about their art.