Art Walk - August

August 18, 2023  |  5PM - 7PM  |  Bainbridge Public Library  |  Free

"Watercolor Journey"

The Art of Peggi Erickson

August artist, Peggi Erickson will be featured at the Bainbridge Public Library and host an opening reception for First Friday art walk, August 18, 5-7PM in the library main meeting room.  Her exhibit is titled "Watercolor Journey".  She says the title of the exhibit "perfectly describes what has happened since I first fell in love with watercolor in the 1980s and dared to pick up a brush.  It's been a journey, and I am still on it."
You can view Peggi's work during the month of August during regular library hours.

Peggi Erickson
"I love watercolor. There is a magic in it that comes from the way light travels through the paint, hits the paper and bounces back. Light gives watercolor a lively quality, a brightness, a beauty. In creating a watercolor, I get to see paint and light and water dance together, and that dance can create magic on the page. Soft edges that fade to white, washes that go from the deepest hue to a whisper of color. It's just amazing, and loads of fun (and sometimes frustrating, too!) Watercolor is challenging. I won't ever finish learning how to paint in watercolor...for me it's a lifelong journey, but I am beginning to like my work and claim that I am an artist. This journey began in the 1980s when I found a copy of Stephen Doherty's book on Sondra Freckleton's work, Dynamic Still Lifes in Watercolor. Her paintings were unlike any I had seen and that book changed my life and set me on this journey."

Peggi Erickson