February Artist of the Month
"I never had formal art lessons. I’m not an “artist’s artist.” It was my
sister who was the artist! (But I did do a lot of drawing.)
I took up painting when I retired from the insurance
company. I wanted to do something creative and I wanted to be with people. When I joined the Dedham Art Association, I
started painting watercolors because that’s what they were teaching at the
time—and that’s a good thing because I don’t think I could ever have done oils!
I enjoy watercolor, and my favorite subjects to paint are flowers and fruits.
At one point the Association looked like it would have to
disband, so a group of us reorganized it, and I became the secretary. Since
then, we’ve kept it all together for over 20 years."
Morning Glories, watercolor by Frances Dunn