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Jewell Burns (Artist of the Month 2003, 2005, April 2007, December 2008, 2012), a native Virginian, initially was a self taught artist. Her major studies have been with artists James Lyle and Rosemary Luckett. Other workshops and classes include: Northern Virginia Community College, Woodbridge Campus, The Art League at the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, Virginia.
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Jewel enjoys painting landscapes, birds and waterfowl. Many of Jewell's compositions are created from her own photographs using a variety of subject matter combining realism and impressionism. In addition to painting on canvas and paper, she also uses the monotype technique. After painting the composition on glass, she then presses the art paper against the painting, which creates the image. All of this technique is done by hand. This process results in an impressionistic one of a kind painting. Some pieces are enhanced by her final touch using a fine brush, palette knife or oil pastels. Most of the artwork on paper is done using alkyd paints. Alkyd is a resin-based paint in the oil family.
In addition to participating in numerous art shows, Jewell's work is exhibited in Virginia and also in private collections.
Art memberships: The Art League and The Prince William Art Society
Jewell began exhibiting at The Loft Gallery in October 2001.