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Kathleen Best Gillmann - constantly finds inspiration for her art work in our natural world. Since her youth growing up in New England, she has been attracted to the ephemeral qualities of water and sunlight, the moodiness of clouds and weather above, and the enchantment of growing things around us.
Today as a resident of northern Virginia, waterscape and landscape painting in acrylic and pastel have been the focus of her work for several years. She chooses to work mostly in acrylic because of its versatility and speed, but refuses to give up a selection of other media because of the cross pollination that occurs when keeping her hand and mind active with several media with diverse properties.
The titles of recent shows at the Loft Gallery and the Workhouse Arts Center suggest her interest and affinity with our coastlines: Waterscapes (2010), New Horizons: Coastal Paintings (2011), From Oquossoc to Occoquan: an Artist’s Journey (2012),and Intertidal: New Coastal Paintings (2013).
Since 2006 Ms. Gillmann has accumulated numerous awards including several People’s Choice awards, five Honorable Mentions, a Second Place Award, three Best in Show Awards and the Chameli & Amiya Bose Gallery Award for best oil or acrylic painting on canvas at the Art League’s (Alexandria, VA) celebrated ‘Scapes show in August 2013. Her work is held in private collections from Maine to Colorado.
Ms. Gillmann is delighted to share with you her vision of the created world and built environment. Find her work online at Very Best Fine Art, her professional website. To view her work in person, please visit the following fine art galleries in Virginia: the Loft Gallery in historic Occoquan, Gallery 902 (in Building 9) at the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton, or the Art League Gallery in historic Old Town Alexandria.
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