Local artists shine at Lititz Art Association's 51st Fine Art Show

Bil Bowden


Area artists are spending summer weekends exhibiting their works, and the latest stop was in Lititz, Lancaster County. Lititz Art Association's 51st Outdoor Fine Art Show last weekend attracted artists from throughout the area, and four from York County. A list of the show's winners is here.

The next big art shows in the area are the The Mount Gretna Outdoor Art Show in Lebanon County, Saturday, August 20, 9-6 p.m. and Sunday, August 21, 9-5 p.m. The following week,  York hosts the fabulous Yorkfest Fine Arts Festival


Saturday, August 27 10-5 p.m. and Sunday, August 28 10-4 p.m. 



Flemmens will be part of the Mt. Gretna show.

"I use classical realism to express my God-given creativity; I intend for my paintings to convey a sense of quiet serenity. With oils I mix Maroger Medium, a Flemish recipe similar to that used by Old Masters. My family is artsy: an artist aunt, my mother could draw, my father was an amateur photographer. 4 of my 11 siblings work/dabble in art. As a preteen, I attended 2 summers of art programs at York Suburban HS for a fantastic overview of drawing, painting, pottery & jewelry-making. I took art and drafting classes in high school. After HS, I attended York Academy of Arts, studied w/Richard House, & attended Schuler School of Fine Arts in Baltimore. Travels to Ireland, the Med, & Aruba provide exotic source material for my work. I have exhibited my oils in the Mid-Atlantic region, winning many prizes. It’s rewarding to know that hundreds of my paintings are in private and corporate collections nationwide. I currently teach drawing and painting classes in Hershey,


and in my rural Glen Rock studio OilPaintn@Aol.com. Other activities I enjoy are reading, cooking, gardening, sewing & spending time with the grandkids."




Derosiers began painting only 18 months ago. Lititz was her first show. "I have always been artistic. In 1995 I painted two acrylic pieces with no knowledge of painting or color. After the passing of my oldest son in 1995, I no longer had the desire to paint. In early 2015, I asked the Lord to give me something to comfort me after losing my husband of 11 months. He answered me immediately with this wonderful gift. I had taken some drawing classes at the Hanover Area Arts Guild in 2015, then shortly thereafter began to study

oil painting under Paulette Flemmens of Glen Rock PA. I paint several hours a day, sometimes all day with only occasional breaks. I feel very blessed with this gift the Lord has given."



"I have always had a passion for art.  Over the years, theater, music, photography, and painting have been  constant loves of mine.  A retail distribution career in York, Pennsylvania, plus raising a family provided little time to pursue my dream of becoming a watermedia artist. I began painting watercolors in 2004 following a disabling neck surgery.  As a self taught artist, I have worked with many other artists trying different styles, subjects, and techniques.  Painting realistic subjects in watercolor brings me relaxation and has become my medium of choice.  I photograph my subjects, compose the photo using photoshop, draw the subject on paper using the grid method, and follow with a watercolor.  I am currently photographing and painting my antiques, another of my passions." I have begun to photograph and paint human subjects. Moving to deeper meanings and new realms of possibilities in my work, I strive to capture the passion I see in these subjects.''



"Being a creative person, I had always wanted to pursue pottery. I stumbled into pottery studio while looking for a wedding gift; from there I started taking lessons. After a few years it took on a life of its own. My creative outlet quickly became an obsession and I needed my own studio. My passion for transforming lumps of clay into whatever the imagination holds and seeing the kaleidoscopic way glazes fuse together , I needed to make this part of my livelihood...and Turtle Hollow Pottery was born."