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