A Clayton watercolorist and a Wake Forest photographer have works on display this month at The Clayton Center, 111 E. Second St., Clayton.
Amy T. Beshgetoorian of Clayton has long been called an artist, but only in the past two to three years has she become serious about painting.
Barbara Blaisdell of Wake Forest said, “Photography has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember – so much so that my camera is like an appendage.”
Beshgetoorian said after taking several classes, she knew that becoming good at watercolor painting would require serious commitment and almost daily practice. She found inspiration in artist Charles Reid’s book, “Watercolor Solutions.”
“I love the way he paints, letting the paint mix on the paper so that it still looks wet after the paint dries,” she said. Beshgetoorian counts Clayton artist Janie Prete as one of her mentors.
Windows are Blaisdell’s most recent subject matter. “I’ve always been fascinated with windows – their shape, their color, what they are a part of and, most intriguingly, what we see through them,” she said. “I have been collecting window images over the past several years and decided to put them into a different kind of exhibit.”
The exhibit runs until Aug. 1. Admission is free. The Clayton Center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.