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Cindy Walton Recognized as Significant Fine Artist
Noted abstraction fine artist Cindy Walton has received juried acceptance into the National Association of Women Artists.
By: McLendon Bylines
The oldest professional women’s fine arts organization in the United States, the New York-based NAWA was founded in 1889, providing a forum for women artists to share ideas and exhibit their works. Through exhibitions, programs, events, educational programs, and archives, NAWA fosters awareness of the monumental contribution of women to the history of American art. Membership is predicated by a juried review, that is, before a jury of artists who judge the efficacy of the artist’s works.
The membership cements Walton’s status as an artist to follow with increasing significance in the national arena. Known for bold, emotive impressions and sweeping, color-carved landscapes, Walton will also be featured in an exhibit of important regional and national Colorists in July 2011 at Asheville Museum of Art, http://www.ashevilleart.org/
Within the past year, Walton captured the attention of Western North Carolina art enthusiasts with her introduction of the cold wax medium - consisting of a beeswax paste mixed with oil paints for a matte, layered texture - into her repertoire. The result has generated a furor of interest among discerning collectors and experts. Her prominent Asheville Gallery of Art exhibit in April revealed layers of meaning in a series of finely- executed abstraction and cold wax paintings with unsurpassed elegance and intricate detail.
With her growing reputation as a significant artist to watch, and an awe-inspiring mastery of technique and style, the demand for Walton’s works has increased, and her workshops for professional artists have sold out repeatedly.
For Walton, being an artist isn’t something she does, it’s who she is: bright, decisive, present, emotive, evocative, intelligent and saturated with complexity.
“I’m simply happy to be able to do something I love, and share it with others who find beauty and meaning in the work,” she says.
“Fine art is meant to be enjoyed,” she believes. “For someone to choose to live with one of my paintings is the highest praise of all.”
For more information on Cindy Walton, fine artist, see her web site at http://www.cindywalton.com. National Association of Women Artists can be found at http://www.nawanet.org/
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Sherri L. McLendon is a communication strategist, writer, and educator in Western North Carolina. Access her media blog and e-business services at http://www.sherrimclendon.com.