The Stokes County Arts Council is featuring the artwork of Eileen Wilhem during the month of June in the Apple Gallery, 500 Main Street, Danbury.
Eileen Wilhem, artist and founder of Pinnacle Pastels, said, “I am never at a loss for images and inspiration. Watching how the light changes with the season and trying to capture its beauty. My paintings attempt to recreate the mood, whether a drizzly day in France, foggy sunrise on the mountain, the cocky strutting of a rooster or the curiosity of a pig.”
A few years ago Wilhem discovered pastels and has been hooked ever since. “The vibrancy of the colors and ability to layer them is magical and not for the faint of heart. I consider myself part impressionist, part expressionist and 100 percent Eileen.”
Wilhem’s work has been juried into exhibitions at The Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts, 311 Gallery in Raleigh, Red Dog Gallery in Winston-Salem, and the Jayebird Gallery at Hanging Rock State Park. She is a featured artist at the Tim Bruce Galleries in King and a member of Art for Arts Sake, Piedmont Pastel Society of NC, and has served on the boards of Associated Artists and SECCA.
An opening reception for Eileen Wilhem’s exhibition at the Apple Gallery was held Friday, June 8. For additional information regarding this exhibit and artist, please contact the Stokes County Arts Council at 336-593-8159 or visit www.stokesarts.org, or to view additional work on line visit: www.pinnaclepastels.com.