The Stokes County Arts Council welcomes artist Rebecca Dresser to the Apple Gallery for the month of July. An opening reception is planned for Friday, July 13, 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
A resident of Danbury, Dresser draws inspiration from the beauty surrounding her in Stokes County.
“I specialize in birds, wildlife, animals and nature. Living in a rural area, surrounded by woodlands and mountains, I draw from these locations,” she said.
Her work tends to be nature-inspired, making use of the colors and sights of each passing month in watercolors, acrylics, and photography.
“I work out of a small, single-person studio located on our property. Outside my studio, I can hear my hens clucking and see the lush growth in my garden during the summer. In winter, when the trees are bare, I can see the beautiful Sauratown Mountains from my windows. It is a heavenly place, and I can easily lose track of time in my studio with a paintbrush in my hand. Given my awareness of and concern for the environment, I try to live as simply as possible, and I can go for many days without getting in my car, though I often hike in the woods around my home or in Hanging Rock State Park.”
This event is free and open to the public. The Apple Gallery is located at 500 Main Street in Danbury. For more information, contact the Stokes County Arts Council at 336-593-8159.