Daryl Wedwick is a retired Professor of Theatre, having designed scenery and lighting for some 200 stage productions. Watercolor was the chosen medium for the renderings of those designs. Four decades of designing have produced a certain degree of proficiency in that medium. Similarly, that period of time in a university environment provided a great many opportunities to practice the fine art of doodling.
Since moving to Hot Springs Village ten years ago, Wedwick continued his artistic studies with several local and nationally-known artists. Additionally, he has taken advantage of the local artistic climate to develop his own artistic style – a light-hearted blending of doodling with the watercolor medium.
Consequently, many of his paintings stretch the viewer's imagination. Most are whimsical in nature. Says the artist, “Visual puns may happen. Their doodle heritage is usually apparent. They are simply fun things to see. Viewers are encouraged to make their own personal interpretations of the subject matter”.
Wedwick is a member of Brush Strokes, Mid-Southern Watercolorists and at the Artists' Workshop Gallery, where he serves as Co-Curator.
Wedwick's "Moon Sprouts"
Earlier in her career, Dianne Morgan owned and operated an art shop in Louisiana, where she also taught beginner classes and displayed her own work. Over the years, she has attended workshops from nationally and internationally known instructors.
Upon her return to her native state in 2009, Dianne Morgan found renewed inspiration in the beauty around her. Though she works in acrylics, oils and watercolors, she now concentrates on abstracts in watercolor and acrylic. “The soft, luminous images created by the blending and movement of color just speaks to me of the nature that surrounds us.”
The award-winning artist is currently a member of the Brush Strokes Fine Art Club in Hot Springs Village and the regional Mid-Southern Watercolorist. She has served as President, Vice President, and Workshop Chairman of Brush Strokes. Her work in included in collections in Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana and Missouri.
Morgan's "Star Showers"