Big things come in small packages … an adage that’s also true when it comes to art! Dawn Gettig of Kirtland sees inspiration in the tiniest places – even a teabag. She’s a mixed media artist who enjoys exploring different expressions of art and a current theme is to deconstruct teabags then paint on the delicate surface – usually images of nature or wildlife. These are then mounted on heavier paper. Uncommon Art Gallery & Studios, 178 ½ N. Main St., Hudson is pleased to host this imaginative mixed media artist at the 2nd Friday Art Hop on July 14.
“Creating intuitive art is a journey of passion for me. It is a continually evolving process reflecting my life path and experience of nature and the world around me. I continually try to express myself in a deep, organic and original way. I apply acrylic paint or ink to canvas, wood or paper. I often use watercolor pencils, paint-pens, decorative paper and other mediums that inspire me.
My process is intuitive. My style is a blend of whimsical, folk, fantasy and abstraction inspired by nature, my dreams, my imagination and the mystery and magic of life,” says Gettig.
In addition to having her work on display during the Art Hop, Gettig will have a large canvas set up and visitors can add paint to a collaborative painting. To learn more about her work, visit her website at www.dawngettig.com.
Uncommon Art Gallery & Studios features the work and studios of Karen Koch, Dana Giel-Ray and Shannon Casey in one location on historic Main Street, Hudson. To learn more about classes and other events, visit www.uncommonarthudson.com.