From Pencils to Paints
Our March exhibit combines an extraordinary array of paintings and drawings from an accomplished painter and two talented art students. German born artist, Rosemarie Botts shows her boldly vibrant oil paintings of flowers in bloom, welcoming the season to come. Ashland High School students, Kyrianna Bolles and Angelique Brownlie show a diverse display of drawings and paintings, from figurative to abstract, with a sophisticated quality not often seen in artwork by such young artists.
Rosemarie Botts, Dahlia
has been interested in art from an early age. At fourteen she fell in love with the Impressionists Van Gogh, Gauguin and Toulouse Lautrec. This inspired her to enroll in her first drawing class. Classes in interior design and flower design followed. After raising her children, she returned to college to take painting classes. Since then, she has been taking private lessons in drawing and oil painting.
Her paintings are in private collections in California and Oregon and have been exhibited in the JEGA Gallery in Ashland and in the Talent Library. Her love for vibrant colors has only intensified over the years.
Angelique Brownlie, "Roots"
Student aRT eXHIBIT
When people ask Angelique Brownlie, “How long have you been doing art?” Her response is always, “Since I could hold a pencil.”
“It is a natural, intuitive behavior for me. Art fills my life. Ideas pop in my head at two in the morning and yell in my ear until I get up and sketch them out and my fingers itch during class, leaving on all my schoolwork a trail of drawings.”
At this point in her artistic career she is still searching for her own style. “I have done loose, tight, large, tiny, and worked with oils, acrylics, graphite, charcoal and others mediums. My current favorite combination is big, loose and in oils. However, most often found in my hands is still a pencil.”
Kyrianna Bolles has been an artist for longer than she can remember. In second grade she made a very influential decision to go to the Waldorf School, and ever since her first painting class, art became her passion. She gradually developed her style, which she believes is still changing, and looks forward to a career in the arts.
Lately she’s been working with a many different mediums, and her subject material varies from copying other artists, copying pieces of other people’s work, and some complete originals.
“I like drawing or painting people the most, and my favorite medium is colored pencils. I can't wait to continue doing art, and learn even more.”
Kiri Bolles, "Leaves"