Response to Nature: The Watercolors of P.A. Kessler
The Coastal Discovery Museum on Hilton Head Island will host this exhibit May 6 through June 28 in their gallery. There will be a “Meet the artist” reception on May 23 from 5-7 pm. Kessler is a local artist with an international reputation. Even surrounded by the fascinating natural beauty of the Lowcountry, we all too often walk past it without taking the time to slow down and appreciate its magnificence up close. Kessler’s work gives us pause to stop and reflect on the beauty of nature that can de discovered in a flower, a nest, or a feather dropped along a path.
One of the fascinating aspects of Kessler’s work is its departure from the static images created by historic botanical painters, the addition of ID stakes and other elements of human interaction suggest human interaction, and her images inspire viewers to think about our interaction with nature.
In the tradition of botanical illustrations, both original works of art and high-quality reproductions will be available for purchase.
Kessler is an accomplished artist with a refined sense of draftsmanship, composition, and watercolor technique. She is a member of both the Society of Botanical Artists in England, and the American Society of Botanical Artists.
Her work has been featured in major watercolor exhibitions and is well represented in many corporate and private collections.
“A botanical painting is always on a background of pure white. It acts as the field on which the plant (and, also for me, the nest, feather, or insect) rests. This white space is very important because it helps reveal the essence of the subject” is one of her artist’s statements.
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