Watercolorist Bronwen McCormick asks, “Do you ever have those moments where nature stops you in your tracks?” For Bronwen, it happens all of the time. Perhaps it’s the fact that she lives a hop, skip, and a jump away from Bent Creek Experimental Forest and the Blue Ridge Parkway, which inspires her to paint Western North Carolina’s mountains in all of their glory.
“My watercolor artwork explores the natural world and the beauty of our mountain landscapes,” Bronwen details. “When you look at my work my hope is that you feel as if you are in nature, whether standing among the trees, or enjoying a view.” With the delicate, fluid nature of watercolors, Bronwen mimics the uninhibited fluidity of nature. Whether it’s the clouds swirling above the mountains or shadows dancing on a tree-lined trail, she masterfully captures movement.
Bronwen’s work is exhibited as a part of Artsville Collective’s group show, “A Walk in the Woods.” Her painting, My People, which features her husband and daughter taking a leisurely stroll on the memorable trails near their home was Artsville founder and curator Louise Glickman’s inspiration for the exhibition. It’s also one of Bronwen’s favorite pieces.
“A Walk in the Woods” is on display through October 30 and features the work of five outstanding guest artists as they offer their artistic take on the Carolina woodlands. The guest artists include Mary Farmer; encaustics, Jim McDowell; ceramic face jugs; Bronwen McCormick; watercolors, Jo Miller; basket illusion woodturning, and Ellen Golden; abstract photography. Head to sandhillartists.com for more information.