Vasilik has new show at N.C. Arboretum

Feb 04, 2013
Photo by: Donated photos Watercolor artist Ann Vasilik has a new art show, “A Painter’s Journey, " running through May 19, at The N.C. Arboretum.

Watercolor artist Ann Vasilik has a new art show, “A Painter’s Journey, " running through May 19, at The N.C. Arboretum, in Asheville. The show features around 80 watercolors done from her travels here and abroad.

Vasilik has been involved in the Haywood County Quick Draw fundraiser since the beginning and her paintings have been sold at the top selling price. She has painted many local Haywood County scenes, which are sold around town. Some of her outlets include Burr Studios, the Village Framer, Gatekeepers and the Pisgah Inn.

As a farm girl growing up in Pennsylvania Dutch country, Vasilik's travels existed in her imagination. But, her Jamaican honeymoon with her naval officer husband in 1964 began a globe-trotting lifestyle that led to one exotic locale after another.

“Control of spontaneity is one of the contradictions of watercolor for me,” said Vasilik. “The transparency of the washes bringing solid objects to life is the other.  I love looking at the world around me and capturing the quality of light and dark.”

Vasilik has lived in Asheville since 1988. She has had numerous one-woman shows and has received many awards and commissions. To view Vasilik’s work, visit www.annart.com or email her at annart@vasilik.com.

Teresa Liner, of Waynesville, has framed almost all of Vasilik’s paintings for this show. Liner can be reached at 421-1331.

 

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