Rappahannock Westminster-Canterbury resident program development coordinator Amy Lewis is relatively new to the artist community, but already she is experimenting with watercolors, acrylics and a new technique called, “Yupo.”
Lewis is the featured artist during June in RWC’s Gallery Hall and also will showcase a few pieces at RWC’s new Life Enrichment Center, at RWC, 132 Lancaster Drive, Irvington. Residents and community members are invited to view Lewis’ exhibition from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily throughout the month.
“My latest love is Yupo,” Lewis said. “This is a plastic coated paper and I use watercolors or alcohol ink to disperse over the paper, giving it a tie-dye effect. The paper is difficult to work with, but really fun, too. You have to train yourself to work with a brush on it unless you want to be really abstract. The Yupo just does wild things with the paint.”
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