In 2017, the Woodstock Art Club lost two of its long time members, Brenda Phillips and E. Ann O'Halloran. In March, art club members participated in a sleigh ride and then gathered to raise a glass in their honor. "Stopping By Woods" is a quotation from the famous Robert Frost poem, and the show features works inspired by our commemorative sleigh ride.
Heyo! My name is Autumn Sappier-Paul. I am 15 years old, and this is the third time my artwork has been displayed in a gallery. I’m in 10th grade, and I attend Woodstock High School. I participate in numerous clubs and extracurricular activities.
My art does not stick to only one or two topics of interest. I cover a variety and tend to bounce back-and-forth. I’ve drawn people, animals, places, plants, and many other things. Some topics and themes I enjoy, while others not so much. Exploration is an important part of being an artist, at least to me. The way I think of it is, “If I’m too afraid to go out of my comfort zone, then how will I ever grow?” The answer is that I won’t.
Just like the themes and topics of my pieces, I do not just stick to just one media. I enjoy trying out things and mixing them together. I do this often with my watercolors; an all-time favorite of mine. I love seeing what textures I can get, and I don’t mind getting dirty. My hands are frequently covered in some type of medium: whether it be paint, ink, pastel, or something else entirely
Our Young Artist Spotlight is sponsored by Greg MacPherson of Manulife Securities
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