The artworks I have entered into the Small Works exhibit celebrate the outside environment during the winter season. Hooray for cold weather especially after the heat records of summer of ’23. A lifelong artist I enjoy creating landscapes, still life and genre scenes in a variety of 2 D media including watercolor, oil, acrylic, pastel, charcoal and pen & ink. I usually work from my own photographs in my Old Kentucky Home studio (built in 1881), but landscapes often give me the excuse to enjoy the outdoors en plein aire. The watercolor is of my daughters riding their horses in the snow beside the pond on our Kentucky farmstead., while the pastel sunsets are from Georgian Bay, Ontario where I exhibited at the Ojibway club in Pointe au Bareil this year.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Frederica Diane Huff earned her BFA and MA from Western Kentucky University and was a grad. asst. to renowned feminist artist, Judy Chicago in the creation of the environmental exhibit “At Home”, a natl touring exhibit, PBS documentary, numerous published articles and permanent research documentation at Penn State Univ. She also received a fellowship to study 17thcentury Dutch art at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC where she created podcasts about women artists for the NGA Ed. Dept. She has been Ed Dir for the Owensboro Museum of Fine Art, Gallery for the Kentucky Watercolor Society, Exec Dir of Learning Opportunities, Inc., Arts & Humanities Chair for McLean County School, and has taught all ages in public and private grade schools, colleges and museums including Kentucky Wesleyan College, Western Kentucky Univ and JB Speed Art Museum in Louisville, KY. She has exhibited widely throughout the United States, Canada and Germany. In 2023 alone, she has been included in 18 solo and group exhibitions including Roe 2.0 at Womanmade Gallery in Chicago, the Ojibway Club in Ontario, Canada, Las Lagunas Gallery in California, Governor’s Derby Exhibition at the State Capitol in Frankfort, KY, En Plein Aire exhibit at the Owensboro Museum of Fine Art and is on permanent display at the Elizabeth Munday Senior Citizen’s Center in Owensboro, KY.
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