Some artists just have an eye for drawing and illustrating.
To take a mound of colors pencils and turn it into a drawing that appears so lifelike that you might want to take a sip out of the glass is awe inspiring.
Focusing on the drama inherent in everyday life, Lakeway resident and artist Janet Sopp-Sims uses her fine hand skills to recreate the delicate curves and reflections found in our everyday surroundings.
A yellow rose, a tall glass of beer, the shades in the folds of a table cloth from The Hills Country Club — all of these come to life in Sopp-Sims works, which can be found at the Lake Travis Community Library throughout the month of March.
Starting her art education in Ohio at The Columbus College of Art and Design, she majored in painting and sculpture and has an eye for graphic design as well. Janet Sopp-Sims is a Lake Travis area artist that is very talented at taking the local history and details into account when she crafts her work.
The end result is a piece of art that can be tied back to its original home and creator, giving the heart of the Texas Hill Country just that much more art and history to call its own. Her style can best be described as experimental and is always changing.
Visit the library this month to enjoy the fine paintings and colored pencil art that Sopp-Sims has been creating in recent years. Her local studio, Redhound Fine Art Studio, is where the magic happens, and where you can find the burgeoning artist most days.
While she considers this her path now, she has also had her hands in quite a few other creative projects along the way, including: costume design, set design, display design, book illustration and graphic design.
Artwork by Janet Sopp-Sims
March 2 – March 30, 2014
Saturday, March 15, 2014 from 2pm-3:30pm
Lake Travis Community Library
1938 Lohmans Crossing Rd. Austin, TX 78734 (map)