Watercolors tell a story at Westminster

Published Apr 19, 2013 at 5:10 pm (Updated Apr 19, 2013 at 5:10 pm)

Watercolorist Peggi Habets displays her works in the Gallery of Westminster Presbyterian Church through mid May. The exhibit, “Stories without Words,” aims to tell a story, reveal an emotion, or create a mood. Habets considers her work realistic in nature, and she feels watercolor gives the most fluidity and spontaneous nature of any medium. Her intent is not to create a painting that resembles a photograph. Instead, she uses design, color, brushstroke, cropping and composition to convey her visual message. Habets feels her greatest reward is to connect the viewer with her work – emotionally, rationally or inexplicably.

She often works from life or photos if available and observing an individual and secretly creating a story based on a glance, gesture or interaction. Habets believes her art is shaped by believing each person is a beautiful creation with a story to tell.

Habets, her husband, and three sons live in Bethel Park. An award winning artist with an international following, she has works in numerous publications, including Best of America: Watercolor Artists. She studied art at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, with a major in graphic design and a minor in drawing. She left graphic design 10 years ago and studied watercolor with a variety of nationally-known instructors and has continued with classes and workshops, and has taught students in this country and around the world.

For more information, call 412-835-6630 or visit www.westminster-church.org.

Watercolors tell a story at Westminster

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