Congratulations to our Town Hall Artists for June and July, Christine Drago and Cindy Taylor.
“Christmas Tree Farm” “Lily”
CHRISTINE DRAGO FINE ART
Christine Drago has pursued a lifelong passion for art and creativity. Originally from England; she has lived in New England for many years. Inspired by the English watercolorists; and enriched by her studies in the united states; she paints almost exclusively in watercolor.
“Watercolor possesses a clarity, an essence of light, that is hard to find in other media. I paint mostly land and sea scapes; portraits of houses, animals, and people. Scenes that speak to me because of a unique quality of some kind; perhaps an interesting mood; play of light; or natural beauty. I am drawn to subjects that capture a particular moment in time. My watercolors contain strong tonal contrasts and loose washes. In this way I hope to combine both power and freshness.”
Christine has exhibited and won awards throughout the region. She has elected artist status in the Connecticut Watercolor Society, the Madison Art Society, the Guilford Art League. Her paintings are in collections in the United States and in Europe.
“Beach Day”, Watercolor
“Orange Pail”, Watercolor
“Neck Road”, Watercolor
Cindy Taylor has been painting in watercolor for over 15 years. She has studied at the Lyme Art Academy, Lyme Art Association, and has participated in multiple painting workshops throughout the country. She has been a member of the Wednesday morning watercolor group in Madison, facilitated by Joan McPherson and Christine Drago, for over 10 years and has received inspiration and mentorship from the artists there. Cindy is drawn to the fluid and organic qualities of watercolor art. She specializes in paintings of the natural world, as well as figures and portraits.