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Hollingsworth Art Gallery

Each month the Hollingsworth Art Gallery exhibits wildlife-themed art by local and by nationally-known artists. 

   January 2017 - Artist of the Month
 
Leela Rae Hein
 
 
Artwork on display after January 6

Maryland artist, Leela Rae Hein makes her home in Columbia with her husband, Ross, and son, Riley Mica. She writes that both of her parents were also artists who encouraged her from early childhood on. As an adult, she was working in retail management when “serendipity” struck! Laid off, she resolved to work from home and be there for her then three-year-old, and started doing her art full time as a business - which she named for her son.

Hein describes herself as mostly self-taught, and has experimented with “every medium imaginable.” To do her subjects “justice” she may use colored pencil, pastel, or watercolor - and mixtures of all three. Animals and birds are her favorites. She tries to capture the little details that “bring a picture to life.”

She and her family love excursions to all the state parks. The close by favorite is Patapsco, but they often visit Blackwater, Chincoteague and Assateague. Her husband loves to fish - so she and Riley wander and photograph the local wildlife - shots to use for reference in the artwork.The holiday season is hectic with shows and orders, so we hope she’ll have a breather before her Hollingsworth exhibit.
 
And Don't Miss...
 
Unique and lovely Peruvian carvings of birds from semi-precious stones will be featured in our display cases. Fellow-countryman, Giancarlo Readi, who worked closely with an artistic family near Lima, and who designed some of the pieces, is making them available for us to enjoy.
 
Last Updated: Jan 03, 2017
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