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DR. ALICE HARPEL

Crawfordsville, IN
Central Chapter

Upon retirement, I quickly returned to my lifelong passion-art. During my childhood of growing up in the country, it provided me many hours of enjoyment. And, today, as an adult, I still experience the same fun and joy from being able to create something that is uniquely mine.

I paint mostly in oils, acrylics and pastels. Today, I try to capture the beauty found in my community, from scenes of Sugar Creek, Shades State Park, local country roads, and still life subjects from our local Farmer's Market, where I demonstrate on a regular basis. I use traditional materials to capture a spontaneous dance and movement as they meet the canvas or paper.

When people view my work, they see vibrant colors used with traditional uncomplicated imagery. The viewers often put a smile on their faces and tell me that my work makes them feel happy. And that is what keeps me motivated to create.

"Awaiting the Bees & Butterflies"

Echinaceas

Echinacea
Category #1: Oils
19"x 19"

"Spring Guests About to Arrive"

Robin's Eggs

Robin's Eggs
Category #1: Acrylic
15" x 15"

"Waiting for the Bees"

Dandelions

Dandelions
Category #1: Acrylic
19" x 19"