|"Kitty on a Chair"|
Throughout Detta’s long painting career, two subjects appeared repeatedly on her canvases: kittens and flowers. She made sure to include both in her daily life. She delighted in the antics of the family pets and waited for them to strike some endearing pose that she could capture in paint. Her companion, Luceeta, was particularly interested in fresh, warm laundry.
Detta also planned her garden so she would have flowers blooming throughout the year. Winter always meant camellias; spring was the season for azaleas. Summer brought annuals, especially zinnias.
Detta often used a still life set up in her backyard. She loved to paint the flowers, cloths and other items in natural light, with trees and sky in the background.
Some of the paintings in this show have not been shown for a long time. Detta was a prolific painter and her work continues to delight viewers lucky enough to have known her as well as new collectors just discovering her bright colors and lively style.
Meet the artist’s husband, Delbert Zimmerman, at a reception at Art Central Gallery, 130 Central Avenue, Summerville, SC on Third Thursday, February 21, 2019 5-8 pm. For more information about the artist visit: www.artcgalleryltd.com