Watercolorist Exhibits Art at BC
The works of watercolorist Aislinn Lowry are on exhibit at Bluefield College in an art show titled “Photo Synthesis,” now through November 15 in BC’s Art Gallery on the first floor of Lansdell Hall.
October 25, 2012
Celebrating the show, the BC Art Department will host a reception to meet and recognize Lowry, Friday, November 2 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Her show will be on exhibit daily from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. through November 15.
A native of South Boston, Virginia, and an instructor of art at Concord University, Lowry said her paintings are inspired by nature and the beauty of her surroundings in the New River Valley.
“Art has been a central part of my life since childhood,” she said. “I grew up in rural Virginia, a lifestyle that engrained in me a quiet sense of wonder towards the world. I have spent my life developing my ability to translate the feelings and responses I have to my every day experiences through paint.”
Living in the countryside and having a close relationship with nature, Lowry said, has developed in her patience and perseverance, skills that she has found necessary in life as an artist. Through her art, she said she tries to elevate everyday objects and scenes into a poignant balance between detail and ambiguity. Describing herself as a visual explorer, she said she uses angles, lighting and context to find “the moment that the ordinary is transformed into something magical.”
“I focus on the way colors interact and how vision and light affect my subjects,” said Lowry. “I choose to work with watercolor because it is a medium that amplifies the relationships of color.”
With a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in fine arts from Radford University, Lowry said that in addition to creating art she enjoys passing her skills and enthusiasm on to other eager students of the arts. She teaches drawing and painting at Concord University, and as a studio artist she creates watercolors, hand-painted silk scarves, jewelry, pastel paintings, and metal wall sculptures.
A member of the College Art Association and ‘Round the Mountain Southwest Virginia’s Artisan Network, Lowry’s paintings are housed in the permanent collection of the Radford University Art Museum, Montgomery County Public Schools, New River Community College, and in private collections along the East Coast from North Carolina to New York.
A onetime museum assistant at the Covington Fine Arts Center in Radford, Virginia, and studio manager for artist Darcy Meeker, Lowry has exhibited her work at the Green Heron Center of Art in Radford, the Steppin’ Out Art Festival in Blacksburg, Virginia, The Sketchbook Project at the Brooklyn Art Library in Brooklyn, New York, and the Uptown Gallery in Richmond, Virginia, among many other venues.
To purchase artwork from Lowry’s watercolor exhibit at Bluefield College, please contact Lowry directly by e-mail at or by phone at 540-257-5122.