Nature is in a constant state of transition as one season evolves into another. A keen observer of those transitions, artist Karen Watson-Newlin uses acrylics to interpret them. “Seasonal Shifts — Colors and Textures,” an exhibit of her paintings, is on view through Dec. 30 in the Steinhauer Trust Art Gallery in the UW-Madison Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Hwy.

“This exhibition of acrylic paintings is demonstrating seasonal observations in Dane County landscapes, as well as imaginary landscape images, displaying the strength of substance in nature through textures and color sequences,” Watson-Newlin said in her exhibit proposal. “Viewers are urged to develop an awareness of personal spaces in nature through the visual and tactile sensations evident in the paintings.”


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