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Newnan-Coweta Art Association Selects Karen DeFelix as Artist of the Month

The Newnan Coweta Art Association selects Karen DeFelix as its featured Artist of the Month for March. DeFelix’s art will be featured in the City Manager’s Office at City Hall until March 31, 2020.

Each month, local artists are named Artist of the Month. The city has collaborated with the Newnan-Coweta Art Association and some local art galleries on this project. It gives local artists the opportunity to display their work in City Hall and a chance for the city to support the arts.

About Karen DeFelix

Karen DeFelix started out creating in stain glass over 30 years ago. After seeing a Tiffany exhibit in Florida, she developed a longing to learn how to manipulate the glass so that she was not solely dependent on what she could purchase from glass manufacturers. She has taken many fused glass classes and is still excited when she sees glass “melt.”

It was during one of these classes that she asked the demonstrator how he came up with his creative ideas. He told her about Betty Edwards’ book “Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain.” She highly endorses the book, which she says changed her life. She went from drawing “bad stick figures” to drawing her self-portrait. From there, it was only a small leap to watercolor pencils and then watercolor painting.

Although watercolor is her favorite medium, she has also worked in acrylic and mixed mediums.

Ms. DeFelix moved from Florida to Georgia, nine years ago and is enjoying having four seasons. She especially loves the blooming trees in the spring, and aptly named her painting of dogwoods in bloom- “Spring: Why I Love Georgia.”

Karen is a former member of the Florida Watercolor Association and the Clayton County Art Association – Arts Clayton and is presently a member of the Newnan-Coweta Art Association (NCAA). She has had many paintings and three of her glass creations juried into the annual NCAA Juried Art Show at the Center for Performing and Visual Arts. One glass sculpture, “Awakening,” was in the Top Ten. Her paintings have also been in art shows in Clearwater and Sarasota, Florida, displayed in many venues around Newnan and are in private collections up and down the east coast.

She gives private and group classes in multiple crafts and fine arts. She can be reached at [email protected].