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Published on February 14, 2017 3:37PM

"Cleopatra's Needle," by Carol Summers

Watercolors by Yachats artist Carol Summers are on display in the latest Artisan Spotlight at the Yaquina Art Association Gallery in Newport.

Summers said the watercolor medium allows endless experiments in light, color and form, allowing her to express her love of flowers, her interest in the energy of people and places, and her appreciation for ancient structures.

Born in Indiana, Summers moved to Oregon at the age of seven. After her junior year at the University of Oregon she moved to Seattle where she ultimately began her career as a court reporter.

After retiring, Summers moved to Yachats in 2003.

From 2004 through 2006 she painted with acrylics in the decorative arts style at the Tole Tree in Yachats with Kay Ludlow. In 2005 she added watercolor and has studied watercolor in Florence with Susan Weathers and at the Yaquina Art Association. She became a founding member of Yachats Arts Guild in 2007 and won the People’s Choice Award in 2010. She received awards at Celebrate the Arts in Florence, and won a blue ribbon at the Lincoln County Fair in 2015. Her abstract “Curvique” received an Award of Achievement in 2012 from the Watercolor Society of Oregon.

The show will run through Friday, Feb. 24, 11 am to 4 pm daily at the gallery 789 NW Beach Drive.

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