Dolores Price shows off a few of her favorites

John E. Conner Museum - 07/12/18 - 08/16/18

Contact: Julie Navejar or 361-593-2590

Dolores Price, local Kingsville artist and Texas A&I University alumna, has her work currently on display at the John E. Conner Museum on the campus of Texas A&M University-Kingsville. Her exhibit entitled Dolores Price: A Few Favorites will be on display in the west wing of the museum until Thursday, Aug. 16.

Price works in watercolors and has 37 pieces in the exhibit. She received her bachelor’s degree in arts from Sam Houston State University and her master’s degree from Texas A&I. She also has studied under Robert E. Wood, Millard Sheets and Ed Whitney.

She is a signature member of the Southwestern Watercolor Society, the Watercolor Society of South Texas, the South Texas Art League, the Watercolor Society of Houston and the Western Foundation of Watercolor Societies.

“My art is my ministry and my goal is to create paintings inspired by the spirit within me,” Price said. “I respond to a painting by the color, freshness and design. It is a beautiful color chord that sings. Does it have that wonderful transparency of watercolor and is the knowledge of design apparent?

“Rhythm, movement, dominance, contrasts—do I ‘see’ it from across the room—and is there enough mystery to keep me interested? Are there exciting shapes and value patterns? I strive to increase my knowledge of design in every painting session—whether teaching or painting on my own,” she said.

“My concept of painting is serenity and flowers are my connection. Things I love become my subjects including grandchildren, beaches, scenes from my travels, Mexico, Santa Fe, and of course, flowers,” Price said.

“Watercolor is a wonderful medium that can relax, excite and frustrate all in the same session. For me, it expresses my life and emotion and the joy of being alive,” she said. “I continually encounter new subjects to paint and new ways to paint them.”

The Conner Museum is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 361-593-2599.