purple cabbages (above)
by Janet Sessoms, 9 x 12 inches, oil on panel.
S the weather cools down in fall, we are given
plenty of warm moments with our family and
friends. Janet Sessoms captures the many
temperatures of the season perfectly with “Purple
Cabbages.” The warm and firelike hues of red, orange
and yellow pop against the intricate designs and cool
shades of indigo, green, and blue in the cabbages.
Sessoms has always had a passion for art but
put her paintings away at the age of 10. Later, after
earning her degree in art education, she discovered
the joy of working with children and helping them
express themselves through art.
She spent 22 years teaching art to students at the
middle school and elementary levels, including a stint
at Wrightsville Beach Elementary.
“Retirement age arrived and with it, God provided
me the time, place, and people to encourage explo-ration
of my creative self once again,” Sessoms says.
“Life is good!”
don’t miss a thing (left)
by Liz Hosier, 30 x 24 inches, mixed media on canvas.
“DON’T Miss a Thing” is certainly the most unique and
abstract piece in the show, but its vibrant colors and ener-gy
still capture the feelings of fall and make it a perfect fit.
The viewer is cascaded by a variety of shapes that evoke falling
leaves, the swirls on the clouds in the darkening and shadowy
skies or the ripples of light against the water reflected on the
shores of the sound.
Liz Hosier grew up outside Asheville, surrounded by art, moun-tains
and forests. Hosier says she has always had a strong connec-tion
to nature and that connection shows through in her art.
“I was fortunate to have had teachers who recognized and nur-tured
my interest in art throughout my early education,” she says.
While working in the information technology field, Hosier
began to study art history and studio art at the University of
North Carolina Wilmington. Like many artists, Hosier began to
seriously pursue a regular practice after retirement. She now
works as a teaching artist in the museum school at the Cameron
Art Museum and is a member of the Diverse Works Art Group in