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“For the Love of Color” by It’s Pink not Purple – Reception Jan. 22

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“For the Love of Color”

A painting collaboration of three, by It’s Pink not Purple

Beatrix Krell * Yvonne Gambino * Sylvia Stehsel

Jan. 8 – 27, 2017
Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan, Irving TX

RECEPTION Sunday Jan. 22, 2-4pm

“It’s Pink Not Purple” is a collaboration of three artists, painting mostly in triptychs. Each canvas represents their individual and unique style but comes together to form one painting. Whether painted in oil or acrylic, the subjects are eclectic and sometimes abstract with a deep expression in use of vibrant and bold colors.

The three artists, who make up “it’s Pink Not Purple”, are self taught artists, who share an interest to express themselves through their paintings. They met at an art class 10 years ago and a few years later “It’s Pink not Purple” was created.

Their art has been displayed and sold to the DFW Hilton, Orix USA Corp, and various art events/exhibits at Grapevine and Bryan, Texas. They are also members of the Grapevine Art Project.

Sponsored by the Irving Art Association.

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Biography of the individual artists:

Beatrix Krell
Beatrix Krell was born in Germany, where she graduated as a registered nurse and immigrated to the U.S. in 1991. After spending several years in Florida, Pennsylvania and New Jersey Beatrix moved to Flower Mound, TX in 2001, where she still resides.

Beatrix was interested in art most of her life, but it was not until 2003 that she started to paint on a regular basis. Beatrix is mostly a self-taught artist, but has also studied art at a local college and has participated in a number of workshops with accomplished artists such as: Jane E. Jones, Niki Gulley, Tim Gagnon, Bruce Peil, Dreama and Chris Brandley. Most of her paintings are created in oil but Beatrix also works in acrylics and watercolors. She enjoys painting the human figure, landscapes and abstracts.
Yvonne Gambino
Born in Berlin, Germany, Yvonne presently resides in Flower Mound, Texas.  Though she enjoys painting in all mediums, her main focus has been in oils and acrylics for the last ten years.  Yvonne graduated with a Bachelor in Liberal Arts from the University of Northridge in California, where she also completed several art classes.  Later in life she attended additional art workshops, however, she essentially is a self-taught artist.  Her source of inspirations comes from her enjoyment of nature, as well as her travels throughout Europe and the United States. Although her painting style is more traditional, she has ventured out to paint more abstract pieces; painting collaboratively with Beatrix and Sylvia under the name “it’s Pink not Purple”.

Sylvia Stehsel
Sylvia is a native Texan and has lived in the DFW area for over 25 years. Being that she has a Bachelor of Science degree and ended her career in Audit proves that it’s never too late to re-kindle her passion and pursuit of a lifelong dream of becoming an artist. She is a self-taught artist and has been painting since 2003, exploring in various techniques and themes in mostly oil and acrylic. Also, as part of her artistic development, she has taken art courses from local colleges and has participated in several painting workshops from reputable artists. Fascinated by texture and color, she considers herself an eclectic artist with a painting style that ranges from traditional subjects to abstracts.

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