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Artists Lorraine Trenholm and Linda Smith at Art in the Garden

Lorraine Trenholm and Linda Smith will participate for the second time at Art in the Garden this year. The fourth annual Art in the Garden Festival will be held on Saturday, Aug. 20, from 3 to 7 p.m., in beautiful Chris Mountain Ranches.

Lorraine grew up on Long Island, N.Y., began drawing in childhood, and went on to attend the Pratt Institute in New York. In 1975 she moved to Cape Cod, where she had a landscape business and continued to pursue art. She worked with the Cape Cod School of Art to study Impressionism, emphasizing light and shadow rather than specific subject matter.

Lorraine moved to her home near Ignacio in 2004. She paints landscapes of Cape Cod and the Southwest in oil and pastel. Lorraine also does collages of dogs and horses in paper and paint. She has received many awards and her art has been commissioned for posters and catalog covers. Her artwork appears in galleries in Colorado, Massachusetts and California.

Lorraine and Linda Smith will be painting plein aire at Art in the Garden.

Linda Smith specializes in watercolor and colored pencil painting. Linda and her husband raise goats and sheep, and have gardens and greenhouses on their property in Bayfield. She often uses the animals and plants on her property as the subjects of her paintings.

Linda’s watercolors have a unique appearance due to the masa paper background she uses. This paper has a batik look that adds a sense of depth to her painting. Linda’s technique with colored pencil produces a blended finish that resembles the look of an oil painting. Linda also spins mohair and wool into roving, teaches spinning and knitting, and has participated in the Pagosa Springs Fiber Festival.

The public is invited to the Art in the Garden Festival to see Lorraine and Linda in person. There will be 18 artists demonstrating their talents in fine art, gourmet food and live music.

The theme is, “Memories of the Old West,” and a tour of the house, furnished with western antiques, is also included this year.

Tickets will go on sale in July for $40 each. Proceeds from ticket sales and 30 percent of fine art sales will be donated to the Community Assistance Fund, which helps those in need in Archuleta County.

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