River City Art Association member Christel Gutelius is RCAA’s August artist of the month showcased in the Vigo County Public Library’s Virtual Art Exhibition.
Her “Heavenward” was awarded first place in painting in the Wabash Valley Art Guild’s Spring Show at the Vigo County Historical Museum in May of this year.
It is one of the five works featured in the library’s YouTube video at https://youtu.be/qgYGz5gew-c
This Parke County, Indiana, artist also was awarded Most Popular painting in the Abstract April show at the Covered Bridge Art Association Gallery in Rockville.
Currently, she has gallery representation at Athens Arts Gallery in Crawfordsville, Indiana, which hosted her solo show, “Lessons from Nature” this past July.
Christel says that natural settings are her preferred subject matter, which she interprets using oil paints as her preferred medium.
“I am most inspired by God’s manifestations in nature and all the diversity of that subject matter. I love being immersed in it, as well as taking it all back to the studio to play and learn and see what I can do with those impressions. I hope other people enjoy my art adventures and can get a sense of the feeling of each piece.”
In addition to “Heavenward,” Christel’s works recently displayed at her show in Crawfordsville also are featured in the video presentation.