Piece description from the artist
This painting was done from a photo I took just west of Kannapolis, North Carolina early one morning. Painting skies and clouds, especially dramatic storm clouds, transports me to a place I can't even describe. I bring up my source photo on my tablet and set it right at eye level, get my sanded paper or pastelbord taped to its support board, then max out the speakers to Josh Groban in my studio. Heaven.
Regina Calton Burchett is a North Carolina artist working primarily in pastels, charcoal and oils. She graduated from Michigan State University, studying textiles and art, and continued with her art studies after graduation.
Over time, Regina has come to focus on painting skies and landscapes, feeling that the beauty of nature brings a sense of peace and calm to an increasingly chaotic world.
“While I paint, I listen to music that gives me joy, a feeling that all is right with the world, and I endeavor to instill that same feeling in my paintings. I want to lift up those who bring my art into their homes or workplace and hope to also give them artwork that invites continued interest over many years.”
Burchett was the judge for the Pastel Guild of Europe's March 2020 'Get Dusty' Competition, a panelist for the ASC Regional Artist Project Grants in October 2018, and Judge for the 2018 Ellen Cook Gaskin Memorial Art Show in Albemarle NC. Her work was included in the Winter Show at Greenhill in Greensboro for 2017-2018, she was a finalist in The Artist's Magazine's 29th Annual Art Competition and was recently the featured artist in the Informed Collector Daily Brief. She won the 2nd place award in the 2015 North Ridge Art Gala in Raleigh, was invited to participate in the 2015 Carolina’s Got Art Exhibit at the Elder Gallery in Charlotte, a Five Woman show with Crown Artists at the Cornwell Center in Charlotte, and the “Human Nature” and “Discover Local” exhibits at The Galleries of the Cabarrus Arts Council in Concord.