Wendy Ervin

@: wendy@ervinclan.net
Website: http://wendyervin.com

Wendy transplanted from the Pacific Northwest to Middle Tennessee in 2003, retiring from a rewarding career in maternal-infant nursing. Following a deep desire to create art, she began oil painting in 2009, studying with locally and internationally known instructors. Her steady growth as an artist is reflected in the mastering of color and value in her paintings. She strives to capture and isolate a moment of life to bring out its uniqueness and beauty, whether it’s a city scene, a sunset, or a field of tulips. Her hope and goal is to communicate joy and light through her art.

Wendy paints regularly in her home studio and also ventures out into the elements to paint Plein Air.  She has studied or taken workshops with Mary Miller Veazie, Roger Dale Brown, Colley Whisson, Anne Blair Brown and spends countless hours in personal study of master artists’ instruction. Wendy participates in local and regional artist exhibits and serves on the Board of Directors for Monthaven Art Society in Hendersonville, Tennessee.

(artist’s personal statement): “Growing as an oil painter has been one of the most rewarding challenges of my life! I’m thrilled to participate in the generous and talented community of artists in Middle Tennessee. If my paintings have inspired, comforted, or blessed someone then I am fulfilled. This quote from C.S. Lewis has always inspired me to seek and be grateful for the mystery of beauty:  “We do not want merely to see beauty, though, God knows, even that is bounty enough. We want something else which can hardly be put into words-to be united with the beauty we see, to pass into it, to receive it into ourselves, to bathe in it, to become part of it.”    C. S. Lewis, “The Weight of Glory,”