Norma Deal will present her paintings in a show called “From Folk Art to Fine Art” at the gallery of the Society of Bluffton Artists, located at 6 Church Street. Deal’s opening reception has been rescheduled due to Hurricane Irma. The reception will take place from 3-5 p.m. Sunday, September 24th at the Society of Bluffton Artists gallery, located at 6 Church Street. Hors d’oeuvres will be served and Lee Fusco will provide musical accompaniment on keyboard.
Deal is a self-taught artist whose keen eye for color and composition is evident on canvas and other types of paintings on panels and boards. Deal was born and raised in Newton-Conover, NC. She relocated to East Tennessee, where she took art classes at East Tennessee University.
She finally settled to Hilton Head Island in 1992, when she became interested in capturing the bucolic Lowcountry in her art, but she is still drawn to the mountains and lakes from her North Carolina home. Deal was accepted in the 2013 BIENNALE National Juried exhibition held on Hilton Head Island, where she received 2nd place in the mixed media category.
“It is extremely difficult for me to repeat a painting to capture the original color and technique,” Deal said.