From a Color Perspective
Local artist Sandra Treggett will be featured in a solo exhibit titled, From a Color Perspective, at the Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts (FCCA). Her work will be on display in the Members Gallery and available for purchase from July 29 through August 31. A First Friday opening reception will be held on August 3 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m., admission is free and open to the public. The FCCA is located in the Historic Silversmith's House, circa 1785, at 813 Sophia Street, downtown Fredericksburg, open daily 12pm-4pm and 11am-4pm on Saturdays (closed Tuesdays).
Treggett's paintings are primarily done in oils that sometimes include an acrylic base, or underpainting, allowing her to achieve a strong foundation of unblended color on which to build. Her passion for intense color with deep contrasts is depicted in a wide variety of subject matter, including weathered wood of structures from 1800s New England to delicate feathers of blue and white peacocks. A retired nurse, Treggett has spent the past several years pursuing her love of art and painting, and credits the master painters of the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, VA for their support and teachings, recognizing Diane Tesler, Susan Abbott and Kurt Swartz for their work.