By Sharon Peck for The Island Connection
The work of watercolorist and printmaker Pat Van de Graaf will be on display at the Lake House Gallery on Seabrook Island through Oct. 31.
An exhibiting member of The Charleston Artist’s Guild and the Center for Contemporary Printmaking in Norwalk, Connecticut, Van de Graaf has been printing for more than 25 years.
She studied at the Art Students League in New York City and at Syracuse University and graduated from The University of Bridgeport with a degree in printmaking/ art history.
Van de Graaf’s prints have won numerous awards in local and regional shows and are part of many private and corporate collections. Although she enjoys doing woodcuts, she concentrates on etchings, sometimes combined with silkscreen techniques or hand tinting.
Van de Graaf began painting in watercolors again after living in the Lowcountry. Surrounded by marshes and the sea in both South Carolina and Connecticut, she enjoys capturing their beauty with the unique qualities that watercolor brings to painting. She is represented by The Spencer Art Gallery and the Charleston Artist’s Guild Gallery in downtown Charleston.