Art in the Market – NEW EVENT!
In our continuing effort to connect McKinney artists with the art loving public, MAST (McKinney Art Studio Tour) is excited to bring you Art in the Market!
In cooperation with Chestnut Square Historic Village, we will present a local artist each week during the McKinney Farmers Market to share their art, wisdom and inspiration with you as you watch them create.
Visit the Chestnut Square website for more information.
May 9th: This week's artist is Lynda DeGrow Kingsley.
I felt drawn to painting nature since the early 1990's, but was busy with running a family business and raising three children. In 2007, a series of events created the opportunity for me to sell my business and move from my long-time home in New Mexico to McKinney. Although I have had my hands in crafting and sewing my whole life, I long had the goal of painting.
I recently graduated with a BFA in watercolor from UNT. My 2-D watercolors have given way to sculptural watercolors infused with rust on a 2-D plane. One of my sculptural paintings, “Peonies en’ Transit #1, won People’s Choice at the 2015 Collin County Adult Art Show.
I love my beautiful cottage in the Historic District. Most of my paintings start with photos of the flowers and greenery in my yard. They then become watercolors in either 2-D or 3-D. At the Farmers Market, I will be working with watercolor on a painting of Peony seed pods. I will have original watercolors and prints for sale. In addition, I am in the process of making my popular art tiles specifically for the Farmers Market and Mother’s Day. In honor of Mom’s, I will have many flower tiles, individuals for $10, set of 4 for $30.
This Saturday, May 9th: 8:00am until noon at Chestnut Square in McKinney.