2019 Currahee Artists' Guild

61 Doyle Street / Toccoa, Ga 30577 

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Nadene Hartley

Even though I didn't do my first oil painting until the age of 30, I have been drawing my whole life. Painting hasn't been a burning obsession with me, but more a relaxation, an extension of myself. Most of my paintings are rendering of photos from magazines - I see it, get a feeling for it, I paint it. Looking back at my art, it always amazes me that I could create it.

Now in my seventies, I still have so many things to paint and draw and there now is time to do it. I was lucky to work as a Graphic Artist for part of my life and even owned my own business. Now fully retired, I have a studio and am trying to create more painting and pencil sketches. I have enjoyed exploring the art communities and hope to continue exhibiting.