Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Meet Artist Oranne Lee, Ironstone's Spring Obsession Theme Division artist

Oranne Lee

Oranne Lee Eichorn resides in Shingle Springs, CA, where she moved when retiring from teaching in Santa Barbara for 25 years. As a teacher, she brought the curriculum alive for her students by integrating art into every subject from social studies to science to math.  Oranne studied art with instructors at UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara City College, and the Santa Barbara Museum of Art in watercolor, pastels, and oil.  Since her move, she has enjoyed a number of workshops with local artists, including The School of Light and Color, Randall Tillery, and  Anita Wolff, with emphasis on still life and landscape in oils. 

Fascinated her whole life with mountain scenery, especially Yosemite, she is thrilled to discover so many local landscapes just waiting to be painted, from the American River to snowy Icehouse trails. While her husband fishes, she paints.  Her entry in the Mother Lode Show reflects the scenery she found kayaking at our local Wright’s Lake. 

Oranne is an active award-winning participant and board member of the Placerville Art Association.  Her work has also been accepted into the Motherlode Show, a juried Western Region competition, and the Ironstone Vineyard Tulip Festival Show in Murphys.  She currently shows her work at the Gold Country Artists’ Gallery in Placerville.

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