“Nature in Watercolor” by Ardyth Sobyak
Skilled horticulturalist Ardyth Sobyak is widely known as a watercolor artist and teacher whose primary subjects are found in the natural world. Her subject matter may be a tiny bird, a delicate flower, a stand of birches or an architectural masterpiece. All are transformed by her brush and water colors into engaging works of art.
Ardyth delved into the art world in the second half of life after leaving a career in real estate and dealing with a life threatening illness. A friend’s invitation to a class at Wayne Art Center led her tentatively into the world of painting, where she is now the recipient of numerous awards. She is a member of the Philadelphia Watercolor Society, the Wayne Art Center, Wallingford Arts Center and serves on the board of the Delaware Valley Art League. She has a permanent sculpture at the Jenkins Arboretum and painted a Nittany Lion for the Penn State Brandywine 40th Anniversary exhibition. Ardyth has had solo exhibitions in local churches, retirement communities and art venues. She participates in numerous juried and invitational events and her work is found in private and corporate collections. “
As she continues to follow her horticultural path, Ardyth’s own gardens have been featured in the Main Line Spring Garden Tours. She is active in the Old Eagle Garden Club, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society and the Garden Club Federation of Pennsylvania, She is a blue ribbon winner in design and award winner in the Philadelphia International Flower Show. Her love of horticulture is evident in her paintings of flowers, vegetables and landscapes. Ardyth also shares her talents as an exhibition judge and as a teacher of water color techniques to both adults and children in her studio.
Ardyth’s paintings will be available from Monday, October 7th – Sunday, November 11th.