Nina Louton and Jan Briggs are presenting for your pleasure a colorful medley of flora, fauna, and water found in and around the world of Garvan Woodland Gardens.

Nina Louton has a BSE and Master’s degree from Henderson State University. Martin, Coulter, Larkin, Schanink, Rames, McDonald, and Fettingis impacted Nina’s work.

Nina Louton believes that Art is a gateway to academic achievement. She states, “Although I often allow the subject to dictate the way I paint; I love to express my feelings with color, light, shape, shading, etc., to allow the flow of life with its excitement, enjoyment, and pain. Working in nature allows a wonderful flow through acrylics, oils, pastels and watercolors.

Jan has a Henderson University BFA in Studio Arts. Having exhibited in many juried shows and won many awards, her works hangs privately and commercially across the USA. She is a member of Traditional Art Guild and Three Rivers Art Guild.

Jan Briggs endeavors to paint things many take for granted. Enjoying most of her adult years in the rural Hot Springs area, she also finds barns, old churches and scenes in Arkansas are favorite subjects. Always drawing in childhood, she now creates mainly in oil, watercolor, pen & ink and miniatures. Unique to her is painting oil on aluminum and developing her own style of 3-D effect pieced watercolor resembling jigsaw puzzles.

Art Exhibits in the Magnolia Room are free and open to the public.