Join us for a sneak peek into the life and work of Angela Green, Fine Artist at Open Studio Tour location #7!
Angela Green paints with acrylics on canvas. When asked how long she’s been painting, she says: “As strange as it seems, I hardly remember not painting.” Many are surprised by her artwork, that she’s only been painting a few years. In 2001, just before moving to Pennsylvania from Ohio, Angela had a strong desire to sit outside and paint the beautiful fall scenery. The problem was, she didn’t know how. That desire never left her. One day, in 2015, she found that she had some time on her hands. By this time, she was an empty nester. She looked on YouTube to see if anyone was teaching beginner’s painting. She said to herself: “After all, it seems you can learn how to do brain surgery from watching YouTube.”
For many months, Angela felt as though she was viewing the world through a camera lens. She couldn’t wait any longer to express what she saw. As she put a brush to a canvas for the first time, she was not only amazed at how quickly she caught on. But she was astonished at how painting affected her. Her introspective thoughts as she painted, caught her by surprise. She also soon realized the positive ‘side effects’ from painting, that came with losing track of time. She was able to take ‘mini vacations’ from her chronic pain. By her second year of painting, Angela was teaching online and sharing with others the benefits of painting, especially with those who have chronic pain.
Angela recently won an award at her local hospital, for a poster she created and donated in behalf of the Newborn Intensive Care Unit she has enjoyed working in as an RN. It is entitled “NICU, Inspiring the Growth of Healthy Newborns.” Also on the walls of the Mother Baby Unit, is a painting of a cardinal she donated in loving memory of a friend and coworker.
Angela has now opened a studio outside of her home. In her home-like studio/gallery, she offers guided paint parties. She also continues to teach online. She is owner/administrator of two Facebook art groups, and a YouTube art channel: “Painting with Fibromyalgia”, from which chronic pain sufferers receive support. Many are collecting her art online, at local art festivals, and from her new community gallery. Her art is known for her vibrant colors and the peaceful way she portrays people and nature.
Studio Address(Business) 1840 Route 209 Brodheadsville, PA 18322