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Art at the library

Paintings feature landscapes, birds

Twenty original paintings by local artist Sylvia Jackson are currently on display at the Ironton branch of the Briggs Lawrence County Library through Saturday, Feb. 24.

Jackson is a self-taught artist who has been creating art for most of her life. She enjoys painting country landscapes, and flowers and vegetables from her garden.

Some of her paintings include pumpkins, cabbage, sunflowers and birds, specifically cardinals, which she says she may be best known for. She also added that each of her paintings have a story behind it.

Jackson’s watercolor paintings are created in her Timberline Art Studio in Catlettsburg, Kentucky, and her works have been exhibited in Gallipolis, Lexington, Kentucky and Washington D.C. She is a member of the Tri-State Arts Association, the Kentucky Creative Arts Club and a juried member of the Kentucky Craft Marketing Program.

Jackson, along with local artist, Janet Lester, has been teaching art classes for many years as well.

She can be contacted at 606-928-0257 about upcoming classes or to purchase a painting.
The Ironton Library is located at 321 S. Fourth St.