The latest Spotlight Show from Newport’s Yaquina Art Association showcases the colorful creations of Alana Williams, on display through Friday, May 3.
Williams has always been creative; beginning with her High School in Ogden, Utah, where she was introduced to pottery and learned to throw pots on a wheel.
After earning her college degree in business, Williams got married and spent several years moving with her husband and son, finally settling in Albany, Oregon, where she developed two life-long passions — gardening and decorative painting. Her garden became a favorite on the annual garden tour and her painting drew an ever-increasing following. She attended many workshops and took classes from several renowned artists. She developed more creative interests with woodworking, dried floral arrangements and herb gardening.
In 2001 another job change for her husband required a move to the Oregon Coast. Williams began to sell her art and crafts at local shops and regional shows. Nine years ago, she joined the Yaquina Art Association and took her first watercolor classes. She loved this medium and has been devoting her time to watercolor and acrylic painting. Her favorite subjects are flowers, sea creatures and animals.
The show will be on display 11 am to 4 pm daily at the Yaquina Art Association Gallery, 789 NW Beach Drive.