Green Herring Art & Framing will present “Hometown Glory” featuring the works of local artist Dorneisha M. Batson. The public is invited to the opening reception to meet the artist July 5 at 6 pm and the artist celebration July 6 from 2 pm until 5 pm. The exhibit will continue until July 31. The gallery is located at 1001 Bay Street in historic downtown Beaufort. For more information contact gallery owner, artist and framing professional Hank D. Herring, at (843)501-1806.
Batson is into acrylic painting with the impasto effect displaying her love of texture. She also uses different mediums ranging from pastel to oils and watercolors, two dimensional or three. The pieces she creates are bold and colorful and meant to make the viewer escape the world around them. Complete abstraction has always fascinated her. When she begins to create she selects colors and music to match her mood, and then lets her utensil do the talking. What she ends up with is a piece that speaks her inner feelings and allows its viewers to interpret whatever they feel while looking at the work of art.
“I believe that fashion and art are one. They both demonstrate an individual’s inner feelings in an outward expression. I have noticed that in my art I create as if I am designing,” Batson said.
She graduated from Park University in 2006 with a B. S Degree in Business Management and from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2010 with a B. F. A. Degree in Fashion Design.
Born in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, Batson’s family relocated to Beaufort, SC in 1988. Her grandfather was a pastor and immersed her in his teachings. Hearing the stories her grandfather told while preaching helped her get in touch with her inner spirit. She also recognized the strength and beauty of her mother who always told her she could do whatever she put her mind to do if she worked hard enough. She now credits the family stories and teachings for molding her creativity and work ethic.