Art work by Water Vallian Cinnamon Foster is on display at Renasant Bank as the latest rotating show highlighting local talent. Foster, a nurse practitioner, operates Yalobusha Medical Clinic.
“It is relaxing for me to walk down to my basement studio, grab a variety of collected items, and begin to create what I call art while listening to my vinyl record collection on a portable suitcase style record player. I am surrounded by my mother’s artwork in my studio, and she, as well as what she creates is a constant inspiration to me.”
Foster reports she became interested in art at a very early age.
“My mother is a serious artist who can work with any medium at an expert level and I have always been in awe of her talent,” she explained. “As a child, she and I did every art and craft project that can be imagined from ‘painting’ with melted crayons to intricately precise paper cut outs. I have always been inspired by my mother’s love and appreciation of art of all kinds.
Foster enjoys working with various medium.
“The style is collaboratively called multi-media art. I love the feel and texture of different items that I choose to incorporate into my works, and it gives me a palpable appreciation of being free to use anything I come across and can incorporate into a piece of art,” Foster adds.
She also uses non-traditional mediums to create art such as wall spackle, drywall compound, roofing tar, spray paint and plaster of paris.
“I have been known to use old broken jewelry, old light bulbs, gauze, clock cogs, and the fake spider webbing you see in stores at Halloween. I am terrified of trying to draw a straight line, so I allow colors, textures, and irregularities to rule my compositions, so with collage art and multi-media art, it’s hard for me to mess it up,” Foster added.
The rotating art show is sponsored by the Water Valley Arts Council. Artists interested in showing their work in the Renasant lobby can contact Pati D’Amico at (318) 655-2623.