The Palo Verde Artists have selected Alison Evans Killam as its artist of the month for May. Ms. Killam is a snowbird from Canada who has embraced the retiree life and winter in Arizona. She joined the Palo Verde Artists in Sun City about four years ago. She had no art experience but established a strong mentorship from Ruth Glenn Little, an instructor and artist, and was able to find her creative and artistic self.
“I create my artwork through line, color and shape,” Ms. Killam stated. “Watercolour is the main body of any piece I create, whether the painting is abstract, floral, or landscape. Florals and abstracts comprise most of my work, yet my painting style is fluid and flowing as in a river, and I love how that translates into my landscapes.”
Ms. Killam has been painting for three-plus years but has dabbled in many creative elements her whole life. Once she retired, she gained the courage to try watercolor.
“I paint every day,” she stated, “and to me, watercolor is my complete artistic expression. I love bold, bright and engaging colors, as you can see in my paintings. My reasons for painting are purely for self-expression and the hope that my work connects with you, somehow.”
To see more of Ms. Killam’s artwork, visit alisonevanskillam.com.
The artist of the month is usually showcased at the Sundial Center, 14801 N. 103rd Ave. The club room is currently closed until the third phase of the RCSC reopening plan, though zoom classes and events are still offered for members. Membership is $10 per year and is open to all RCSC cardholders.