by Detta Cutting Zimmerman
During the month of November, Art Central Gallery presents an exhibit of Detta’s Gardens,
from artist Detta Zimmerman (1945-2014). Some of these paintings, such as “Gardenias
in the Backyard,” depict flowers from her own yard. Others are beautiful scenes of
peaceful outdoor spaces that invite the viewer to linger. Natural landscapes round out the
Detta loved gardens! She enjoyed growing a garden and relished painting the bounty from
hers as well as produce and flowers from others’.
Over the years, Detta visited many gardens and was inspired by the joyful colors and
patterns. She always took note of what seemed to work and what caught her eye. Some
of these ideas found their way into her own yard and some she used to create magical
spaces on her canvases.
The viewer is invited to stop and smell the flowers, and enjoy a piece of fruit or a glass of
wine before continuing along the dappled path. It’s an invitation that is hard to refuse, as
joyful trees and whimsical clouds beckon, and there is a day filled with possibility right
around the bend.
Be sure to stop by Art Central, 130 Central Avenue, on Third Thursday, November 16, to
see some of Detta Zimmerman’s work that has not been shown for years.
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