A showcase of paintings by local artist Taylorville artist Denise Blakeman will open in the James S. Murray Gallery at Lincoln Land Community College Nov. 21.
“Portraits of a Different Nature” will be on display through Dec. 8 in the gallery, located on the upper floor of Menard Hall. (The college will be closed Nov. 23-27 for Thanksgiving recess
The artist began painting in high school but took a 30-year break before pursuing her passion. She now holds a B.A. in visual arts from the University of Illinois-Springfield and has begun exhibiting her work in Springfield and Decatur. She works as a full-time artist in her Taylorville studio.