Below Red Hill, 31 Days in the Delta, recent works in pastel and watercolor by El Dorado artist Gay Cole Bechtelheimer will be on exhibit October 3 – November 30 at the Snyder Museum in Bastrop, Louisiana. The artist reception will be Thursday, October 26, 5-6:30pm.
About her work, Bechtelheimer said, “I have a visual, cerebral and emotional connection with what captivates my attention, what I want to express, be it commonplace or sublime. My art reflects what I have been looking at and thinking about.”
The artist’s work is characterized by brilliant color, dramatic contrast, and distinct mood. Her work is found in corporate and private collections throughout the country. She is a graduate of Louisiana Tech University. She is represented by Champagnolle Design in El Dorado and Greg Thompson Fine Art in North Little Rock, Arkansas. She serves on the Arkansas Arts Council and the South Arkansas Arts Center Board of Directors. She is an art instructor with the El Dorado Public Schools and teaches a studio class at the South Arkansas Arts Center in El Dorado.
Her work can be found in both corporate and private collections throughout the country. Corporate collections of note are Murphy Arts District (El Dorado), The UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute (Little Rock), UAMS Reynolds Center on Aging (Little Rock), Alice-Sydney Oil Company (El Dorado), and South Arkansas Orthopaedics (El Dorado).
Bechtelheimer has an upcoming exhibit at SAAC in May and June of 2018.