Monica Ann Wilkins’ Colorful Story

BY SHEILA KELLY VERTINO

 

The roads around Morgantown are lined with rows of skinny, unremarkable trees. Dull gray and brown, they might go unnoticed by some. But not by painter Monica Ann Wilkins, who has painted an entire series of those trees. “Put on your imagination glasses,” says Wilkins. “Painting allows me to move a tree or add a mountain, bend a river. You do not have to be shackled to paint nature as you see it or know it. You want to relate to it and paint what you feel about that field or barn.”

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