Featured Artist: Aryanna Horan

By: Aryanna Horan, and Art & Art History major and Psychology minor.

The following works were created for ART 271: Intermediate Painting.

Artist Statement: This is a simple still life for my Intermediate Painting class. We had to choose a few objects to draw using chalk pastels, so I went into the kitchen and selected some items: a mug, a clementine, and scissors.

Chalk Still Life

Artist Statement: We had to use at least 3 brush techniques in this assignment for Intermediate Painting. It is a completely abstract piece and it means nothing in particular. I chose to use colors that please the eye. As I painted, I simply moved the brush across the canvas and created several layers.


Aryanna Horan is a sophomore majoring in art and art history, with a concentration in studio art, and she plans to minor in psychology. Aryanna has been volunteering at Chestertown RiverArts since February 2020, and she is the secretary of Washington College’s Compost Club. She is currently living at home in Ellicott City, MD with her guinea pig, 2 cats, 4 hens, and several goldfish.

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