Local artist's work featured at several venues

Rosalind Webb has been painting for more than 20 years.

The Stockbridge artist has been invited to display her work during an open house at My French Chateau, located at 800 Miami Circle, suite 220, in Atlanta.

The open house event, sponsored by the merchants of the Miami Circle area, features trolley tours to participating shops, music, and wine and cheese gatherings. The open house is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 4, from 5 p.m., until 9 p.m.

Webb's work, along with that of other members of the League of Fine Artists South (LOFAS), will be featured in an exhibit at My French Chateau until Nov. 9.

She described LOFAS as a group of artists who love art, and want to excel at what they do. My French Chateau features French antiques, and fine French decorative items, and art. The shop is open daily, from 11 a.m., to 3 p.m., except during buying trips to France.

"I think it is a wonderful opportunity to expose our work to the public," said Webb.

Several of Webb's pieces will be on display, such as "Blue Pageantry," and "Abstraction in Red II." She also has paintings on display at The Southern Appalachian Art National Show, in Blue Ridge, Ga. It closes on Nov. 12.

"I got accepted into two national shows last year," said Webb. One piece, entitled, "River Birch Bark," received "Best of Show" in the 23rd National Juried Exhibition at the South Cobb Alliance, she said.

At the 24th Annual National Fine Arts Juried Show, in Douglasville, Ga., her piece, "Fissure," won first placed, she added.

Webb was living in Ft. Washington, Md., when she began painting.

"I just wanted to learn something new," she said. "I played around with it for six weeks here, and six weeks there, until, one day, my husband [John] and his accountant, said I was spending a lot of money on my quote, unquote, hobby, so I decided to take it seriously," said Webb.

"I started reading more books about painting. I started experimenting with watercolors, then acrylics, and I do a little clay. My main focus is abstract acrylics."

Webb was born in Atlanta, attended Price High School, and studied biology and chemistry at Clark College (now Clark Atlanta University). For two years, she said, she worked as a medical technologist at Linden Labs.

"I didn't start painting until my kids went to college," she said. "I was a stay-at-home mom." She is the mother of three children: Dr. Chandra Gravely, of Cincinnati, Ohio, Brendan Webb, of Kemp, Texas, and Derrick Webb, of Winston-Salem, N. C..