Abundant Realms

A Suwanee resident’s drawings will be on display in an upcoming exhibit at the Sugar Hill Art Gallery.

“Abundant Realms” will feature the work of Paige Short, who brings the colorful imagery of various subjects to life using alcohol markers, colored pencil, ink and occasionally soft pastel in her work.

Short is a graduate of the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a concentration in drawing.

“I have held a deep passion for art for over a decade now and have been growing as an artist,” she said. “Abundant Realms is based on how each of my pieces contain an abundance of details and flora, with realms reflecting that I aim to create a dreamlike world, or realm, in my pieces, with fantastical aspects.”

Short said her pieces are intended to draw viewers in so they have a desire to know more about the story behind the subjects.

“Much of my work seeks to depict subjects in a dreamlike manner surrounded by decorative representations of natural aspects largely to portray surreal, supernatural beings, or personify symbolism, concepts or other nonhuman objects in a way that brings them to life as a human form,” Short said. “Often, I use natural and floral imagery as a way adorn the illustrations for aesthetic purpose, while also utilizing the meanings that these details hold to further add to the overall mood of each piece.”

“Abundant Realms” will be on display from Monday, Jan. 10, through Friday, Feb. 18. The Sugar Hill Art Gallery is located at 5010 W. Broad St. in the Broadstone complex. Gallery hours are typically 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sundays. As the gallery is run primarily by volunteers, call 678-541-6125 to ensure the gallery is open prior to visiting.

An opening reception for “Abundant Realms” will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13, at the gallery.

Find out more about Short and her artwork on Instagram @p.aige.short.

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Deanna Allen has served as editor of the North Gwinnett Voice since June 2021. Effective communication and creative design are her passions.

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