By Austin R. Eck
The colors are the first thing to grab the attention of someone walking through The Fredericksburg Good Art Company.
For First Friday Art Walk, the gallery opened its doors to the public to meet with Matina MacDougal and Robin Hegmier, two of the gallery’s artists.
Both MacDougal’s and Hegmier’s works are characterized by eye-catching use of color.
For Hegmier, she prefers to use bold colors to make an impact on the viewer.
Hegmier classifies her works as contemporary realism.
“It’s defiantly representational, but has a contemporary slant to it with brighter, bolder colors,” Hegmier said.
Hegmier’s favorite subjects to paint are animals and trees. Often times, she tries to find humor in the animals that she paints.
“I like to paint things that are fun and happy,” she said. “I like to give my works fun titles that make people laugh.”