Tan Gillespie Fine Art will be on display through September 30 at Western Reserve Land Conservancy’s Conservation Center at 3850 Chagrin River Road, Moreland Hills.
Hailing from England and residing in Chagrin Falls, Tan Gillespie has been a professional watercolor artist since 1984. Her travels throughout the U.S. and the globe challenge her to paint new places. Gillespie’s show will feature studies and watercolors from classes she taught abroad and while aboard a six month journey on the Queen Mary. Although all subjects are interesting to her, she may be best known for local Ohio scenes. Her most recent watercolors reflect her love of sailing and the sea.
Gillespie has exhibited and won awards in shows with the Georgia Watercolor Society, the Scottsdale Art League and the Midwest Watercolor Society. She has held many single artist exhibitions. Gillespie is represented by the Watson Gallery in Atlanta and Gallery One in Mentor, Ohio, and has watercolors and sketches in private and corporate collections (Marriott, Coca Cola, Oida, Cleveland Clinic) in the U.S. and in England.
Western Reserve Land Conservancy provides the people of our region with essential natural assets through land conservation and restoration. The Land Conservancy has preserved natural areas and working farms in 17 counties in northern and eastern Ohio; its urban program, Thriving Communities, works statewide to clean and green urban centers devastated by the foreclosure crisis. To date, the Land Conservancy has permanently preserved more than 620 properties and nearly 47,000 acres; created more than 135 public parks and preserves totaling nearly 9,000 acres; led the efforts to create more than 30 county land banks across Ohio; and planted more than 2,000 trees in the city of Cleveland.