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Tommy McDonell is an award winning artist living and working in Pinehurst, NC. She has been a member at the Artist League of the Sandhills since 2008, and a studio member since 2009. Originally from New York City, she didn’t take art classes until 2007. Tommy won her first honorable mention with the first watercolor she did on her own, prior to moving to Pinehurst. Most recently her painting, “Tale of Two Cities”, a collage, won first place in Mixed Media in June at the Artist League of the Sandhills. And she won an Honorable Mention in Mixed Media at the Arts Council of Moore County (ACMC) in August, 2017, and a Second Place in a 2015. She has had several shows, most recently, a two woman show with Deborah Kline titled Life’s Layers at the Campbell House of ACMC. Find out more at http://tbmcdonellart.com
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As an abstract artist I sometimes like to think my art might someday make a difference. I love to paint houses and buildings. Many paintings start from stencils, have buildings, and often church windows. Sometimes there might be a bird. Here my birds appear periodically. Free, birds gather twigs and build their homes. Our brave military veterans helped keep us free. We owe it to them to help them build their homes. I hope my paintings will inspire many to do this for our selfless, patriotic veterans.