Wake Forest 27587 Magazine

Fall 2018

The quarterly 27587 MAGAZINE is a must-read, in-you-hands publication that strives to give a deeper identity to rapidly growing Wake Forest, N.C. It highlights in-depth stories, targeting higher-income households.

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Wake Forest 27587 Magazine | Autumn 2018 29 ARTWORK COURTESY OF DONNA S. SLADE Above is "Aqua Baby." Donna Slade's work in realism runs the gamut, from sneakers (pictured on Page 27) to a violin to a Hershey's Kiss. On the opposite page is an award-winning work that stems from an aboriginal native XLIEVXMWXQIXMR%YWXVEPMEHYVMRKEGIVIQSRMEPTIVJSVQERGIVI¾IGXMZISJLMWGYPXYVI "Vitula" KATHRYN RENDE "My Kiss" colored pencils and the patience to create results that could be mistaken for actual photographs. "I work from dark to light and build lots of layers. It's not a fast process by any means," she said. "It's not for everybody. It can't be rushed." Early on, Slade took inspiration from N. C. Wyeth, whose illustrations graced the covers of Robin Hood (1917) and Robinson Crusoe‹(1920), among others; and his artist son, Andrew Wyeth, the realist painter whose "Christina's World" landscape depicts a woman crawling in golden grass while looking longingly toward a farmhouse in the distance. "I love N.C. Wyeth. I love his detail work," she said. "Andrew was one of my fa- vorites as well." It is the details that stand out in the creations of Slade, who works from her home studio in Wake Forest, where the Virginia native has lived for some 23 years with her husband, Robert, and from Baxters Fine Art Gallery in New Bern, where she is a co-owner. Continued on Next Page kk

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