The Suzette Brumleve Memorial Effingham Public Library is featuring the work of local watercolor artist Paula Boll.

Boll fell in love with watercolors after taking a watercolor class at the University of Illinois. She enjoys seeing how the water and paint mix on paper.

“Sometimes there are surprises. At other times, the painting simply becomes a representation of the beauty of nature,” she said.

An elementary and junior high teacher for 36 years, Boll has incorporated drawing into her teaching of social studies and science.

An avid traveler, Boll has also visited all 50 states and much of Europe and China. While visiting locations, she takes time to photograph nature and architecture. Traveling has enhanced her appreciation for everything in her surroundings.

Boll’s artwork will be displayed in the Art Gallery until July 5.

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