See Judi Wormeck's art at Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Gallery.
Being born under a full moon, Judi Wormeck describes herself as a quirky character.
Her newest art exhibit "Touched by the Moon" showcases that uniqueness, she said. An opening reception was held Saturday, Jan. 5, at Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Gallery, located in European Village.
"If you research people who were born under a full moon, their personalities are pulled by the sun and the moon, and that quirkiness came from that," Wormeck said. "I've always loved the full moon. I love doing images of the full moon."
Most of the 31 pieces in the exhibit are mixed-media paper, as Wormeck considers herself a paper collagist. She's been an artist for most of her adult life, she said.
Before retiring to Palm Coast in 2006, Wormeck taught elementary art in New Jersey for 25 years, where she inspired the future generation of out-of-the-box thinkers.
"I loved teaching children; I just loved their enthusiasm," Wormeck said. "I loved guiding them in their creative endeavors."
As a child herself in rural Pennsylvania, her most most cherished possession was a box of crayons. But she didn't simply draw with the crayons; she melted them into an assortment of marbled colors.
Upon moving to Palm Coast, Wormeck got connected with the Palm Coast Arts Foundation and Flagler County Art League.
"When I moved here, I started this technique because I wanted to start over with something new," she said. "So, I've been doing this type of technique and perfecting it and changing it."
A fresh start has inspired dozens of mixed media pieces for Wormeck. She said she uses a lot of metallic paints and metal.
“They’re very unusual,” she said about her art pieces. “In this area, I don’t know too many people at all who do this type of technique.”