McHenry County Conservation District invites you to view “The Color of Wild Things” art exhibit by Karyl Shields on display August 4-September 3 at Lost Valley Visitor Center in Glacial Park, Rt. 31 and Harts Rd., Ringwood. This exhibit is free and is open to the public Daily, 9 a.m.–5:30 p.m., closed September 3.
The Color of Wild Things is a collection of plein air and studio paintings featuring many McHenry County Conservation District sites and local vistas. Since 2010 Karyl has consciously developed her work around local conservation efforts in the county. Her work is painted in oils, pastels and acrylics on site in the plein air style. Larger ideas that require several visits to the canvas are taken into the studio where more time can be spent to capture a particular expression of the land. Karyl focuses on using color to exemplify the inherent beauty found throughout McHenry County. Visit www.karylshields.net to view current and past works.