Marybeth Heikes

Paintings in Watercolor & Mixed Media

The Love Block

The Love Block


This is a partial view of the west side of the Albia square storefronts.  Having lived in Centerville for a number of years, I’ve been interested in small towns and their changing businesses and old buildings.  We drive through this quaint town numerous times and I snapped a few pictures for reference.

What caught my eye were the shapes and red and green colors.   Usually the signage attracts my interest too, and while painting it I noticed the name “Love Block” at the top of one of the buildings.  Many times there is a date on top from when they built it, or a name.  As times are changing, with the move away from rural towns, I chose to document these buildings and remember that life once revolved around them.

Exhibited in “Less Is More,” Small Works in a Great Space; The Mitchell Gallery, St. John’s College, Annapolis  2013

Posted in Midwest Life on November 29, 2011.

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