Paintings by Zsuzsa Vamos on Display at the Hillsboro Civic Center through August.

COURTESY PHOTO - The City of Hillsboro Cultural Arts Division announced an exhibition of watercolor paintings by Zsuzsa Vamos.  An exhibition of artist Zsuzsa Vamos' watercolor paintings will be on display at the Hillsboro Civic Center's Shirley Huffman Auditorium starting July 5.

The exhibit, hosted by Hillsboro's Cultural Arts Division, will run through August.

The Civic Center, Hillsboro's City Hall, is located at 150 E. Main St., and is open to the public Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

According to the city, the collection of watercolor paintings shows Vamos' interest in people and in the beauty of nature. The portraits of friends and family members aspire to capture moments of joy, peace and quiet reflection. The landscapes and floral paintings aim to show beauty and tranquility.

Growing up in Budapest, Hungary, the love of art and people were always important parts of Vamos' life. Although she earned her living as a pharmacist and scientist, her love for art never wavered. In 2000, Vamos re-discovered the mesmerizing medium of watercolor paint.

"The endless beauty of colors created by the interaction of paper, water and paint keeps me immensely happy," she said.

In Vamos' paintings, she strives to reflect upon and preserve fleeting moments in order to reveal the emotions that illuminate and create memories.

"To bring life to a sheet of paper this way is the magic of art," she said.

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