From North Cobb to New York, Entrekin's work is on display
One of Entrekin's paintings
As a child, William Entrekin spent hours drawing. That was until his aunt gave him a paint by numbers set. His artistic direction changed again after he met an old artist named Richard Sturges, who mentored Entrekin in the finer art of painting.
These days, Entrekin finds most of his inspiration in the sights and sounds surrounding his Acworth home. For example, his latest piece is a large egg tempera of the old Acworth depot, which years ago was cut in half and moved to where it stands today.
“My work comes from the heart,” Entrekin says. “I need to be moved by something – knocked off my feet before I can start painting. If I could just do one painting that conveys the feeling that I have, I would be a happy camper.”
One of his most cherished pieces was sold at Christie’s in New York City.
“To think that my work was hanging with some of the great American masters was a great complement.”
This year, some 40 pieces of Entrekin’s work from the 1970s to the present will be honored with a major exhibit at The Morris Museum Of Art in Augusta, May 11 through July 21.