SRAA'S COTTRIL EXHIBITS "FACES"
“There’s a story behind every painting,” said Statesboro artist Drew Cottril as he explains his rationale behind one of his “Faces” paintings which are in the second-floor gallery of the Roxie Remley Center for Fine Arts at 33 East Vine Street. A graduate of the famed Chouinard Art Institute/California Art Institute in Los Angeles, he has 31 paintings and drawings currently on display, ranging from portraits to landscapes to seascapes. His works are full of emotions, from peace and contentment to solitude and despair to visions of evil. A member of the Statesboro Regional Art Association, Cottril was the first place winner of an All-Army Art Contest for the Western Pacific and has that painting as a part of a permanent collection at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. The 76-year old is also the author and illustrator of Brer Rabbit in Bulloch County, Walking The Back Roads and Faces from the Land. “I draw every day,” he said.