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“It’s magic” : Dawson-area artist paints beloved pets, waterways
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Dawson-area artist Maggie Pierce paints northeastern Alabama’s Indian Falls during her Jan. 6 interview with DCN. - photo by Julia Hansen
When local artist Maggie Pierce isn’t working as a front office assistant at Dawsonville Veterinary Hospital, she’s painting vivid images with soft pastel sticks. For Pierce, creating charming landscapes scenes and cherished furry friends brings her peace, relaxation and, sometimes, a yearning for more. Pierce displayed a vignette she was working on of Indian Falls, located in Alabama’s DeSoto State Park near the border with Georgia. “I found it by mistake,” she said about the waterfall. “I heard the water running. Water is like energy to me. It pulls me toward everything. I get so energized by it [that] I just can’t help it.”