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Local artist donates portraits to Senior Center

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     Local artist Gretchen Huffman was recently commissioned by a group of pool players at the Highland County Senior Center to paint a picture of them around the pool table, where they gather every weekday. The finished work was presented to the group this week. 
     "It was one of the hardest I've ever done, because they wanted the painting to be only 16 by 20 inches in size. That meant the faces were about the size of a nickel," Huffman said.
    "They all are pleased with the results, however, and it is now hanging there in the Center."
     Huffman also recently donated an oil portrait of the late Anne (Mrs. Robert) Martin to the Senior Citizens Center.
     "Anne was a regular attendee of the Center, where she taught crafts, among other things," said Huffman. "When I saw a small photograph of her there, at the center, I asked the director if she would like for me to paint a larger portrait.
    "Painting Anne's portrait was the easiest one I've ever done. It just came together like magic."
     Anne and Gretchen shared a common interest ­ sewing. "I became a master clothing specialist through the Ohio State Cooperative Extension Service, but whenever I had a sewing problem I couldn't solve, I called Anne. She was a genius in that department."
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