There's something about the Midwest that keeps drawing artist Pat Buckley Moss back to Osceola.
"I love the values of the people and visiting the people on the farms," Moss said in a Osceola Sentinel-Tribune phone interview Oct. 24.
Moss has created a new painting titled "Family Traditions," which will be released as a limited-edition giclée on paper during her show appearance at White's Galley Nov. 11.
Moss will be available during the event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to meet collectors and sign her work.
Collectors are invited to bring two previously purchased prints, paintings or products for personalization, as well.
"Family Traditions" features East Lake Park, which is located on the eastern outskirts of Osceola.
Moss called her work "a realistic form of stylized Impressionism." She said everything is realistic and stylized in design.
"Everything is a symbol in my work," Moss said.
For her newest work of East Lake Park, Moss said the canoes, swans, geese and playground are all symbols.
"You can enjoy the park and the kids and the canoeing," she said. "It's just a great place."
White's Gallery is one of approximately 300 galleries that carries Moss' art. Each year, Moss travels the country to visit up to 20 galleries for special shows.
Moss is an alumna of New York's prestigious Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art.
While Moss' art is one of her passions, she has also spent 25 years giving back to various communities.
Donations of her artwork have raised $4 million for charitable organizations across the country. In this endeavor, she is helped by the P. Buckley Moss Society, a group of more than 12,000 collector-members.
Moss has also established the P. Buckley Moss Foundation for Children's Education, which promotes the use of art in the school curriculum as an aid to reach out to children with learning differences.
Moss is dyslexic and grew up in an era when little was understood about the learning difficulty.
Moss said children with learning differences aren't stupid, they just learn differently.
"There's so much to know about children and about education," she said.
For more information about Moss' show appearance, contact Kim White at White's Gallery, 117 S. Main St. The phone number is 641-342-7152 or email email@example.com.
When asked about how she hopes people respond to her artwork, Moss said she hopes people find peace in it, especially during the political season or other stressful times.
"I just think people will come away with a peace and a respect for one another, and our beautiful earth, and we all care about what we have and taking care of it," Moss said.