LAKE WYLIE -- The 2009 "Art's Display at the Club" season, featuring the talent of local artists, begins today at River Hills Country Club.
Genie Frick will exhibit several of her unique impressionistic oil paintings.
Frick's fascination with art started in 1969 in New York when she visited a local art shop showing local artists' works. She was smitten and decided to try her creative hand at painting.
She began tutoring with a local professional and Frick's art career was under way.
"My favorite medium is oil because of the freedom it gives to me in doing mostly impressionistic work, although I have done some watercolor painting, as well," she said.
Originally from Charlotte, Frick and her husband left New York to return home in 1970. After visiting friends in River Hills in 1973, Frick liked the area and became a resident. She took art lessons from Eloise Pope in Charlotte and continued her growth in art by taking lessons at Winthrop University in Rock Hill.
In 1990, Frick expanded her artistic interest by becoming a performer at the Lake Wylie Community Theatre. It was there that she met a fellow actor, Fred Frick. They were married and today, the Frick's have a combined family of four children and seven grandchildren.
Frick continues to pursue oil and watercolor painting and participated at local art shows in Charlotte and Lake Wylie. She received the best of show award in a Spring Mills' art exhibit.
During a hiatus from painting, Frick expressed her creative and whimsical paintings on antique furniture.
Havingin an interest in law, she also earned a paralegal degree.
"I have always been a frustrated Perry Mason, but getting a full law degree is a bit too long of a process, so I decided on the paralegal degree instead."
When not painting, Frick has volunteered her time to local causes. She was president of the Charity League of Charlotte; commodore of River Hills Yacht Club; chairwoman of missions for River Hills Community Church and a board member for Clover Area Assistance Center, where she continues to serve.