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Local artist painted his way into MONA calendar


Courtney Fletcher

Paul Adkinson's painting "Winter's End" was selected to be featured in the Museum of Nebraska Art's 2015 calendar. His painting is one of thirteen artworks to from the museum's permanent collection.

Sidney artist Paul Adkinson's painting "Winter's End" has been selected to be in the Museum of Nebraska Art's 2015 calendar. It's featured for the month of March.

Adkinson is a self-taught artist who learned to paint by reading books, experimenting with different methods and mediums and by taking workshops taught by nationally recognized artists.

"I didn't get an education in art," Adkinson said. "It really started as a hobby."

Adkinson's wife, Beverly, said that it was recommended by a doctor that he start a hobby, and that's when he began painting 45 years ago.

"I gave up bowling so I co...

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