Local artist makes oil paintings comes to life

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This painting by Hailey Cairns shows one in a series on dancers. Valley News/Lexington Howe photo
Local artist Hailey Cairns, 26, was placed in an art class in high school that she didn’t really want to be a part of at first. “Somehow I got stuck there,” Cairns said, adding that her teacher, Mr. Pinch, would come over during the class and tell her how good her drawings were. “I didn’t want to be there, but after days and days of being in class I started to realize that I was pretty good at it, and I started to enjoy it,” Cairns said. “It flourished from there.” One of her favorite things to draw are faces and oil paintings. “I tried to do a series on dancers, something beautiful in a dark world,” Cairns said in regards to an oil painting on canvas she had done. She doesn
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