“I will make a landscape painting into a bold and simplified abstract painting. I have developed a style using liquid acrylics and plan to squeegee the paint over an acrylic under painting. Value, texture and colour all play a part as I create contrast between figure and ground.”
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Catherine was born in England and studied fine art at Chelsea School of Art and design in London. She was awarded the Stowells Trophy at London’s Royal Academy of Art, in London, and relocated to the U.S. on a scholarship to Cranbrook Art Academy, Michigan. By 1983, her work had been shown at many Detroit area galleries, including a solo show at The Sixth Street Gallery in Royal Oak in collaboration with Detroit poet Chris Tysh. This collaboration culminated in a publication entitled “Coat of Arms”, by Station Hill Press. Her move to New York City was followed by two shows at The Drawing Center in SoHo. She was granted awards by The New York Foundation of The Arts and Materials For The Arts in 1991. Since her move to Los Angeles, her work has been included in exhibitions at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and The Armand Hammer Museum. She has exhibited her work in England, Iceland, Japan and the United States.
Demonstrations by MVAL members, KATE McDANIEL & LYNNE FEARMAN. Kate likes the challenge of watercolor painting to create a visual mood on paper that evokes a memory, a feeling, or a moment in time. Other interests are collage, gouache, and gel printing!
She has been on the Board of Mid Valley Arts League for several years, and has won several awards in their exhibits. Her paintings have been selected for Watercolor West the past two years.
Lynne Fearman is an active member of Mid-Valley Arts League, (president from 2006-2008),artist member of California Art Club, Oil Painters of America, and American Impressionist Society. She is the location master for the Thursdays en Plein Air Group that meets to paint every week.
Lynne will be demonstrating how to rough in a background and continue to a completed landscape in oils. All to be finished in an hour and a half.
Born, raised and classically trained in China, Shuang Li received her BA Degree in Graphic Design and Master’s Degree in Art History. After moving to the United States, Shuang Li received her MFA (Master of Fine Art) Degree from The Department of Art, University of Oregon, in 1991.
Following the traditional “En Plein Air” Impressionism approach, Shuang paints watercolor both on location and in her studio. She portrays the extraordinary variety of life with her unique perspective. With masterful classic and contemporary techniques, Shuang recreates nature’s beauty in her paintings by capturing moods and moments of light and color. She is noted for her singular poetic expression.
Shuang Li’s watercolor paintings have long been favored by collectors. She has also exhibited in national and international galleries and group shows and has earned many honorable awards. With her extensive teaching background, Shuang has been regularly invited by art organizations for her popular plein air painting demonstrations, art workshops, and classes. She also frequently serves as an invited juror for art competitions and art exhibitions.
Shuang Li is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society, American Impressionist Society, American Society of Marine Artists, Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, San Diego Watercolor Society, and Watercolor West, and an Elected Artist Member of California Art Club,
John Bohnenberger (1926 - 2012) Born: Chicago, Illinois. When he was fourteen years old his family moved to the West Coast and settled. After high school he served in the U.S. Army and then returned from duty to live in California. For many years he worked as a Government employee, but also found plenty of time to paint watercolors. He is a self-taught artist and has worked in a variety of painting styles ranging from tight and representational to very loose and abstract.
Demo 9/20/23 - Workshop: Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday, September 20-22, 2023
Kathleen Scoggin is a contemporary abstract artist working in watercolor, acrylic and mixed media. Her work is inspired by nature and expresses organic subjects inviting the viewer to see and be aware of the beauty around them. The work is based on unique texture techniques to describe the varied earth forms that are all around us. Her art is created to help the viewer see and be aware of the electrifying beauty of nature but still create mystery.
At the June meeting, Roderick Smith will sent us off into summer with a video of his watercolors from a 2000-mile Alaskan trek to Fox Island. In his richly illustrated memoir artist Roderick Smith describes in watercolor and word his voyage to a far away island in northern Alaska. He is on a pilgrimage inspired by the writing of Rockwell Kent’s 1920 publication, “Wilderness: A Journal of Quiet Adventure in Alaska” Traveling over two thousand miles by ferry, he told the tale of searching for a spiritual solace against a vast wilderness . Inspiring and poetic, Roderick’s journal takes you on a voyage to the heart of creative adventure.
Click here to explore his journey on Instagram.