Female Artist Calls Self Avid Explorer of Ideas, Styles and Techniques

In one museum, a program to be held in conjunction with their animal friends exhibit is where six local artists will demonstrate their individual approaches to animal painting. The requirement for each of the artists is to create an animal theme painting in the museum galleries and then tell the visitors about how they utilized certain styles and techniques to capture the image and spirit of the animals in the paintings. The museum’s executive director said that animals have special meaning for people of all cultures and backgrounds.

A dove works as a sign of peace and buffalos are more of a spiritual symbol. A good omen can be associated with a red tailed hawk while dogs signify cherished friends. Remaining as favorites all over the world are animals considering how they have been the subjects of artistic endeavor since the beginning of time from petroglyphs to cave murals to oil paintings to jewelry.

An avid explorer of ideas, styles, and techniques is what this female artist considers herself to be. When she developed her methods, it was over a long career of teaching, in workshop presentations, publications, and consulting. A founding member of a local society of watercolorists, she is listed in who’s who in the west.

Coming from southern California was another female artist and she took up art and watercolor before moving to her hometown in 1983. What she works with are themes like landscapes and floral studies as well as people and animal portraits. Her aggressive use of pigment not to mention her ability to push the watercolor medium into works of unusual size without sacrificing the brilliance of transparent watercolor can be attributed to her style according to the director.

At a famous college was where one of the artists studied not to mention at the art center of college of design in Los Angeles. It was in Chicago where he was a graphic designer and he has experience in exhibits including the national watercolor exhibition in environment. As well as in local and regional venues, each of the artists will also be making presentations and publications in Springfield, Illinois.

The fourth artist graduated with high honors from New York’s school of art, following a period of study at the University of California at Los Angeles. The best of show was what she won at Washington school of art’s 12th annual competition. A reviewer described her work as giving a precious glimpse of human drama, full of psychological poignancy as parts of a famous director’s film.

At the Kansas university school of fine arts was where the fifth artist earned her painting degree. As she paints in her own interpretive style of realism, she provides the viewers with a feeling of the subject’s mood and the atmosphere as well. Juried exhibitions, a number of one person shows, and a traveling exhibition shown at the Smithsonian institution in Washington, DC called the Kansas landscape are where this artist has been able to participate.

Because the sixth artist studied Chinese brush painting with a noted Chinese painter for eight years, she culminated her study of art and refinement of painting skills. Lifted or erased during creation, she has adapted this style of painting to the northern New Mexican environment. What the director of the museum reiterated was their commitment to artists and designers working showing up and stated that they are honored to welcome these distinguished artists from the society of watercolorists to the museum.

For the enjoyment of audiences both young and old is the current animal friends exhibition which has been specially selected. This will be a workshop visitors will enjoy as the artists create portraits of their own special animal friends. What was founded in 1992 was the society of watercolorists and it has a mission to encourage the production as well as the appreciation of professional quality watercolors on a local and national level.