President’s Letter, February 2022

Dear members of the NFWS “Tribe”:

Hope this finds everyone well and warm. And looking forward to spring. I know I am ready for a little bit less snow and cold winds.
I also hope you either watched the Carl Purcell demo in real time or have taken the time to watch it on our YouTube channel. Not only is he a master painter, but he is an excellent teacher. He explained what he was doing and why in a very clear and straightforward manner. He focused on the patterns in his reference photo. He said several times that he looks at the photo and the painting with eyes half-closed to see the patterns and shapes to make sure the painting is balanced and harmonious.
On March 17th we have Kris Parins who lives and works in Wisconsin and Florida. She paints a wide range of subjects with a lively palette. We will hold this demo on Zoom again and then it will also be available later on our YouTube channel.
And we have both our spring workshop in May with Skip Lawrence and our juried show at Artist Group Gallery in April and May. We’re planning the workshop to be in person, a welcome change from the last few. All precautions will be taken to keep everyone safe.
I look forward to our meeting in person as soon as possible, but until then stay well and safe and enjoy creating art.

Ann Sessions