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Our monthly Members Meetings are brief and open to the public. We welcome everyone interested in watercolor, the regional arts community and learning. There is always a demonstration by remarkable watercolor artist, and snacks are provided! November's artist demonstrator is Katie Turner! Love her statement - “When I paint, I am deeply immersed in watching colors mix. It’s fascinating to play with paint – poking it – leading it – spraying it – coaxing it into walking across the paper. …Find out more »
For our January 17th Members Meeting we welcome NFWS Signature Member Vicki O'Reilly whose mastery of luminous florals and keen observation of nature and our surroundings delight lovers of watercolor across the Niagara Frontier. Vicki has shared the following: "I have admired watercolor paintings my whole life, but until 15 years ago, I had never worked in watercolor. In 1997, I received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in studio art and art history from U.B., taking classes part time while…Find out more »
A respected watercolor painter, NFWS Signature Member Mary Hardegen will be our demonstrator in February. Mary shares the following: "Exposed to watercolor at a young age, I knew that my artistic abilities would ultimately be devoted to it. Watercolor itself offers a lifetime of experimentation to learn its elusive qualities. Intrigued more by what the paint itself displays than the actual subjects I choose, I am inspired by anything that captures light and color, especially landscapes. An expressive medium with…Find out more »
NOTE: this meeting and demo is the 4th Thursday, April 25th! After a short and informative members meeting, we will welcome Bill Mancuso, sketcher, watercolor painter, Plein air enthusiast who joins us from Ohio. Here is his "Bio of Sorts". Bill shares: I have drawn for as long as I can remember and since 1998 I've shared that interest with students at Ohio Northern University in the flatlands of Ada, OH where I live and work with my wife Melissa,…Find out more »
Twice a year, in May and October NFWS partners with the Burchfield Penney Art Center to host a demonstration by the NFWS Workshop Artist. Our Spring Workshop Artist is internationally renowned water media artist, Pat Dews. Pat Dews, a graduate of The Fashion Institute of Technology, New York City is a signature member and Dolphin Fellow of the American Watercolor Society, the National Watercolor Society, National Collage Society and the New Jersey Water Color Society. Dews creates experimental works in watermedia…Find out more »
After a short and informative members meeting, we will welcome Drayton Jones, transparent watercolor artist and teacher coming to us from Fayetteville, New York. Drayton Jones, a Fayetteville, NY resident, is an active member of the Cazenovia Watercolor Society, participates in local shows including St. David’s and The Dark Isle at Lorenzo and teaches various workshops. Recently he became a Signature member of Watercolor West, a nationally recognized Watercolor Society. He has studied under Nicora Gangi, a full time nationally…Find out more »
After a short and informative members meeting, we will welcome our NFWS Fall Workshop Artist Iain Stewart, an award winning watercolor artist and teacher and a signature member of both the American and National Watercolor Societies.His work has received numerous awards in international competitions. Iain’s paintings have been published in Southern Living, Cottage Living, Better Homes and Gardens, The Robb Report, Watercolor ArtistMagazine, Splash 15 16 17, and the French publication Pratique des Arts. in maintains a studio in Opelika,…Find out more »
After a short and informative members meeting, we will welcome Mick McAndrews, an award winning, nationally exhibited watercolor artist from Downington, PA. Mick's award winning paintings strive to capture the mood and atmosphere of a subject, combining the magic of watercolor with reverence for the principles of design to create works of sophisticated simplicity. He is a signature member of the Philadelphia Watercolor Society (Crest Award), the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society (Sylvan Grouse Guild) and the Baltimore Watercolor Society. He is also an…Find out more »
After a short and informative members meeting, we will welcome Canfield, Ohio artist and popular workshop leader Chris Leeper, a Member of the Board of Trustees of the Ohio Plein Air Society, and past president of the Ohio Watercolor Society. Christopher Leeper is a realist painter working in all mediums. His award-winning work has been shown in solo and juried exhibitions throughout the country. He participates in a number of juried and invitational plein air events each year. He is…Find out more »
Besides our regularly scheduled meetings, workshops, and exhibitions we sometimes collaborate on certain regional events that would be of interest to our members.
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