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February Members Meeting and Demonstration by Sandy Ludwig
February 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
After a short and informative members meeting, we will welcome our own Sandy Ludwig, a Signature Member of NFWS, Exhibiting Member of the Buffalo Society of Artists, and longterm resident of Buffalo.
I have wanted to be an artist for as long as I can remember. My mom used to say that I only went to high school for the art classes and lunch periods; she was probably right about the art classes and artists have to eat.
I have been fortunate to do what I love in my career. I had a great time teaching art and sharing my knowledge and excitement with my students. I am retired now and get to do what I love on a regular basis. I work at making art almost everyday. My paintings and drawings are about experiences in my life, at home and in my travels. As I travel I find wonderful places to explore.
I take mundane images and objects and find beauty in them. Sometimes, I am inspired by the beauty of a place, the personality of an individual or the uniqueness of a culture that is new to me. I try to capture the essence of my experiences in and of those places in my work. I am intrigued with the effect of light on shapes in nature and when I can, I work plein air and when I can’t, I use my drawings and photos to work in my studio. Quite often when I encounter an image or scene, I know what medium I will use to execute the piece. My passion is to recreate the flavor of the experience.
My first love was watercolor. I am fascinated when I watch the colors mix, blend and pool, creating edges and blossoms of color. I love the intense color of pastel, the lusciousness and luster of oil, and I love the sound and marks of drawing with pencil.
I convey my joy of life through my work and I make art because it helps me breathe.
Everyone, member, not yet member and watercolor lover alike, is welcome to join us. We are a group that shares enthusiasm for watercolor and watermedia, welcomes friendship old and new, and enjoys good snacks!!!
Besides our regularly scheduled meetings, workshops, and exhibitions we sometimes collaborate on certain regional events that would be of interest to our members.
Curious about our Workshops or the artists that have demonstrated? View our Past Events.