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January Members Meeting and Demonstration by Dan Meyer
January 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
What better welcome back after the holidays! Join us on January 18th, the third Thursday of the month, at the Amherst Community Church for a short Members Meeting and a Demonstration by popular teacher and inspiring Watercolor Artist Dan Meyer. Everyone is welcome.
Dan Meyer is a Buffalo born painter who enjoys the challenge of transparent watercolor’s spontaneity and luminescent quality. As a wildlife artist and illustrator, Dan’s creations have won numerous awards and have been featured on posters, consumer packaging and national magazine articles. He exhibits his work at wildlife art shows throughout the year including the prestigious Southeastern Wildlife Exposition in Charleston, South Carolina and Easton Waterfowl Festival in Easton, Maryland. Dan is a member and past president of the Niagara Frontier Watercolor Society and honorary member of the Central New York Watercolor Society. www.woodswindnwater.com.
With over 40 years of art experience, Dan Meyer has been interpreting his encounters with the avian wildlife of North America through the use of transparent watercolor. His attempt at capturing the essence of his subject is directly related to his emphasis on values and the luminecient quality of the medium.
Dan considers himself a purist when it comes to watercolors, meaning he uses no white paint and tries to avoid opaque colors. The whites of his paintings are the results of painting values around an area leaving the bare paper to create the white. This method of watercolor is one of the challenges that inspires Dan to create new paintings with the same excitement and enthusiasm that he had with his very first painting.
Dan's inspiration for a painting comes from observing his subject in its natural environment. He gathers information through sketches, notes and photography. In his studio he uses those references to create several sketches of the subject in various positions as part of the design process which will produce an eye-catching and interesting as well as self satisfying painting.
A graduate of the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Dan worked in the advertising and packaging fields before pursuing Wildlife Art full time. His images have been used on packaging, posters, textiles and in sportsman magazines. He exhibits at a number of wildlife art shows in the east and shares his artistic knowledge with students through classes and workshops. Dan is a charter member and past president of the Niagara Frontier Watercolor Society and honorary member of the Central New York Watercolor Society.
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.