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March’s Brief Meeting and Artist Demonstration by Lena Thynell
March 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
March 18th’s Meeting and Demonstration will be a Zoom Event! Links to the Zoom event will be sent to all NFWS Members on Monday, March 15th. The demonstration will be recorded and will also be posted for everyone to see on our Niagara Frontier Watercolor Society YouTube Channel.
Here is a painting by our talented demonstrating artist, Lena Thynell.
Lena shares: When I paint, I aim to express a feeling or a mood of the object rather than to create an exact picture. Being outdoors, painting is very inspiring and I love it. It’s a challenge to paint outdoors exposed to wind, sun, rain and even snow. My paintings come alive in a way that is quite different from those paintings created in my studio. What started as a hobby has been an important part of my life.
Impressions from two continents.
Lena Thynell lives with her husband nearby State College, PA. She got her education in watercolor painting at the Gerlesborg Art School in Sweden, taking week long classes over several years. This school is located north of Gothenburg on the beautiful Swedish west coast.
She is an art instructor at the Art Alliance of Central Pennsylvania. After a long career as a Registered Nurse, Certified Nurse Midwife and Department Head in Sweden, watercolor has now become an important part of her life. She often paints “en plein – air” which gives her much joy and new inspiration. “It’s a challenge to paint on location and that’s what I like” Lena states.
Lena has participated in Juried Art Shows as well as solo art shows in Sweden and Juried Art Shows in the United States. She has also participated in several Juried Plein Air Events.
Since the move to the United States, Lena has attended workshops with Skip Lawrence, Alvaro Castagnet, Andy Evansen, Vladislav Yeliseyev and Mick McAndrews.
Lena is a Signature Member of the Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Pittsburgh Watercolor Societies, a Member of the Nordic Watercolor Society NAS, Social Media Administrator at Philadelphia Watercolor Society and was the Juried Artist representing Sweden at Fabriano In Acquarello 2019, the Watercolor community of: NORDIC COUNTRIES.
We look forward to seeing a large group of watercolor enthusiasts on Zoom!
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.