Tag Archives: Watercolor

May 2019 Members Meeting and Demonstration by Pat Dews

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 on paper and canvas.  She paints the abstract essence of nature.  The shapes and textures of flowers, rocks, water, crumbled walls, rusty objects are translated into richly layered paint surfaces. Collage is often integrated.  Dews skillfully juggles organic and geometric forms, transparent and opaque paint – all held together by a basic abstract underlying shape.  It is this intricate dance, rendered in strong color and value which produces her award-winning paintings.

 

Come to the BPAC early, check our the exhibitions, and the gallery shop. All are welcome!

 

 

April Members Meeting and Demonstration by Bill Mancuso

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, an accomplished artist who also teaches at Northern, our two amazing daughters and a small herd of cats.  Before ONU I taught at Thiel College in Greenville, PA for nine years after a year of shuffling between several schools in WNY teaching as an adjunct professor.

I first came to painting as a kid with a local artist, Rose DiCarlo, who taught out of her home and who had us out on the street drawing and painting whenever she could.  Later I was extremely fortunate to be taken under wing by Don Grieger and John Hodgins who loved to paint outdoors and this was my real introduction to not just the process, but also thinking about the purpose of the work.   

My “official” training came afterwards and consists of an undergraduate degree from SUNY College of Brockport where I was fortunate enough to study painting and drawing with Robert Marx and ceramics with Bill Stewart. My graduate degree is in drawing and painting from the University of Buffalo where the wonderful Harvey Breverman taught. I have also had the opportunity to participate in workshops with Charles Movalli, Andy Evansen, Bill Vrscak, Vladislav Yeliseyev, Eric Michaels and Yuki Hall amongst others.

For myself, drawing and painting is about seeing interconnectedness. By attempting to see, by participating in the process of seeing, I try to be conscious and pay attention. Drawing and painting, for me, is a way to create a trail of my attention to the moment, of being here now. When I consider what Gandhi said when asked about his message, “my life is my message”, perhaps the trail one leaves in art and life is not only our message, but the ultimate form of art?

Everyone is welcome to join us. We are a group that shares enthusiasm for watercolor and watermedia, shares friendship and good snacks!!!

March 2019 Members Meeting and Demonstration by Nancy Lane

After a short and informative members meeting, we will welcome Nancy Lane, fine artist since 2007, who works in watercolor and other watermedia. She creates her paintings and illustrations in her studio in the Finger Lakes Region of Central New York, and is a member of the Rochester Art Club and the Genesee Valley Plein Air Painters. 

“I spent 30 years as an illustrator of more than 24 picture books, as well as book covers and magazine stories. Now I focus my time on my own paintings and commissioned work.

I also enjoy teaching art to individuals and groups, in my home as well as at Pat Rini Rohrer Gallery in Canandaigua, NY. I’ve learned how to explain the intuitive process of creating art so that my students can grow as artists.

When not in the studio, I’m an avid reader. I play piano and love hearing live music. I have two grown children that I’m overly proud of.  I enjoy hiking with my husband and our rescued dog in the woods surrounding our log home in  New York’s Finger Lakes region.” 

Everyone is welcome to join us for an entertaining evening of friendship, learning and inspiration.  See you in March!

 

 

November Members Meeting and Demonstration by Katie Turner

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.  I almost always see shapes from nature, most always flowers.”                                                     ~ Katie Turner

Originally from Buffalo, Katie is a watercolor artist who loves working on slick surfaces. Exposed to the art world at an early age by her late mother, a watercolorist from Buffalo, Turner continues to develop her individual style with passion and dedication painting evocative, fresh and intuitive pieces.

Although Turner spent many years in the graphic arts field, writing articles, publishing zines and working with various media, she never strays far from watercolor.

Publications: Creative Genius (Book), NLAPW, April 2018; Stone Canoe: A Journal of Arts, Literature and Social Commentary No. 12, March 2018; Celebrating 120 Years of Pen Women Coloring Book, Jan 2018; NLAPW Magazine, Winter 2017 & Spring 2015; In the Company of Women Book, Jacobs Press, June 2016; & several articles in Somerset Gallery Magazines, Scrap & Stamps & more.

Membership: International Society of Experimental Artists (ISEA), National League of American Pen Women (Visual Artist), Signature member of Central New York Watercolor Society, Signature member of Niagara Frontier Watercolor Society, and sitting on the Board of the Central New York Art Guild.

www.KTArtStudio.com

February Members Meeting and Demonstration by Deanna Weinholtz

Come learn about what’s happening in the watercolor community in Western New York, enjoy the company of fellow watercolor and watermedia enthusiasts, and watch a demonstration by our own Deanna Weinholtz.
Deanna is a watermedia artist from Western New York who is best known for her luminous landscapes and seascapes in watercolor and acrylics. Her creations have been displayed in numerous exhibitions and galleries and have won national and regional awards
Deanna’s inspiration comes from travels throughout the United States and Canada. The Kawartha Lakes in Canada is one of her favorite subjects and is frequently featured in her paintings. She was fortunate to experience growing up at her family’s summer resort on a lake in the Kawarthas. Observing spectacular sunsets over the water and the Northern Lights occasionally dancing across the sky, has inspired a number of her paintings. Transparent watercolor and fluid acrylics are the mediums she chooses to portray her subjects because of their luminescent qualities and ability to layer creating depth. Deanna uses large brushes, rags and her fingers to create spontaneous, intuitive paintings that are a beautiful mix of representational abstract. A graduate of State University College at Buffalo with a degree in design, Deanna worked as a graphic designer for several years before leaving to raise a family. She pursued other artistic professions including designing and dressmaking of wedding gowns, until her passion for painting pulled her back to become a full time professional fine artist. She shares her knowledge and love of painting through teaching and demos. Deanna is a signature member of Niagara Frontier Watercolor Society, an exhibiting member of Buffalo Society of Artists, Pittsburgh Watercolor Society and Buffalo Niagara Art Association. www.deannaweinholtz. com

Watercolor Demonstration by NFWS Workshop Artist Linda Frayne Kemp at the Burchfield Penney Art Center

Twice a year, in October and May, NFWS partners with the Burchfield Penney Art Center to host a demonstration by the NFWS Workshop Artist. Our Fall Workshop Artist is internationally renowned watercolor and water media artist, Linda Frayne Kemp. Come to the BPAC early, check our the exhibitions, and the gallery shop. All are welcome!

A full time artist, Linda Kemp frequently instructs and lectures at national symposiums and watercolour workshops throughout Canada, The United States and The United Kingdom. She was the recipient of the 2005 Woman of Distinction Award for Arts and Culture and in 2008 received the AJ Casson Medal for Outstanding Achievement in Watercolour, the top award for the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour National Juried Exhibition.

Linda is internationally recognized for her unique contemporary watercolours and innovative use of negative painting. She is the author of two books: Watercolor Painting Outside the Lines – A Positive Approach to Negative Painting and Simplifying Design and Color For Artists – Positive Results Using Negative Painting Techniques (North Light pub.) and four instructional Dvds. Kemp is an elected member of the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour, The Ontario Society of Artists and The Society of Canadian Artists and was given honorary membership in the Society for all Artists (UK). This artist is profiled in Canadian Who’s Who, Who’s Who of Canadian Women, The Dictionary of International Biography, The 20th Anniversary Edition of Trivial Pursuit and 2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century.

Her award winning paintings are in private, public, and corporate collections around the world, including The Royal Collection, Windsor Castle, and the private collection of HRH The Prince of Wales.

Her paintings and articles have been featured in publications such as Artist’s Magazine, American Artist, Watercolor Magic, International Artist, Watermedia Focus, Palette Magazine and The Watercolour Gazette. Castle, U.K.

Our Fall Workshop with Linda Frayne Kemp

Our Fall Workshop will feature internationally renowned  watercolor and water media painter Linda Frayne Kemp

This Fall’s Watercolor Workshop will be held at The Kenan Center, 433 Locust Street in Lockport, NY, October 17 – 20, 2017, 9:30 am – 4:00 pm. Please note that this is a 4 day workshop beginning on Tuesday, October 17th! The fee for this workshop is $350 for members and $370 for non-members. The Registration Form for this Workshop can be read and downloaded here.

FALL 2017 WORKSHOP REGISTRATION FORM

Registration Forms have also been emailed to all NFWS Members, to arrive August 7th, and mailed to NFWS Members who do not have an email address or who have requested a paper copy of the registration forms. 

Our workshops fill quickly. Don’t hesitate. Complete the Registration Form and mail it with your Workshop Fee to: Betty Stanton, 20 Argyle Park, Buffalo, NY 14222.

ABOUT THE ARTIST:

A full time artist, Linda Kemp frequently instructs and lectures at national symposiums and watercolour workshops throughout Canada, The United States and The United Kingdom. She was the recipient of the 2005 Woman of Distinction Award for Arts and Culture and in 2008 received the AJ Casson Medal for Outstanding Achievement in Watercolour, the top award for the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour National Juried Exhibition.

Linda is internationally recognized for her unique contemporary watercolours and innovative use of negative painting. She is the author of two books: Watercolor Painting Outside the Lines – A Positive Approach to Negative Painting and Simplifying Design and Color For Artists – Positive Results Using Negative Painting Techniques (North Light pub.) and four instructional Dvds. Kemp is an elected member of the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour, The Ontario Society of Artists and The Society of Canadian Artists and was given honorary membership in the Society for all Artists (UK). This artist is profiled in Canadian Who’s Who, Who’s Who of Canadian Women, The Dictionary of International Biography, The 20th Anniversary Edition of Trivial Pursuit and 2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century.

Her award winning paintings are in private, public, and corporate collections around the world, including The Royal Collection, Windsor Castle, and the private collection of HRH The Prince of Wales.

Her paintings and articles have been featured in publications such as Artist’s Magazine, American Artist, Watercolor Magic, International Artist, Watermedia Focus, Palette Magazine and The Watercolour Gazette. Castle, U.K.

 

 

September Members Meeting and Demonstration by Eileen Sudzina

Come learn about what’s happening in the watercolor community in Western New York, enjoy the company of fellow watercolor and watermedia enthusiasts, and watch a demonstration by the exciting painter from Pittsburgh, Eileen Sudzina.

Eileen offers: “When painting, I lose myself for a while and am free to create and design a work that’s loose and spontaneous on YUPO. I try to capture just the essence of what’s inside myself, painting quickly with a lot of flowing energy. I like there to be a lot going on close up, but to have the wholeness of the work show that something’s there too.
I design with pattern and my work has been described as a “Sense of Interval”.

I am the Screening Chair and Workshop Coordinator for the Pittsburgh Watercolor Society and former Vice President.”

Fall 2017 Members’ Watermedia Exhibition. Congratulations to all the Member Artists whose paintings were selected. A list can be viewed by clicking on this link.

The Juror, Linda Frayne Kemp, selected 62 paintings from the 137 submitted. 

The List of Artists Accepted, Fall 2017 Exhibition can be viewed here.

The Exhibition will be at the Kenan Center House Gallery, 433 Locust Street, Lockport, NY, from October 8 – November 12, 2017. The Award Ceremony and Reception will be held at the Kenan Center on Sunday, October 22, 2017 from 2 – 5 pm.  Artists’ Talks will be held on Saturday, October 28, at 2 pm.

Learn More Here.

 

Spring 2017 Members’ Exhibition Awards Reception

Join us for this inspiring event, the Spring Celebration of our members’ accomplishments, and the awarding of prizes as judged by Carol Carter, our Spring Workshop Artist. Refreshments will be served.

The Carnegie Art Center is a perfect venue for an exhibition of the incredible talents of our NFWS members. Join us for this enjoyable afternoon. 

Heaven Scent by Vicki O’Reilly