Join us Saturday July 4th at 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm for wine and cheese and to meet the artist. This will mark the opening of the month long exhibit for this very talented artist Leo Devillers.
Eléonore (Léo) Devillers’ art is driven by fine details, unusual angles, color, movement, and contrast. Her work has been showcased in galleries and commissioned by collectors from different countries.
A soft pastel artist, Léo finds the medium gives her a wide range of textures, light, shadow, and depth. While her focus is pastels, she sometimes mixes mediums and works in watercolors.
Each piece is carefully crafted in her studio by the sea in The Bahamas. Léo’s enthusiasm for creating art with meaning and raw emotion is evident in her work. Read More
Join us Monday February 2nd at 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm for wine and cheese and to meet the artist. This will mark opening of the month long “Abaco Dinghy” exhibit for this accomplished artist Guy Mathany.
Guy E. Mathany was born and raised along the shore of Lake Huron in Sarnia, Ontario. He attended the University of Western Ontario and George Brown College in Toronto. In 1979 he moved back to Sarnia and began a career owning and operating a Dental Studio. Guy has won many awards for his paintings, including honourable mentions as a finalistin the Artist Magazine’s dream studio competition. Guy has also been commissioned by the Breast Cancer Society of Canada and the UWO Children’s Hospital for pieces to grace the cover of their nationally distributed Christmas card campaigns. He has participated in in numerous solo and group exhibitions, and has various selected collections belonging to high profile international industries across Canada. He moved to British Columbia in 2013 and spends time painting aboard his sailboat Miss Ellie along with his wife Louise Mathany. Together they raised two grown children.
February 24, 2015 @ 9:00 am – February 27, 2015 @ 5:00 pm
Hummingbird Cottage Art Centre
Robbie Bethel: 1-242-3660272
“Qiang, (pronounced Chong) currently resides in Texas. He earned a PhD in Physics and moved to the US from China in 1985 to work in the field as an optical engineer. Within the last ten years he has experienced a career shift as he discovered a passion and expert talent for painting. Early on in his discovery process, he studied with Scott Burdick, David Leffel and Sherrie McGraw. He paints in oil on canvas producing works of art in still life, landscape and the figure.
Qiang’s approaches to still-life painting will be demonstrated with particular focus on composing dramatic setups by observing the light distribution, and using bold and loose strokes to create a powerful and accurate representation on canvas. Using demonstrations, presentation, and individual assistance, Qiang will explain his process of creating energetic paintings by manipulating values, colors, edges, and brushwork. Personal attention will be given to each student according to his/her currently skill level and personal goals in art.
Qiang is most inspired by paintings of late 19th Century by John Singer Sargent, Nicolai Fechin, William Bouguereau, and Lawrence Alma- Tadema.
Qiang’s paintings are mostly on still life, portraiture, and figurative. His paintings show remarkable accuracy under lush brush strokes.
Qiang is a signature member of the Oil Painters of America. His paintings have been shown at the 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th and 19th OPA National Juried Exhibitions.
March 17, 2015 @ 10:00 am – March 19, 2015 @ 4:00 pm
$325 for the full workshop. Or a single day: $120
Robert Bethel 2423660272 E-mail: email@example.com
From choosing subject matter to drawing and value studies, and using your camera for information gathering, Brigitte Bowyer explains the steps she takes to make this fascinating medium more predictable. She takes you by the hand and shows you the way to a rich and luminous watercolor painting.
You will also learn…
How to take advantage of the Principles and Elements of Design.
How to choose subject matter and eliminate non essential information.
How to make a value sketch.
The art of information drawings and how to make a colour sketch.
There will be two demos daily and individual attention. You will have lots of time to paint.
Tuition: $325 for the full workshop. Or a single day: $120
Landscape Color and Composition for Island Painters
January 26th–January 28th, 9:00 am–5:00 pm
This intensive 3 day class will offer a unique combination of studio investigation and plein air experience. The class will offer focussed exercises, instructor demos, slideshows of master paintings, daily group and personal critiques, and outdoor painting sessions. We’ll investigate many concepts essential to strong landscape painting, including:
–understanding the format and choosing a motif
–how to draw your composition quickly and confidently
–the importance of value in composition
–practical color theory for painters
–watercolor and oil technique for the plein air painter
–the history of plein air painting
This class is being offered for island painters. Landscape beginners welcome, but students should have some experience working in the medium of their choice. Instruction will be in oil and watercolor, students can also work in acrylics and gouache. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or for a supply list.
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