April General Meeting

Prez Sez

Spring has Sprung – Achooo!! I hope you are all enjoying the warmer weather and green grass, but not sneezing as much as I am. The warmer weather and beautiful blooming plants tempts us to get out and paint a lovely landscape, so I will put up with the sneezing. The Colored Pencil Demo that I did for our March meeting was fun. I was sorry it fell during Spring Break and so there were fewer members there to participate than usual, but those in attendance were introduced to Colored Pencil techniques for doing skin in portraiture. Thanks to all in attendance for your enthusiasm for learning a new medium. Our Spring Show is this month so be sure to get your last minute strokes on those masterpieces and get them entered!

March Demo – Colored Pencil Techniques

Thank you so much to our own Debra Jones for your excellent demo on using colored pencils, and for sharing some of your beautiful work with us!  We all learned a lot, and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!

April General Meeting

Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Homewood Suites
23320 Highway 59N
Kingwood, TX  77339
Social hour 6:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Meeting starts 7:00 p.m.

Creative Challenge for April:    Floral Splendor

April Demo – Oil Still Life
Diane Brahm
Houston Artist/ Oil, Pastel, Charcoal, Mixed Media Watercolor

Proudly embracing the beauty of classic realism in her painting and drawing, Diane is unafraid to challenge the purity of traditional art as she develops her contemporary approach to modern portraiture.

Academically trained in art at the University of Texas/Austin, her works show a solid sense of artistic capability. Classically mentored, her art has developed to reveal a fresh look at life. Brahm is adept handling oils, pastels, charcoal, and mixed media watercolor. Her art has won numerous awards in both regional and national shows, been published in national art magazines, and  is represented by several galleries.

She enjoys sharing her gifts by teaching art, currently at a suburban school in the Houston area. Diane also holds workshops for adults, teens, and school aged children. Her summers are filled with travel, always gathering visual information for future paintings, designs, and education.

Diane enjoys working with the local art community; pleased to judge and jury art shows, present insightful demonstrations, and teach mini-classes.  She has previously served on the boards of Houston Civic Arts Association, Houston Art Society, and West Houston Area Artists.

Spring Show & Competition, April 23rd

Our Spring Show is almost here! There is still time to enter the competition. Deadline for entries is April 18th. Visit our Show Page for more details.

Kingwood Public Library Art Changeout

We will be changing out the artwork at the Kingwood Library on Monday, May 16 at 10:30 a.m.  

Anyone who has art currently hanging should come prepared to take your work home.

Any members who have work that you would like to hang on the library wall should bring it in!

Your work should be ready to hang, and you should be prepared to create a label for it with such information as the title of the work, framed dimensions, your name and contact information, and price.

If you have helped us as a volunteer this season you are eligible to bring samples of your work to be displayed at the library for viewing by (and sale to) the public.  Helping to take down the previous art pieces and to hang the new ones counts as volunteering!  Volunteers – the library will be closed at that time, so be sure to use the back door.