Our November General Meeting Will Be:
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
23320 Hwy 59N, Kingwood, TX 77339
6:30pm Meet & Greet
7:00pm Meeting & Demo
LHAA Fall Art Show
November Demo Artist – Debra Latham – Oil Portrait with Live Model
DEBRA LATHAM – HOUSTON AREA OLD MASTERS STYLE FINE ART PAINTER
Debra Latham, a long time award-winning artist, has her work displayed in public & private collections in the United States and abroad. Her representational work in rich oils can be described as impressionistic realism with a loose and expressive style — everything from landscape to figurative, plein air to studio pieces.
Debra is a native Texan and much of her inspiration comes from her travels & the family farmhouse in the Texas Hill Country. She teaches oil painting in Kingwood, Texas, where she lives with her husband. She won her first of many art competitions in the 5th grade. At the age of 12 she received her first commission – to paint a mural on the gym wall of her middle school. Debra recalls,”The only compensation was to skip basketball practice twice a week. It was probably best. I was a better painter than basketball player.”
Debra, a self-taught artist who studied with Jeff Hein, Dan Gerhartz, Rob Liberace, Clayton J. Beck & Jeff Legg, didn’t pursue becoming a professional artist until her 2 children were grown. She credits her inspirations as John Singer Sargent, Sorrolla, Pino, David Leffel, Nydia Lazano, Daniel Gerhartz and Robert Coombs.
Creative Challenge: Falling Leaves
Share your inspirations with us!
Save This Date!
The LHAA Holiday and scholarship presentation dinner will be held December 13th at 3pm at Chimmichurri’s restaurant at King’s Harbor. The cost to each member will be $25, to be prepaid by December 10th. You can pay by cash or a cheque made out to LHAA, which may be handed to myself or Linda Achard at our next meeting or mailed to:
PO Box 6682,
Kingwood, TX 77325
The menu will consist of:
Soup or salad, a main course of chicken, beef, salmon or pork followed by rice pudding or sorbet/ or cappuccino. Water or iced tea is included and other beverages may be ordered at additional cost.
This is their executive lunch menu and orders will be taken at the table. Since we have reserved the veranda for this event, there will be enough space to invite a spouse or friend to attend with you. We hope you will take this opportunity to get together with your fellow artists to celebrate the Holidays and encourage young artistic talent when we award a $500 scholarship to a student from Lone Star College Kingwood.