General Meeting – Tuesday, October 17
23320 Hwy 59N
Kingwood, TX 77339
6:30pm Meet & Greet
7:00pm Meeting & Demo
Yearly Dues are Due
Anyone who has not yet paid dues for this season, please bring them to this meeting! We need an accurate count of how many active members we have this year – very soon! Yearly fee is $40 for adults and $10 for students. We would love to see some more young faces at our meetings and at our shows.
New Art Panels Needed
Members, we are asking for whatever help you can offer. We have lost all our art panels, which we need for displaying art work at our art shows. We had approximately 50 panels, and they have all been damaged by the flood waters. Each show used from 30-40 panels, and they cost at least $100 each to replace. We have started a Go Fund Me campaign to raise the money we need. Spread the word!
October Demo Artist – Doug Hiser
Doug Hiser readily admits his life resembles a cartoon: funny, and exciting with many “Coyote falls off the cliff and lands in a puff of dust at the bottom” vignettes. A fitting description for this character of a man, Hiser fashions himself a modern day Tarzan. Living in a suburban jungle on the banks of a bayou in Dickinson, Texas, Hiser is a master at traversing the wilds and wrapping it all up in a renaissance of creativity meant to inspire a closer look at the world around us.
Entering his first art show in 1980 (which won a Best of Show), Hiser took a different course as life intervened and artistic pursuits were put on hold as he worked at the Texas City Post Office (1978 to 2004), got married and had children.
To satisfy his artistic passions, Hiser enrolled in the Humanities program at University of Houston Clear Lake and graduated in 1996 as Student of the Year with a degree in Applied Design and Visual Art. At the time of his enrollment, he was a master at pencil and ink and was thrilled at the introduction to color, collage, sculpture, and exploration. With a repertoire of pieces that ranged from his own style of “Elaborism” (the illumination of wildlife art), Hiser dabbled in surrealism and hyper-abstraction, learning a variety of different mediums before developing skills in watercolor.
Besides creating visual art, Doug has also written some award winning books.
“I love wildlife and have traveled the globe in search of wild art. My books will touch your heart while my art will show you the amazing colors of animal life on our planet.”
Sensitive and imaginative, Hiser creates paintings to convey an awareness of the world around us, captures the magic that we should never lose in nature and writes stories that bring it to life. His unique paintings and exotic words are thrilling and the emotions he instills hang around long after the ink has faded.