Our April general meeting will be on Tuesday, April 16, 2019
6:30pm Meet & Greet
7:00pm Meeting & Demo
April Demo Artist: Andrea Patton – Alcohol Inks
I want my art to be something you feel, you experience, you desire. When I paint I get lost in the moment. I cannot explain it. To create something new and original is a beautiful feeling. I hope you are touched by my art. That is my greatest hope.
I started drawing when I was 8 years old. I have always loved to draw animals and nature. I painted murals in acrylics in Houston beginning in 1995 and then began exploring other mediums such as alcohol inks and watercolors. I took private lessons in Houston and joined an artists group. I traveled to Italy in 2012 and took many photos of the wonderful vineyards, visited the historic museums, viewed David by Michelangelo, which had been my lifelong dream. In 2014 my company transferred me to beautiful Alaska. The nature and wonder of Alaska have inspired be beyond my wildest dreams. My artwork has been auctioned at United Way Events and the Anchorage Go Red for Women for heart disease and stroke. While in Alaska I took watercolor lessons from Don Kolstad and alcohol ink lessons from Francine Dufour Jones. I also took acrylic painting lessons from Jennifer Bowman. I started giving private and group lessons in Alcohol Ink painting in 2014. In December 2015 I moved back to Texas and started a new session on birds of the world. One of my favorite artists is the incredible John J. Audobon, ornithologist and artist. You can also see my art at The Copper Shade Tree in Round Top, Texas; The Art Cellar in Houston; Turnagain Gallery in Bird, Alaska and The Dancing Leaf Gallery in Talkeetna, Alaska.
In 2018 I won Artist of the Year for my painting of a Nuthatch called “Into the Storm”. Humbled and honored!
Remember the Date
Our Spring Art Show and Competition is scheduled for Saturday, April 27, 2019. If you plan to enter your artwork, registration is open now. Remember also that you must be a paid member to enter. Be sure your membership is paid by Monday, April 22.
Also, we will have a gallery show at the same time, as we did at the Fall Show. If you have any other artwork that you would like to display, please bring it at the same time as your show entries, along with a 8 1/2 by 11 inch page with your name and contact information for anyone who is interested in buying.
Deadline for Show Entries: Monday, April 22, 2019
Late Entries accepted through Wednesday, April 24, 2019
All Artists MUST pre-register through the LSAG database, no walk-ins accepted.