September – Janet Carr
Janet will be giving a powerpoint presentation of her books and what she has learned about publishing them.
Artist's Statement: The question, why do artists paint, will always be a mystery. Whether I am teaching or painting, I just know that for me painting is what makes life meaningful. I enjoy working in various mediums and am always eager to try something new.
from wuma newsletter: "I have been a member of the Westerville Art League for many, many years. I retired from teaching art in the Westerville Public Schools. Now I have my own studio (a dream come true) where I can paint, write and also give lessons in just about any media. I enjoy giving individual help when needed."
Having taught art to thousands of kids in Westerville Public Schools was my greatest accomplishment. I renovated our small barn into a studio. Designed the logo for the Westerville Art in the Park. Was selected tobe the guest arts for Inniswood Gardens. Have won numerous awards in local art shows. Have had many paintings commissions. Have studied for one year at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Strausburg, France and have even sold a few pieces of my art in Dijon, France.
One of my most enjoyable experiences was doing a series of plein-aire paintings of the wine counry in Burgandy. I not only got to enjoy the painting experience but I also got to talk with some of the curious spectators. It does help to speak French!
October – Louise Captein - artwork critique
Louise Captein - Artwork Critique -
Personal Bio from Otterbein University
Overall, my goal is to create new, animated forms that everybody everywhere can relate to. I want to reach people at a very basic level. I believe all human beings are naturally inclined to enjoy color. It is also in our nature to be moved by movement, to be surprised by spontaneity, o be energized by action and to feel alive surrounded by what is alive. I want my art to be infectious.
November- Laura Jajko
Our November meeting will be featuring Laura Jajko, of American Frame
Phone: (800) 537-0944, Monday Friday, 8:30 am 5:30pm (EST)
American Frame offers a lot of do-it-yourself services for artists all across the country.
Knowing how to properly reproduce your art is also a growing area of importance and they try to make it an easy and enjoyable process. Here is the link to their Printing Page, http://www.americanframe.com/AmericanFrame/Printing.aspx for the interested student via their FAQs.
The Fine Artistry of
Kevin's inspiration comes from what he knows and enjoys, the rural Ohio landscape. After experimenting with all types of paints from oils to acrylics, Kevin decided that watercolor would be his medium of choice. He uses a combination of dry brush, wet on wet, and various other techniques. He refers to his paintings as "images in watercolor that achieve realistic, sharp detail".
Kevin begins a painting by carefully selecting a subject matter that evokes a feeling or has some special meaning to him. After carefully studying the subject he considers all the elements needed for a successful painting. Composition, color and technique along with years of practice, is the formula for all his paintings.
Kevin is an associate member of The Ohio Watercolor Society and National Water Color Society. He is past president of the Westerville Art League, and member of The Central Ohio Watercolor Society. His work has won many awards and can be found in corporate and private collections.
ARTIST: VIVIAN RIPLEY
Vivian is an accomplished artist of quite varied subject matter; but inherent in all her works is the beauty of color and how it is affected by light and shade. She works in pastel, watercolor, acrylic, and colored pencil--always striving to achieve beauty in each medium through her emotional use of color and tone.
Vivian has been professionally active in group and individual shows since 1975. She regularly teaches pastel, portraiture, colored pencil, and is also in demand for demonstrations and workshops in these disciplines as well as in watercolor.
The Watercolor Landscape Techniques of 23 International Artists, published by International Artist and also available through North Light Books.
March: Lori Andrews - how to sell at art shows
I will always remember the first time I used my artistic talent to get out of a school assignment. While I created a spring theme bulletin board for a teacher in 4th grade, my fellow students had a writing assignment I didn't have to do. I went on to graduate from Columbus College of Art and Design in 1984 with a degree in illustration.
I sculpt and paint, illustrate children's books, do commissioned pieces for individuals and companies, and enjoy various other jobs, including picture framing and wood burning.
In 1989, I discovered wood. Much more fun information at http://www.loreneandrews.com/overview.htm
April: MEREDITH MARTIN (from her web page)
"My purpose is to reveal the energy and spirit of life through my paintings. I feel passionate about being alive and being surrounded by this incredible natural world. I am inspired by the color and character I see in everything people, animals, and landscapes.
Pastel is my favorite medium because it is pure pigment it translates the richness of what I see and allows me to include both drawing and painting as strong elements of my work.²
After a career in education administration, Meredith returned to art as a full time endeavor in 1996. Focusing first on wild landscapes and animals, she traveled throughout many of the wildlife refuges of the U.S. particularly the west and portrayed these vibrant subjects in her work. She has participated in shows throughout the U.S., and has won numerous awards. More recently, Meredithıs work involves commissioned portraiture, but she continues to show a wide range of subjective and figurative work in her gallery/studio in Center Village, Ohio.
Meredith is a graduate of Fine Arts from Otterbein College, and completed a portion of her education in New Mexico and Mexico, where she studied pre-Columbian art and architecture. She began her art career as a high school and middle school art teacher, later receiving her M.A. from The Ohio State University. In 2004 she opened her gallery/studio in an historic town hall which she and her partner, Fred Hostetler, restored. The gallery has the work of more than a dozen other artists, many of whom are friends and local artists. (See the Calendar page for more information about the gallery/studio.)