The Society of Watercolor Artists meets every third Monday from September through May.
Monday, Oct. 19, SWA meeting at 7pm.
Darlia Hobbs is a pro at mixed media and always provides interesting demos.
She has many water influenced works from life experiences on Eagle Mountain Lake, the Gulf of Mexico, the Pacific Ocean, and more recent travels over the Atlantic Ocean to European rivers and the Mediterranean, North and Baltic Seas. Throughout her life, Darlia Hobbs has enjoyed different forms of art and design. It wasn’t until 2005 that she was encouraged by art educator, Judy Sager, to enter an abstract painting into her first art show. Darlia won an award in the novice division.
Ten years later, Darlia has completed over 25 art workshops and a few years of art classes, and won over 42 awards – including Best of Show, first places, and People’s Choices. Now, some of her most rewarding time is spent teaching art workshops and doing art demonstrations for several art associations. Being a member of the Fort Worth 15 (FW15), Arlington Visual Arts Association (AVAA), Northwest Art Association (NWAA), Mid-Cities Fine Arts (MCFA), Trinity Arts Guild (TAG), Granbury Art Association (GAA), and Society of Watercolor Artists (SWA, signature member) has been a nourishing education. In addition to many shows at the FWCAC, Darlia has shown her artwork at museums, galleries, community centers, Fort Worth Petroleum Club, city hall, Tarrant County Courthouse, and many libraries.
Currently, her artwork is showing in some showrooms at the World Trade Center in Dallas, and some physicians’ and attorney’s collections. Darlia absorbed the flowing abstract technique, Fantastic Pours, when she first experienced it. She hopes our SWA members and guests tread through the steps to imagine their own wavy creations, when they scope the worthwhile results.
Images: Paint Can Fly (purple, yellow, white: acrylics and a special medium that will be demonstrated at SWA 10/19/15) Kelpie’s Torrent (blues, brown, black and white: acrylics)
Fall FANtastic Fans Contest at our October Meeting
Many thanks to Celeste McCall and Mary House who have both contributed to a prize fund for the FANtastic Fans Contest this year! Prizes are $30 for 1 st place. With 2 nd, 3rd and 4th place fans = $15 each (only one prize per artist). Shirley Nichols is the director of this fun event! Fans shown are by Shirley Nichols.