Guest artist at the November 25th, 2014 meeting of the Irving Art Association will be artist Tina Bohlman. She will be demonstrating landscapes in watercolor.
The meeting starts at 7:00 pm at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts in Irving. Guests are welcome.
Tina Bohlman: A Texas native, Tina Bohlman has used the state in which she was raised as both the inspiration and the canvas for her art. Mostly a self-taught artist, Bohlman works primarily in watercolor and occasionally in oil to create her breathtaking plein air paintings and brilliant rural landscapes. She cultivated her natural artistic talent and her eye for beauty with great dedication and an insatiable desire to learn the techniques and history of the art. Bohlman has supplemented her independent study with workshops with some of the best artists in the field, including Jan Kuntz, Tom Lynch, Irving Shapiro and Jill Carver. This has served her well because as she describes, watercolor is a challenging medium. A veteran of numerous competition plein air and “quick draw” events annually, including, Plein Air Southwest–Outdoor Painters Society, Sedona Plein Air Festival-Sedona, Arizona, and Paint The Parks-Estes Park, Colorado, she prefers plein air rather than working in the studio.
She says, “Nothing compares for inspiration and capturing light and emotion than painting au plein aire. It requires technical skills and a large measure of intestinal fortitude. It’s marathon race against the sun. I love it”. Tina is the founder and chairman of the annual “Paint Historic Waxahachie”. Her work is widely collected in private and corporate collections in over 35 states and many foreign countries. She is a member of many different art clubs and associations and is President of the Outdoor Painters Society. For more about Tina, see her websites: http://tinabohlman.com/