Guest artist at the Tuesday, January 26th meeting of the Irving Art Association will be artist Tina Bohlman. She will be demonstrating painting landscapes in watercolor.
The Mixer with refreshments starts at 6:45 and the Meeting at 7:00 pm at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts in Irving. Artists, don’t forget to bring art for the Artist of the Month competition. Guests are welcome. Directions
OPS, WAOW, IPAP, CFAI, AOT
“While it’s important to look ahead and plan for the future, an artist must also be “in the moment…the now.”
A native Texan, 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 in both watercolor and oil medium to create her breathtaking plein air paintings and brilliant rural landscapes. She cultivated her natural artistic talent with great dedication and an insatiable desire to learn. Bohlman has supplemented her independent study with workshops conducted by some of the best artists in the field, including Jan Kuntz, Tom Lynch, Jill Carver and Irving Shapiro (b.1927 – d.1994). She prefers plein air to working in the studio and is a veteran of numerous competition plein air and “quick draw” events including, Plein Air Southwest–Outdoor Painters Society, Sedona Plein Air Festival-Sedona, Arizona, Paint The Parks-Estes Park, Colorado, En Plein Air Texas, San Angelo, and most recently Plein Air Easton, Maryland.
With this dedicated attitude and her skills and talent, Bohlman has made quite an impact in her field. Over the past 40 years, she has earned more than 60 awards, including a dozen First Place and five Best in Show titles. Her work is collected worldwide; Bohlman originals hang in private and corporate collections in 34 States, Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom, Portugal, Germany, Australia, New Zealand and Republic of Benin, West Africa.
Memberships: Signature Member-Outdoor Painters Society; Signature Member-Women Artists of the West; Master Signature Member-Artists Of Texas; Signature Member-Contemporary Fine Art International; Signature Member-International Plein Air Painters; Associate: American Women Artists; Oil Painters of America; American Impressionist Society, Landscape Artists International; Southwest Watercolor Society.
P.O. Box 2676, Waxahachie, TX 75168