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Marian Hirsch Pastel Demonstration in Plano Oct. 24

Marian Hirsch will demonstrate fine points of pastel painting at October 24 Plano Art Associarion Members’ Meeting held at the ArtCentre of Plano, 902 East 16th Street, Plano, TX 75074. For more information, contact info@planoartassociation.org. Website: http://planoartassociation.org

This will be a great opportunity to see and hear from a top master of the pastel medium. Marian is noted for her vivid colors and lively landscape compositions.

     Marian’s Demonstration Statement
The intense, vivid colors and immediacy of application make pastels an individually expressive medium. The directness of the medium often brings a uniquely personal application – like handwriting.
The brilliance of color is one of the most seductive characteristics of the pastel medium for me. I will share how I approach my own work from inspiration to working methods and will go over many of the resources available today for pastel enthusiasts. I’ll be focusing on the visual language of the landscape as nature continues to provide a powerful catalyst in the evolution of my work.
There is always that moment when light falls on a subject in just such a way that the ordinary becomes extraordinary. Then that creative spark ignites the painting process. Though I spend a lot of time working plein air, my pastels are composed and created in the studio.

About the Artist
This full-time professional artist is a signature member of the prestigious Pastel Society of America as well as Pastel Society of the Southwest.
    Her pastel paintings have been published in American Artist, Artist’s Magazine and International Artist Magazine. Corporations have responded to the richly colored landscapes, and her work is included in numerous corporate collections such as Verizon, Ford Motor Company, AT&T, Mary Kay Cosmetics, Merrill Lynch, Lucent Technologies, Ernst & Young and Dallas Business Journal. Three of her pastels now grace the new Fort Belvoir Hospital. For more about her art, please visit her website.www.marianhirsch.com 

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Diane Rappisi pastel demo/mini-workshop at PSSW Meeting April 1st


Portrait Artist, Diane Rappisi will give a demo at 10am and a mini workshop from 1pm-4pm on Saturday, April 1st.

The demo is free to all. The workshop is $50 for members and $60 for non-members. Diane is a contemporary realist painter whose work fuses the light and chroma of the Cape Cod colorists with the form and structure of the traditional Italian and French academies. She was featured in the  Dec.2014 issue of Pastel Journal and this summer will have her work included in “Pure Color 2.” For more information about Diane, please see her web site at www.rappisiart.com.

For more about the Pastel Society of the Southwest see http://pssw.info

All meetings are held at the Stacy Furniture Community Room, 1900 S. Main Street, Grapevine, TX 76021. Click here for map and directions


Submitted by Pastel Society of Southwest. Email: twengler@sbcglobal.net

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Lynda Conley Pastel Demonstration for Trinity Arts Guild August 29

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TAG meetings are held on the first Monday evening of the month (except for Labor Day.) Visitors and guests are welcome to attend our monthly meetings and demonstrations. 

Our next meeting will be on Monday, August 29th, 2016 at 6:30 pm. 

Location: Trinity Arts Guild Gallery, Bedford Boys Ranch, 2819 R. D. Hurt Pkwy., Bedford, TX 76095-0671 (817) 283-1422   http://trinityartsguild.net

Lynda Conley will be the demo artist.

 Lynda Conley has resided in Texas most of her life.  Growing up she was enamored with art.  Her continued desire to pursue art was affirmed by receiving art scholarships during college.  She graduated with honors from Texas Christian University in 1982 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.  

Originally Lynda found success painting in watercolor.  She was later introduced to pastels and fell in love with the medium.  In most recent years, her work has focused on painting the landscape in pastels.

Passionate about nature, she paints botanical subjects and animals as well.  International travel has also inspired her to paint picturesque scenes from foreign locations.

 Lynda is a signature member of the Pastel Society of America, the Pastel Society of the West Coast and the Pastel Society of the Southwest.  She has received awards both locally and nationally for her colorful work.

TAG September Gold by Lynda Conley

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