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Steve Puttrich Saturday Oct 5th

Steve Puttrich Saturday Oct 5th

Illinois Watercolor Society Meeting and Demo

Steve Puttrich Artist Demo —Saturday October 5, 2019 10 a.m.
Open and FREE to the public.
Oak Brook Public Library, 600 Oak Brook Rd

Steve Puttrich is a unique combination of award-winning artist in oil and watercolor, and an inspiring and successful teacher.  He understands how people learn and what is needed to inspire confidence and build skills in artistry.

After spending 35 years as an artist, designer, architectural illustrator and vice president of marketing for a world-wide engineering firm, Steve is now creating a life being a husband to his artist/wife Bobbie Puttrich and full-time fine artist and instructor. His passion for teaching is second only to his love of painting.

Steve Puttrich Artist Demo —Saturday October 5, 2019 10 a.m

Open and FREE to the public. Oak Brook Public Library, 600 Oak Brook Road

Fatima Figueiredo Artist Demo August 3

Fatima Figueiredo Artist Demo August 3

Illinois Watercolor Society Meeting and Demo
Fatima Figueiredo Artist Demo —Saturday August 3, 2019 10 a.m.
Open and FREE to the public. Oak Brook Public Library, 600 Oak Brook Road

Fatima was born in Brazil, and lived most of her life in Rio de Janeiro. Her interest in the combination of pencil drawing, color, and landscapes view was evident at an early age, when she regularly created drawings of all the houses and yards in her neighborhood. In 1980 Fatima graduated with a degree in Industrial Design from Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. After graduation, Fatima worked in Industrial Design for over twenty years.

In 1999, a corporate relocation brought Fatima and her family to United States, Geneva, IL, and brushes and paints captured her attention once again.

Fatima began to paint watercolors as a means of expanding her techniques and integrating her varied artistic interests. She studied with several Chicago-area artists.

Through the years, Fatima became very involved in the community. She painted the mural “Once upon a time” at the Geneva History Center, and has several watercolors of Geneva historic landmarks in private and public collections.

Fatima is currently member of the Wayne Art League, Greater Geneva Art League, Transparent Watercolor Society of America and Signature Member of Illinois Watercolor Society.

Fatima Figueiredo Artist Demo —Saturday August 3, 2019 10 a.m.

Open and FREE to the public. Oak Brook Public Library, 600 Oak Brook Rd

George Bruce Art Demo

George Bruce Art Demo

George Bruce Art Demo
Saturday, June 1st, 10 a.m.

Open and FREE to the public.
Oak Brook Public Library, 600 Oak Brook Rd

Cottage by George Bruce

George Bruce has a degree in Fine and Applied Arts / Graphics and Advertising Design from University of Illinois, Champaign. He worked in the Graphic Design areas of several major corporations, then became part owner of a Marketing / Packaging Design Company in Chicago. After retiring, George pursued his lifelong desire for fine arts. Currently, George teaches watercolor and oil pastel at The DuPage Art League. His watercolors are rich in a beautiful traditional, timeless style that are very popular at The Proud Fox Gallery in Geneva IL. His work is also shown in other various places in the region. Be sure to attend George’s watercolor demonstration on Saturday, June 1st. You will truly enjoy watching a fine artist at work.

Open and FREE to the public.
Oak Brook Public Library, 600 Oak Brook Rd

James Winn Artist Presentation —— Saturday April 6, 2019 10 a.m.

James Winn Artist Presentation —— Saturday April 6, 2019 10 a.m.

Open and FREE to the public. Oak Brook Public Library, 600 Oak Brook Road

Lotus Blossoms by James Winn
Illinois Landscape by James Winn

James Winn grew up in Illinois, studied in Illinois and has spent his career painting the Midwestern landscape. He has  also kayaked into the vast lotus beds of the Mississippi. There he found sharp contrasting patterns of shadow and colorful saturated light. Here there is no trace of man, just the primal exotic beauty of lilies, birds and frogs; a hint of Eden. Winn has had numerous one-person exhibits in Chicago and New York; he also exhibits regularly in Santa Fe, Milwaukee, and many other cities. Winn is represented in private, corporate, and public collections from The Art Institute of Chicago, The Illinois State Library, and the State Department in Washington, D.C., to regional museums and university collections. Winn is truly a master fine artist. Don’t miss James Winn’s very motivating and inspiring presentation on how to transform yourself from a painter to an artist.

Open and FREE to the public. Saturday, April 6, 10 a.m. Oak Brook Public Library, 600 Oak Brook Road

David Dallison Demo Saturday Oct 6

David Dallison Demo Saturday Oct 6

Illinois Watercolor Society Demonstration
Saturday, October 6, 2018, 10 AM. FREE to all.

Guest Artist David E. Dallison
Oak Brook Public Library,
600 Oak Brook Road, Oak Brook, IL  60523

David has been a professional artist since graduating from the Ontario College of Art in Toronto, Canada, in 1987. Since then, he has lived twenty years in the Chicago area, two years in Munich, Germany, and two years in Guangzhou, China. He now lives in Waukegan, Illinois.

Over the last 25 years, he has explored and painted the people and landscapes of diverse cultures, such as Italy, Turkey, Viet Nam, France, Russia, Ireland, England, Spain, The Czech Republic, Slovenia, Germany, Poland, Hungary, Croatia, India, Nepal, Thailand, Indonesia, China, Japan, Cambodia, etc. Encountering exotic locales and diverse cultures through painting has allowed him to observe what is shared and common to much of humanity. His paintings tell the story of his travels and are a celebration of this earth and the places, events, and people that particularly inspire him. 

His wonderful watercolors can be found on his website at www.davidedallison.com

Enjoy his live watercolor demonstration at The Oak Brook Library, 600 Oak Brook Road, Oak Brook, IL  60523.

Ken Call Demonstration Sat. Aug 4, 2018

Ken Call Demonstration Sat. Aug 4, 2018

Demonstration by Ken Call, Saturday, August 4, 2018

Oak Brook Public Library, 600 Oak Brook Road, Oak Brook, IL  60523
Saturday, August 4, 2018. 10 AM – 12 PM. FREE to all.
Guest Artist Ken Call

Born and raised in Rochelle, Illinois, I went on to graduate from the American Academy of Art in 1980 with an Associates Degree in Illustration and Watercolor. I have worked as a national freelance artist for many years and spent 1993 and 1994 studying and painting in Paris, France. I am now living in Northbrook Illinois with my wife and two children.

After beginning my career as a studio artist, I soon branched out on my own, beginning a successful freelance career, which to date has led to the creation of over 500 illustrations for books, magazines, art publishers, advertising agencies and corporations.  In the last few years, I have made the transition to fine art and portraiture. Many of my originals are hanging in galleries and homes across the country. Several awards have led to Signature status in the American Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Society, Missouri Watercolor Society, Montana Watercolor Society along with being a Master Signature member with the Transparent Watercolor Society of America and Illinois Watercolor Society.

Ken Call Watercolor Demonstration.

Non-Members are welcome to attend. FREE to all.
Oak Brook Public Library, 600 Oak Brook Road, Oak Brook IL,

For more information please contact: IWS Meeting Chair,
dan@dandanielson(dot)com

June 2018 Meeting

June 2018 Meeting

Eileen Mueller Neill at our June 2018 meeting

Our guest demo artist at our June meeting was Eileen Mueller Neill. Eileen brought many of beautiful original pieces to the delight of everyone. In addition to the demo, she also shared her thought process from the conceptual beginning of an idea to the finished detailed brush strokes. Thank-you Eileen.

 

Eileen Mueller Neill Demo. June 2, 2018

Eileen Mueller Neill Demo. June 2, 2018

Oak Brook Public Library, 600 Oak Brook Road, Oak Brook, IL  60523
Saturday, June 2, 2018. 10 AM – 12 PM. FREE to all.
Guest Artist Eileen Mueller Neill

Be sure not to miss the upcoming IWS demo by Eileen Mueller Neill on Saturday, June 2nd. It promises to be an inspiring and informative event for all watercolorists.

Eileens formal art training began in 1958, at Cass Technical High School in Detroit, Michigan. There, she took her first watercolor class and began experimenting with paper sculpture.

After graduating from high school, she continued her art education on scholarship at Columbus College of Art and Design, in Columbus, Ohio, where she received a BFA in 1965 and was later awarded a honorary MFA in 1993.

Currently Eileen works out of her studio in Riverwoods, Illinois. There, she has been illustrating and designing for publishers and advertising agencies over the past forty years.

She has exhibited across the country, winning several watercolor awards as well as admiration from young and old.  

Non-Members are welcome to attend. FREE to all.
Oak Brook Public Library, 600 Oak Brook Road, Oak Brook IL,
For more information please contact: IWS Meeting Chair,
dan at dandanielson.com