Bob Holmes Demo Artist Aug 27 Meeting

Bob Holmes Demo Artist Aug 27 Meeting

Illinois Watercolor Society Meeting and Demo
Bob Holmes Artist Demo—Saturday August 27, 2022, 2pm.
Open and FREE to the public.
Oak Brook Public Library, 600 Oak Brook Rd


PREREGISTRATION online at Oak Brook Public Library. Click link to register

https://oak-brook.libcal.com/event/9187245

Limited to 75.

“Although I have never lived on a farm I have always been drawn to the rural life of small towns and farms. As a child growing up in Iowa I remember vividly running around my uncles farm with my cousins, or fishing and swimming with friends along a river. Now, as an artist, I want to invoke feelings of the serenity and happiness I felt from these times. Capturing a quiet and reflective moment of the sun setting on a farm or melting snow along a gravel road as winter begins to give way to spring are some of the things I’m after. For me the granaries and farm buildings are monuments to the hard working and humble people that built them.” 

PREREGISTRATION online at Oak Brook Public Library. Limited to 75.
Illinois Watercolor Society Meeting and Demo
Bob Holmes Artist Demo—Saturday August 27, 2022, 2pm.

Joan Bredendick Live Demo June 18

Joan Bredendick Live Demo June 18

Illinois Watercolor Society Meeting and Demo

Joan Bredendick Artist Demo — Saturday June 18, 2022, 2 p.m.
Open and FREE to the public.
Oak Brook Public Library, 600 Oak Brook Rd

Attendance will be limited to 50. You MUST register online with the Oak Brook Public Library. Click this library link to register.

https://oak-brook.libcal.com/event/9187241

Joan Bredendick Artist Demo —Saturday June 18, 2022 2 p.m. Open and FREE to the public. In person at Oak Brook Public Library, 600 Oak Brook Rd

“I use watercolor paint as a medium without preconceptions of what a “watercolor” painting should look like. Bringing light, beauty, whimsy into your field of vision for the brief moment I have your attention. All art is significant.” —Joan Bredendick

Open and FREE to the public. Register online ASAP. Only 50 seats available. Oak Brook Public Library, 600 Oak Brook Road

Joan Bredendick Artist Demo —Saturday June 18, 2022 2 p.m.
Free to the public. Limit 50. You must register. See above.

Bob Holmes Saturday, April 4

Bob Holmes Saturday, April 4

Illinois Watercolor Society Meeting and Demo

Bob Holmes Artist Demo — Saturday April 4, 2020 10 a.m.
Open and FREE to the public.
Oak Brook Public Library, 600 Oak Brook Rd

“Although I have never lived on a farm I have always been drawn to the rural life of small towns and farms. As a child growing up in Iowa I remember vividly running around my uncles farm with my cousins, or fishing and swimming with friends along a river. Now, as an artist, I want to invoke feelings of the serenity and happiness I felt from these times. Capturing a quiet and reflective moment of the sun setting on a farm or melting snow along a gravel road as winter begins to give way to spring are some of the things I’m after. For me the granaries and farm buildings are monuments to the hard working and humble people that built them.” 

Bob Holmes Artist Demo —Saturday April 4, 2020 10 a.m
Open and FREE to the public. Oak Brook Public Library, 600 Oak Brook Road

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

Fatima Figueiredo gave a wonderful demo and presentation of her work to a packed meeting room at the Oak Brook Library. Her finished watercolor was greatly admired by all. Thank you Fatima for such a beautiful floral painting and motivating demo.

We had a large crowd for Fatima’s demo last Saturday.

Fatima worked from a still-life setup and value sketch.
The beautiful final painting


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. You may see more of her work at http://www.figtreestudio.com/home.

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