Member Registration Opens October 3, 2023 .........10:00 a.m.
This free demo is a Membership Benefit.
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BWS has a limited zoom capacity that can be expanded if we know to expect more participants. All registered participants will be sent the Zoom link before the program. Members who are there will be the first to see the presentation and be able to ask Alexis questions.
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Baltimore Watercolor Society ZOOM Meeting
A Demonstration using YUPO
Discussion of Mid-Atlantic top award winners
with Juror Alexis Lavine, NWS, TWSA, WHS, BWS,
Artist Alexis Lavine
As a dedicated and determined transparent watercolor painter, I concentrated on “plein air” painting for many years. Recently, however, I have become more of a studio painter, so I can take more time to design and craft my paintings. This enables me to create the most impact in my work, and communicate with my viewers as effectively as possible.
My painting subjects include landscapes, florals, still lives, figures, and abstracts, painted on a variety of surfaces. My watercolor paintings appear to be realistic … but they are thoughtfully conceived, strategically designed, and carefully drawn around abstract shapes, values, colors, movement, and positive and negative spaces. I believe that my approach gives my work a more contemporary feel, and results in paintings which convey my personal reaction to my subject, not merely the visual facts.
Education is tremendously important. I earned two bachelor’s degrees and a master’s degree in Medical Illustration, before embarking on my path as a painter. I continue to study art whenever possible, and I also teach painting and drawing classes and workshops. I love to speak about art, share my experience and knowledge, and help my students achieve greater success.
I have been teaching for many years, including watercolor and drawing workshops for adults as well as college level art classes. When the pandemic began, I switched to online teaching and think that it is a tremendous way to teach and to learn! My workshop for BWS will be my first in-person workshop, since Covid turned our lives upside down.
Recently honored as “One to Watch” by Watercolor Artist Magazine, I am also a signature member of several professional associations, including the National Watercolor Society, Watercolor USA Honor Society, and Transparent Watercolor Society of America. And I am very pleased to say that I have been a Signature Member and Life Member of BWS for a very long time! My paintings can be found in galleries from Maryland and south to the Virgin Islands.
I believes that teaching art is one of the most important things I can possibly do. I try to teach with enthusiasm, commitment, passion, humor, and humility.
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