“Hybrid” General Assembly of the Valley Art Association | visual arts

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Award-winning watercolor artist Lynn Ferris will demonstrate some of her techniques for creating light and sparkle. The meeting is in person and via Zoom. Email [email protected] for the link.

Ferris, who lives in both Florida and Berkeley Springs, WV, is a beautiful full-time artist who works exclusively in watercolor, working from her home studios and focusing on light and shadow. In addition to making, exhibiting and selling her art, she has taught nationally for over 25 years.

“My specialty is light and how it works,” she explains. “I developed a different technique than most artists use. I start by designing a pattern of light that will dictate my composition, then I paint the shadows first.”

Ferris will be offering a six-week watercolor workshop for the VAA at the Mansion House this summer, Thursdays from July 6 to August 11, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Although the program is largely full, she is accepting applications to join a waiting list; email him at:

“I call my workshops ‘Capturing the Light’,” says Ferris. “Like many watercolor artists, I am drawn to the medium for its ability to capture the dramatic effects of light and shadow. For many years now I have painted all my shadows first. I will add a second layer shadow some areas for clarity, before adding local color.The local color becomes the “fun at the end” and is not always faithful to the original scene, but accentuates it. »

Ferris is an iconic member of the American Watercolor Society, the National Watercolor Society, and the Transparent Watercolor Society of America. Her work has been featured in Watercolor Magazine and can be seen in the prestigious Splash book series published by North Light. His numerous awards include “Best of Show” in the annual Florida Watercolor Society and Tallahassee Watercolor Society exhibitions and The Artist’s Magazine All-Media Competition. His work is part of the permanent collection of the Daytona Beach Museum of Arts and Sciences. For more information on the artist, visit her website at www.lynnferris.com.

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