Date(s) & Time(s)::
November 21, 2013 at 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM
Location: Amherst Community Church, 77 Washington Highway, Snyder, New York
Phone: 716 867-9044
The Niagara Frontier Watercolor Society announces its November meeting and artist demonstration to be held on Thursday, November 21st at 7 pm at the Amherst Community Church on Washington Hwy in Snyder. The featured artist demonstrator will be our own star, Kathleen Giles from Gasport, New York. Kathleen has been painting primarily in transparent watercolor for twenty three years in a style she calls romantic realism. She is most inspired by dramatic lighting, no matter the subject. From people to landscapes and florals, strong values and colorful shadows are the hallmark of her work. Mostly self-taught through reading and experimentation Kathleen strives to always be open to fresh approaches so her work is always evolving. Teaching weekly watercolor classes for the past fifteen years, she believes teaching can be as educational to the teacher as to the students and values her artistic relationships with her students.
She is a signature member of the NFWS group and has won numerous awards including three First Place ribbons. She won Best Of Show in both the Allentown Art Festival in Buffalo and the Lewiston Art Show this past summer. Her painting, “Where’s Lily?” won a first place at the Lewiston Art Show in the summer of 2012 and was accepted into the American Watercolor Society Show in April of 2013. Kathleen’s painting “Peonies in the Spotlight” won second place in the International Artist Magazine featured in the Oct/Nov issue. She is also featured in a two page spread in American Art Collector in the October issue. One of the artist’s paintings, “Grandma’s Milk Glass” will be included in Splash 15, a book of contemporary watercolors. She has co-hosted the popular weekly cable show on Lockport Cable television entitled “Watercolor with Jody and Kathy” with Jody Ziehm since the fall of 2012. She has paintings in collections around the country, as well as Europe and Japan. For more information and to see more of her work visit her online at www.kgilesstudio.com.
Visitors are invited to hear about watercolor classes and upcoming events, watch the demo, and enjoy refreshments with a group of enthusiastic fellow artists and art lovers. For more information about NFWS, check out our website, www.nfws.org, or our facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/niagarafrontierwatercolorsociety