Tall Grass Arts Association will present the works of six exceptional artists in this new exhibit opening on Saturday, October 1, 2022.
The artists included in Water Marks – Margi Hafer, Pat Coffman Huss, Paula Mattson, Chuck Michaels, Sandy Newell, and Richard Schmidt – all have created bodies of work in watercolor, sometimes as the only medium and occasionally in combination with other media.
Their subject matter ranges from portraits to still life, mountain landscapes to city architecture, whimsical animals to complex abstractions. Many are based on traditional handling of transparent watercolors, while others are experiments with various papers and surfaces, everyday objects including bubble wrap, coffee filters and doilies to create unusual textures and patterns, along with layering, stenciling, and lifting paint.
The artists have commented on how they find watercolor the most challenging and exciting medium they have worked with; how they enjoy the process of capturing a moment in time, or the essence of topics and objects that provide richness in their lives, or of being able to share a memory with others of a particular place. They share that they find joy and peace when they are painting.
Water Marks will include more than sixty paintings and curators Claudia Craemer and Debbie Craemer invite everyone to attend the Opening Reception on Saturday, October 1, from 1 to 3pm to welcome the artists and view all their wonderful works.
Tall Grass Arts Association
367 Artists Walk, Park Forest, IL 60466
www.tallgrassarts.org 708 748 3377