The New England Watercolor Society holds its annual meeting every March. A regular feature is a painting demonstration by a distinguished watercolorist or a panel discussion on painting.
The 2013 annual meeting will take place on March 17 at the Embassy Suites (formerly DoubleTree), 550 Winter St. Waltham, MA. There is no charge for the meeting portion of the day, which begins at 11:00 am. New signature members are invited to bring one watercolor for the membership to view.
At 12:30 pm, following the Annual Meeting, NEWS Members, Associates and friends will enjoy a delicious luncheon. The charge for the luncheon and the demonstration that follows it is $35 per person. This is a wonderful opportunity to visit with old friends while welcoming new artists to NEWS. Pesto marinated Chicken, maple au jus with rice pilaf and vegetable will be served. The plated luncheon includes starter salad, dessert, coffee or tea. Dietary restrictions may be accomodated by request.
If you'd like to attend the luncheon and Robert's demonstration immediately after, please download the RSVP form, fill it out and mail it with a check for $38 per person made payable to NEWS, to Wendy Hale, Treasurer, 335 East St., Duxbury MA 02332 by March 5. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door for $40.
Robert O’Brien, AWS won the gold medal for New England Watercolor Society’s Member Show in 2012 and he is a traditional painter of landscape and architectural studies. He studied with James Whatford, Tony Couch, and the late Marshall Joyce, AWS.
Born 1954, in Rochester, NY, Robert O’Brien has been painting in the watercolor medium for forty years. Since moving to Vermont in 1977, he has focused his work on landscape and architectural studies. Vermont, with its distinct four season climate, provides the artist with a wealth of subject matter and ever changing light effects.
The artist finds beauty in the ordinary, subtle reminders of everyday life in rural New England. In his own words, he is driven "to capture the vanishing landscape in my paintings" before they disappear forever as a result of the steady hand of "progress".