Friday, June 01, 2018

Madison Art Society spotlights two upcoming demonstrations by noted artists.

Thursday June 7 - Bivenne Harvey Staiger, watercolorist will demonstrate her technique

Thursday July 5 - Portrait artist Jack Montmeat oil painting demonstration 
Location: Madison Senior Center, Bradley Road, Madison CT.
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.  Open to all.

Bivenne Staiger is a classically trained artist and former textile designer who is drawn to the subject of flowers, trees, and animals, especially birds. Through her painting, Bivenne shares her love for birds and nature, light, and pattern. She is an elected artist member of the Salmagundi
"Standing Out"  watercolor by Benvenne Harvey Staiger
Club, American Artists Professional League, and Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club in New York City. She has also served as the Vice President of the Connecticut Watercolor Society and President of the Art Guild of Middletown. She enjoys painting from her own inspiration and welcomes commissions.
Jack Montmeat is an award-winning local portrait painter and illustrator with a studio in East Lyme, CT. Jack grew up in Old Lyme, and began taking classes at the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts as a teenager. After receiving his BFA from the Columbus College of Art and Design in Columbus, Ohio in 2002, as well as studying in Paris and Florence, he began painting portraits full-time. 

Jack has received many awards for his portraiture, including winning first place in the Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists “Faces of Spring 2007” exhibition which was juried by renowned portrait artist Aaron Shikler. Jack is a three time recipient of the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant. He also recently received a Stobart Fellowship which enabled him to study independently in the museums of Paris. Jack has been teaching drawing and painting as well as monitoring at the Lyme Art Association since 2002. Jack is also an illustrator for Major League Baseball.  Paloma (oil, 28×22) by Jack Montmeat was a Portrait finalist in the 24th Annual Art Competition.  

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