Monday, April 21, 2014

Mark Mehaffey • 
Workshop • May 19th thru 21st

Lake Granbury Art Association's Shanley House Gallery presents the following workshop opportunity.

Mark Mehaffey • 
• May 19th thru 21st

"Ghost Ranch Rocks" Click Image to Enlarge
“I paint, I travel and teach, I paint, I fish, I hang out with family and friends, I paint,” so said artist, Mark Mehaffey. This prolific watermedia artist travels from his Michigan home to teach a four day workshop at the Shanley House Art Gallery, home of the Lake Granbury Art Association.

Mehaffey describes himself as a “watermedia” artist. This term includes transparent watercolor, acrylic and gouache, which can be described as opaque watercolor. His style is neither abstract or representational, but both/and. He works on various weights of watercolor paper, depending on the paint he is using, but also creates bold paintings on a newer surface called Yupo. More about that later.

An article in Southwest Art, September, 2012, noted that Mehaffey is likely to have multiple paintings in the works, in different styles and at various stages of completion in his studio, and flips back and forth between them. “He is inspired by so many things,” the writer observed, “that he feels he must paint them simultaneously.” Mehaffey admits he could live three lifetimes and still have more to paint.

This prolific artist earned a BFA from Michigan State, with honors, and taught in public schools for 30 years. He now paints, lectures, has
written a book, “Creative Watercolor Workshop” and teaches workshops.

The prestigious Shanghai Zhujiajiao Watercolor Biennial was open for the first time in 2010 to artists outside China. This exhibition is billed as the largest watercolor exhibit of its kind in the world and was curated to coincide with the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai. There were over 230 total paintings accepted into the show; twenty-four American artists were represented; fifteen equal awards were given by the award jury. Only two Americans earned this distinction – Mark Mehaffey and John Salminen.

Click HERE to send an e-mail to reserve your spot!
A deposit of $75 is required to save yourself a spot. Mail to the address below.
Cost $290 (additional cost for non-members)

Please make your check out to LGAA.
Dr. Diana J. Littlejohn 4027 Fairway Drive DCBE Granbury, Texas 76049 
Cell: 817-578-1842 Home: 817-326-5629