Nightscapes with Christine Ivers -2 Day Workshop is excellent for those who want to learn how to paint dynamic, eye catching night scenes with the high contrast of neon lights, street lights and the darkness of the night. Chris will show you her techniques for emphasizing this beautiful effect. As a master pastelist, Chris will demonstrate in pastels, however oil or acrylic painters are welcome to learn these exciting techniques. This workshop is for all levels. Enjoy painting and learning in relaxed atmosphere with demos and critiques included.and an emphasis on composition, drawing and color temperature. Chris will also share over 40 years of art direction experience to teach you how to take better reference photos to work from.
Chris brings the night to life as she demonstrates the techniques that make her paintings shimmer with reflections and glowing lights. From learning how to lay out a complicated urban scene to putting on the final touches that make the night exciting to paint, you are sure to enjoy watching her transform her handmade surface into a beautiful nightscape.
Date: Sat - Sun Nov 2-3, 2019
Location: Linda S. Marino Art Studio and Gallery
Address: 183 Montowese St., Suite G, Branford, CT
Cost: $300 includes gourmet boxed lunch each day
Most Supplies are included.
The Artwork of Christine Ivers has been described as vibrant and textural with dynamic light. The effects she achieves can run the gamut between high contrast and a gentle softness that brings to life the paintings she creates. From the contrasts of night's darkness and glowing lights in what she calls her "NightScapes," to the subtle play of colors filtered through nature's atmosphere in her landscape paintings, Chris paints with a freedom that is easily seen in the strokes of pastel as well as in her oils.
Teaching is all part of the artist's life as she dedicates herself to help others to hone their talents in order to better express themselves through whatever medium they prefer to work in. She travels nationally to share her skills through workshops. As a semi-retired advertising professional, she not only teaches painting but also helps artists to become better acquainted with the digital revolution that has evolved over the last decade.
Chris attained a BFA in painting and two dimensional design from Hartford Art School in 1973 and found work in the advertising field for the last 40 years. She has been Creative Director at numerous ad agencies and in 1986 broke off on her own to start her own company. She works with artists in that cross-over world of fine art and digital photography to teach them how to better promote themselves.
After raising four daughters, Chris returned to her passion and works in pastels and oils. She is the Past-President of the CT Pastel Society where she also holds Signature Artist Membership. Chris is also a Master Pastelist of the Pastel Society of America, an Elected Artist Member at Lyme Art Association. Allied Artists of America, Audubon Artists, and with Academic Artists of America. Other memberships are with CT Women Artists, Salmagundi Club NYC, and numerous other art organizations.
Chris has won numerous awards and has paintings in private collections throughout New England. Her paintings were chosen by the International Association of Pastel Societies as one of eight finalists worldwide in two of the IAPS cover competitions and placed First in Pastels in the Richeson 75 Landscape Show, WI. Her paintings "Red on 5th" and "Salt" were chosen as two of Pastel Journal's Top 100.
She was inducted into the IAPS Master Circle of Pastelists. She was juried into PaintAmerica's Top 100 Artists for 2008 & 2010 with shows that traveled the country for next two years visiting Galleries and Museums. Chris has been published in Best of American Artists Pastel Edition, Practiqué des Arts (a French publication featuring artists from around the world), American Art Collector Magazine, The Pastel Journaland was honored with the Art Spirit Foundation Silver Medal Award for Excellence in Pastel at the Salmagundi Club in NYC.
link to Christine's website
Branford, CT 06405
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