Lucy Breeden Watercolor Workshop at the Whittier Art Gallery

by Robin Schroeder 25. November 2012 19:25
Watercolor batik on rice paper
Workshop given by Lucy Breeden at the Whittier Art Gallery downstairs studio
Dates: Wed, Nov. 28, and Friday, Nov. 30
3 hours each day
Cost: $75 for both days
Call or visit the Gallery to register and pre-pay
Email Lucy for more info:

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Art Workshops Welcomes JoAnna Abrahamian!

by Robin Schroeder 22. August 2012 17:04 Proudly Welcomes JoAnna Abrahamian!
JoAnna and PunkinJoanna is an accomplished artist working in colored pencil, graphite and watercolor. She specializes in botanical illustration and will soon be featuring animal portraits. JoAnna was born and raised in Whittier and worked for many years in the conservation and restoration of textiles. She has been concentrating on her artwork for the last 14 years, starting with watercolor and then moving to colored pencil and graphite. For More Information, visit JoAnna Abrahamian's site in

Mr. Snickers, Animal Portrait, Graphite Pumpkins, Watercolor Amaryllis Lifecycle, Botanical Illustration, Colored Pencil

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New Paintings by Marty Wilson!

by Robin Schroeder 12. July 2012 18:02

Wonderful new watercolor pieces by Marty Wilson!
In the artist's own words:
'The Joshua Tree National Park has become a favorite place to visit. The Joshua trees are rather bizarre and each one tells a different story, sometimes having multiple branches and sometimes only one. '
Joshua Tree Vista Sunset in the Tropics

For More Information, visit Marty Wilson's Page in

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Workshops at the Whittier Art Gallery with Lucy Breeden

by Robin Schroeder 6. July 2012 04:27
Workshops In Watercolor Batik
Learn to paint beautiful batik watercolors on rice paper!
Lucy Breeden will be presenting 4-hour workshops at the Gallery during August.
Exact dates and times to be announced, based on student preferences. Registration at the Gallery and pre-payment are required. The cost per student is: $50: one 4-hour workshop; $75: two 4-hour workshops.
Returning students receive a $10 discount! Some materials will be provided, including wax and rice paper, but students will need to bring their own watercolor paints and brushes. A supplies list will be available at the Gallery or by email after July 11. For more information please email if you are interested, or call 562 693-8816 after July 11.

Watercolor: Loosen Up Your Painting With Lucy
Are your watercolor paintings too small, too precise, too tight? Work on loosening them up with artist Lucy Breeden. She is offering 3 a class of 3 sessions, 3 hours each day, in August. Exact times and dates to be determined, based on student preferences. Registration at the Gallery and pre-payment are required. The cost per student is $75 for all 3 days. Have fun using different approaches to making your work bolder, bigger, and more beautiful! Students will need to bring their own watercolor paints and brushes. A supplies list will be available at the Gallery or by email after July 11. For more information please email if you are interested, or call 562 693-8816 after July 11.

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New Work by Marty Wilson on!

by Robin Schroeder 21. July 2010 19:45

Please check out two new watercolor pieces by Marty Wilson!
In the artist's own words:
'The steep mountains dropping dramatically into the sea along the Big Sur coastline are dramatic sights. There is a nice juxtapostion of the wild ruggedness of the terrain with man's attempt to find refuge and tame a small part of it. The circling hawks keep watch. '
Big Sur Lunch at Napenthe

For More Information, visit Marty Wilson's Page in

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Bernard Stanley Hoyes at the Bluebird Arthouse

by Robin Schroeder 6. May 2010 06:14

Bernard Stanley Hoyes
Presents: “Landscapes in transition”
Bluebird Art House
Reception: May 8th, 2010 5 – 10pm
Runs: May 8th to May 30th

Whittier, CA - Visual art master Bernard Stanley Hoyes is swirling his magical paint brush once again. The artist/sculptor traveled the globe last year, making headlines with his New York installation of a six-foot blue fin tuna sculpture, titled "The Grand Catch," which he crafted from granite in Fuzhou City in the Fujian Province of China, and then touring Amsterdam and Germany on his "2009 Fall Tour-Europe." The Bluebird Art House will now experience his kaleidoscope of vision with a new show entitled "Landscapes; flora and fauna, watercolor impressions of the Land in transition" on May 8, 2010 in Whittier, CA. The Bluebird Art House is located at 6747 Bright Avenue in Whittier. Hoyes is well recognized for his wizardry with a paintbrush. His uncanny ability to recreate reality on canvas has continuously defied logic. Viewers are seduced into a vision of multi-dimensionality as his creations beckon senses that reach beyond mere sight. Summoning creativity from a deep and insightful space, Hoyes channels from revered ancestral sources. His ability to hone such sensitivity within his work heightens the vibrational flow and tempers a mood far beyond the canvas' border. "I took a direct and intuitive approach in rendering the spirit of the Land. My emphasis is on contemplation of Nature and its offering of Spiritual Satisfaction. The compositions are more suggestive and less descriptive. I relied on the controlled recession of details through plane after plane, allowing the observer to wander across, into the picture space, in a kind of vicarious experience of Nature. These works have been my meditation," cites Hoyes.

Hoyes's formal art studies began at Junior Art Centre at the Institute of Jamaica. At age 15 he left Jamaica for New York City. His art studies continued at the Art Students League and Vermont Academy. A heady combination of his drive to excel at art and the influence of the civil rights movement placed Hoyes at the helm of propelling the Academy to institute social and cultural programs. Upon graduation he was the first recipient of the Frederick Stanley Art Award and saw the launching of the school's first formal arts department. When Hoyes attended an alumnus reception some years later he felt pride in seeing the new edifice housing a formal art department. He earned a Bachelor in Fine Arts in painting and graphic design from the California School of Arts and Crafts in Oakland.

His recognition and celebration of traditional African religion and spirituality continues to find universal appeal, stunning audiences worldwide as evidenced by his collectors, Oprah Winfrey, Natalie Cole, Steve Harvey, Keenan Ivory Wayans and the National Urban League. Selections of Hoyes' work have been featured in several television shows including the Showtime hit series, "Dexter," and President Barack Obama has even been photographed in front of his work. His craft has been celebrated internationally in galleries around the world. Hoyes is currently developing a sculpture garden on a three acre mesa in Desert Hot Springs, CA.

Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Hoyes demonstrated artistic abilities early on. Heavily influenced by his great aunt in rural Jamaica, he was exposed to revival cults, ceremonies and rituals, planting seeds deep within that would manifest as art in his later years. The colorful blossoms from those seeds continue to bloom at the Bluebird Art House.

For more information call the Bluebird Art House at (562) 696-9493 or visit them at

Jump into color with Bernard Hoyes at

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Paul Jackson Watercolor Workshop

by Robin Schroeder 25. April 2010 22:46

American watercolorist, Paul Jackson, will be teaching a workshop in Long Beach, CA, July 16-18.

Paul teaches dozens of workshops every year -- this will be his first in Long Beach. The subject matter will be a dramatic landscape. Jackson’s artwork has been on the cover of the Artist’s magazine four times in recent years. Other media featuring Jackson ’s work include: American Artist, Watercolor magazine, Watercolor Magic, Watercolor Artist, Forbes Magazine, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, NPR, CBS News, The Baltimore Sun, The St Louis Post, The Kansas City Star, and TWA’s Ambassador Magazine. Workshop Coordinator, Debbie Lewis, who grew up in Whittier, will be hosting Paul and his wife Marla, during their three-day stay in Long Beach.

Click here for more details
Paul Jackson's website:
Please email Debbie Lewis for more info or to register:

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New Work by Vicki Schramm!

by Robin Schroeder 12. April 2010 05:52

Please visit the site and check out Vicki Schramm's new work!

For More Information, visit Vicki Schramm's page in

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New Work by Marty Wilson!

by Robin Schroeder 31. March 2010 08:13

Stop by and check out Marty Wilson's new artwork!

Connection Canna and Coleus Anza Borrego

For More Information, visit Marty Wilson's page in

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New work by Donna Larson!

by Robin Schroeder 15. March 2010 23:27

Check out this new work by Donna Larson!
San Gabriel Canyon, Cambria (California) and Aspens are among the inspirations for her beautiful watercolors!


For More Information, visit Donna Larson's page in

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