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Date(s) - 14/12/2020
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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South Surrey and White Rock Art Society’s regular Christmas Pot Luck is CANCELLED.  We will be having a Zoom Monthly meeting starting at 7:00

Dec. 14, 2020      Nancy Grigsby          Demo Artist

Description:     Born in Windsor, Ont., Nancy grew up in the suburbs of Seattle and graduated from Washington State University in Pullman, WA with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications. She has been a professional artist since 1997. Her early career began in Seattle working in advertising and public relations as a copywriter and media buyer, truthfully hating every day of her job. Later she spent several happy and rewarding years in the travel industry as both a corporate and leisure travel agent and agency manager. Now as a full-time artist and instructor (best job ever!), she teaches classes and workshops throughout Washington state. Nancy works in both watercolour (representationally) and acrylic/mixed media (abstractly). Her paintings have been exhibited in local and national juried exhibitions, and are featured in private and corporate collections in Canada and the U.S. She was published in North Light Books’ “Splash 11: New Directions” (June, 2010) and she has been a contributing artist/writer to “Watercolor Artist” magazine. She is an active member and past Board member of the Northwest Watercolor Society; an active member of the National Watercolor Society; a juried member of Women Painters of Washington; a member of Allied Arts in Bellingham, WA; and is currently serving as Past President of the SSWRAS. She lives in Birch Bay, WA where she has been spending many happy and productive hours these last several months in her in-home studio.

I will present a very brief visual presentation of the “evolution” of my work over the years, beginning with watercolor and eventually moving into abstracts with acrylics, collage and other media. I will be doing a demo of one of my more simple approaches to acrylic/mixed media using stencils, collage, acrylic paint, inks, pencil and gel medium. I’ll show one way to start a painting and how to bring it all together using basic design principles, spatial identification, colour and line. While I will be working in a smaller format for online visual purposes (approximately 5-1/2 x 7), the techniques I will be demonstrating translate well to larger paintings. It is my hope that attending members will lose some of the fear or intimidation artists often have when attempting to work abstractly. Personally, I find abstract painting to be very freeing…and, therefore, a lot of fun