The Placerville Arts Association welcomes Howard Rees, auto-designer turned full-time artist to this month’s meeting, Sunday, May 19.
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He will be demonstrating the special techniques of oil painting.
The meeting is held at the El Dorado Senior Center (all ages are invited to the demonstration), 935 Spring St. in Placerville. The meeting begins at 1:30 p.m.
Rees claims that he was born with a paint brush in his hand. To this day, his favorite place to be is still at the end of that brush — whether it be in his studio in the California Gold Country or capturing a scene in a European Village.
A lifelong interest in art led Rees to the Art Center College of Design, in Los Angeles, where he earned his bachelor in fine arts degree in 1964.
In 1975, after working a number of years helping design the ever popular Mustang line for Ford and working at the Mattel Toy Co. designing the original ‘Red Line’ Hot Wheels cars, Rees left the corporate world to focus totally on his love of painting.
Today, Rees paints with equal proficiency in both watercolor and oil, and loves the unique challenges each medium presents.
His subject matter extends to Americana, local Gold Country scenes, intimate European street studies and magnificent vistas.
Rees will be holding a number of ‘plein aire’ workshops in 2013. There is an upcoming plein aire workshop scheduled for June 18 to 21 at Bridgeport. Another workshop is planned for Oct. 7 to 10 at Fort Bragg. Both of these venues have spectacular vistas to paint. Visit howardreesartist.com/workshops for complete information on those and other workshops.
This is a free event. The meeting begins with a short business meeting, followed by a brief meet-n-greet refreshment time. The demonstration usually begins about 2:15 p.m. and ends about 3:30 p.m.
Visit placervillearts.com to learn more about PAA, its artists, upcoming art shows and other activities.