Saturday, November 19, 2016, The Guild of Harwich Artists hosted well-known Cape Cod watercolorist and teacher, Vera Champlin. Ms. Champlin created a new watercolor and explained how she approaches this most magical medium. Her paintings celebrate the natural world captured in atmospheric plein air views and through still lifes of flowers, fruit and vegetables. She loves watercolor and finds it a perfect fit for her, an ongoing challenge with so many possibilities, which can be ruined with a heavy hand yet has great range to convey the delicate to the most powerful imagery.
In addition to spending the summer of 1969 at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Ms. Champlin earned a BFA in Painting and Graphics from the University of New Hampshire in 1972. Since 2000, after a background in dance, pastry arts, and retail, Ms. Champlin shifted her focus to the mastery of watercolor and has garnered awards from a number of art associations. Further, Ms. Champlin has been featured numerous times in American Art Collector and in International Artist Publishing’s “How Did You Paint That? 100 Ways to Paint Your Favorite Subject.” Her teachers have included Christie Velesig, Arnold Desmarais, Mel Stabin and Mary Whyte. Ms. Champlin continues to work closely with collectors and win honors with her paintings in juried shows.
The Guild of Harwich Artists hold monthly meetings January through May, and in October and November, at the Harwich Community Center, 100 Oak Street, Harwich, MA. Each meeting features a well-known Cape artist demonstrator. All programs are free and open to the public, with light refreshments served.