Community Art Exhibit - January-March 2013
The Pâté Painters is an appropriate name for this group of seven artists because, when they get together to paint, they celebrate life and their friendship by enjoying fine foods and wines. In fact, their mutual respect for one another’s artistic ability and admiration for one another are the bases on which the group was founded. Each artist’s paintings depict places, people and scenes that are meaningful to him or her. All began their endeavors in the medium of transparent watercolor, but have developed their talents by adding other mediums or switching mediums altogether. The Pâté Painters’ works appear in public and private collections and galleries throughout the United States and Europe. They belong to such associations as Potomac Valley Watercolorists, the Washington Watercolor Association, the Montgomery Art Association, Olney Art Association, Rockville Art League, Maryland Pastel Society, Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts and the Baltimore Watercolor Society.
Carol Bouville works in watercolor, acrylic and collage and often combines these mediums to render landscapes, florals and street scenes, as well as the occasional abstract. Lieta Gerson uses watercolor, pastel and collage to capture her mainly abstract visions. Her approach to painting is totally intuitive, and she uses strong design elements rendered in bold, bright colors. Debra Halprin is the founder of the Pâté Painters and hosts the group’s weekly meetings. Her works have been featured in articles in The Washington Post, The Gazette Newspaper, and Washington Home & Design Magazine, among other publications.
Marian MacKerer is a contemporary still-life oil painter who enjoys painting everyday objects. She earned an AFA in Studio Art from Montgomery College. Pat Mulvenna is primarily a watercolor painter who enjoys landscapes and portraits. Recently she has been experimenting with acrylics and creative techniques to enhance her art.
Michael Shibley is a watercolor painter who focuses on landscape, gardens, collections of interesting shapes and colors and architectural elements in the landscape.
Julie Smith began painting in watercolor but has tried other mediums such as pastels and charcoal. Her favorite and current painting medium is acrylics.
The exhibit runs from January through March 2013. Greet the artists at a reception, January 22 from 5 - 7 p.m. Please reserve your spot, call 202-364-7602.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Sibley Hospital (Please call for exhibit reception venue)
5255 Loughboro Road, NW