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NEWSLETTER

ASSOCIATED ARTISTS of the INLAND EMPIRE

JANUARY DEMONSTRATOR ARTIST

     

TOM FONG

JUNE 2003 DEMONSTRATOR HIGHLIGHTS

     Tom Fong, Artist-Instructor, a native Californian, graduated from UCLA with a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Design.
     Tom has studied with James Couper Wright, Robert Uecker, and attended workshops conducted by, among others, Milford Zornes, George Post, and Robert E. Wood.
     He merges the simplicity and serenity of the Far East with the bright colors of the West in his painting. Tom paints bold, spontaneous, and with a willingness to explore and express himself freely. He lets chance and improvisation create excitement in his art. Tom finishes his work with calligraphic brushstrokes retaining only the elements necessary for meaning.      Tom teaches on a regular basis through Adult Education and Community College Services and also conducts special watercolor workshops such as those sponsored by Santa Monica and Mt. San Antonio Colleges, Cal State LA, and Brand Art Studio. Tom is also a continuing guest instructor for the Yosemite National Park Association.
     His watercolors have been included in national juried exhibitions. His work is also included in Splash 6, and he was featured in the Watercolor Page of the American Artist, June, 2001 issue.
     Tom has earned Signature Membership in Watercolor West where he currently serves as President. By request, he gives watercolor demonstrations and conducts workshops.  Tom's dedication to his art makes Tom Fong a welcome and treasured artist demonstrator for our meeting.

JUNE 11, 2003
WATERCOLOR DEMONSTRATION

      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     
 

JUNE EXHIBITING ARTIST

Joann Woodward

     Expressing various forms of creativity has always been a very important part of life for Joann Woodward.  Early on she had a love of fashion which she pursued to earn a degree in Art/ Home Economics at the University of California at Santa Barbara.  Creating fashion and cooking were her outlets then, but she had a taste of her future by studying watercolor under Robert Fenton.  Sometime later a friend dragged her to a class taught by James Cooper Wright in Pasadena.  Joann was hooked, but painting waited in the wings for later due to her family duties and civic commitments.
     In the late eighties, Joann’s family moved to Upland.  She decided that was the time to paint.  She felt fortunate to study with Sharon Yatsko.  When she returned to the work force she used her creativity by arranging displays  at the hospital gift shop.  Painting has also nurtured Joann as a therapy during a battle with cancer, and as a cancer survivor.
     Presently Joann paints with the Art Box Studio group led by Sylvia Megerdichian.  She has also studied with Milford Zornes and Angela Hernandez.  Sylvia has influenced a freer, looser style.  Joann enjoys exploring the building of transparent glazes and strives to bring brighter colors to her work.   She says, “Realizing this love of watercolor is a life long process with good days and bad...just like my golf game.  It keeps me going.”
     A variety of subject matter intrigues Joann-everything from florals to cats and travel scenes.  Photographs from a recent trip to Italy have led her to create a series of landscape and floral paintings.  Her sunflowers painting was featured in a Pasadena showcase house.  This led to work being shown in John Robert’s Floral Shop in La Canada as well as other area venues. 
 

 
 

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