Landscape architect, native plant enthusiast and artist, Lynne Cunningham, teaches people how to see patterns found in nature. This September, she will lead a class about seeing patterns and recording them with acrylic paint.
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Lynne has shown in 40 solo and group exhibits including 3 museum shows. Trained as a design professional (BSLA, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, Cal Poly SLO), she has painted for 8 years. Painting is her passion. Awards include first place for landscape paintings and two artist residencies for painting (2007 and Summer 2012). Her workshops are known for opening windows to individual development and big inspiration. Lynne paints in different styles and can respond to the different backgrounds of her students. She is represented in galleries in northern and southern California.
Nature in the Abstract – September 15-16, 2012; 9:30 AM- 4:30 PM. Immerse yourself in Nature’s patterns! Experiment with acrylics and abstracts based on life forms. Explore abstracting the patterns in nature by beginning with composition, then progress to the contrast of form and light in woodlands and the patterns found in waterscapes and gardens. Techniques are demonstrated to achieve painterly effects of texture, drama, spontaneity and the key to acrylics — blending edges. Visual concepts, demonstrations and small paintings fill the first day. Then a full day of painting and one-on-one teaching on the second day. Open to artists of all levels. Participants will paint flat on a support board, on gessoed watercolor paper. Prerequisite: Knowledge of mixing colors and the color wheel. An optional Friday evening get-together with visual presentation begins at 5:30 PM in the Nichols Gallery at Mendocino Art Center.