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July 10, 2012 > Brilliant blossoms from July Guest Artist

Brilliant blossoms from July Guest Artist

Submitted By Sachie Johns

The Fremont Art Association is pleased to welcome its July Guest Artist, Kay Duffy on Wednesday, July 11 at The Fremont Art Centre in Niles-Fremont. Duffy is a landscape artist noted for brilliant rendering of blossoms. The artist will demonstrate watercolor painting of blossoming trees. This event is free and the public is welcome.

Duffy enjoys painting outdoors for the freedom and spontaneity it provides. Inspiration for studio work comes from sketches and slides, taken while walking in community, working in her garden, hiking in the wilderness or traveling in foreign lands. She captures impressions of nature and landscapes with bright colors, broad strokes, and strong shapes.

Her recent, more experimental work utilizes an original technique of texturing oriental papers with watercolor pigments. These papers are torn, arranged and collaged to create interesting abstract images. Metallic foil, pastel and opaque media are also utilized to enhance the image.

An advocate of open space preservation and a prominent figure in her community, Duffy teaches watercolor and collage at Hakone (Japanese) Gardens in Saratoga and provides demonstrations throughout the area. The City of Saratoga honored this local artist by presenting one of her paintings to Saratoga's sister city of Muko-shi in Japan. The County of Santa Clara also purchased her vineyard painting to present to their sister county of Florence, Italy.

For details, call the centre at (510) 792-0905 or visit:

Guest Artist Demo
Wednesday, July 11
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
The Fremont Art Centre
37697 Niles Blvd., Fremont
(510) 792-0905

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