Studio 55 Arts Guild
2nd Wednesday Program
February 13, 2019
Studio 55 Featured Speaker
Award Winning Artist and Teacher
"Painting the Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium"
National Avenue Christian Church Gallery
1515 South National Ave. Springfield
John Whytock will give a brief discussion about the joys and sorrows, successes and trials of creating original artwork for the dioramas and displays, using Power Point slide, video (regular speed and time-lapse) and anecdotal illustrations, He will explore the various techniques, tools and taboos involved in being one of three of the museum's principal artists for almost six years. John will display several samples of his work.
Whytock shared: "Beauty, like truth, exists. And we, as human beings, have an almost divine capacity to recognize it. Art, for me, is an expression in paint of what my heart feels when my eyes are opened to the vast and amazing splendor of creation. In spite of the myriad struggles and changes on the path of a career artist, this one unchanging fact remains: I paint because if I didn't, my heart might explode. When a kindred spirit is touched while viewing my painting and feels that same infilling, that same indescribable longing and appreciation for our marvelous world, I consider that work a success."
Please see John Whytock's website https://johnwhytockart.com
Members and visitors are encouraged to bring a piece of their art to "show and share" for the meeting. This could be a finished piece or a work in progress you want some feedback on from other artists.