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Our next meeting is September 18. The demo Artist for September will be E. Melinda Morrison, demonstrating oils.

As a young woman, her B.A. in fine arts from the University of Texas at Tyler took a backseat to the corporate world for many years: advertising exec; graphic designer and art director of her own company; and later corporate and executive recruiter.  

Not surprisingly, she was recognized in national competitions for her print design and annual reports, but shortly after her move to Denver in 1994, the satisfied extrovert began to hear from the starving artist. She says she “felt like her soul was drying up”. An oil-painting class at the Art Students’ League of Denver rained water on that desert ground.

Over the next five years, Melinda studied painting at the League under the guidance of master painters like, Quang Ho, Kim English, Kevin Weckbach, and Ron Hicks. As her passion and skill grew, so did her dream to paint full-time. She made the leap in 2003 and brought years of corporate skills into the new and intricate dance of a full-time professional art career. She hasn’t looked back. Read more about Melinda at her web site:

UPCOMING 2018/2019
E. Melinda Morrison - Oils
Michael Archer - W/C
Justin Burns - Acrylic Transparent Layers
Benjamin Vincent-Caricatures
Janis Krendick - Pastels
Maribeth Jagger - Alcohol Ink
Jo Moncrief - Acrylic
Walt Davis - W/C
Ron Stephens - Acrylic/Mixed


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Highlights of September Meeting, 2018

September Demo Artist - E. Melinda Morrison

E. Melinda Morrison gave an outstanding demonstration of her oil painting technique at our September 18th members meeting. A Fine Arts major in college, she had 60 hours of life drawing. Life happens as with all of us so she didn't pursue her love of art until 1994 when she took an oil painting class in Denver which re-sparked her love of painting. She became a full time painter in the early 2000s. She is now represented in four premier galleries across the country.

Melinda moved here three years ago from Denver and gives workshops in her studio now. She recommends learning the "visual language" of art, the elements of art and painting. Paint from life as much as possible.

As always, we also had our monthly Painting of the Month contest. Our members can each bring one painting to each meeting where the membership votes to choose a first, second and third place winner. Cash prizes are awarded and the first place winner also has an opportunity to display their winning piece at the Artists' Showplace for one month. First place winners are not eligible to enter the next month's contest.

This month's winners are shown in the attached photo. Credit goes to Jan Lorine Matthews for the photos from the demo and the Painting of the Month contest.