October 5-7, 2017 (Thurs., Fri., Sat.)
Lowe Mill Arts and Entertainment
Classroom 208, 2nd floor
2211 Seminole Dr., Huntsville AL 35805
Please contact Huntsville Art League (HAL)
Wednesday – Saturdays, 12 Noon – 6:00PM
$350.00 for Huntsville Art League members
$380.00 for non-members
Class will begin at 9 a.m. until noon, 1 hour for lunch, and resume from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Iain Stewart is an award winning watercolor artist and a signature member of the American Watercolor Society (AWS) and the National Watercolor Society (NWS) as well as other state and international societies. He has received numerous awards in international competitions. His works were included in the Shanghai Zhujiajiao International Watercolor Biennial Exhibition and his watercolor “Apse End Notre Dame” will be on exhibition at the NWS/China small works exchange. His paintings have been published in numerous magazines, among others in the Watercolor Artist Magazine, Splash 15 and 16, and the French publication Pratique des Arts. Iain maintains a studio in Opelika, AL and is also an Architectural Illustrator with an international clientele, teaches watercolor and design drawing at Auburn University.
I rely on instinct a great deal and endeavor not to imbue any false grandeur to the choices I make when working. The lion’s share of my work is done alla prima as my real struggle in painting is to capture the initial vision for any given piece. I am most often motivated by capturing a definitive lighting condition and how it influences shape and value rather than faithfully representing the subject as witnessed. Watercolor is uniquely suited for this task as “light” is reserved from the first brush strokes and must be protected throughout the painting process. The underlying narrative in my work is not based on any theme in particular but quite simply how “place” is inhabited and used daily. I often use remembered atmospheric and lighting conditions in my work and would say that I paint from life and memory simultaneously. My watercolors are not only a translation of what I see, but most importantly, an expression of how I choose to view the world.
Note: The Materials List is available at Iain Stewart’s website, at the Huntsville Art League desk, or it will be E-mailed to you upon registration. For any other concerns that may not be available at the Huntsville Art League desk, please contact Heike Covell, HAL Stewart Workshop Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org