The Lynnfield Art Guild (LAG) proudly continues its season with a demonstration of watercolor painting by Danvers artist Karen Nastuk on Thursday, February 21st at 7:00 PM at the Lynnfield Senior Center, 525 Salem Street, Lynnfield. Karen Nastuk holds a BA in Fine Arts from Fairleigh Dickenson University.
Soon after graduating, she began studying watercolor with David Millard. Later, she continued her studies with Margaret Laurie and Betty Lou Schlemm. Karen is able to draw just about anything from memory, a talent she attributes to her many years of keeping a journal with sketches. Her paintings regularly win awards at local shows. To view some of her paintings which are at the Topsfield Salt Box Gallery, see www.saltboxgallery.net .
Karen states, “I can put an idea into an easy-to-understand, visual form, whether it's a cartoon, a diagram, a series of illustrations, or a full-scale painted realistic vision.” Karen uses many styles and subjects for her work - line drawings in pencil or pen, watercolor botanicals, buildings (both interior and exterior), and portraits of people and animals. She feels that watercolors are her best medium because they are liberating and natural. Karen is a popular teacher of drawing and painting and is on the faculty of the Essex Art Center.
The public is invited to attend this and all monthly LAG demonstrations for the nominal fee of $3, which include refreshments and the opportunity to meet area artists. The LAG has over 175 members in art, crafts and photography from over 25 area communities. Membership, which is just $20 per year, includes the privilege of participating in the winter and spring annual shows. For more information, please call 781-334-6765.