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Dueling Demos with Howard Park and Lisa Miceli

June 17, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Thursday, June 17, 2021
5:00 pm
FREE Program, Registration Required.
On the Lawn at the Connecticut River Museum

(Rain Date: June 24)

Dueling Demos is an entertaining and fast-paced demonstration of how two artists view the same scene and paint it with two different mediums, oil paint and watercolor. While Howard and Lisa are painting, they explain their painting process and use of color, all the while engaging the audience in friendly conversation.

While many activities were curtailed during the last year due to COVID, Howard Park and Lisa Miceli have continued to paint plein air and to teach their Oil and Water workshops throughout the area in most weather conditions, and to paint with the Noank 9, a plein air group Howard founded a decade ago. These workshops are unique in offering students the opportunity to learn both oil painting and watercolor outdoors and socially distanced, and to watch painting demos of the same scene by two instructors simultaneously. Howard and Lisa teach plein air Oil and Water workshops regionally, and at the Mystic Museum of Art, the Lyme Art Association and on Fisher’s Island. Howard and Lisa show their work at Lyme Art Association and the New England Watercolor Society at the Plymouth Center for the Arts, and other virtual shows including Mystic Museum of Art.

In addition to teaching and painting, Howard and Lisa provide art restoration for many people who, despite COVID, want to maintain their collections. They do cleaning, restoration and repair of fine art and antique objects, and this has been an important mainstay for their business during the pandemic.

Howard is a signature member of ASMA and his love of marine painting grew during his 4-year circumnavigation of the globe on his own boat during which time he painted in all the locations he sailed. He was recently featured in a full-length video on landscape painting for the international series “Put Colour in Your Life.” His work has been featured in shows and galleries throughout the world.

Lisa was winner of the 2020 J.M.W. Turner Watercolor Competition at the Mystic Seaport Museum and her work “New London Harbor Light” hung adjacent to the Turner exhibit in the Thompson Exhibition Center. Her work has shown in the New England Watercolor Society North American Open Juried Exhibition in Plymouth, MA, the NEWs Instructors Show, the Connecticut Plein Air Painters Society 2020 Juried Members Exhibition, a solo watercolor Show at Studio 33 Gallery in New London, CT, and juried shows at Lyme Art Association in Old Lyme, CT and at the Mystic Museum of Art in Mystic, CT.



Featured image: “Against the Breeze and Current” Howard Park, Oil


June 17, 2021
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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