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Suggestive Brushwork – David Simons

In this class, we will be exploring and talking about the transition from copying to suggestive brushwork. In the morning David will do a demo and the afternoon students will paint. Individual instructions will be given at your easels.

David Simons is a self-taught artist of over 30 years from Tubac, Arizona. His unique and captivating oil paintings have made him one of the most notable artists in the Southwest, with collectors worldwide. Displaying a range of diverse subjects in his work, David brings his signature style to life with scenes from the southwest, seascapes, portraits, still life, and more. David also hosts workshops on oil painting and is a renowned artist not only by Arizona locals, but national publications such as Southwest Art, Art Talk Magazine, and Arizona Highways.

“Oil painting for me is a meditative experience — essential to my well-being, and a necessary part of my life. Painting brings me great joy, and, I hope, uplifts the hearts of those who view my work.

I like to explore the subtle ways that light affects the subject. I also enjoy color, but the value relationships in a scene are what interest me most. I also like to emphasize the abstract nature of what surrounds us.”

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WORKSHOP REFUND POLICY – A nonrefundable 20% deposit is required with all workshop registrations. Cancellations 6 weeks in advance of the workshop will receive an 80% refund. (Registration fee minus the 20% deposit.) There will be no refunds for any student cancellations less than 6 weeks prior to a workshop – students are responsible for the full payment. TCA will provide a full refund if Tubac Center of the Arts, for any reason, cancels a workshop.

Substitutions may be made for workshops that are full and have a waitlist. If unable to attend, contact the Workshop Coordinator about a substitute from the waitlist.  No substitutions may be made without the permission of the Workshop Coordinator. No refunds for no-shows or withdrawals.

Felice House Painting

Felice House Art Exhibit Opening Reception

Join us for the opening reception of this accomplished figurative painter who strives, through her portraits of women, to provide a counterpoint to the passive representations found in art historical tradition. Her subjects are beautiful and observable, but they are not consumable.

Felice comes from a long line of artists. Her grandmother is an award-winning Vermont weaver, her mother is a painter and her father has worked in computer graphics since its inception. When she walked into her first oil painting class at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in 1998, holding a box of her mother’s old paints, she felt like she had come home. She knew just what to do.

The exhibit continues through April 8, 2018, in the Master Gallery.

Image: Krimmie Crowe in “3:10 to Yuma” oil on canvas. 32″ x 48″ 2013

Members’ Juried Exhibit and Reception

[image url=”https://tubacarts.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/2015_PostcardFront_Web.jpg” title=”MJE postcard” alignment=”center” margin_left=”0″ margin_right=”0″ margin_top=”0″ margin_bottom=”20″ width=”796″ height=”536″]Please join us on Friday, December 18, 2015 for the opening reception of our annual Members’ Juried Exhibit.  This year’s juror is Tucson artist, Kurt Anderson.  Kurt Anderson is a signature member of Oil Painters of America who works in many genres – floral, figurative, portrait and landscape.  55 works of art were selected from 187 entries by member artists of Tubac Center of the Art.

The exhibit continues through Sunday, January 24, 2016 and is free and open to the public.

[image url=”https://tubacarts.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/KurtAnderson_Flowers.jpg” title=”Floral Painting by Kurt Anderson” alt=”Floral Painting by Kurt Anderson” alignment=”left” margin_left=”0″ margin_right=”20″ margin_top=”0″ margin_bottom=”0″ border=”mediumBorder” link=”http://www.KurtAnderson.net” target=”_blank” width=”236″ height=”346″]Image: – Floral painting by Kurt Anderson. Anderson will also be teaching an art workshop, “Oil Painting With Energy” here at the center, Saturday, January 23, 2016. Click here for more information.