Frankie Johnson will be the guest artist at the Lakes Region Watercolor Guild meeting on Thursday, November 8th, 9:30 am-noon, in the Community Meeting room at the State Bank of the Lakes, 50 Commerce Drive, Grayslake, IL. Free for members, $5 non-members.
Frankie Johnson is an accomplished artist with over 40 years of experience in oil painting and pastels. For the last thirty years, Frankie has taught drawing, oil and pastel painting at The Studio in The Woods (Wauconda, Illinois), The Studio of Long Grove and the Mainstreet Art Centre. She opened the Mainstreet Art Centre in 1994 with a talented staff of instructors. She conducts workshops in portrait and landscape painting at various locations such as The Clearing in Ellison Bay, Wisconsin, Dillmans in Lac Du Flambeau, Wisconsin and the Mainstreet Art Centre.
She studied art and design at the Art Institute of Chicago and William Harper College. Through her long association with the Palette & Chisel Academy of Fine Art in Chicago, she has studied with distinguished artists such as Richard Schmid, David Leffel, Ted Goerschner, Ted Smuskiewicz, Clyde Aspevig and Scott Burdick. Frankie has participated in many juried exhibitions and plein air painting competitions and won numerous awards for her paintings through the years. Her work has appeared in shows and galleries all over the Midwest. She is currently represented by the Fine Line Designs Gallery in Ephraim, Wisconsin. and Castle Gallery in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Frankie's paintings, including numerous portrait commissions, hang in corporate and private collections throughout the country.
LRWG welcomes new members and urges anyone interested in watercolor, whether as a painter or simply an art lover, to attend their meetings. The guild sponsors workshops for its members with professional artists from all over the country. Meetings are held September thru May on the second Thursday of the month. Membership fees are $25 per individual/$30 per family. For further info: www.LRWG.org or David Becker 847-546-6031