This year we will have two workshops available. This year we will be offering two workshops, on two different days, to help with everyone who wants to grow in their plein-air painting skills.
David Boyd, Jr.
Workshop 1: Minimalist Painting: Doing More With Less
Wednesday, May 9
9am until 5pm
David Boyd, Jr. b. 1973 attended the Savannah College of Art and Design and graduated in 1995 with a degree in Illustration. After college, he returned to Newnan and ran his own house painting business for 2 years before receiving an opportunity to teach art at the high school level at The Heritage School. After teaching for 18 years, Boyd shifted from the classroom to painting full time.
In 2016, Boyd and Meredith Wilson launched The Studio School at Three Hearts Farm where he teaches oil painting and drawing from life. Boyd also teaches workshops across the southeast. Boyd and his wife, Julie spend their summers on the road painting and exploring. In November of 2015 they welcomed the birth of the first child, David Boyd, III.
Boyd is an avid outdoor painter and is an active member of several groups including the Plein Air Painters of the Southeast, Portrait Society of America, American Association of Marine Painters, Oil Painters of America, Laguna Plein Air Painters Association and he is a Signature Member with the American Impressionists Society. Boyd has won awards on the national level and his work can be found in private collections across the globe.
His work is available on his website at www.davidboydjr.com Boyd encourages you to join him on his artistic journey by following him on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.
To sign up go to artist application.
Workshop 2: Plein Air Simplified
Thursday, May 10
9am until 5pm
We are honored to have Nancy Nowak as our judge and one-day workshop instructor for Paint Duluth 3. In 2017 she walked away with two of the five awards given at Paint Duluth 2.
Nancy Nowak paints in the representational style with an impressionist flair. A graduate from Cleveland Institute of Art, with a BFA degree, Nancy has exhibited her pastel paintings throughout the country and has won numerous national awards. She has been featured in Pastel Journal Magazine multiple times, along with receiving 1st place in the Pastel Journal Magazines’ Top 100 (2016) for her landscape. Nancy has achieved Master Circle status with the International Association of Pastel Societies, is a Signature Member of Pastel Society of America, and Member of Excellence in the Southeastern Pastel Society. Nancy is a full-time professional artist and resides in Suwanee, GA. She teaches classes and workshops.
Workshop: Plein Air Simplified
Learn many of the tips and techniques of composing and designing your painting on location. Working with shapes, values, edges, and color, Nancy will help guide you to edit, simplify, and interpret the scene to tell a story and create that emotional response in the viewer that all artists seek. By working quickly and efficiently, learn how not to get bogged down by detail and stay loose. If you are new to plein air painting or want to take your skills to the next level, this class is geared towards you.
To see more of Nancy’s work go to www.nancynowak.com
To sign up go to artist application.
Awards & Accolades
2017 4th IAPS Master Circle Juried Exhibition
2017 Pastel Journal Top 100 – Honorable Mention landscape
2017 American Impressionist Society Juried Small Works Exhibition
2017 “Paint Duluth” Plein Air Event – 2nd place and Peoples Choice Award
2017 North Gwinnett Arts Assoc. Plein Air Event – 1st place and Peoples Choice Award
2017 Southeastern Pastel Society Juried Exhibition- Exceptional Merit and Member’s Choice Award
2016 Southeastern Pastel Society Juried International Exhibition- 3rd Place
2016 American Impressionist Society Juried Exhibition
2016 Pastel Journal Top 100 – 1st Place – landscape
2016 Pastel Society of America Annual Exhibition “Enduring Brilliance 2016 UArt
2016 Online Juried Show -Terry Ludwig Award 2016 Pastel En Perigord Exhibition, France
2016 IAPS 28th Juried Exhibition
2015 IAPS 25th Juried Web Show 2015 National League of Pen Women Exhibition- 1st place (pastel category)
2015 American Impressionist Society Juried Exhibition 2015 Pastel Journal Top 100 – Honorable Mention
2015 Southeastern Pastel Society Member Show – Exceptional Merit Award
2015 Women Painters of the Southeast Annual Exhibition
2015 article in Pastel Journal Magazine-Finding Your Voice– Feb.’15 issue
2014 Pastel Journal Top 100 – Honorable Mention
2014 John’s Creek Art Center “Summer Serendipity”-Best in Show
2014 IAPS 24th Juried Web Show
2014 Southeastern Pastel Society International Juried Show -3rd Place
2014 Women Painters of the Southeast Annual Exhibition- 3rd Place (Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine Award)
2014 Pastel Society of America Annual Exhibition “Enduring Brilliance
2013 IAPS 23rd Juried Web Show 2013 Gwinnett Parks Plein Air – 1st Place
2013 IAPS 22nd Juried Exhibition – Honorable Mention 2013 Kudzu Open Juried Exhibit- 2nd Place
2013 CFMC Artist Festival – Honorable Mention
2013 Pastel Society of America Annual Exhibition “Enduring Brilliance
2013 Southeastern Pastel Society Member Juried Show – Exceptional Merit
2012 IAPS 22nd Juried Exhibition Web Show – 2nd Place 2012 Appalachian Pastel Society International Juried Show 2012 Gwinnett Plein Air Challenge Finalist – Top 10
2012 Arts on the Creek Juried Show 3rd place
2012 Southeastern Pastel Society International Juried Show Merit Award
2011 Southeastern Pastel Society Member Juried Show
2011 Arts on the Creek Juried Show 2010 Arts on the Creek Juried Show Best In Show
2009 Small Works Juried Show 2nd place
IAPS (International Assoc. of Pastel Societies) Master Circle Member Signature Member of Pastel Society of America Member of American Impressionist Society Member of Excellence -The Southeastern Pastel Society