Pete Morris demonstration - September 1, 2017
We are so pleased to welcome Pete Morris as our demonstrator for our first meeting of the year. Pete has been supporting himself and his family through graphic design, illustration work and production art since the early 1980’s. He has always drawn and painted, and can remember being attracted to watercolor even as a teenager. A few years ago, he discovered that he could do plein air sketches and paintings on the way to and from work, and on lunch breaks, thereby produce a lot more work. He feels that by taking advange of the opportunity to pait wherever he goes, whenever he can, he has been evolving in style and quality as an artist. He believes that being prolific is important to devlopment of artistic skill, style and vision.
Pete currently teaches adult watercolor classes for the City of Monterey Park. for Creative Arts Group in Sierra Madre, and for private students. He also does demos and workshops and has a few exhibits of his work every year. He has developed a six-step aproach to painting scenic watercolors from photos, a flexible process based on things he has learned from other artists and from his own experiences.
He has self-published a number of books containing collections of his painting, including Curbside LA, Riding the Mero, Pete Morris: An Artist in the O.R., and Rte. 66: Scenes along the Mother Road. He currently serves as president of Mid Valley Arts League. You won’t want to miss his demonstration!