CCAA’s Demo Artist, *May 20: Steve Maher

“Acrylics to Oils and Back” with Steve Maher, who switched media several times based on circumstances, learning the pros and cons for using both acrylics and oils. He will tell why he now uses acrylics exclusively, and demonstrate steps he follows to create his art.

Steve minored in art while earning a design degree from San Jose State in 1969. He occasionally painted as a hobby for the next 40 years as a designer until 2009, when much to his joy, those roles reversed. Soon after retiring, he was active in the Monterey Bay Plein Air Painting Association (MBPAPA) until he decided to concentrate on studio work. He is now an active member of Salinas Valley Art Association, the Salinas Valley Art Gallery and Venture Art Gallery in Monterey. His work can also be seen at the Haute Enchilada Café/Gallery in Moss Landing.

“Compelling vistas of the Salinas Valley and Central California Coast provide numerous subjects for my paintings. I look for interesting scenes with distinctive lighting, such as light-dappled cattle relaxing under trees or a late day’s warm sunlight creating long, cool shadows.”

*Please note the change from our usual 4th Monday. Because of the Memorial Day holiday, we will meet the third Monday of May, May 20 at 6:30.

The Central Coast Art Association meets 6:30-8 pm at the Monterey Youth Center, with a meet & greet time until 6:45 when announcements & the demonstration by the guest artist begins. Meeting/demonstration ends approximately at 8 pm.   777 Pearl St (next to Dennis the Menace Park), Monterey, the fourth Monday of each month (please check for holiday schedules). Attendance is free and open to the public.


December 2018: no demo & no meeting

January 2019: Scott Hamill -Intro to Plein Air Sketching with Gouache

February 2019: Rich Brimer- Painting Using Photo Sources

March- Michael Armstrong- Trees of Monterey-Landscape painting; Oil

April- Erin Hunter- Botanical Art, Watercolor Pencils

May- Steve Maher,  “Acrylics to Oils and Back”

June- Bobby Belvel- Landscape, Oil Pastels

July- No scheduled meeting

August- Maria Boisvert- Composition, Color Harmony, Oil

September- Mark Monsarrat- Rural Landscape, Oil

October- Tamara Keiper, Perspective for Artists, Oil

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