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Maurer to speak at Sanibel Captiva Art League meeting

By Staff | Dec 9, 2010

Digital artist Don Maurer will speak at the next general meeting of the Sanibel Captiva Art League on Thursday, Dec. 16 at 1:30 p.m. at the Sanibel Community House, located at 2173 Periwinkle Way. Refreshments are served at 1 p.m. sharp.

Maurer will encourage artists to visit the other side of their brains by attempting the difficult task of blending technology with art. Maurer studied fine arts at the University of Minnesota for over 20 years while he ran a medical device company. He is an engineer by degree, training and experience. He has taught a popular digital art PhotoShop program at BIG Arts for eight years.

While the Sanibel Captiva Art League does not presently allow digital art in its shows, many of its members recognize the help that certain computer programs can give an artist in preparation for an art piece. No one disputes the striking and unusual nature of some digital imagery. Programs like PhotoShop can help in such critical things as value design and analysis of colors including the strength and tone of a color and the relationship of one color to another.

Mauer will offer practical ideas an artist may use for evolving a painting out of preliminary studies using the computer as a tool. In addition, he will give tips on how to display and light your work.

All are welcome to attend the meeting and lecture. Please join us for an interesting afternoon.