First Friday Artist Reception October 2018
Please join us October 5, 2018 in welcoming our guest Artist for the month of October, Craig Andrews. Opening reception is from 5 pm to 8 pm. Light refreshments will be served. Live music with Matt Miskie.
I am always thinking about the next painting. I enjoy the one that I have created, but only for a moment. Once it is down on paper and complete, it is gone from my mind and that is when the birth of a new idea takes place. Painting in watercolor does not come easy for me. I have to continuously work at it. I am always practicing techniques or sketching and taking photographs. I have always had an awareness of nature and what I see around me and this drive to reproduce its beauty with paint and a brush. I grew up exploring the wooded areas and streams of Manchester and Mt. Wolf, PA. I would explore the Susquehanna River around the York Haven area. Now that I am older I have not lost that sense of exploration. I enjoy going back to places that I had explored as a child. Now I discover these places with my camera and a sketch book. I love to research artists that inspire me, such as, Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent, Andrew Wyeth, as well as, John Marin. I try to find parallels between what these great masters have experienced and what I experience as an American artist