Hamden Art League to host Dean Fisher as Guest Artist

The February meeting of the Hamden Art League will feature an oil painting demo by local artist Dean Fisher.

In Still Life: Forms Bathed in Light, Fisher will paint a still life from objects which he sets up on site. His main focus will be to capture a realistic rendition of the still life via the broadest and simplest shapes of the subject. The artist aims to achieve this through very accurate observations of tonal and color relationships as well through accuracy of drawing. In addition, he will discuss the design of the painting and attempt to create a composition which diverts from the cliche of the traditional still life.

Dean Fisher attended the American Academy of Art in Chicago from 1978-1982. He was the recipient of three American Academy of Art Scholarships and two Union League Club Scholarships from 1978 -1980. Fisher’s formal education was followed by independent study copying the masters in the Prado, the Louvre, and the National Gallery of Art. Recent one-person shows include exhibits at the Kehler-Liddell Gallery in New Haven, Bachelier Cardonsky Gallery in Kent, CT and J. Cacciola Gallery in NYC. He has participated in numerous group shows throughout the U.S. and abroad, receiving Best in Show from both the Ridgefield Guild of Artists and the New Haven Paint and Clay Club in 2010. Other awards include First Place in Drawing from the Connecticut Society of Portrait Painters as well as a First Prize from the New Haven Brush and Palette Club show. His work is in several corporate collections, including McGraw-Hill Publishers, NY, as well as private collections throughout North America and Europe. An instructor of Painting and Drawing and Guild Member of the Silvermine Arts Center, Fisher lives and works in Milford, CT.

The meeting and demo will be held on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 in the Social Hall of the Miller Memorial Library Senior Center, 2901 Dixwell Avenue, Hamden, CT. Coffee and conversation begins at 7:00 pm, followed by a brief business meeting at 7:15 and the artist's demo at 7:30. Free and open to the public.

NOTE: If the library is closed due to inclement weather, the meeting will be cancelled. For further info on Hamden Art League, visit www.hamdenartleague.com

Miller Library Social Rm, 2901 Dixwell Ave, Hamden CT

The Hamden Art League meets the second Tuesday of the month.