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Local featured artist of the year’s stunning watercolors to grace Goose Ridge Artist Series Wine
Richland watercolor artist and teacher Chris Blevins is the Featured Artist for 2013 and her art will be shown at a special March 9, 2013 event showcasing the Spring release of Goose Ridge Winery’s Artist Series wine.
“Merlot Dreams” – Fall Label Watercolor on Paper – 16 x 12
“Lost in Pink Space” – Spring Label Watercolor on Paper – 5 x 3
Artwork by Chris Blevins for the Spring 2013 release of Goose Ridge Wines
- What: Chris Blevins Featured Artist of the Year Goose Ridge Winery – Spring Release Party
- When: Saturday March 9, 2013, Noon to 5 pm
- Where: Goose Ridge Estate Vineyards and Winery, 16304 Dallas Road, Richland, Washington 99352 Phone: 509-628-3880
Ms. Blevins and the winemaker will be at the event signing bottles of wine.
For more information visit www.ChrisBlevinsWatercolors.com
“Many artists are attracted to art from an early age“, Chris said. “…not me! I took it up much later in life. After flunking art in grade school I waited until 48 years young to let a wild hair take hold and sign up for a watercolor class. I blame (thank) local artists Chris Walling and Laura Gable for getting me started. By the third of ten lessons, I was hooked.”
Since that fateful day in November 2006, Chris’ vibrantly colored, atmospheric watercolors have been selected for exhibit at over 18 juried shows. She achieved national recognition by being published in the January 2010 issue of The Artists Magazine, as one of the winners of their annual competition, Abstract/Experimental category.
“Vermont Birches” – Watercolor on Paper – 14 x 21
“I love working in watercolors because of their fluidity and unpredictability. I often begin a piece with no plan in mind. My best results are when I get turn off my mind and let my spirit out to play.”
“Surprised to be a Butterfly” – Watercolor on Paper – 14 x 11
“I paint vibrant, beautiful watercolors in a style that is fluid and loose – almost abstract. They are DEFINITELY not the watercolors you saw at Grandma’s house.”
“Sacred Geometry” – Watercolor on Paper – 6 x 9
Prints and cards of her artwork will be available for purchase at the winery. Chris is also going to teach Wine and Watercolor classes at the winery. A second party event is planned for the Fall Release in late September.
“Shine” – Watercolor on Paper –14 x 21
Chris also teaches a variety of watercolor painting workshops, small group and private lessons, some through Kennewick Community Education, and some with co-teacher Suzi Vitulli. Check her website for the schedule of future classes.
Her work can be viewed at the Splurge Boutique, 218 W Kennewick Ave, Kennewick, WA
For more information about Chris Blevins art and calendar of painting workshops visit www.ChrisBlevinsWatercolors.com