Lee Ricks | Simplifying Watercolor Workshop | January 29-30, 2021

About the Workshop

Improve your skills or learn watercolor painting by simplifying the process. On one day you will paint a street scene from a sleepy New Mexico ghost town on the Turquoise Trail. This will be an exercise in linking big shapes to make a simpler, fresher painting. Students will complete two paintings they can be proud of during this 2-day workshop. The photo above is one of the images you will paint!

When | Friday and Saturday | January 29 and 30, 2021

Time | 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. both days

Location | Port Aransas Art Center

Registration | $160 for both days | $150 for Members

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Register Online or contact the Art Center to register and pre-pay for this workshop by January 26, 2021. Sign up early to save your spot!

About Lee Ricks

Lee Ricks is a South Texas artist with a love of the beauty of nature and a respect for and interest in the older things and people that are disappearing daily from our modern world. A native of Pleasanton, Lee is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin with a B.S. in Art. While there, he was an illustrator and art editor for the Texas Ranger magazine. After 35 years as an independent businessman, in 1993 he turned his full attention to his first love and second career: art.

Watercolor is Lee’s medium of choice and he has over 45 years of experience mastering this difficult mode of painting. Favorite subjects are the old West, Southwest and Mexico landscapes, coastal scenes, and the old colonial buildings of Mexico and Europe. He is a signature member, past president and current treasurer of the Texas Watercolor Society.

Lee’s work is owned by collectors in about half of the 50 states in the United States, including Hawaii and also in Mexico. Over the years, Lee has studied with numerous well known watercolor painters and recently he has traveled and painted in Mexico, France, Italy, Sicily, Portugal, Greece, Croatia and Bermuda. Lee was chosen as the poster artist for the United Way of San Antonio campaigns in 2008 and 2009, he has been published in four national art publications and he has won numerous awards in national competitions. Lee teaches workshops all over central and south Texas.