Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Gerald Fritzler - Watercolor Workshops
Watercolorist Gerald Fritzler has always been an artist. Growing up in Chicago, his early interest in drawing and painting was encouraged by his parents, and he attended the American Academy of Art where he was inspired by the well-known watercolor artist and instructor Irving Shapiro.
After working as an illustrator for four years, Fritzler made the leap to become a full-time watercolor artist. He moved to western Colorado, where he painted the Rocky Mountains and red rock canyon country.
In 1981, he was invited to join a group of artists exhibiting in Beijing and spent three weeks in "Red China" (which was a very closed country at the time). He's been traveling the world ever since, painting plein air in Morocco, Portugal, Spain, Tahiti, Italy, Greece, Great Britain, Ireland, Poland, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Switzerland and Mexico as well as various locations in the United States.
He has three workshops coming up:
February 1-5 in Arizona at the Scottsdale Artists School
May 4-8 in Grand Junction, Colorado at the Western Colorado Center for the Arts
June 21-25 in Cheyenne, Wyoming at Laramie County Community College (This one has a free demo and reception).
You can see more of his paintings here.