THROUGH APRIL 4th Conroe Art League Featured Artist, local painter Kathy Fediw will be showing select artwork from her series “Land-River-Sky” at the Conroe Art League Gallery through April 4, 2017. This series of impressionistic paintings in both oils and pastels explores the ever-changing American landscape, with many featuring the skies, rivers and land of Texas and our local area. Fediw frequently paints outdoors en plein aire and her paintings are marked with a loose painterly style, expressive brush strokes and luminous colors. Her work has been inspired by impressionist and post-impressionist artists including Van Gogh, Emil Nolde, Odilon Redon, Renoir and some of the lesser-known Nordic artists. Kathy has studied with some of America’s finest artists. She won Best of Show in her first art competition and has gone on to win numerous awards in other art shows and contests. Two of her paintings were featured in the juried show “Art of the Pastel 2016” and she is a juried member of the Pastel Society of America. She is also a member of the Conroe Art League, Woodlands Art League, American Impressionists Society, and Pastel Society of Southeast Texas. On March 31 and April 1 Fediw will be teaching a workshop, “Painting the Landscape with Pastels,” for the Conroe Art League. This is a rare opportunity to learn from a master and registrations are being accepted at the Conroe gallery. Beginners especially are welcomed to sign up to explore painting the landscape with Fediw.