The Register Citizen (Torrington, CT)

Painting club to meet June 8


NEW HARTFORD — Shades of Northwest Hills Decorative Painting Club will meet on Friday, June 8th at 6:30pm at the South End Firehouse on Antolini Road in New Hartford. May Phillips, well know watercolor­ist, will be presenting a multimedia technique using rice paper, watercolor­s, acrylics and wax. May’s original design will be painted on an 8 x 8 inch deep canvas that can hang or stand. Painters need to bring the usual painting supplies. The club will furnish the paints, rice paper, wax and canvas.

May Phillips’ love of painting is expressed in her work. The freshness of color is revealed in her watercolor­s, acrylics, and pastel paintings. She is equally proficient in pen and ink drawings. Jack Flynn, Timothy Clark, Carlton Plummer, Al Stine and other wellknown artists have influenced her style. She attended and presented at numerous workshops and for many years has taught watercolor painting.

Phillips has also done decorative painting which includes designing and painting wall murals. In 1991 and 1998 her original design Christmas Ornaments were selected to hang on the White House Christmas tree in the Blue Room. Her latest murals can be seen on Nino’s Restaurant walls in Waterbury. Recently she had the honor to teach watercolor painting on a Carnival Cruise Ship.

Her artwork has been exhibited in various Juried Art Shows and she has received several awards. She is a member of the Connecticu­t Watercolor Society and Watertown Art League. She has exhibited her artwork at the State of Connecticu­t Legislativ­e Building, a variety of galleries, restaurant­s and business establishm­ents. She has chaired and juried several Art Shows. Many of May’s artworks are included in numerous private collection­s. Her latest artwork can be seen at PS Gallery in Litchfield and Center Frame Art Gallery in West Hartford.

A photo of the project and additional informatio­n can be found at Shades-of-NorthwestH­ills/3283492105­22724 . Interested painters can contact Mary at 860482-7416

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