DCAL Season Begins With a Lively Art Demo

Artist Bonnita Budysz paints the Wisconsin landscape plein-air.

The Door County Art League (DCAL) will kick off the 2012 season with an exciting painting demonstration, “From On-Site to Studio,” by premier plein-air artist Bonnita Budysz, founder and director of the Water’s Edge Artists. The meeting is set for April 23 at 7 pm at the Gibraltar Fire Station on County F in Fish Creek. Everyone with an interest in the arts is invited; admission is free.

Budysz will describe her plein-air painting process—from the moment she goes out into nature seeking inspiring scenes to spark her imagination to how she creatively captures the majesty of the moment on canvas. Then she will demonstrate how these small jewels become an invaluable reference for larger, more finished studio pieces. She will invite the audience to participate with questions and comments during the demonstration.

Budysz’s paintings are on exhibit nationally and locally at Edgewood Orchard Gallery in Fish Creek. Her artwork has won prestigious awards from the American Impressionist Society, Oil Painters of America, and the Pastel Society of the West Coast.

Membership in the Door County Art League is available to all persons interested in creating, promoting and supporting the visual arts in Door County.

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