Well known area artist Jonathan Shaw made a special visit to Sudlersville Middle School in mid April. Eight talented students met him for a one-day afterschool workshop coordinated by the school’s Principal, Kevin Kintop, art teacher Vicki Bockmiller and the Queen Anne’s County Arts Council.
The program focused on painting nature in acrylics, techniques in the use of color, brush strokes, light and realism. Shaw introduced students to his Saker falcon, Obiwan, who served as the subject for the paintings. The program was sponsored by members of the Arts Council’s board of directors.
Shaw is an award winning artist who lives on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Originally from Sheffield, England, he now lives with his wife on her family’s 18th century farm. An artist who works in oil, acrylic, gouache, watercolor and pencil, his travels to Malaysia, Indonesia, the Middle East, and throughout the United States have expanded the range of his subjects and heightened his accuracy in depicting the stunningly detailed wildlife paintings that are his signature. An accomplished falconer, he combines his love and knowledge of nature to support numerous groups concerned with conservation and the environment.
The Queen Anne’s County Arts Council, Inc., is a non-profit organization committed to promoting, expanding and sustaining the arts. Visit us on the web at www.arts4u.info