Popular Artist Tom Jones Demonstrates at Citrus Watercolor Society Luncheon

DECEMBER 2021 Press Release by Norm Freyer

It is the Christmas holiday time again! What does that mean to members of the Citrus Watercolor Society (CWS)? For one thing it is time for the CWS holiday luncheon. And the other is to have a visit from artist Tom Jones.

Tom was scheduled to demonstrate at the 2020 affair, but that was cancelled due to COVID. But he is on the docket this year and we welcome him back. Tom Jones is one of the most popular watercolorists among CWS members. Tom has been a frequent visitor and demonstrator at numerous educational workshops to local artists. In the twenty years that I have known Tom, it seems as though he has made at least one stop in this area each year. Tom and his wife Bonnie reside in Edgewater, Florida. Bonnie is an accomplished artist in her own right. Both are members of the CWS.

On Friday, December 10, Tom makes a return stop to the area as the demonstrator for the Citrus Watercolor Society holiday luncheon to be held at the Citrus Hills Golf & Country Club in Hernando. Tom Jones impresses you with his ease of instruction, his interesting dialogue, where everyone gets the same individual instruction and encouragement, and everyone seems to gain something in their knowledge of watercolor art. His approach to watercolor painting just seems to make things so simple. Tom has traveled from coast to coast in the U.S. and to international sites with this type of workshop that is in constant demand. Always sporting a trademark straw hat with a colorful band, he has indeed become a very popular artist. Tom has been commissioned by government agencies, corporations, environmental groups, clubs, and private collectors have commissioned him to expand their art collections. In answer to popular demand, he typically produces his watercolor landscapes in a series of three or five paintings around a specific theme. His art can be found internationally in many private and corporate collections, including commissioned paintings displayed in the Florida State Capital Building, Walt Disney World Corporation, Marriott Corporation, and the Omni Corporation. Tom’s work has been featured in many books and on magazine covers as well as posters and brochures. Tom’s web site is http://www.tomjonesartist.com .

Tom Jones will be conducting a one-day workshop on Saturday, December 11, at the Whisperings Pines Recreation facility in Inverness, FL. For more information contact Dori Sullivan, email: billdori@embarqmail.com or see the CWS web site at https://citruswatercolorsociety.org/workshops.html

International Award-Winning Artist Teaches at Watercolor Club

Holiday Luncheon December 2010

Press Release by Norm Freyer

The Citrus Watercolor Club will hold their annual Holiday Luncheon on Friday, December 10th starting at 12:00 Noon. International award-winning artist Steve Rogers will present the featured demonstration. Mr. Rogers is a signature member of the Florida Watercolor Society, The American Watercolor Society and The National Watercolor Society. Steve was the Chairman of the American Watercolor Society Jury of Awards in 2010.His painting “Aegean Blue” was included in the 1st Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary International Water Media Masters at the Jiangsu Watercolor Research Institute in Nanjing, China.

Steve Rogers Demonstration December 10, 2010
Photo Collage Courtesy of Ray Jowers

Steve Rogers was born in New York City. He attended Rollins College in Winter Park, FL, and graduated with a B.A. from Monmouth College in Monmouth, Ill.  Steve has made a career of painting since 1975. He lives in Ormond Beach, FL

with his wife Janet who is also a signature member of the American Watercolor Society. He has regularly presented watercolor workshops in Greece, Italy, Spain and France. “My purpose as an artist is to portray the beauty of light and color in God’s world as I experience it within my heart.”

Mr. Rogers will be teaching a two-day workshop on December 11th & 12th at the Whispering Pines Park Recreation Center in Inverness. For information, call Glenda Ackley at 352-560-4220.

HOLIDAY LUNCHEON VOLUNTEERS

CHAIRPERSONS: DARLA GOLDBERG & SANDY DUNHAM

Prizes and Gifts: Sandy Dunham, Mimi Salton, Pat Woodhouse
Card Exchange: Wanda McVeigh, Lois Moore, Delois Lang

Ham: Ada Hollingsworth
Refreshments: Barbara Berg, Delores Witt
Set up: Carol Tucker, Mel Rustom, Deloris Witt, Barbara Kerr, Jean Morey, Carolyn Park, Ellen Hines, Jane Kega, Delois Lang Dick, Suzie VonAmmon
Clean Up: Mel Rustom, Norm Freyer, Carol Scharf, Delora Scanlon, Marti Estep
Silverware: Verna Callender, Judi Snow
Center Pieces: Sandy Dunham, Mimi Salton, Darla Goldberg


Paint Around

President’s Message for December 2010

“The Friendliest Little Watercolor Club”.   If there was any doubt, (and there wasn’t) last month’s meeting convinced me.  For all of those who attended the “Paint A Round”, you know what I mean.  Because even though I call it a “meeting”, I thought it was much more a “get together”.   For those who painted, impressive!    I am continually amazed at the amount of talent this club has.   But I also loved the way everyone else got involved, mingled and socialized with each other. Usually at the meetings we get to socialize, then settle into a nice demo.   This meeting I noticed that, from start to finish, the interaction this group displayed showed me why we are known as “The Friendliest Little Watercolor Club”.  I admit there were times I worried if the Paint A Round would be a “pumpkin”. But this group proved to me, NOTHING will stop us from being such a great group of artists and friends.    So for those who were unable to attend, you missed a good one.  

And before we leave last month behind I have to thank Glenda Ackley and all who helped make it so special.  She deserves all the credit for the Paint A Round’s success.     I would like to remind the participating artists to bring the painting in to the Holiday Luncheon for us to see the “finished paintings”.

Paint-a-Round, November 2010
Photo Collage Courtesy of Ray Jowers

Speaking of next months meeting, December 10th’s meeting brings us the Holiday Luncheon.   I will be disappointed if everyone does not attend!  Darla Goldberg, Sandy Dunham, and all the other volunteers have put in a lot of work.  So the Luncheon promises to be exciting.   In addition to being fortunate enough to have Steve Rogers for our demo and a workshop, there is much you do not want to miss.   The great food.   The hand painted cards we want you to bring in to exchange.  The many gifts you may receive.   And most of all the friendships we continue to make and share.   It is because of you the members that we are known as the “Friendliest Little Watercolor Club”.   And especially during this holiday season, I know that friendliness will be on display.  

Due to the fullness of this month’s meeting Painting of the Month will be postponed until January.

Citrus Watercolor Club wishes everyone a “Happy Thanksgiving”, and looks forward to seeing you at the December “Holiday Luncheon”.

Kim Shields