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Henry Moreno to Demonstrate Portrait Painting at Mena Art Gallery

BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS –

Many of you are familiar with Henry Moreno’s beautiful and naturalistic portraits. On Tuesday, July 15, at 5:30 pm, at Mena Art Gallery, 607 Mena Street, he will show us how he goes about creating them. He is an excellent teacher, and his presentations are always interesting.

Henry has been painting since boyhood and has been accepted into a multitude of juried shows. He has won numerous awards and has been represented by galleries in several states. He moved to Mena in 2008 and has been a full time professional artist for over 20 years, but now has phased out of galleries, though he still likes to do commissions, coach artists and provide private lessons occasionally.

He is a long time member of the American Watercolor Society, a Juried Member of Oil Painters of America, a past President Elect and Signature Member of the North Carolina Watercolor Society, a member of the Mena Art Gallery, and now serves on the Board of the Southwest Artist Association.

Henry excels in portraiture, and whether you want to improve your technique or just are interested in how the magic works, this is one you will enjoy. If you are a beginner and “think you can’t possibly draw,” least of all capture a person’s likeness, you may be very pleasantly surprised after this 30 minute presentation: it may not be as hard as you think, and it is very possible for you to do it after all.

Likewise, the experienced artist will come away with some shortcuts that will make painting less of a chore and a lot more fun. Those of you that don’t paint but collect art, or would like too, will gain insight in how to judge a piece of art that will bring pleasure for a life time during this short, but enlightening, presentation.

There will be a short membership meeting following the demo; admission is free.

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