Watercolor by Robert Noreika
In this one-day intensive, Robert Noreika shares his signature “fluid” painting method. Participants are invited to experience Robert’s relaxed teaching approach, which has been enjoyed by many students and professional artists through the years. Students learn to see the big picture and transfer it onto paper by assessing different values and colors taking the essence of the subject and transforming it into a pleasing painting, while achieving strong, cohesive value patterns with interesting shapes. Using simple palette combinations along the journey, the group will work creatively from still life setups and photographs. Students of all levels, including beginners, will enjoy working with Robert in a structured and accommodating, yet humorous and fun atmosphere. Some experience with another painting medium or beginning drawing is always helpful. Material list available
Date: Sunday, October 14
Cost: $130 per person; Members save $13
Membership starts at $45 per year and offers 10% discount on art instruction* as well as 10% off select Store items at the Gallery. *Does not apply to summer camps. Click here to become a Member
Location: Spectrum Art Gallery, 61 Main Street, Centerbrook, CT
Bob is a graduate of Paier School of Art and has been a professional artist for forty years.
A prominent national award winning artist and illustrator, his paintings hang in both corporate and private collections throughout the United States, Europe, and Japan. In November 2009, the New Britain Museum of American Art acquired for their permanent collection a piece from his "Turtle-esque" series, “Catfish with Turtle”. Bob’s work is also featured in “100 Artists of New England” by Schiffer Publishing. He is represented in numerous galleries and teaches and lectures throughout New England. He has illustrated several children’s books and magazine editorials.
In 2015, Bob became a Signature Member at the American Watercolor Society. Bob is an elected member of the National Society of Painters in Casein and Acrylic, the Salmagundi Club, the Lyme Art Association, the Connecticut Watercolor Society, the Connecticut Plein Air Painters Society, the Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts and he is a signature member of the New England Watercolor Society. Twice, Bob's work has received awards and selected for the AWS traveling exhibition that toured the country in 2011 and 2013.
Bob’s passion for art is matched by a natural talent to paint a wide variety of subjects, highlighted by expressive coastal scenes, intimate woodland pictorials and street scenes.
Over the past decade, Bob works passionately on large formatted works on both canvas and paper. These studio pieces incorporate his years of observation, rendering and careful studies of aquatic life. This ongoing series is called "Turtle-esque" expressing gestural fluidity in a semi-abstract setting.