Monday, July 12, 2010

Northwest Pastel Society Annual Signature/Distinguished Pastelist Invitational Exhibition

"Lopez Marsh", a plein air pastel by Pat Meras, was chosen for the showcard and included in Seattle's Access Magazine, advertising the exhibit.

I have two pieces in the show which will hang through Aug 31, 2010 at the Scott Milo Gallery, 420 Commercial Ave, Anacortes, WA 98221,, 360-293-6938, Reception, Friday, Aug 6, 6-9.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Drawing In Pastel

"Reni Martini", Pat Meras, Nupastel, 15 x 13

I meet with a group of artists usually once a week to draw from a live model. This is a drawing of my friend Reni in pastel. Quick experimental spontaneous drawing feeds my more involved paintings and helps me loosen up a bit. It's also fun to work with a group of artist friends rather than paint as a hermit, alone in my studio as I often do. Solitude has it's place though and I find I do my best work solo in my studio, talking to myself, and my cat, answering myself, pacing back and forth, all things best done in private.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

8th Annual Two Waters Arts Alliance Spring Fling

"Vaughn Bay", Pat Meras, Pastel, 9.5 x 12

Sweet surprise...I've been chosen as the featured artist at this popular event at the Key Peninsula Civic Center, 17010 S Vaughn Road, Saturday March 6, 7-10pm. My painting is published on posters and postcards advertising the event. Come and enjoy a fun night out with live music by Jazz Musette, catered appetizers, no host bar, Art Exhibit and Sales, $20 member, $25 non-member.