The Livermore Art Association (LAA) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1957 to promote public interest and appreciation in the fine arts and in the fine crafts, as well as to encourage the artistic progress and the development of its membership. We invite you to become a member of LAA. LAA membership is open to anyone interested in the fields of arts and crafts. Learn more about LAA.
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LAA/PAL General Meeting Monday, April 14, 7:30 pm Guest Artist is Gerald Boyd, Pastel Portrait
Gerald Boyd is a representational artist who works in a variety of media including oil, pastel and watercolor. He was born in a small Ohio town in 1942 but migrated with his parents to the West Coast at the end of WWII. Raised in Oregon and Southern California, he and his family lived in Fremont, California for over 30 years. In 2002, and nearing retirement, Gerald and his wife Sandra moved to a home in the little town of Galt, in the Central Valley of California. He built a new studio in 2003, retired from the outdoor advertising industry, and is devoting more time to his painting.
“Creating art has been an interest of mine since early childhood. Among my artistic heroes have been the early illustrators such as N.C. Wyeth, Norman Rockwell, J.C.Leyendecker, Andrew Loomis, and so many, many more. Later, I came to admire the work of John Singer Sargent, Joaquin Sorolla and Anders Zorn."
Jerry will be working with a volunteer model to create a Portrait in pastel. This is going to be an enjoyable and fascinating event that will be instructive for all attendees. His website is www.geraldboyd.com
LAA Essential Nude Show Show: Fri., April 25th - Sun. April 27th: 11:00AM - 4:00PM a with a reception Thursday, April 24th, 7:00 - 9:00PM Nude, semi-nude, clothed, costumed and in portrait. The beauty of the human body comes in many shapes and sizes. This event is free and open to the public.