The March meeting of FAA took place on Tuesday evening, March 4, 2014. We were all glad of the opportunity to meet once again after a long (!) winter, especially since we had not met in February due to a winter storm. The gallery had on display artwork from the Greene County Council On Aging. The FAA membership were able to view the work of Greene County seniors before the regular meeting. It was a treat to see such wonderful work. Several of our members participated in the show. FAA member Anna Mae Brown was honored for being a member for over 50 years! We are happy to have such dedicated members as Anna Mae.
Leonard Williams was our featured speaker for the evening. He spoke and demonstrated his work in both watercolor and casein for us. Leonard, best known for his vibrant watercolor scenes, concentrates on realistic depicitions of nature and landscapes. The viewer is invited to become part of the setting while enjoying his work. During September 2013 he traveled in Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, taking thousands of photos and producing numerous watercolor sketches, which he shared with the FAA members. He has drawn inspiration from the infinite world of nature, and is passionate about the American West. Leonard is primarily a self-taught artist who has refined his innate ability by attending workshops offered by many nationally known artists, and by studying at the yearly Pro-Art Workshop in Big Timber, Montana. He is a founding member of the Town and Country Fine Art Gallery, and also teaches watercolor at the Rosewood Art Center in Kettering, Ohio.