Watercolorist and watermedia artist Chuck McPherson will demonstrate his unique and intuitive approach to painting at the January 8, 2017, meeting of the Loma Linda Cultural Arts Association. The event will be held at the Loma Linda Senior Center, 25541 Barton Road, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

To see one of Chuck McPherson’s bold, colorful, abstracted paintings, it’s hard to imagine they could possibly be painted with a 6-inch brush. In images like the humorously titled “What’s Up, Docks?”, McPherson marries a masterful command of color and contrast to a powerful sense of composition, form, and line.

Although he’s only been painting in watercolor for the last nine years, McPherson—who previously worked in oils, graphite, and mixed media—has won hundreds of awards for his work, garnering triple-signature status with the National Watercolor Society, the Western Federation of Watercolor Societies, and the San Diego Watercolor Society. He teaches watermedia at the Art Academy of San Diego and the Green Art House in Temecula, serves as an art show juror, and has occupied positions on a number of museum boards.  All this, in addition to being a full-time artist. Speaking of his sources of inspiration, McPherson declares that he trusts Mother Nature in the moment.

At the January 8 demonstration, McPherson may borrow props from the audience including such unconventional art supplies as lipstick and coffee. His vivid, interactive teaching style includes lots of humorous and unexpected elements. Not surprisingly, his artwork has been called “a unique blend of draftsman’s skills and the playfulness of a mind young-at-heart.”

The public is invited and a $5.00 donation is requested.  Admission is free to LLCAA members and to Loma Linda University students.