Famous Marine Artist, Sergio Roffo Presents a Painting Demo and Workshop! March 15-17th

“Master” Coastal Landscape Painter Sergio Roffo
Presents at Guild Meeting and Teach a 2 day Workshop.

Both his demonstration and workshop is open to all Seabrookers!!

SergioRoffo (1)The Seabrook Island Artist Guild will again welcome one the country’s premier coastal marine painters at its March 15th meeting at the Lake House, Live Oak room at 3:00 p.m. Sergio Roffo, an elected “Fellow” member of both the American Society of Marine Artists and the Guild of Boston Artists, holds the honor of being one of the youngest artists to be designated a “Copley Master” by the Copley Society of Boston. Mr. Roffo will show his work, discuss and demonstrate his artistic process and follow with a two-day workshop on March 16th and 17th. To see his beautiful work, go to WWW.SERGIOROFFO.COM.

Mr. Roffo has been inspired by the work of American traditional painters such as Inness & Bierstadt, among others and his representations of coastal landscapes reveal a luminous, masterful feeling. Upon viewing his art, you will discover a precise sense of value and atmospheric perspective that conveys a relaxed sense of calmness; a characteristic that defines and informs all of his works.

A serious artist, Roffo continually strives to capture the elusive essence that is Nature. He describes his mission as “trying to convey to the viewer the spirituality and sacredness of my work, indicating the harmony of nature through color and light”. Roffo offers that “As artists, our creative goals will never be accomplished. We will always be students of nature, because nature does it so beautifully. We live each day passionately, others only dream of!”

Mr. Roffo’s captivating depictions of the New England landscape have been included in a variety of museum exhibitions and have earned him many awards, including two prestigious “Grumbacher Gold Medals” and the “Yankee Sagendorph Award”; presented by Yankee Magazine. In 1994, Mr. Roffo was the winner of the Massachusetts Duck Stamp, winning on his first attempt, where others spend years trying. He has also been selected for inclusion in numerous publications and featured several times in American Art Collector Magazine. His work is included in many private and publicly owned collections.

The WorkshopsSergio demo pic 3

The workshop will consist of a two day plein air series taught by Mr. Roffo on March 16th and 17th. This event presents a rare opportunity to paint Seabrook’s stunning vistas with an American Society of Marine Artists “Fellow”.

Mr. Roffo will focus on the techniques and principles of plein air painting of coastal marine landscapes. The objective of this two day course is to sensitize the class to the aspects of outdoor painting (weather permitting) including, learning how to see nature’s details, understanding the interplay of light and shadow, knowing how to mix the right colors and eliminating the fear of outdoor painting. The series will be a combination of initial in-house studio instruction to fully prepare students for the “ala prima” plein air experience.

Sergio’s goal is to ensure that students are prepared ahead of time to properly observe, evaluate and then create art, in one sitting, from what they observe before them and gain the maximum experience and benefit from painting outdoors. The studio instruction will be followed by painting outdoors, on the second day. Students will receive individual personal instruction and encouragement while completing their paintings.
The workshop fee will be $250 for Art Guild members and $300 for non-members. The workshop series is open to artists of all levels in oils only and a material list will be available. Register by contacting Bob LeFevre at 843 768-3284 or e-mail him at rodory@gmail.com Don’t delay, space is limited only a few openings remain. To learn more about the artist guild, its events and membership visit the website at http://www.seabrookislandartistguild.com

-Submitted by Bob LeFevre, President Seabrook Island Artist Guild

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