Floral Watercolor Workshop at the Farnsworth March 5 + 6

VanCampen_Susan-Summer%20Bouquet%20in%20Green%20BowlVan Campen’s “Summer Bouquet in Green Bowl” (courtesy of Dowling Walsh Gallery)

On Saturday and Sunday, March 5 and 6, the Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland will host a floral watercolor workshop at the museum’s Gamble Education Center. The program, led by artist and naturalist Susan Van Campen, will take place both days from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

This watercolor workshop will include floral still life painting in the studio. Participants will explore the process of setting up and arranging, as well as composing and painting. Color and movement will guide the focus while passion and vision will motivate.

Susan Van Campen is both artist and naturalist, drawing her inspiration from the world out of doors – from the sloping meadows unfolding outside her window, and the shapes and shades of the flowers she herself has tended. She seeks to capture the fleeting beauty she sees in nature through her carefully crafted watercolor still lifes.

Through a veil of modernism, she presents bold, vibrant blooms in uncluttered compositions on white ground in a careful balance of painted subject and negative space. Susan studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. She is represented by Hirschl & Adler Gallery, New York and Dowling Walsh Gallery, Rockland, Maine.

Her work can be found in the Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland, Maine, the Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, Rutgers University Museum, Bryn Mawr College as well as many corporate and private collections.

Farnsworth Art Museum is located at 16 Museum Street. For more information, call 207-596-6457.