Sat Apr 6th ~ Meditative Abstracts with Kristen Neveu
I am so thrilled to offer an afternoon with local artist Kristen Neveu. Kristen's unique style is at once energetic yet calming. Kristen is a self-taught life-long artist. She discovered that painting provides a meditative escape and wants to share her process with you.
In this 1/2 day workshop, Kristen will take you through the steps she takes of choosing a palette, attacking a blank canvas, and letting the composition and work emerge with each stroke of the brush.
From Kristen: Painting helps me clear my head of the clutter of each day - the internet and the social feeds, the negative vibes competing for attention through headlines and updates, and the stressful environment that can surround us each day. I paint to capture a moment and to stop these whirling anxieties. Painting serves as meditation to me. To live in the moment and think only for those minutes of what's in front of me on the canvas is truly a gift.
Saturday April 6th from 1-4pm
at The Collage Cafe, 1129 Florence Ave, Evanston IL
$65 includes all supplies, materials, guidance, and light snacks.
Abstract artist, Kristen Neveu paints to clear her head and calm anxiety. Her mixed media paintings combine acrylic, watercolor, oil pastel, pencil and paper. Americana, nostalgia, and tributes to nature are threaded into the work, creating patterned abstract storybooks reminiscent of maps and the flow of musical patterns. Also skilled in photography, Kristen’s work experience includes Getty Images, Wire Images, Warner Bros. and educational publishing.
Selected gallery exhibitions include The Saw Room @ The Alley Gallery, Swell Gallery, Polvo, Tony Fitzpatrick’s Adventureland Gallery, Judith Racht Gallery, The Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Barnsdall Art Gallery in Los Angeles, and Woman Made Gallery. In August 2019, Neveu exhibits new paintings at James May Gallery in Algoma,WI. Kristen’s paintings are in the collections of actor Michael Shannon, comedian Joel McHale, playwright Rebecca Gilman, and many other art lovers.