Our demonstrator is Maris Platais, who will do an acrylic landscape painting demonstration.
The meeting will be held in the Guild Hall, First Congregational Church (middle side door), Sanborn Street, Reading, Wednesday October 10th, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
Maris Platais came to the U.S. As a teenager from Latvia after World War II. He is a graduate of the Boston Museum School and Tufts University. He worked as an advertising artist for over fifteen years before going into fine art full time.
He is an elected member of the Guild of Boston Artists, the Academic Artists Association and the American Society of Marine Artists. He is represented by many private galleries, as well as the Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport, CT.
He taught drawing at the Museum of Fine Arts for almost twenty years, and teaches acrylic painting in various art groups as well as giving private Lessons. In 2015 he had a solo exhibit in his birthplace of Jelgava, Latvia.
Among his many awards are the Honors Award in graphics from the Academic Artists, the Alden Bryant Award from the Guild of Boston Artists and the 2017 Purchase Award from the Mystic International Maritime Show.