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May 28, 2008 > Versatile Acrylics

Versatile Acrylics

Submitted By Lucinda Bender

Tricia Poulos Leonard will demonstrate exciting new acrylic paints at the June meeting of the Fremont Art Association (FAA). After graduating from UCLA with a degree in Studio Art, Tricia exhibited her prints and drawings, winning several awards and acceptances into juried shows. Her commitment to art education led her to acquire a teaching credential and teach art in local schools. Adding a master's degree in counseling has allowed her to work as a counselor, teacher and administrator for the Pleasanton School District.

Poulos Leonard says, "My work is a remembrance of places of beauty that I have visited through extensive travels. I capture the unique flavor of each place with the purpose of sharing the atmosphere with the viewer. The pieces bring a sense of peace and serenity to all. They are a celebration of the wonder I feel at the beauty surrounding us in this world."

Poulos Leonard will be demonstrating a new acrylic paint, Chroma's Atelier Interactives. She has been working with Atelier Interactives for several months and has been impressed with the versatility of the paint. Poulos Leonard is a workshop presenter for the Chroma paint company to spread the word about this new product. Tricia says, "This is truly the next generation of acrylics. If you are new to acrylics or a seasoned acrylic artist, you will enjoy learning about this new acrylic paint that can be used like watercolors, traditional acrylics or oils," says Poulos Leonard. She will explain the many applications of this new art product and demonstrate its use in a watercolor approach and how it can be used like oils.

Poulos Leonard received an award at the US Bank Show in Livermore and is represented by the Worthington Gallery West in Pleasanton. Recently retired from 30 years with the Pleasanton School District, she now paints full time. She traveled to Croatia this fall, which is the subject of her current series. Poulos Leonard also exhibits her own art work in watercolor and acrylic paintings in a neo-impressionistic style. In her Pleasanton studio, she creates paintings that celebrate the color and relaxed atmosphere of the Amador-Livermore Valley.

For more information, visit Refreshments will be served.

Versatile Acrylics
Wednesday June 4
7 p.m.
FAA Art Gallery
37659 Niles Blvd., Fremont.

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