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Art in the Afternoon on YouTube | David Noyes

David Noyes is a local artist who has worked in many media, including watercolor, pastels, and pen & ink. He received a Masters of Architecture in 1979 from The Catholic University in Washington DC., then worked more than 35 years as a licensed professional architect. Prior to that, he took courses in drawing, painting and design, sculpture, and art history at the University of Wyoming.  At the Iowa City Senior Center, he has taken drawing courses with Garth Conley and from 2014 has been part of a group led by Jim Ochs working on watercolor, pen & ink, and pastel art.

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Art in the Afternoon | Jeff Allen

July 21, 2019 @ 1:00 pm 2:30 pm

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Jeff Allen
drawing & en plein air painting

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Jeff Allen’s work has been described as bold, yet soft. Pastoral with a certain dream like ethereal quality. Impressionistic realism. Jeff draws his inspiration from the Iowa landscape and the group of friends that surround him.

Born in 1958 at Cedar Rapids, IA. Jeff has lived most of his life in Iowa and is currently living in Solon, IA. He is the founder of the Plein Air Painters of Iowa and a past member of the Plein Air Painters of Chicago, Artist member of the Palette and Chisel Academy of Fine Arts of Chicago, Iowa Artists and the Cedar Rapid Drawing Group.

Jeff attended drawing & painting classes at the Des Moines Art Museum and also draws & paints with the Cedar Rapids Drawing Group and The Palette & Chisel in Chicago. Painting is a process of problem solving. Problems of light, shadow, composition, form, rhythm along with what you want to say. If you ask yourself the right questions while standing in front of the canvas you can create a painting that the viewer can connect with. Words alone are not enough…

Professional Affiliations:
Plein Air Painters of Iowa. (Founder of weekly outdoor painting group)
Plein air Painters of Chicago. (Past member)
Palette and Chisel Academy of Fine Arts, Chicago, Ill. (Artist Member)


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