Artist holds workshop

By Joyce Hartmann

Internationally known artist Sheila Parsons was featured at a watercolor workshop sponsored by the North Central Arkansas Artist League March 7-8.

Local artists attending the Fairfield Bay workshop were President Connie Hood, Alecs Long, Jeanne Homuth, Kathleen Hadley, Dorothy Hendrickson, Charlotte Rierson, Bettye Cooper, Lea Berry, Ruby Krimm, all of Fairfield Bay; Joan Bland and Diana Foote of Holley Mountain; Jan Cobb and Carolyn Goettsch of Edgemont; Judy Shumann of Diamond Bluff; and Joyce Hartmann of Choctaw.

During the workshop Parsons painted two watercolor landscapes, demonstrating watercolor techniques and principles of composition. She also critiqued and helped individual artists improve their paintings.

To see her work visit the North Central Arkansas Gallery at Indian Hills Country Club in Fairfield Bay before April 16, or go online to and click on the gallery. The paintings at the Country Club include original watercolors, acrylics on canvas, and Giclee prints never before shown in Fairfield Bay.