Renowned muralist to lead workshop at Bromfield School

Renowned muralist to lead workshop at Bromfield School
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HARVARD — The Bromfield School is pleased to announce a special art club opportunity when internationally acclaimed watercolorist and muralist Bruce Davidson will visit the school to lead a workshop on Jan. 13.

“I look forward to collaborating with the students and creating representations of local Harvard wildlife, such as the black bear recently seen about town,” said Davidson.

Davidson was a visiting artist at the Bromfield School in January 2012 when he led participants in a collaborative, three-panel painting of a Chinese dragon.

“This workshop is a great opportunity for our students, whether they are interested in exploring art, developing their art skills, or looking to enhance their portfolio,” said Jim O’Shea, principal, Bromfield School.

Recognized both in the United States and abroad for his natural landscape art, Davidson will instruct Bromfield Art Club students in at two-hour workshop to be held on Jan. 13, 2015, from 2:30-4:30 p.m. in the school’s café. Students will paint using acrylics on canvas and all workshop materials will be provided.

To register for the free workshop, students or parents may contact Heidi Creighton Ciampa, Bromfield Art Club adviser, at 978-302-1198, or email heidicreightonciampa@gmail.com. The workshop is open to all Bromfield students.

There will be an opportunity to preview Davidson’s artwork this weekend at The General Store in Harvard where he will be hosting an art show and watercolor painting demonstration on Saturday, Dec. 13, from 4-7 p.m.

Biography: Bruce Davidson, watercolorist, muralist

Bruce Davidson received formal training at the Art Institute of Boston studying illustration and design. He continued training at the DeCordova Museum School in Lincoln. His watercolor paintings and limited edition prints are displayed in homes and businesses across the globe. Davidson teaches watercolor, acrylics and drawing and he led a watercolor expedition to Argeles-sur-mer, France in the summer of 2010.

The subject matter of his work varies widely and brings one around the world, with depictions of New England farms and landscapes, a majestic Russian tall ship, the tropical Belizean rain forest, landscapes and seascapes of Southwest France, and the Boston Custom House Tower dramatically lit at night. The Bruce Davidson Art collection also includes the beauty of bygone art, including the carved and painted Carousel Horse, the coiled power of a Red Sox slugger, the face of the beloved Polish Pontiff and a large blue fish carved out of rough sawn lumber from a local mill.

Davidson works out of his art studio in Boxborough, and onsite for custom mural projects. He is president of the Enduring Elements LLC family of companies.