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Local Watercolorist Chuck Fulkerson To Lead SCAN Demonstration



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The Society of Creative Arts of Newtown (SCAN) will have Newtown artist Chuck Fulkerson demonstrating in watercolor on Wednesday, January 23, at 1:30 pm. The program will be in the lower level of Newtown Meeting House, 31 Main Street (at the flagpole). The public is invited to attend for free, and refreshments will be served.

Mr Fulkerson’s subjects include Newtown landmarks, landscapes, people, dogs, and trains. Vivid, intense color is a hallmark of his style.

After graduating from Stanford University with a BA in anthropology, Mr Fulkerson became a newspaper journalist and illustrator. He retired later from Reader’s Digest after 20 years as creative director/copy chief. His watercolor of Newtown’s Main Street appeared on the cover of the nationally circulated 1995 Reader’s Digest calendar. He also illustrated for Reader’s Digest and other magazines.

Locally, 12 of his watercolors of Newtown’s historic Main Street hang in the lobby of Newtown Saving Bank on Church Hill Road. After creating a series of Main Street paintings during the different seasons in 2016, Mr Fulkerson's work was published as a 2017 calendar called "Painted Ladies." The artist has won numerous awards for both his art and writing.

He teaches watercolor and is an instructor of basic drawing skills at Garner Correctional Institution. Mr Fulkerson is also the author/co-author or illustrator of books on trains and Native Americans. His work can be viewed at chuckfulkerson.com.

Reservations are not needed for SCAN programs, but additional information is available by calling 203-426-6654 or visiting SCANart.org.

Trinity Episcopal Church and the private home at 38 Main Street in Newtown are the subjects of this Chuck Fulkerson watercolor. The Newtown artist will be the special guest during the next Society of Creative Arts of Newtown meeting, which will have watercolor landscapes as its focus.

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