Gathering of Artists and Demos
Third Tuesday of the month
October - May
Gathering of Artists, Flea Market & Demo with Cole Wolford
Tuesday, February 21, 2022
ArtServe, 1350 East Sunrise Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Demo with Cole Wolford
Cole will demo an image from a picture I took of Venice on one of his visits there while living in Milan.
I have always been intrigued by color and the way value changes can make the shift from a flat plane to a three dimensional shape. The "language" of watercolor, the way the transparent pigment flows on the paper and then can explode with gusto or quietly blend, this is what keeps me excited about this marvelous medium. I was inspired after a Berlin street art tour in 2013 and my current work utilizes some techniques reflective of those used in urban art.
Born in Oklahoma to the children of his grandparents, Cole's early formative years in a single wide pink trailer helped coalesce his need for a creative outlet. After detours to college, medical school, residency, and the practice of internal medicine, he landed with brush in hand, watercolor on his palette, and paper in front of him in his studio in Fort Lauderdale. He has signature status in the Transparent Watercolor Society of America, Florida Watercolor Society, Southern Watercolor Society, and Georgia Watercolor Society, among others. His works have been shown in many exhibitions including the U.S. State Department “Art in Embassies” exhibit in Santiago, Chile, from 2016-19 and are part of the permanent collection at the State Department in Washington, DC. Cole’s paintings can be found in private collections in North and South America as well as Europe, Africa and Asia.