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The Anderson Artists Guild will meet on Monday, January 9, starting at 6:30 PM, at the Anderson Arts Center located at 110 Federal Street in Anderson.
Al Morris, whose art work can presently be admired in the Artists Guild window at the Anderson Art Center, will be our speaker for the evening.
Here is part of Al's biography in his own words:
Cleon Albert Morris most people know me as Al. Born in Savannah, GA, I began a civil service career with the Air National Guard, later moving to Sumter, SC, to work with the US Air Force. After leaving Civil Service, I moved to Baltimore, MD, and worked with a Defense Contractor as an Advisory Engineer.
After retiring in 2015, I have turned my focus to the art of watercolors. I have been actively painting and drawing since high school. A self-taught artist, I experimented with several different mediums such as pastels, acrylics and oil. Since 2009, watercolor has been the medium of choice. While in Maryland, I was active in the Annapolis Watercolor Club and the Baltimore Watercolor Society, where I entered numerous juried art shows with both organizations.
During my time with the Annapolis club, I was introduced to the art of watercolor journals.
Most of my journals have involved travel, so far I have visited 29 countries and 31 states.
I plan to share some of my travel journals and the experiences behind them. I have a collection of travel paints and materials that I will display. I will explain the painting techniques that I use while traveling.