An exhibit of paintings by Jan Shrader, Carla Gauthier, Mohammad Bhatti, Susenne Telage, and Liz Hill of the Water Color Art Society of Houston will open Saturday, June 29, at Live Oak Art Center in Columbus, with an opening reception from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.
The exhibit will run through July 27.
Each of the featured artists has a diverse background and work spanning across different media.
Susenne Telage began formal art study in college and continues to practice art as both student and instructor to this day. She has served as Gallery Director and as President for the Watercolor Art Society - Houston, was a member of Katy Area Artists.
Carla Gauthier concentrated on printmaking and drawing in school, but has worked in watercolor as a mature artist. Her work has spanned from photo-realistic florals to cityscapes.
Liz Hill started her serious art training at the Los Angeles Art Center School at the age of 17, studying advertising design and illustration. She later attended the University of Houston for fine art.
Dr. Mohammad Ali Bhatti is a world renowned Portrait painter. Bhatti was born and raised in Pakistan, received his early art training in local art centers. He earned an MFA in painting and a PhD. in Interdisciplinary Arts from Ohio University and taught as art professor at numerous art institutes in Pakistan, Malaysia and in the United States.
Jan Shrader received her undergraduate degree from the University of Texas and a Masters from Houston Baptist University. Jan has studied under Lise Forrell in Sao Paulo, Brazil and with Ken Hosmer in the U.S. Jan has spent most of her life as a teacher in Houston and abroad.