Howard Park returns to teach his popular painting class!

Howard Park’s popular painting class with watercolorist Lisa Miceli*

Painting by artist Howard Park

Howard Park and Lisa Miceli are here teaching painting until tomorrow, Thursday, August 27 at 3:00 PM. They both have a lovely collection of oils and watercolors, painted plein air on Fishers, that are on display at the Community Center (that are independent of the show) and are for sale. We invite you to have a look! Come by and also sign up for class tomorrow!

Monday, August 24 – Thursday, August 27
10:00 – 3:00 PM

Abstract expressionism will be the main focus of this course, but abstract expressionism is the basis for impressionist landscape painting so it can be applied to many painting venues and mediums.

Hosted by the Community Center.
People who want to join for just a day or two are welcome!

Learn More and sign up HERE

Covid Precautions:
* Howard and Lisa have tested for Covid prior to coming.
* We will be socially distanced in the large room upstairs.
* Participants must wear masks in the building.
* Limited number of participants to ensure distancing.

Howard Park’s popular painting class with watercolorist Lisa Miceli*

*Lisa Miceli: Artist’s statement and Bio

As a plein air watercolor painter I endeavor to create a narrative in my paintings through compositions which often include figures as an integral part of the story.  This allows viewers to enter and explore the painting through association with the figure.  My paintings incorporate an illustrative style, abstracted by brushwork with skies that establish the emotional tone of the scene.  I often use heavy passages of ink either applied with a pen or other tools to establish values and composition.  Through this expression I hope to inspire others to feel the beauty of the landscape and changeable skies I see.

I plein air paint regularly as a member of the Noank 9 plein air painting group, and find that some of my best work has emerged under challenging weather conditions.  Recent teaching experience includes co-teaching Color and Composition in Oil and Watercolor on Fisher’s Island with Howard Park, and Oil and Water plein air workshops are planned later this summer in different area locations.  Recent shows include a solo watercolor Show at Studio 33 Gallery in New London titled “On the Horizon: Land, Sea and Sky” ( , the Lyme Art Association show “Wind, Waves and Water” and  “Yin and Yang.”(   My painting “New London Harbor Light” was winner of the recent watercolor competition at the Mystic Seaport Museum inspired by J.M.W Turner.  My work can be viewed on my website at

I began watercolor painting in classes with local art instructors at Granite Street Gallery, most recently with Howard Park at the Mystic Museum of Art, Bob Noreika at the Lyme Art Association, and learned to paint with the Japanese hake brush with the guidance of British watercolorist Ron Ranson. A significant influence on my painting was my grandmother Lucille Gauthier, who was an illustrator, watercolorist, and a WPA artist.  I grew up in Mystic and Groton and returned to Connecticut after completing graduate studies in Michigan in clinical psychology.

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