Plein Air and Studio Oil Experience
Thursday – Saturday
May 9 – 11, 2013
Members – $500 Non-Members $550
($100 deposit to hold your spot in workshop)
Guido Frick is truly an outdoor painter. “It might sound overstated, but I really consider nature as my original studio. It is because of this belief, that I claim the whole American West as my own personal studio”. This German-born painter lives half of the year in Europe and travels the other half almost exclusively through America´s western states. In the early 1980´s he met with famous instructor and painter Sergei Bongart, and still considers this encounter as the most influential experience he has ever had as a painter. “Sergei truly opened my eyes and showed me the way”. By the 1970′s, Guido had already studied with Professor Karel Hodr from Prague, a well-respected impressionist painter and art teacher throughout Europe.
Soon Guido´s work was shown in exhibits in Germany, Switzerland, France and Italy, and most recently in England. He was published in “Maler sehen den Bodensee”, and in 1980 he won the Prix de Salon in Fontainbleau-Paris. “As a painter I do not like to be labeled. I am always crossing the borderline between impressionism and expressionism. In art there should be no border, no fences, no stop sign. I want to paint free and generous and be independent …I love the outdoors, in nature.” http://artmatch4u.com/