The Society of Bluffton Artists (SoBA) announces the speaker for their February 11th  2:00 – 3:30 p.m. meeting.  The meeting is open to the public. Mixed Media artist Diane Dean will demonstrate her techniques which combine collage, acrylic and watercolor to create “representational abstract” paintings.


The artist will begin with a stretched canvas, add layers of acrylic gesso medium, embedding papers, cloth, natural fibers and found objects to create a sculpted texture.  Once dry, layers of pigment are applied, smudged, partially removed and polished.  The end result, always unpredictable, is a highly textured painting combining both bold and muted colors.  Diane’s work has been featured on South Carolina’s PBS ETV affiliate and an upcoming HGTV “That’s Clever” episode.  Her work has also adorned the covers of local publications, won numerous awards and can be seen in area galleries and at local art festivals.
When:  Monday, February 1
When:  2:00 p.m.
Where:  Bluffton Library
Call 843-757-6586 or visit the SoBA web site at www. for more information about the organization and participating artists.