On Wednesday, September 20, the public is invited to the free New Heights program: “Watercolor – Discussion and Demonstration,” from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at The Centre, located at 20880 Centre Pointe Parkway.  Award-winning watercolor artist Louisa McHugh will discuss her creative process, workflow, how to get started in watercolor and the current trends in the medium. McHugh will also demonstrate watercolor tips that will benefit both beginners and advanced artists.  

“Watercolor has always been my passion and it is my mission to bring to it the same level of prestige that other mediums are esteemed with. My work is often figurative, with several layers of transparent washes that roll over each other, causing the subject to drift in and out of focus. I take inspiration from the ordinary and find beauty in unconventional themes,” said McHugh.

Louisa McHugh manages the National Watercolor Society Gallery in San Pedro and is an instructor at the Palos Verdes Art Center and Destination Art in Torrance. A graduate from Columbia College with a degree in cinematography, she later discovered her passion for watercolor and studied the medium at Otis College of Art and Design.

New Heights is proudly presented by the Santa Clarita City Council and the Santa Clarita Arts Commission. The panel discussion series is designed to assist artists, performers and arts organization representatives in expanding their knowledge and learning valuable tools to increase their ability to be successful.  More information is available at SantaClaritaArts.com.