Artist Heidi Reeves to lead pastels demonstration |

Artist Heidi Reeves to lead pastels demonstration

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TAHOE CITY, Calif. and#8212; Heidi Reeves will demonstrate the art of pastels at the North Tahoe Art Center, Saturday, Oct. 15, noon-2 p.m.

Art has been a part of Reeves life since birth. Her grandmother was an oil painter and from the age of 7 or 8, Reeves spent weekends with her grandmother painting and creating. Painting was put on hold while she raised a family. In 1979 she moved to North Tahoe, but it wasnand#8217;t until 1992 that Reeves took her first watercolor class and was hooked.

Reeves has attended workshops taught by some of the leading watercolorists in America. She loves painting everything from landscapes to portraits and started teaching watercolor classes in 2001 in Tahoe, Reno and Grass Valley. In 2003, she had a one-woman show at North Tahoe Art Center, participated in a European Show in 2005 and a Small Painting Show in 2006 at Pogan Gallery.

More recently her art medium has shifted to pastels and it has opened up a new awareness of color and textures. She participated in the international shows of the Pastel Society of the West Coast and in 2010 had the honor of becoming a signature member of this organization.

Reeves said she feels her love for art is truly a gift from God and when anyone sees her work and are touched emotionally through one of her paintings, she feels like she has given that gift back to Him. Living in Tahoe for 31 years has only increased her awe of Godand#8217;s creation and love and she said she hopes she can capture a small part of that beauty on paper.

Watch Reeves demonstrate her talents and learn about the grace and beauty of pastels.

North Tahoe Arts is located at 380 North Lake Blvd. in Tahoe City, next to the Fire Station. For more information please call 530-581-2787.

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