Jack Anderson Watercolors at Payn’s Stationery in March

Jack Anderson in an ECAA Art Exhibit At Payn’s Stationery StoreBerkeley – An exhibit of water color landscapes by well-known local artist Jack Anderson will be exhibited from March 13 to May 14 at Payn’s Stationery Store, 1791 Solano Ave.The scenes of locations in Bay Area & Northern California, the Southwest US and in Italy exemplify Mr. Anderson’s sense of strong design and a light and dark pattern and reflect the sense of spontaneity that is the hallmark transparent watercolors.

Jack Anderson, an architect, has been involved with watercolor for nearly forty years.  His technical background has influenced his approach to painting, which features the saved white of untouched paper, energizing the painting with light, and clear transparent washes which are animated by dark accents and bits of calligraphy.

“The name of the game is simplicity.  I find that as I continue painting, I am more and more inclined toward economy of means,” he said

Jack is represented in local juried exhibits and extensively at The Solano Grill in Albany and is a member of several watercolor societies.  He was  also involved in workshops and show jurying.  A studio, overlooking San Francisco Bay, is shared by his artist wife, Charlotte Britton.

Payn’s Stationery is one of four venues curated by El Cerrito Art Association (ECAA), an organization of East Bay artists. The store, which has been at its Solano Avenue location for 63 years, has recently expanded its traditional office supply product line with other items such as note cards, specialty paper, art supplies and drawing pens. Payn’s was also the sponsor of a Merchant’s Award last year at the annual ECAA Art Show and Sale. Payn’s website is at www.paynsstationery.com.

ECAA, with almost 200 artist members, also curates art exhibits in three other locations: the El Cerrito Community Center, Library and DMV. Additionally, ECAA has monthly meetings where professionals demonstrate their artwork, mounts an annual show in October, sponsors a weekly plein air painting group and participates in other local art events. For more information on ECAA, go to elcerritoart.org.