Consider this question and see what Joe Paquet, a speaker at the Plein Air Convention & Expo (PACE), has to say about getting better as a painter and more.
Paquet will be joining us at PACE with a keynote talk titled “Finding Authenticity Through the Plein Air Experience.” This talk on opening night will deal with the specifics of wending our way through challenges faced by artists daily, and specifically how the plein air experience can be especially rewarding.
Joe challenges himself to remain true to his artistic vision, and he feels that is a key element that may be waning in today’s art world. He strongly believes that “part of getting better as a painter is getting better as a human being.” He adds, “Our work is us . . . everything we are, for better or for worse, is in our work.” Observation and the ability to capture emotion in your work are the true goals of being an artist.
Joe Paquet is a highly regarded artist who has received numerous awards, including both Artists’ Choice and Collectors’ Choice at the 2007 Laguna Beach Plein Air Invitational, as well as the 2008 Alden Bryan Memorial Prize from the Salmagundi Club of New York and First Place in Landscape from the Richeson 75: Artist’s Choice Competition. Paquet is an Emeritus Member of the Plein Air Painters of America and the Salmagundi Club and a Signature Member of the California Art Club.
Learn more about Joe Paquet in this short PBS video:
PACE is where plein air artists come to learn, paint, and be inspired. Join us in beautiful San Francisco as outdoor painters nationwide come together to see painting demonstrations, join workshops, paint, and share their art. Space is filling quickly, so reserve your spot today.
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