A native of Nashville, Tennessee, Lennie Fottrell has been drawing and painting for
over 20 years. He uses pencil, pen and ink, silverpoint and watercolor to create works of art
depicting birds, wildlife and other animals, in a realistic style.
A Geologist by education, he experiments with historical paint pigments made from
powdered rocks and minerals, reproducing some of the types of paint used in the
18th and 19th century, prior to the invention of modern manufactured pigments.
“Historical art materials are very interesting to make and use. Some techniques and
materials have been around for centuries, but have fallen into obscurity as more
modern paints and other manufactured artist materials have taken their place.
Some paints made from natural earth materials, plants, and simple 18th
and 19th century manufacturing processes, look different from modern paint pigments. By
working with these materials, historical artist techniques can be seen and understood
first hand, as living history.”
Join us for a talk and demonstration and you will be amazed and inspired. *Regular admission rates.