Artist Luce Felts to give class, lecture in El Centro


February 02, 2001

Palm Desert artist Luce Felts will be the guest artist and featured speaker at a meeting and art workshop being staged this weekend by the Imperial Valley Arts Association.

Felts will first give a presentation and demonstration on painting miniatures at the I.V. Art Association's monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Friday in the Desert Galeria, 1560 Ocotillo Drive, suite D, in El Centro.

A workshop on painting miniatures will start at 9 a.m. Saturday in the Desert Galeria.

The Friday meeting is open to the public, however, the workshop is $27 for non-association members and $26 for members.

Felts has been painting since 1960 and gives lectures and workshops throughout California and Arizona. She speaks at I.V. Art Association meetings once a year.

Said Felts: "I paint because I want the world that other people live in to be as beautiful as mine, as I see and interpret it. My joy in life is waking in the morning and realizing that I will be painting today."


Educated at Reedley College, College of the Sequoias and College of the Desert, Felts' style reflects her desert home. She said she uses oils and acrylics applied with both brushes and palette knives to create vibrant and bold florals and floral landscapes.

Her favorite flowers to paint are daisies, irises and Iceland poppies, all of which bloom in the desert in a variety of colors.

Felts describes her work as impressionistic, with some of her flowers leaning toward abstract.

She has exhibited in many cities in the western United States and has won numerous prizes at juried art shows.

In 1985 and 1986, Felts displayed her works in Paris. Her paintings are in private collections worldwide.

Those wanting to attend the workshop can sign up at the Friday night meeting of the I.V. Art Association, or by calling association member Ginger Ryerson

at 352-1823.

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