Main Gallery  ~ Fairfield Arts & Convention Center
May 3 – July 29

Also in the Hallway Gallery will be Fairfield artist Elaine Duncan’s recent “Collages”.
Reception  for both the artists on June 7.

Broshar says “I have always loved drawing and painting. I’ve always been intrigued by watercolor as an art form, and how it captures light, unlike any other medium. For several years, I developed digital artworks, but in 2013, I focused on painting using watercolor as a medium. More recently, I have also been exploring using oil paints and gouache.”                                                           “My subjects are based on the places I have visited throughout the Midwest, and from wider travels. My architectural background leads me towards painting architectural subjects, but I find interesting subjects in the landscape around me. I travel the countryside and find the rural landscapes, small town and city structures, and the industrial areas of the rivers to be compelling.”

Broshar does many paintings en plein air (painting outdoors, on site), but the majority are completed in his studio. He nearly always begins with a small value sketch with pencil to determine composition and values prior to painting. When traveling, he keeps a sketchbook with him for pencil and watercolor sketching and takes photographs for reference.

Broshar is an award winning artist, capturing signature status in the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association and the Iowa Watercolor Society. His works were selected for international exhibition of the National Watercolor Society, with his painting “San Diego Harbor” awarded in the international exhibition. Broshar’s works are selected for the the Iowa Watercolor Society traveling exhibit yearly.   Additional plein air awards include:1st Place – Red Wing Quick Paint, Spirit of Red Wing, Riverfront Category at Bluff Strokes for “River Control”, Postcard at Paint the Point for “Pendarvis”, and Nocturne at Paint the Point.

Broshar has had solo exhibits at the Waterloo Center for the Arts, the Hearst Center for the Arts, an AIA Iowa gallery solo exhibition, and at Monroe Arts Center in Monroe, WI. He was the featured artist demonstration for the Niagara Frontier Watercolor Society in Buffalo, NY.The artist teaches watercolor at the Waterloo Center for the Arts each fall for the past six years, and performs demonstrations for the Iowa Watercolor Society.