Bob Noreika will be holding a free demonstration for local artists on Wednesday, Oct. 28 at the Orchards Community Room, 34 Hobart St. in Southington. The event is sponsored by the Southington Arts & Crafts Association (SACA).
The demonstration will follow a 6:30 p.m. members’ meeting. Demonstrations are open to the public and free of charge.
Noreika is a graduate of Paier School of Art and has been a professional artist for 35 years. His passion for art is matched by a natural talent to paint a wide variety of subjects, highlighted by expressive coastal scenes, intimate woodland pictorials and seasonal treks through the countryside. He has been inspired by the many pleasurable memories of his boyhood; which was spent joyfully fishing, and catching turtles and frogs.
A prominent national award winning artist and illustrator, Noreika’s paintings hang in both corporate and private collections throughout the United States, Europe, and Japan. His painting “Catfish and Turtles” is in the permanent collection of the New Britain Museum of American Art. He is represented in numerous galleries and teaches and lectures throughout New England. He has illustrated magazine editorials and seven books.
He is an elected member of the National Society of Painters in Casein and Acrylic, the Salmagundi Club, the Lyme Art Association, the Connecticut Watercolor Society, the Connecticut Plein Air Painters Society, the Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts, and he is a signature member of the New England Watercolor Society.