March 8, 2020
Coming up in April! John will be teaching a watercolor class hosted by the Ice House Gallery, Mayfield KY.
An Introduction to the World of Watercolor This class will be a mix of discussion, demonstration, and numerous exercises. When you're done you will... · be better prepared for making intelligent selection of your materials - paints, brushes, and surfaces. ·
have a firm understanding of the difference between watercolor and
other wet mediums, and what makes watercolor so unique and mysterious. ·
know the truth about many of the 'myths' surrounding watercolor and
find out why 'color' is NOT the most important characteristic of
watercolor paint · see how watercolor can open a whole new chapter in your creative process.
There is nothing you need to bring, but feel free to bring any watercolor materials that you might have questions about.
What: An Introduction to the World of Watercolor
When: Thursday, April 2, 2020 10AM - 1PM
Where: Ice House Gallery, 120 North 8th St, Mayfield KY, 42066
Cost: $25 for Ice House members, $45 for non-members
Register at http://icehousearts.org/Schedule/November 15, 2019
Watercolor, Framed 22x28, by John McLaren received the honor of Second
Place Painting at the Impressions Art Exhibit at the Ice House Gallery
in Mayfield KY.
The exhibit runs through December 14, 2019.
August 23, 2019
"Selkie", Watercolor, Framed 14x18, will be on display at the Ella
Elizabeth Hise Museum of Regional Art on the campus of Southeastern
Illinois College, in Harrisburg, IL.
Thank you to Barb Allen for loaning it to the museum for their opening
collection. The Grand Opening for the museum was August 23, 2019.
July 31, 2019
Event Announcement: Tap into ART
Thursday, August 15, 2019
4:00-9:00 PM at TAP 216, 216 North 15th Street, Murray KY
John and Cindy will be 2 of the 10 artists drawing/painting in the
'Monster Draw' part of this event that will help support the Murray Art
Guild. These 10 artists will complete a work that will be
randomly selected as prizes to those who purchase a ticket to
the Monster Draw. All visitors are welcome to check out the artists as they work, and participate in other fun things too!
July 14, 2019
"Serenade" was featured in Paducah Life Magazine in The Last Word section this month.
June 14, 2019
New on Teaksouls website: Exhibits Page Take a virtual tour of the art exhibits we've had - just click on the "View Slide Show" button :)
May 18, 2019
"Sugar and Spice", Watercolor, 15x20, received the honor of Third Place
professional division, at the 84th Annual Woman's Club Art Show in
Paducah KY. The exhibit is open May 18- May 31, 2019.
February 26, 2019 EXHIBIT ANNOUNCEMENT
“Select Regional Artists Art Show”
Where: Ice House Gallery, 120 North 8th St, Mayfield KY Exhibit Dates: March 2 - 22, 2019
Artist’s Reception: Friday, March 1, 5:00 - 7:00 PM
John is one of 12 regional artists in this show. John's
include some special paintings that have been honored over the past
3 years, including "Four Egyptian Seamstresses" (left), and also one
that is making its debut in this show, "Balance".
October 26 and 27, 2018 (In
association with Murray Art Guild)
What: Watercolor Workshop: Pigment Charcteristics Instructor: John McLaren
Friday Oct 26, 6-8PM, Murray Art
Guild, 500 North 4th St, Murray KY Saturday Oct 27, 10AM-2PM, Two Doves
Studio, 3954 Pottertown Rd, Murray KY
John will be your guide as you explore all things PIGMENT. Topics
include pigment characteristics, pigment identifiers, what exactly is
pigment anyway, and just how do I use pigment charts? This
workshop is for everyone (beginner-experienced) and is designed to help artists select paints, mix paints, and choose
a limited palett
Artists: John and Cindy McLaren
Where: Murray Art Guild Gallery, 500 North 4th Street, Murray KY
Opening Reception: October 5, 2018, 5-7PM
Final day of exhibition: October 29, 2018
This is a figurative exhibition of works by Artist, John McLaren,
and his apprentice, Cindy McLaren.
Cindy began drawing with John at Life Drawing sessions about 2 years
ago. For this exhibit, each artist set up their easel on opposite
sides of the model (hence the title "90 Degrees") giving Two
Perspectives...Two styles...by Two
We hope you enjoy this exhibit and we encourage you to draw or be drawn!
May 4, 2018
"Alaina in Native Dress", watercolor, framed 17x29 received the Juror's
Merit Award at the Janice Mason Art Museum's annual juried art
show. This show in Cadiz, KY included a variety of art forms
magnificantly displayed. The exhibit is open through Friday, June
April 21, 2018
"Serenade", Watercolor, framed 28x37 received the honor of "Best in
Show" at the 2018 Visual Evidence art exhibit in Murray KY. This
exhibit, sponsored by Murray Art Guild, is located in Wrather Museum on
the campus of Murray State University. See this exhibit now
through April 30, 2018.
March 11, 2018
John will be teaching a class on watercolor portraits at the Icehouse
Gallery in Mayfield KY.
The class will be held on Saturday, March 17 from 10:00AM-2:00PM.
Thank you Ric Watson and Icehouse for sponsoring this event!
November 17, 2017
"Becky" received Second Place
Painting at this year's Impressions Exhibit at the Icehouse Gallery,
120 North 8th St, Mayfield Kentucky.
The exhibit includes a variety of works from sculpture, photographs,
ceramics, drawings, paintings, and mixed media including fiber arts.
The exhibit runs until December 16.
June 26, 2017
Discovery Park of America in Union City, TN has selected John for their
"Local Artist Showcase" exhibit. "Women in Hats", a collection of
eight of his paintings, will be unveiled on Friday, July 7 at 5:30PM in
Dinosaur Hall, and will be on display through December of this
See Discovery Park Press Release
on the selection of their Local Artist Showcase for July-December 2017 June 4 - July 7, 2017
The Dawson Springs Museum and Art Center, 127 South Main St, Dawson
Springs, KY is hosting an exhibit of 23 of John's paintings.
Thank you for the opportunity to share art with you Dawson Springs!
April 22- May 5, 2017
John was the Featured Artist this year at the Paducah Woman's Club Art
Show in Paducah KY.
February 28, 2017
John will present "Selecting a Limited Palette - Using Mixing Line and
Pigment Charts" tonight at the PAPA Gallery member meeting.
new dimension to the color wheel!
October 9, 2016
Saturday, Apirl 16,2016
2016 Paducah Woman's Club 81st Annual Art Show, Paducah, Kentucky
"Four Egyptian Seamstresses"
Best of Show
First Place, Professional Category
John is overwhelmed and humbly grateful for the honor of receiving
Show" and "First Place, Professional" in the 81st Annual Art Show
sponsored by the Woman's Club of Paducah, KY.