The Weatherford Art Association is hosting Texas watercolor and oil painter Tina Bohlman’s three-day Workshop on March 8-10 at the Firehouse Gallery in Weatherford, 119 Palo Pinto. Contact John Stout at 817-599-3278 for information on cost and materials for this workshop.• About the Artist:While it's important to look ahead and plan for the future, an artist must also be "in the moment - the now."“I’ve been an artist all my life, drawing with pencil and crayon as a child, I don't remember learning the skill the ability has just always been there," Bohlman said.A Texas native, Bohlman has used the state in which she was raised as both the inspiration and the canvas for her art. Mostly a self-taught artist, Bohlman works primarily in watercolor and occasionally in oil to create her “breathtaking plein air paintings and brilliant rural landscapes.” She cultivated her natural artistic talent and her eye for beauty with “great dedication and an insatiable desire to learn the techniques and history of the art.” This has served her well because as she describes, watercolor is a challenging medium. She prefers plein air rather than working in the studio."I have been an outdoor painter for most of my art career; nothing compares for inspiration and capturing light and emotion,” Bohlman said. “Aware that my time in a particular moment is short, plein air in watercolor requires strong technical skills and a large measure of intestinal fortitude.”She said as the light moves, moment by moment, across the sky, every stroke must be without hesitation.“It's a marathon race with the sun; spirited, emotional and exhausting,” she added. “ I love it”With this attitude and her skills and talent, Bohlman has made “quite an impact” in her field.Over the past 35 years, she has earned more than 60 awards, including a dozen first place and four “Best in Show” titles. In addition to exhibiting, competition events and taking commissions for her work, she is the founder and chairman of the annual "Paint Historic Waxahachie,"a plein air event that showcases more than 50 artists.