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Local artist shares talent, starts watercolor workshop

TYLER, TX (KLTV) -

A prominent artist in the Tyler area has put on his smock and is teaching others the beautiful art of watercolor.

When John York puts his brush to paper, he believes people are able to share his experience through his painting.

“Hopefully through my pictures, they can almost hold it up like a lens and see my point of view,” artist John York says.

York is known by most Tylerites as the ‘painter on the square’; the mysterious man who paints the town, downtown.

“My parents met on the square, during the World War II era, so my dad was playing the piano in the music store, this is what I’ve heard, and she heard, so it’s like I came from right there,” York says.

York has been painting for 50 years and says he has received a tremendous amount of support on the streets.

“I saw John on the street painting and it interested me, like I said, I’m a wanna be painter,” Chad Hudson says.

The artist felt he should share his talent and start a watercolor workshop at the Gallery Main Street in Tyler; painting in a building being painted.

“I wanted to capture of some of the feeling of where I live, of the community I am a part of, so if I can make some nice images of Tyler, I would love to do that,” aspiring artist, Rita Fryer says.

John York is holding an art gallery show this Saturday afternoon at 5:30 at the Gallery Main Street in Tyler.

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