Illiana Artists Meet
Illiana Artists will meet to discuss Oil over Tempera with Javier Chavira. The artist will be demonstrating and explaining the academic painting technique of oil over tempera. “Technique Mixte” is an adaptation of the “old masters” oil painting technique employed by the likes of Leonardo da Vinci, Jan Van Eyck and Albrecht Durer. Chavira earned an MFA from Northern Illinois University’s School of Art in 2002, has exhibited nationally and internationally and his work is in numerous public and private collections. Aside from being an active artist, Javier is also an educator. He is an Associate Professor of Painting and Drawing at Governors State University, Illinois, a position he’s held since 2003. Javier is represented by 33 Contemporary Gallery, Chicago and currently resides in Crown Point, Indiana.