Show puts spotlight on artist’s watercolor scenes

The public is invited to attend a reception for Jack Greenfield’s retrospective exhibit of watercolors from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Southern Arts Society.

Greenfield paints in a realistic style similar to Andrew Wyeth. His works include local scenery along with well-known travel destinations around the country.

Greenfield was born in Ohio but has spent the past 50 years living in the South. After graduating from the University of Akron and completing his military service as an officer in the army, he taught U.S. History at Wilson Junior High in Tampa. He is now retired after a 30-year career with the Internal Revenue Service.

Although he had always had an interest in art, he did not have any formal training until in his 40s he began night classes at the Memphis Academy of Art and then later in association with various art groups. He describes himself as basically self-taught, learning techniques

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