Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea
Lexington Artist Shirley Jeter to Demonstrate Watercolor Painting at Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea

Press Release Date:  Tuesday, June 02, 2015  
Contact Information:  Gwen Heffner
Information Specialist
Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea
859/ 985-5448, ext. 230


On Saturday, June 6, watercolor artist Shirley Jeter, of Lexington, will demonstrate her painting techniques from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea.

Jeter has a bachelor’s degree in art from the University of Kentucky, but is mostly self-taught in watercolor. She has taken workshops with numerous well-known watercolor artists, among them regional painters Keith Spears and Jim Cantrell.

Jeter uses transparent watercolors, which allow the white paper to show through, creating rich intense colors uncharacteristic of traditional watercolor paintings. She builds up washes of color on cold-pressed watercolor paper, which has more texture than hot-pressed watercolor paper. This type of paper allows for more vibrant color as the layered washes build up on the paper.


Photos: Shirley Jeter demonstrates watercolor painting at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea

Jeter is a member of the Kentucky Watercolor Society, the Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen, the Lexington Art League and the Kentucky Arts Council’s Kentucky Crafted Program.

Paintings and cards by Jeter are regularly available at the center, located just off Interstate 75 at Berea Exit 77. The center’s exhibits, shopping and travel information areas are open daily, year-round, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., with the cafe open from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free.

The center features works by more than 700 artisans from more than 100 counties across the Commonwealth. A gallery exhibit, “Turn, Turn, Turn: Lathe-Turned Works by Kentucky Artisans,” is on display through Sept. 12; and on display in the lobby, “Kentucky Murals by Frank W. Long” through July 4. For more information visit Facebook at, or go to the center’s website at, or call us at 859-985-5448.

The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea is an agency in the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.