The Watertown Art League will be hosting a live oil painting demonstration by professional artist Jim Laurino on Nov. 13 at 7 p.m.

The event will be at the First Congregational Church Hall, 40 DeForest St., in Watertown. The demonstration is free and open to the public.

Laurino began painting as a teenager and eventually studied design and color theory at the University of Connecticut. Over time he formed a more lasting interest in painting landscapes, and particularly enjoys working on-site, or “en plein air,” according to a release promoting the event. Through workshops and self-study, Laurino has cultivated a unique representational painting style that balances the impressionists influence with contemporary subject matter.

Laurino constructs frames for all of his paintings. The frames, which are made out of reclaimed wood material, fashion a rustic window into each piece, subtly complimenting his work. Hi paintings are in numerous private collections. He exhibits in galleries and competitive events throughout the Northeast, most recently placing third in the N.E. Landscape invitational (Lyme Art Association – Sept 2017), and receiving top prize in the Oct 2016 Hudson Valley Plein air competition.

To learn more about Laurino’s approach to painting, framing, and to view more of his work and exhibition plans, visit

The Watertown Art League meets the second Monday of the month in April, May, June, September, October and November. For more information about the demonstration, call May at 203-574-2835 or visit