August Artist of the Month
August 23-26

Alan Shuptrine

Lookout Mountain, TN

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about Alan Shuptrine

A painter known for his realistic watercolors, oils, gold leaf, and handmade framing, Alan Shuptrine’s bold yet sensitive and thought-provoking works are in the permanent collections of several American museums and hundreds of corporate and private collections nationwide. Born the son of recognized painter Hubert Shuptrine (1936-2006), Alan has continued the legacy of realism that both Andrew Wyeth and his father Hubert established. Having taught and exhibited his works in Florence, Italy, Alan has now garnered international recognition as well. Shuptrine continues to create themed collections of his work while planning future museum exhibitions, speaking engagements, and appearances at national literary and art showcases and workshops.

Wednesday August 23, 2023 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

All That Glitters is Gold Leaf

FLOW Gallery + Workshop | Complimentary but registration is required

Join us in the golden hours of the day at FLOW Gallery + Workshop as we welcome August Artist in Residence Alan Shuptrine. We invite you to experience a sparkling 24k gold-themed evening featuring a watercolor demonstration by Alan, light hors d’oeuvres, and an interactive experience with gold leafing.

Alan will also be on hand discussing his recent gilded exhibition in Florence, Italy, as well as signing available copies of his fine art book featuring a collection of his watercolor paintings. Titled I Come From A Place, Shuptrine co-wrote the book alongside author and National Geographic Adventurer of the year, Jennifer Pharr Davis. Come for an evening of breathtaking golden beauty and fabulous art in the company of friends at FLOW Gallery.


“Once in a golden hour, I cast to earth a seed, and up there grew a flower, that others called a weed.” 

— Alfred Lord Tennyson

Thursday August 24, 2023 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Watercolor Landscapes for Beginners

FLOW Gallery + Workshop | $125

This beginner’s watercolor workshop with nationally-acclaimed artist Alan Shuptrine will focus on general techniques and provide attendees with a comprehensive introduction to the world of watercolor. Working on small postcard-size watercolor templates, Shuptrine will demonstrate techniques as you create your own postcard watercolor, using all types of watercolor methods, including wet-in-wet, wet-on-dry, and drybrush techniques. This workshop will encourage beginners to have fun with the art of watercolor while learning more about the medium, making it an ideal starting point for anyone interested in learning this art form. Basic workshop supplies will be provided. 

This workshop is sold out.

Thursday August 24, 2023 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Gallery Hours

FLOW Gallery + Workshop

Stop by FLOW Gallery + Workshop to meet Alan, learn more about his craft, and purchase his book or a one-of-a-kind painting.

Friday August 25, 2023 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Immersive Watercolor Workshop

FLOW Gallery + Workshop | $225

Participants of this immersive experience will have the chance to capture the picturesque beauty of the Lowcountry through watercolor painting with Alan Shuptrine. The journey will begin with a trip through Wilson Village to seek artistic inspiration before returning to FLOW Gallery for a day of painting. Shuptrine will guide the artists throughout the workshop, helping them learn how to incorporate shadow and depth, tonalism, and attention to detail into their works while they focus on painting the unique elements of the Lowcountry, including fauna, grasses, oyster beds, water, and southern oaks. This event is tailored to intermediate and experienced painters, with a delicious lunch provided for attendees.

Saturday August 26, 2023 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Gilding Workshop

FLOW Gallery + Workshop | $225

Join nationally acclaimed artist and gilder, Alan Shuptrine, for this unique workshop which will offer the opportunity to learn about the lost art of gilding. From genuine gold leaf to alloys to applied metallics, gilding decorative works of art has been perfected over thousands of years. Participants will learn about the historical background, the materials, and the various techniques of applying gold to a frame or decorative work of art. Focusing on both water and oil-size gilding, each participant will have hands-on experience with the time-honored tools and materials of a gilder. In addition, the workshop will allow each participant to experiment and create their own take-home treasure of a beautiful lowcountry bird’s nest, featuring an exquisite trio of wooden blue heron eggs, enhanced with acrylic paints and 23 Kt. gold leaf. This workshop is designed for all skill levels. 

Saturday August 26, 2023 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Gallery Hours

FLOW Gallery + Workshop

Stop by FLOW Gallery + Workshop to meet Alan, learn more about his craft, and purchase his book or a one-of-a-kind painting.

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