Portrait Artist Jill Cohen will show examples from the hundreds of portraits she’s painted in her over 30 year career and talk about the art of portraiture.  A graduate of the University of Illinois and winner of numerous awards, both local and national, she worked in Alexandria’s Torpedo Factory since the 1980s. Her favorite media are pastel and watercolor.

Susan Davidson in “The Washingtonian” said “There’s an Impressionistic romanticism about Jill Cohen’s watercolor and pastel portraits … (she) paints subjects of all ages, but has a particular sensitivity toward children.

The event is April 4, at 7 p.m., at St. Augustine’s Art & Spirit Coffeehouse, 600 M St SW. Q&A with the artist will follow presentation. Coffee and desserts. Donations accepted.  For information, call (202) 554-3222.

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