Joyful Flowers for Guild’s new location

floral watercolors by Pamela Gatens who will lead the Joyful Flowers watercolor class July 27 in the McGlaughlin House on Fourth Avenue in Marlinton.

Cyla Allison
Contributing Writer
A splashy opening event with renown local watercolorist Pamela Gatens is set for Friday, July 27.

Gatens approaches her work with color and a joy de vivre that is infectious, inspiring painters to do more outside the studio and without restraint.  On the other hand, she takes a problem solving attitude toward her medium that informs every painter. 

The Splashy Watercolor Florals class will be held at our new venue, the Mc-Glaughlin House on the Fourth Avenue art green, just north of the Depot in Marlinton.

The Pocahontas County Art Guild is thrilled to open its new air conditioned studio in a historic Marlinton building restored by the Historical Landmarks Commission over the course of several years. 

The class will run from 10 a.m. until 2 or 3 p.m.  All materials are provided– brushes, paints, paper but if you would like to bring your own, that is quite welcome.  We suggest a bag lunch for an in-house half hour break.  Bring a snack to share if you like.  Water, coffee and hot tea will be provided.

“My colorful paintings come from the deep happiness I feel in front of the easel,” Gatens said.

There is a charge for the class.

To register email Susan at

Class size is limited.

The Pocahontas Art Guild members meet regularly on Tuesday mornings – Tuesday-Museday – from 10 a.m. to noon or later to work on their own projects.

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