Sometimes life gets in the way of being an artist. This, however, is as it should be. After all an artist must draw from personal experiences. This past week was devoted entirely to my two beautiful granddaughters, ages two and four, who were visiting us. I’d truly forgotten how energetic toddlers can be! Any ideas I had entertained of studio time were quickly given a strong reality check! My creativity was instead unleashed on cutting construction paper pumpkins, coloring with crayons and decorating cards for “Mommy and Daddy” with saved bits of ribbon and stickers. The amazing thing about being around children is re-connecting with the child in yourself. What a delightful and meaningful week it was. 💓💓💓

Currently working on details for my upcoming workshop at the Beach Art Center in Indian Rocks Beach. This will be a day-long workshop and will focus on “Capturing the Moment in Paint!” There are so many images available to us that depict simple, everyday experiences like having coffee with a friend, curling up with a good book or family time at the beach. I encourage students to grab a camera and capture one of these timeless moments. It’s fun and the subject matter is boundless! Either working in the studio from a photo or working “en plein air” your paintings will have a new spontaneity and freshness. 
Be sure and register while there are still spaces available! 

Also on the slate is the “Contemporary Realism” exhibit now showing at the Woodfield Fine Art Gallery. If you're in the Burg, stop by to see some of my recent works as well as other local artist’s beautiful pieces of realist art. This show will continue through Nov. 30.


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