beautiful surprise in the Cambridge Botanical Garden in England during a January visit a while back. It is their winter garden. The integration of the varieties of colorful plants create such awesome beauty...very inspirational. Made me wish I had my brushes!
after a beautiful but rather short summer. My garden was rewarding; the flowers were lovely. Many chores were postponed as a knee replacement in August took over everything! All went smoothly and am now looking forward to a winter season filled with friends, family with lots of painting, sketching and crafting! May all of you have a wonderfully WARM and fun winter season...many interesting happenings with family, friends and lots of creativity in the arts and in your daily living!
The quote "Art is the only way to run away without leaving home" by Twyla Tharp, best describes the attraction to every part of the painting process for me. Having painted for nearly 25 years intermittently while raising 3 valuable citizens, I took up the endeavor nearly fulltime in 1990. Soaking up art history and technique books, taking workshops with Coleman Cohen, Gifford Nicolaides, Susan Gallagher, Michelle Chrisman, J. K. Drummond, Leo Neufeld, Joe Lorusso. My inspiration is whatever touches my heart. I admire the work of The Boston Women's Artists Guild, the California Impressionists and such contemporary artists as Greg Kreutz, Susan Lyon, Thomas Buechner, Clyde Aspevig. I keep my drawing board occupied with plans for still lifes, floral portraits, and scenes from travels; keeping my enthusiasm vital and fresh.