Wednesday, December 8, 2010

I wandered into this

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!
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  1. Oh Mary Anne, I clicked to make this bigger and it took my breath away. Can't you still paint it?

  2. Makes me wish you had your brushes, too. Oh you have them, hint, hint.
    Please take me to Cambridge with you. xoxo


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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.