April 17, 2019

It has taken many months to get this close to the 2019 New River Art Juried Biennial...the 15th of its kind.  It is exciting to think of the June 13 opening date, reception and awards ceremony.  It has been nothing but a pleasure to work with the Moss staff, especially...

January 8, 2019

The following appeared first on the BRAA Facebook page.

My last post of 2018. As president of BRAA since Sept 2013, I would like to thank you all for your support and enthusiasm over the years in our quest to remake BRAA. It has become a thriving and respected organizat...

May 30, 2018

From May 25-27 I attended the BRAA workshop "Working in a Series." This workshop was taught by the ever wonderful artist, Danie Janov.  I am pleased to count this lovely lady among my friends so deciding to sign up for these three days was a no brainer for me.  I had a...

January 10, 2018

Another successful BRAA holiday market has ended. Over 20 BRAA members offered jewelry, pottery, fused glass, fiber works, Christmas pillows, original paintings, prints and more.  We had more inventory than ever before and sales topped $3400, the highest total ever! Re...

October 17, 2017

Ruth Lefko and I went on a road trip this past weekend. First we stopped at Natural Bridge and went to the wonderful light and music show under the arch in the darkness. It was magical! A night in the Natural Bridge Hotel was excellent and then on to Lexington for a qu...

September 28, 2017

Sometimes I really want to paint en plein air but the effort just sounds too exhausting.  This month's gorgeous fall weather has called me outdoors four times so far.  The first three times I went to the Hahn Horticultural Garden at VT and worked in watercolor.  Takes...

May 26, 2017

For the second time I spent a week in April at the beautiful Kanuga Watermedia Workshops in Hendersonville, NC, at the Kanuga Conference Center.  Again, I traveled there with my close friend Danie Janov, a veteran of 20 or so years both attending and teaching at this w...

March 10, 2017

I recently visited the little town of Calabash, NC, where seafood restaurants abound and fishing boats tie up just feet from dining tables.  It was a crisp sunny day with just enough wind to make me want shelter for my task of doing a plein air painting of a well-worn...

July 22, 2016

It is easy to think of creating art as just a collection of paints, brushes, papers, pencils, workshops, etc.  It is all of those things, but, one thing I didn't really think about when I started this long road of becoming an artist was how my pursuit of making art wou...

June 16, 2016

I have often been called an idea person.  I get inspired by sometimes the smallest thing and say "hey, wouldn't it be great if..."  Those around me say "cool," I reply, "it will be easy."  Well, it is rarely as easy as I think in that first blush of excitement, but the...

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