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Cuba Today show May 1, McBride gallery, Annapolis

Show opening will Sunday, May 1, 1 pm to 4pm through May. Plein air paintings from Cuba and studio works …Read More »

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My brain at 55

I was driving today, driving the green mile, that’s what I call the strip of road that goes from Florida …Read More »

Upcoming Workshops & Events

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Blue ridge Mountain Arts, Aug 2-6

Abstraction from nature, studies to final   $575   All mediums
420 West Main Street   Blue Ridge GA  30513   (706) 632- …Read More »

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Maine, Painting plein air with a purpose Rockland, Sep 19-23

Rockland Maine  Sept 19-23   $650
Link for sign-up and lodging info information: Coastal Maine Workshops

In this class, you’ll work on …Read More »

Demo study sale on Etsy

We’ve created an Etsy page with original demos and studies for sale at workshop demo prices, ranging from $100 for this 7×9 to $350 for a 12×16. These are paintings that wouldn’t end up in a gallery so they arent at gallery prices…As they sell, new ones go up so keep coming back.

One of the most interesting, genuine and unique ways to create new art is through plein air paintings. Though the fancy French term may sound complicated, quite simply, plein air paintings are created in an outdoor, natural setting. This allows the artist to truly capture the essence of their surroundings and translate it beautifully to the canvas.

It takes artists years of experience to master the techniques and nuances that make plein air paintings so aesthetically pleasing. In fact, I've been doing these paintings for over 30 years, and have just begun to fully figure everything out. The difficulty of learning the intricacies of plein air paintings is one of the major reasons that I offer workshop instruction. My goal is to teach my students all of the knowledge I’ve gained since I began my journey.

If you are interested in collecting plein air paintings, I offer a variety of fine art pieces for sale. My colorful paintings capture some of nature's most beautiful settings. They are wonderful additions to any collection, and can serve as commercial or residential décor pieces. If you have any questions about any of my paintings or workshop instruction classes, contact me today.