A professional painter in both watercolor and oil for over 35 years, I have been creating plein air workshops in Europe for artists to join me since 1996. Plein air is one of the most exciting methods of painting, and I teach a very easy to learn way of capturing the light quickly, that any artist can apply to their own work during our adventures to Europe. Travel for artists is a great way to immerse yourself in painting and make great advances in your techniques by watching other professionals work, and by sharing your own ideas with other artists we all grow! Authentic locations, such as a 12th Century Castle in Ireland, a French Maison in the countryside of France, or an Italian Villa in an historic hilltop village in Italy are carefully chosen. We want our artists and non-painting guests to feel relaxed and at home, with en-suite bedrooms, excellent chef prepared cuisine, and convenient transfers to painting and exploring locations so you can be where you want to be to create. Join me on our next exciting journey!
The artist was commissioned to do a painting for the White House in Washington, D.C., which is a part of their permanent collection. Major corporations such as Brown-Forman in Louisville, KY; Wal-Mart in Bentonville, AR; Blue Cross and Blue Shield, as well as private collections throughout the country include this artist’s work.
First Place Awards include the Tennessee Allstate Purchase Award, Best in Show at the Central South Awards Show, Nashville, TN, and the Juror’s Award for Excellence in painting at the new Renaissance Regional Art Exhibition.
The artist completed over 30 paintings for the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame in Birmingham, and a 100 square foot mural for the United States Postal Service downtown office at the new Frist Center for the Arts in Nashville, TN.
In 2008 the artist was awarded an Artist in Residence at Glen Arbor Art Association in Glen Arbor, MI. Columbia State University in Tennessee has purchased one of the artist’s paintings for the creation of a permanent collection of Tennessee Artists in 2008.
Publications include The World Who’s Who of Women; Marquis Who’s Who in America; and the Dictionary of International Biography, London, England. Southern Living Magazine did a feature article on the artist in 2005. The juried publication, American Art Collector has included the artist’s work since its inception and will also be included in 2015.
September 23rd to September 25th 2016 Hilltop Villa in Italy – plein air, all inclusive,* private en-suite rooms available,* all ground transfers,* Italian Chef prepared meals daily,* Prosecco hour with critiques daily, watercolor, oil, pastel, photography, and creative writing. Join us! Painters Keys Workshop Calendar