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  • HOPE
Oil on Canvas
48" x 60"
    April 3, 2020

    Joel Barr

    After formal education at Duke University and UNC Chapel Hill in Engish, Economics, and Urban Planning, I followed a number of work paths including teaching…

  • Midwinter Chill
by Lisa Chakrabarti
    March 20, 2020

    Lisa Chakrabarti

    Lisa Chakrabarti was born in Manhattan, New York and grew up on Long Island. She began drawing at age 2 and sold her first artwork…

  • Chesterman Beach Sunset 20 x 24 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2016-04-01 IMG_2064
    November 5, 2019

    Terrill Welch

    Stripping away the human illusion of our separation from nature is at the core of my work. This illusion extends to a presumption of a…

Upcoming Art Shows

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Upcoming Workshops

  • Apr 5, 2020 to Apr 11, 2020 - 3rd Annual Art Retreat for Women in San Miguel de Allende

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    Join painter/author Ellie Harold in sunny Mexico for a week of immersion in a facilitated discovery of your deepest and most essential artist self. If you’re feeling blocked, thwarted or simply longing for a more meaningful expression, the retreat is a unique opportunity to focus on your life/art purpose, discover new directions and explore next steps. You’ll enjoy your own room in the charming Casa de la Noche in San Miguel’s Historic Centro district, painting and writing (with materials provided), guided reflections and focused discussion with plenty of time to explore the color and culture of this vibrant art city. Created with the needs of mature women in mind, this retreat focuses on process rather than product and is for both experienced and novice art-makers. Limited to 12. Register by November 30 to receive Early Bird free shuttle. One Discounted Spot Now Open! Click here for a full description, photos and testimonials from past participants.

  • May 1, 2020 to May 3, 2020 - Up to the Mark: 2.5 Day Abstract Intensive with Emphasis on Mark Making in Santa Fe, NM with Julie Schumer and James Koskinas

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    Experience beautiful early spring in Santa Fe, NM.  Develop your own unique marks and painting vocabulary in this 2 1/2 day abstract acrylic workshop.

     

    We will work on paper, and for those who like, unstretched canvas, using conventional and unconventional mark making tools and drawing media.  Via guided exercises you will practice a variety of marks and learn how to create a work rich with history and depth through the process of layering these marks with acrylic paint.

     

    This class is suitable for beginning and intermediate painters.  Cost is $595.00  Materials list provided one month prior to the workshop or can be provided at an additional cost of $100.00

     

    https://julieschumer.com/julie-schumer-workshops/

     

  • May 16, 2020 to May 31, 2020 - One-Day Plein Air Workshops: May 16, 23, 30 and 31, 2020
    _DSC5177Four separate, 7-hour workshops where you will learn all the fundamentals of approaching plein air painting. You will also learn modern colour theory which makes working with a reduced palette and mixing colours a breeze. Two of these workshops are held in Markham, Ontario, the other two in Peterborough Ontario. Your instructor, Keith Thirgood, has been painting en plein air and teaching art for over 12 years. These workshops are suitable for beginners wanting to learn to paint in a fun, outdoor location, as well as more experienced studio artists who want to try plein air, plus artists who are looking to loosen up and paint in a more post-impressionist style.
    To find out more and register, please visit www.wilsonstreetstudios.com
  • Jun 7, 2020 to Jun 16, 2020 - Ireland Plein Air

    SharonRuschShaver

    Join award-winning Plein air painter Sharon Rusch Shaver as she conducts her next exciting workshop to the Dingle Peninsula of Ireland. Painting daily in your chosen medium: oil; watercolor; pastel; pen and ink artists as well as photographers will find plenty of inspiration where the sea defines the life and creates excitement on this amazing Island. Daily demonstrations and one-on-one help will be provided for those wanting to learn how to work quickly capturing that changing light and color in their paintings.

    Delicious chef prepared gourmet meals and a well-appointed ensuite rooms, as well as all ground transfers are included. All-inclusive* 9 nights accommodation, transfers, meals, and instruction. Go to: Adventure-Artists.com

    Join us!

    shaveart@earthlink.net

    Sharon Rusch Shaver

  • Jul 31, 2020 to Aug 5, 2020 - 5-Day Art Retreat in Kawartha Highlands July 31 to August 5, 2020
    Kawartha Highlands Provincial Park, Wolf Lake, Site 301This retreat is an homage to early pioneers of plein air painting. We canoe-in and camp, paddling every day to our painting locations. This is a self-catered trip. We provide the canoes, life jackets and instruction. You bring your own provisions, tents, etc. The scenery in Kawartha Highlands is fantastic. Bald rock faces, sparkling lakes, majestic trees. Every direction you turn is another painting. Your instructor, Keith Thirgood, has been camping and canoeing all his life, and teaching artists his own unique approach to painting for over 12 years. Learn how to find order in the chaos, control your colours and create paintings that work. Learn modern colour theory, values, shapes and lines, what makes for a good painting.
    If you need advice on the camping portion of the retreat, we have you supported. Even brand new canoeists have no trouble with this gentle adventure. This retreat is suitable for beginners wanting to learn to paint in a fun, outdoor location, as well as more experienced studio artists who want to try plein air, plus artists who are looking to loosen up and paint in a more post-impressionist style. To find out more and register, please visit www.wilsonstreetstudios.com

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