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ECAA Meeting May 1: demo artist Rusty Jones



113 W. FRANKLIN Waxahachie, TX 75165


  • 6:30 to 6:45 pm – Meet & Greet – vote Mini Show! View previous years Paint Historic Waxahachie in the gallery – “wet paint” new Paint Historic Waxahachie on the wire wall!
  • 6:45 to 7:00 pm – Announcements
  • 7:00 pm – Demonstration program



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Texas based artist, Rusty Jones, traces his earliest influence to his grandmother who was the first to place a paintbrush in his hands and encourage his interest in art. He vividly remembers her studio on the second floor of a historic home that once served as a stagecoach stop just outside of San Antonio. She would set up still lifes for him to draw or take him outside where she would set up her French easel and paint landscapes. “She had a crusty, difficult personality and could be as mean as a barnyard billy-goat, but when she began to paint you could see the joy in her face as she glided her brush across the canvas.”

Rusty graduated from the University of Texas with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biomedical Communications and the University of Texas Health Science Center in Dallas with a Masters of Science Degree in Medical Illustration. He is a Certified Medical Illustrator and a Fellow of the Association of Medical Illustrators. For over three decades Rusty provided highly technical medical art for major pharmaceutical companies, medical product companies, medical journals, surgical atlases and ad agencies.

Rusty’s love of sports led him into sporting art which landed him illustration assignments with such notable magazines as Golf Illustrated, Golf Magazine, the Golf Journal, the Masters Journal and American Way Magazine. He also provided sports art for the Coca-Cola Foods Division for the Summer Olympics, the Dallas Cowboys NFL team and the Dallas Mavericks NBA team.

Now Rusty focuses his artistic skills painting the Western American landscape. Following in the tradition of John Singer Sargent, Julian Onderdonk, Portofino Salinas, Edgar Payne and many other great American painters Rusty travels throughout the country painting the landscapes before him. “Painting outdoors takes passion. Without it the wind, heat, snow and bugs will drive you indoors. I enjoy my time in the studio, but it doesn’t make my heart race like it does when I am outside.”

Rusty is a Master Signature member of Outdoor Painters Society….and a “master” at painting plein air – Please join us for a great evening of art & fun!


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Maryann Brummer Solo Show at Fischer Galleries, Jackson, MS

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Fort Worth artist, Maryann Brummer, is having a solo show of new works at Fischer Galleries in Jackson, MS.

Opening reception hosted by the gallery Thursday, April 6 from 5 – 7 pm. Dickies Building 736 S President Street, 4th floor, Jackson, MS 39201.

Make this a destination weekend and experience the arts, music and history of Jackson, MS!

To see more works or to contact the artist, visit www.MaryannBrummer.com


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Linda Smith: America the Beautiful at Giddens Gallery

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You are invited


Giddens Gallery of Fine Art in Grapevine



Linda Smith – “America the Beautiful”

Linda’s work – https://goo.gl/5ecBfI



Mar 30 – Apr 8, 2017

Gallery open Tuesday – Saturday

11:00am – 6:00pm



Saturday, Apr 1

6:00 PM till 9:00 PM

Enjoy Fine Art, Complimentary Wine, Hors d’oeuvres and Smiles

For details – https://goo.gl/u3y9bW


Giddens Gallery of Fine Art in Grapevine

624 S Main St, Grapevine, TX 76051




Special Note on PARKING

Parking is very limited in front of the Gallery so we suggest you park in the available area behind the Gallery.
Off of Main Street, turn West on W Hudgins St to get to the parking lot.
We are in the Visitors Center Building.  The available parking area for the Gallery is in the back and is for “PUBLIC PARKING AFTER 5 PM and SAT & SUN”.

This link will take you to a Google Map; goo.gl/bQvPkZ

Grapevine City - Linda Smith

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Steve Miller demo on Oil Landscapes: IAA March 28th Meeting


Guest artist at the Tuesday, March 28th meeting of the Irving Art Association will beSteve Miller. He will be demonstrating his style of oil landscapes.

Doors open at 6:30 pm and the Meeting starts at 7:00 pm at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan, Irving TX 75062.  Directions. Guests are welcome.

Steve Miller

Steve was born in Arlington, Texas in the late 50’s. Although he grew up in several locations across the South, he now lives in Grand Prairie, Texas with his bride of 39 years, Donna.

Steve has worked as a freelance illustrator and graphic artist, creating art, illustration and graphics for several publications.

He has also worked in computer animation and digital photography and digital illustration. In contrast to the computer related visuals, he works in oils and pastels, and has won several awards in local art competitions. Steve has no formal education in art, but says: “I have learned, and am learning, from artist friends and instructors who have traveled the road before me, people who are willing to share their knowledge of color, light and other art related concepts they have learned on their ‘journey’”.

Steve says “My foundational goal as an artist is to render the beauty of the incredible creation around us, a world that was created by an awesome God.”



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Cecy Turner Watercolor and Oil Workshops


Cecy Turner Watercolor Workshop

Dates: April 25-28, 2017

Time: 9:00-4:00

Sponsored by: Central Texas Watercolor Society (CTWS), Waco, TX

Location: Carleen Bright Arboretum, Bosque and Estates Dr., Woodway, TX

Contact: Cheryl Chapline email  cachapline@yahoo.com

There will also be a watercolor demonstration on Monday evening, April 24th, from 5:30-8 p.m., along with a reception and awards presentation for the CTWS juried exhibition.


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Cecy Turner Oil Landscape Workshop (Intermediate/Advanced)

Dates: November 8-9, 2017

Time: 9:00-4:00

Sponsored by: Rockwall Art League, Rockwall, TX

Location: Harry Myers Community Center, 815 E. Washington St., Rockwall, TX 75087

Cost: $150

Contact: Cecy Turner email cecy@cecyturner.com


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Cell Phone: 214-734-9315

Signature Member of:

National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society

American Women Artists

National Watercolor Society

Southwestern Watercolor Society

Western Federation of Watercolor Societies

Outdoor Painters Society

Plein Air Artists Colorado

American Plains Artists

Master Signature Member of Women Artists of the West

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Bruce Peil: Three Day Painting Workshop Jan. 19-21


Instructor Bruce Peil will be offering a Studio / Plein Air Workshop on January 19 -21 at his studio in Athens, TX.

These workshops are about how to capture the feeling of the light and mood of the scene.  You will also learn how to mix the colors that you see with a simplified palette and understand how you did it. $375.00 for three days.

Lodging is also available on site at our B&B/Artist Retreat.

For more information, contact the instructor through his website or you can also call Bruce at 903-677-1117 or 903-681-1542 or email at brucepeil@mycvc.net with questions. For more about Bruce and his work, see his website at http://brucepeilart.com


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Large Oil Landscape Painting with Roger Parsons (and Plein Air too)


(Mon. – Fri.) Jan. 9 – 13, 10 am to 4 pm

Tuition: $300 for HCAF Members & $340 for Non-Members

Participants will take their small plein air landscape study and turn it into a large format painting. We will focus on drawing, composition, value, edges, and color, implementing rules of perspective and principles of design to make bigger and better representational art. Participants will draw the first couple of days, then transition to painting the latter half of the week. This is a studio class in oils for intermediate painters with some knowledge and experience.

Please bring at least one plein air panting (dry), 2 – 3 reference photos of the scene, and a larger canvas panel for the studio painting.

Bonus: Everyday we’ll have a “working lunch,” so bring a sack lunch. We will discuss different art issues; from specific topics selected by the instructor, to open discussion of topics raised by participants.

CLICK HERE for a supply list.

Call 830-367-5120 to register.


Plein Air with Roger Parsons


Saturdays, Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25

Tuition: $200 for HCAF Members & $240 for Non-Memnbers

Participants will paint landscapes on location.  The class will focus on composition & design principles, and color mixing to establish color and values in a painting from direct observation.  Composition, simplifying and editing are also important.  Roger will step you though his process from beginning to end.  There will be demos at least three of the four classes, and individual assistance and critiques.  This is a field class in oils for intermediate painters with some painting knowledge and experience.

CLICK HERE for a supply list.

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Kent Wallis Solo Exhibition at Southwest Gallery Dec. 10


Southwest Gallery cordially invites you to meet
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10TH from 1-5pm and experience his latest creations!

Kent’s superbly executed paintings blend the schools of romantic realism and impressionism. Self-taught, his develoment as an artist was instinctive, his use of color and composition lend themselves to an incredible beauty which reflects intensity, and yet, a gentle inspirational calm and strength. “His impressionistic technique lends a spontaneous touch while his palette of bold, vivid color creates an atmosphere of joy. He defines impressionism as ‘catching the fleeting moment in a landscape and putting down quickly on the canvas the impressions that first come to you.’ Though romantic subjects, rich colors, and spontaneous technique are his vehicles for conveying joy, its source is ultimately the artist, himself. On any given day he can be seen painting in time to Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons” or joking heartily with one of his children who has nestled into the reclining chair in his studio. Ultimately, the uplifting perspective of his paintings is the harmonious combination of each of these elements coupled with his unceasing drive to capture on canvas the best life has to offer.”


S O U T H W E S T   G A L L E R Y
4500 Sigma Rd.  Dallas, Texas 75244    972.960.8935    800.272.9910   www.swgallery.com

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Jim Stewart Demo Nov. 21 for Society of Watercolor Artists


Our next SWA meeting is November 21 at 7pm with Jim Stewart as our demo artist.

The Society of Watercolor Artists meets every third Monday from September through May.   (6:30 critique by Jo Williams; meeting at 7pm) Location: University of North Texas Health Science Center, Bldg. 2 – Everett Hall, Fort Worth, TX 76107. Directions.  website: http://www.swawatercolor.com/


About Jim Stewart:

James (Jim) Stewart, is a retired architectural designer in the commercial real estate development business, who has had a passion for painting since the late 1950’s.  After high school he served six months active duty in the US Army, then enrolled at McMurray College in the spring of 1962.  As an art major he became a muralist, ‘plein air’ and studio painter working in all mediums.  In addition he served as the college Gallery Master, student assistant to the Department Head, was a volunteer assistant with the Abilene art museum, and was a commercial advertising artist for the local Channel 11 television studio.  He was twice awarded in collegiate division art shows.  His mural “Texas Under Six Flags” still remains in the J. Rollins Library at McMurray.

Jim’s professional career was centered in Dallas where he served as VP of Architecture for the Vantage Companies ’67 –

’77, Projects Design and Development  Manager for the Collins – Ridnour  Company ’78 -’83, VP of Project Design and Development for Centre Development ’83 -’92 and Partner-VP of Development for Champion Partners ’93-’03.  Throughout his professional career he kept his interest in painting by producing commission works and golf related illustrations, however this took a backseat to competitive golf, tennis, racquetball, and motocross racing.  In retrospect he muses, “I should have spent more time painting, as I never received an injury from a paint brush”.

After retiring in mid-2003, he and his wife and some close friends, moved to Lake Chapala, Mexico, which lies just south of Guadalajara, where they lived until returning to Texas in December of 2008.   In addition to being an avid golfer, Jim reignited his passion for painting in 2010 and received Best of Show in his first juried event.  To date, he has been awarded and accepted into thirty five juried invitational, open,  and national exhibitions.  He is currently a Signature Member of the International Society of Acrylic Painters, a Signature Member of the Society of Watercolor Artists, and is a member the Lake Granbury Art Association, and the Pecan Plantation Art Guild.  He has won six Best of Show Awards, three Peoples’ Choice Awards and numerous Jurors’ and Meritorious Awards.

Stewart has studied with such Texas notable artists as Robert Miller, Bud Biggs, Jim Jones, Carol Collier,  Naomi Brotherton, and Scott Myers.  He is an awarded traditional painter who is rigid in conforming to the ‘fundamental principles of art’, and believes the success of a painting is found in its composition, accuracy, dramatic impact, and most importantly public appreciation.  Of his Peoples’ Choice Awards, he states “these are my most artistically fulfilling accomplishments”.   In the future he hopes to study with other traditional painters and believes that “the learning curve is proportional to the effort one makes to excel”.

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Jane Kahler Oil Landscape demo Nov. 12 in Desoto


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Jane Kahler will demonstrate an oil painting landscape on Saturday, November 12th at 2:00 PM.

Jane started her career in commercial art.  During the years of working full time Jane worked in the art department of food wrapping design, then later as artist for embroidery and emblems.  Jane worked for Custom Chenille Embroidery for 35 years starting as designer & then as Vice President of sales in 1992.

Jane started painting in oil in the mid 70’s as a part time artist and after retirement in 2004 as a full time artist.  She joined as a partner of Artist Showplace at Coit & Arapaho in 2006 and has taught many classes there in oil painting since then.  Jane’s paintings are still exhibited there.

Jane has won many awards in the DFW area. She has been to many workshops and classes with Bruce Peil, John Pototschnik, Robert Pummill, Ann Templeton, Darnell Jones, Ralph Oberg, Victor Armstrong and others.



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ACA Meeting Nov. 1 & Demo by Bruce Peil


Our November meeting will be on this Tuesday, November 1st at Artists’ Showplace, as usual. If you need  directions, you can find them on our website here. Associated Creative Artists website: http://www.acadallas.org/
Our demo artist is Bruce Peil, co-founder of the Outdoor Painter’s Society and Signature Member of Oil Painters of America. Bring a painting and a snack, and be ready to enjoy his demo!
About the Artist:
Bruce Peil was born and raised in Oklahoma and now resides in Athens, Texas.  He is a signature member of the Oil Painters of America,  the co-founder of the Outdoor Painters Society. and a member of the Oklahoma Society of Impressionists.  His paintings are widely collected and he is primarily known for his landscape paintings.
No matter what the subject matter is, it’s that fleeting moment in time and the particular feeling of the light that I strive most to capture in my paintings.  I want the viewer to feel as though they are experiencing that moment in time.  My goal is to capture the truth about the subject without over embellishment of color or too many unimportant details that can distract the eye from the main idea. The light.”  http://brucepeilart.com/
Workshop schedule: Bruce Peil at his studio in : http://brucepeilart.com/workshops

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PSSW Monthly Meeting Nov. 6 – demo artist Olivette Hubler


PSSW meeting will be held Sunday, November 6 from 3-5pm at Stacy Furniture Community Room, 1900 S. Main, Grapevine, Tx. 76021. Olivette Hubler is our featured artist. She began art lessons in pastel at the age of nine with from an Hungarian artist named Zita Lackey. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a degree in Painting. Join us while she demonstrates painting a landscape. For more about the artist see http://olivettehubler.com/ All are welcome.

For more information about Pastel Society of the Southwest, see pssw.info.



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Naomi Brotherton’s Last Night Scene Workshop Oct. 28 & 29


Naomi’s FINAL Night Scene Painting Workshop

Painting the Mystery of Night

Friday and Saturday
October 28 and 29, 2016

10am-2pm daily $50/day $30 depost

Location: Artisan’s Studio / Gallery, 2925 Valley View Lane, Farmers Branch, TX 75234 972 488-8182

A Veteran of painting the Mystery of Night in Watercolor, Naomi will be teaching ways to use a minimum of light source, so as to have the darkness intrigue the viewer. Sources of light might be street light, porch light, interior light or moon light.

Naomi’s night scenes have been included in such magazines as American Artist, International Artist, Southwest Art, and several Art books.

Register: email Naomi at n.brotherton1@verizon.net or call (214) 483-3903.

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NAOMI BROTHERTON began painting at age fourteen and turned exclusively to watercolor in the mid fifties while studying with Edgar Whitney. An art graduate of Baylor University, and student at the Art Students League and Art Career School in New York City, she has also studied extensively with many nationally known watercolorists.Brotherton has taught in Dallas for more than thirty years and conducted workshops in Ruidoso, New Mexico for twenty-five years. She currently teaches at Artisan’s Studio-Gallery in Dallas, in which she is a partner. Her workshops are popular coast to coast.

She is well known for her night scenes, and they have been included in several magazine articles. She has always loved painting landscapes, with a particular affinity for careworn barns, houses, and other buildings. Brotherton is happiest, however, when painting flowers, and has taught numerous well-received flower workshops.

Brotherton is a signature member of Southwestern Watercolor Society (SWS), Texas Watercolor Society (TWS), National Watercolor Oklahoma (NWO), Associated Creative Artists of Dallas (ACA), and Western Federation of Watercolor Societies (WFWS). Her book, Variations in Watercolor (co-authored with Lois Marshall), was published by North Light in 1981. Her work and painting philosophies have been included in several other books and magazine articles. She has also won numerous awards, and her paintings hang in many public and private collections.

–from her website


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Thomas Helmick: Landscape Abstractions reception Sept. 24 at Elm Street Studio


Landscape Abstractions
by Thomas Helmick

Reception, September 23, 6-8pm
August 30 – October 29, 2016
Thomas Helmick | Artist Statement

The work shown here is part of a continued study of landscape.  In a landscape, as in all nature, there is a certain indomitable power and beauty, an indefinable mystical essence.  It is these rare places untouched by the desensitizing encroachment of all of us that I am drawn to; that excite me and at the same time provide solace.  Since my early years as an artist it has been my desire to capture this essence of natural landscape in abstract form.
I start with representational drawings done on site. A particular drawing will then become the basic composition for the painting or pastel. Then using color and line, I work to eliminate the representational in order to freely express the essential nature of that landscape.  In my early work I pushed the elimination of the representational to a point of no recognizable references.  Now in the more recent work I find I’m not pushing quite so far, leaving more to recognize.  This push is finding that edge between representational figurative painting and pure abstraction.
The paintings are done in oil on canvas or masonite panel.   In them I try to capture the enveloping vastness of the earth and sky.  The pastels, done on paper, are of a more intimate type of locale and space and reflect that intimacy with a controlled vibrancy.  The themes of my work range from the Grand Canyon and the Trinity River to Tuscany and the Salisbury Plain.

A portion of all art sale proceeds will benefit the
Tarrant Area Food Bank

Exhibit runs from August 30 to October 29
Gallery Hours: Tuesday to Friday from 1 to 5pm
and by appointment


Elm Street Studio

139 S. Elm Street

Keller, TX 76248


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Art Exhibition: Landscape Abstractions by Thomas Hemlock

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Inspired by a recent visit to the Grand Canyon award-winning Fort Worth artist Thomas Helmick explores the wonders of the canyon in a second series of oil paintings & pastels. With the use of strong lines, layers of bold color, and soft textures, the images that he has captured are both warm and introspective.

“Landscape Abstractions” will be on view from August 30th through October 29th with a reception on Friday, September 23rd from 6:00-8:00pm at Elm Street Studio, Keller.

Thomas Helmick’s abstract landscapes are a must see if you enjoy the hidden treasures in modern art. Elm Street Studio brings a variety of artists to Keller and is well worth your time. To see more of Helmick’s work or for more information, please visit www.ElmStreetStudioKeller.com.

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Lynda Conley Pastel Demonstration for Trinity Arts Guild August 29

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TAG meetings are held on the first Monday evening of the month (except for Labor Day.) Visitors and guests are welcome to attend our monthly meetings and demonstrations. 

Our next meeting will be on Monday, August 29th, 2016 at 6:30 pm. 

Location: Trinity Arts Guild Gallery, Bedford Boys Ranch, 2819 R. D. Hurt Pkwy., Bedford, TX 76095-0671 (817) 283-1422   http://trinityartsguild.net

Lynda Conley will be the demo artist.

 Lynda Conley has resided in Texas most of her life.  Growing up she was enamored with art.  Her continued desire to pursue art was affirmed by receiving art scholarships during college.  She graduated with honors from Texas Christian University in 1982 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.  

Originally Lynda found success painting in watercolor.  She was later introduced to pastels and fell in love with the medium.  In most recent years, her work has focused on painting the landscape in pastels.

Passionate about nature, she paints botanical subjects and animals as well.  International travel has also inspired her to paint picturesque scenes from foreign locations.

 Lynda is a signature member of the Pastel Society of America, the Pastel Society of the West Coast and the Pastel Society of the Southwest.  She has received awards both locally and nationally for her colorful work.

TAG September Gold by Lynda Conley

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JOHN P. LASATER IV – SUNSETS & NOCTURNES – workshop Sept. 22-24

"Radient Light"    by John Lasater IV


Price: $475.00
Workshop Dates: 9/22/2016 – 9/24/2016
Location: Ellis County Art Association
                113 W. Franklin St.
Waxahachie, Texas 75165

ONLINE REGISTRATION:  https://elliscountyart.net/workshop/13081/john-p-lasater-iv-sunsets-and-nocturnes


“Radient Light”    by John Lasater IV


“Sunsets, Late Light & Nocturnes” – Plein Air Workshop

Class is limited to 16 students. This is a plein air class on painting sunsets & nocturnes that will start late afternoon and continue until 10 or 11 pm at night.   A light supper is included in the workshop fee. Please read the daily agenda below to be certain that the class times will fit your schedule. 

There are many difficult challenges for a plein air painter, one of which is capturing dramatic evening scenery with realistic values and rich, atmospheric colors. This workshop will give you help you capture the golden moment and nocturnal mysteries with satisfying accuracy.

Beyond that, John’s desire as an instructor is to give you a measure of confidence that will make you free to become who you were meant to be as an artist. He teaches the basics of shapes, colors, values and edges, but also how to follow your heart and challenge the rules.


  • Gain experience with some of the toughest plein air subjects – changing sunset light and mysterious nocturnes.
  • Choosing where to paint – things to think about before settling on a spot to paint.
  • Preparing your canvas for a dramatic scene.
  • Learning to control color and bring importance to the areas of emphasis.
  • How to create movement in an atmospheric painting, or a painting with multiple light sources.
  • How to paint in and around light sources like the sun and street lights.
  • Familiarization with tools, oil paint, and application
  • When to call it quits and how to paint in multiple sessions.


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Jackie Railsback: Dreaming of Autumn in the August Heat at Giddens Gallery

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“Autumn’s First Snow Two”

 Framed 18 x 22

“Dreaming of Autumn

in the August Heat”

by Jackie Railsback

“I am painting a kaleidoscope of nature’s reflections of autumn, the beautiful colors of which inspire me.  From the pastures of our Stevenville ranch where  grasses grow under the hooves of Black Angus cattle to the wakes in lake waters and the glistening leaves of Aspen trees among the Evergreen trees of the Colorado mountains, a multitude of colors change on a daily basis. The autumn season brings change that is intriguing to capture on canvas and paper with the strokes of a paint brush!


What our creator provides for our enjoyment on a daily basis can be “frozen in time” to admire during all seasons.  I share with you the passion to take the present kaleidoscope of beauty into the future for all to enjoy. Click here to read more and to view all of Jackie’s work.



“Autumn at Humphrey’s Lake”

Framed 26 x 32
By Jackie Railsback


Framed 26 x 36
By Jackie Railsback

“Autumn’s First Snow One”

Framed 14 x 14
By Jackie Railsback

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Jim Stoker’s “Reflections of Nature” opens July 30 at Valley House Gallery


Join us next Saturday, July 30, 6:00pm-8:00pm, for the opening reception for Jim Stoker’s exhibition “Reflections of Nature” at Valley House Gallery.

Texas artist Jim Stoker began developing his confetti-splatter technique of painting in 2000 to depict his interpretations of the unique flora along the Guadalupe River, as well as the native plants of Central and West Texas. A self-described colorist, he paints vivid landscapes over a patterned ground of controlled chaos made by splattering ten pigments over a primed canvas littered with confetti. Stoker has used the technique to paint the canopy of the goldenball leadtree, ocotillo plumes, brilliant fall foliage of the sumac, honeycomb limestone rocks, and most recently the granite spiderwort. “Nature has been my teacher,” says Stoker, who has worked for the U.S. Forest Service and has backpacked, camped, and canoed in many wilderness areas. He and his wife Eloise, also an artist, spend time at their cabin on the Guadalupe River and have been active environmentalists.

Jim Stoker was born and raised in rural East Texas. He received his BFA from The University of Texas at Austin in 1957, and his MA from New Mexico Highlands University in 1962. Stoker painted throughout a teaching career which culminated in a 30-year tenure at Trinity University in San Antonio. This is his third solo exhibition at Valley House Gallery. The exhibition will be on view through September 3.

View the exhibition at www.valleyhouse.com

We look forward to seeing you!

Cheryl and Kevin Vogel
Valley House Gallery & Sculpture Garden
6616 Spring Valley Road, Dallas, Texas 75254
Hours: 10:00am-5:00pm, Monday-Saturday

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Open Art Session: Tree Art with drips & splats on July 17 – free!


Irving Art Association presents:

Tree art with paint drips & splats plus negative painting

Sunday, July 17, 2016  to

Jaycee Park Center for the Arts 1975 Puritan Drive, Irving, TX

Sharon Giles will be leading this free session. To sign up through Meetup, go to http://www.meetup.com/irving-art-association/events/232086829/. Joining Meetup.com is free also, plus you can receive notices about our free sessions & events. Or email Sharon at irvingartassociation@gmail.com to reserve your spot.

Let’s create an abstract tree painting using paint drips and splats with negative painting to refine it. Great drawing skills are not required.

Supplies: acrylic paint, brushes, canvas or paper, tabletop easel, water container, tape, paper towels, plastic tablecloth, apron etc. Pipettes, eyedroppers or spoons can be useful for dripping. If you want to use watercolor, bring white & black gouache also. (You can also bring a failed painting to transform.)

Preview the process by viewing the Bob Burridge videos and enjoy! (You can also sign up for his free Bob Blasts videos.) Of course, we will be working in smaller scale.

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Pete Fernandez Exhibit Opening June 26 in Irving


IAA is proud to announce that the works one of its founding members, Ada “Pete” Fernandez, will be on exhibit in at the large gallery at Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan, Irving TX 75061. Directions.

Opening reception is Sunday, June 26th from 2-4pm, in the large gallery. The exhibit will run through July 22, 2016. 

The exhibit will feature 40 paintings by Irving artist Ada “Pete” Fernandez from the 1950s to the present day. Her subjects include southwest landscapes with figurative and equine embellishments, and she works with oil, water color, pastel, and pen and ink.



About PETEPete has been a resident artist of Irving, Texas since 1951.

Her formal training was at the University of Georgia, Wesleyan Conservatory of Art and Music in Macon, Georgia. However her studies with artists such as Reveau Bassett, Ramon Froman, Bob Tommey broadened her education.

Pete joined the Irving Art Association shortly after coming to Irving, taking part in its first exhibition showing a portrait that won alternate scholarship state awards, as a senior in high school.

Pete feels privileged to show with the association as she feel she has made the full circle.

She belongs to art organizations such as Irving Art Association (Honorary), Frank Reaugh Art Club, and is a Signature Member of the Association of Creative Artists (Dallas).

Pete taught art for the City of Irving for 14 years and is listed in the Blue Book of 20th Century Artist, notably Western Genre.



Pete’s most recent exhibit was a retrospective of her art (34 works), held April 16 – May 15, 2016 at the Irving Arts Center, Focus Gallery, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving TX 75062
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Over the years Pete Fernandez’s art has benefited several organizations and projects in Irving and Dallas, including the Irving Heritage Society, the Irving Art Associationthe Entertainment Series of Irving, the development of Heritage Park, Main Street projects and the Frank Reaugh Art Club. For more about Pete, see the Irving Heritage  Facebook gallery and thevideo of a former exhibit:

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George Kovach opening June 11 at Southwest Gallery


You are cordially invited to Meet George Kovach at his Solo Show

“Texas… Wide Open Spaces”
Saturday, June 11th from 1-5 pm

Each painting, eloquent and rich with the artist’s unique lighting effect, has put his work in demand. Concise and quiet in manner, George is dedicated to the integrity of his profession and strives for authenticity and accuracy in each work. In his own words, “painting is a way of communicating my thoughts and feelings and the joy that I receive from my art.” As one stands before a Kovach painting, nostaligia is brought into vivid focus as he masterfully takes the viewer on a personal journey through time where the romance of the past is brought back to life.


S O U T H W E S T   G A L L E R Y
4500 Sigma Rd.  Dallas, Texas 75244    972.960.8935    800.272.9910   www.swgallery.com


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Landscape in Chinese Painting lecture June 2 at the Crow Collection


Asian Art 101: Landscape in Chinese Painting: Gateway to Landscape Art in East Asia

Visiting Scholar:  Caron Smith, Curator Emeritus of the Crow Collection of Asian Art

at Crow Collection of Asian Art • $10 for Friends of the Crow Collection, $20 for the public

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Rusty Jones Oil Demo for RCAS May 17


The Richardson Civic Art Society will be holding its next program meeting on Tuesday, May 17, 2016

May’s artist is Rusty Jones. He will be demonstrating oil paints.

Texas based artist, Rusty Jones traces his earliest influence to his grandmother. She had a studio on the second floor of a historic home, part of a stagecoach stop outside San Antonio. She would set up still lifes for him or take him outside to paint.

Rusty graduated from UT with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biomedical Communications and from UTD Health Science Centre with a MA in Medical Illustration. He is a Certified Medical Illustrator and a Fellow of the Association of Medical Illustrators.

For over three decades Rusty provided highly technical medical art for major pharmaceutical and medical product companies, as well as for medical journals, surgical atlases and for ad agencies.

For more information about Rusty Jones and his work, please visit his website: www.rustyjonesart.com

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RCAS meets in the Richardson Public Library basement on third Tuesdays, 6:30 pm – 8:45 pm. Visitors may attend meetings at no charge. Anyone is welcome to sign up for membership. Visit www.richardson-arts.org for more information on the RCAS. RCAS is supported in part by the City of Richardson through the Arts Commission.

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Cecy Turner at Artists’ Showplace

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Cecy Turner Exhibit

May 6 – May 28, 2016

Solo Show

Reception and Meet the Artist

Preview the show online – www.theartistsshowplace.com


15615 Coit Road, Suite 230, Dallas, Texas 75248



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Pete Fernandez: Paintings at the Irving Arts Center

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Headed for the Ranch, c. 1976, oil on canvas

April 16 – May 15, 2016

Irving Arts Center, Focus Gallery
3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving TX 75062

RECEPTION Sunday, April 17, 2-5pm
Concurrent with the 31st Texas & Neighbors Reception & Awards, Main Gallery

Featuring selected paintings by Irving artist Ada “Pete” Fernandez from the 1950s to the present day. Subjects include the history and heritage of the city along with architectural landmarks and plein air landscape paintings. Pete is one of the founders of the Irving Art Association.

For more about Pete, see her Facebook gallery and the video of a former exhibit.


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Beverly Boren Workshop: Simple, Fast & Focused March 17 – 19



Bev Boren is offering a three-day workshop at Teta Smith’s Studio.  In this workshop we will focus on simplification.  Simplification is the best means of planning and transforming what you see in a painting.  My technique for watercolor is an extension of my oil painting.  I have never practiced laying down graded washes because I never felt the need for them in my work.  I am sure they serve some watercolorists, but you won’t find much of that technique here.
We will work fast and loose.
Classes include daily demonstrations, and plenty of one-on-one personal instruction.
Cost:        $260.00
Dates:       March 17-19
Time:     10:00-4:00
Location:    Teta Smith Studio
                   13331Preston Rd.
                   Dallas, 75240
Deposit: $50.00 to reserve your place. Checks may be made and sent to Teta Smith
      7100 Chase Oaks Blvd. # 1411
      Plano, 75025
If you prefer to pay with credit card, call me 214-244-9449
A Supply list is below:
Hope you can join us,

Suggested Supply List:
BRUSHES:  You will need only a few basic brushes
                 1″ flat, 1/2″ flat, large round (#6, 7 or 8), small round or rigger
I use the mop brushes and if you already have some please bring them.  If you don’t I don’t require them as they are quite expensive
PAINTS:  Tube colors are strongly recommended.  We will be working with a limited palette but feel free to bring what you are used to.
We will spend at least one day working with only 4 colors:  Lemon Yellow, Burnt Sienna, Cobalt and Indanthrene Blue 
OTHERS:  Cadmium Yellow, Cadmium Red, Alizarin, Cobalt, Ultramarine and Cerulean, Burnt or Raw Umber.
OPTIONAL:  Quinacridone Gold, Turquoise, Yellow Ochre
PAPER:  I suggest 140lb Cold Press.  Full sheets that we will cut  into 1/2 and 1/4 sheets
Water resistant board, plexiglass, formica or lucite.  Needs to be slightly larger than your paper.
Water container – wide enough for your widest brush
Sponge, #2 pencils, Bulldog clips or masking tape, spray bottle, paper towels and kneaded eraser
Please bring photographs for subject matter

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Michael Holter Watercolor Impressionism Landscape Workshop March 23 in Plano



The Workshop in a Nutshell

This workshop will focus on the use of watercolor to paint exciting impressionistic paintings. You paint from photographs and will explore the use of light and shadow to create interesting compositions and achieve dynamic results.

We will examine the fundamentals of watercolor painting to assure that all students are familiar with the techniques. Daily discussions and application of the principles and elements of design will be woven into your painting experience.


Each day you will engage in exercises that will solidify the content that you are working on and spend time viewing other artists work. We will discuss the methods and the impact that these artists achieve using their techniques.

Michael will demonstrate his approach to creating  landscapes and show you several high-speed video demonstrations.

And you will have ample time to successfully complete your own paintings.

Michael welcomes novice and advanced students and tailors the experience to individual needs.

To sign up go to http://michaelholter.com/workshop/12910/watercolor-impressionism-landscape


A Complete List of Michael Holter’s workshops is Found at http://michaelholter.com/workshops
Michael Holter
About Michael

Texas artist, Michael Holter works in both watercolor and oil. Michael’s work has received numerous awards and recognition and can be found in private and corporate collections in the US and several foreign countries. His current work in two categories: watercolor figurative and oil landscapes (both plein air and studio). Although Michael has been painting most of his life, his work experience spans a wide range of creative endeavors, from art teacher, creative director and businessman in fine art and commercial art. Michael has owned and operated two galleries. Michael holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Art Education and an MA in Visual Communication.

Michael is a signature member of The National Watercolor Society, the Southwestern Watercolor Society and The Society of Watercolor Artists. He is also a member of the American Watercolor Society, The Transparent Watercolor Society, The Outdoor Painters Society, the Portrait Society of America and the American Impressionist Society.

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Cecy Turner’s February News

Cecy painting Mary's Lake web

A native Dallasite, Cecy Turner received her formal art training at Vanderbilt University and the University of North Texas, followed by workshops by over 50 professional artists from across the nation. She is a Signature Member of the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society, American Women Artists, National Watercolor Society, Southwestern Watercolor Society, Western Federation of Watercolor Societies, Outdoor Painters Society (Board Member), Plein Air Artists Colorado, Associated Creative Artists, American Plains Artists, and Texas and Neighbors . She is a Master Signature Member of Women Artists of the West (and a past president of WAOW), a Fellow of the American Artists Professional League and a member of Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters.

To receive her email newsletter, sign up here or email her at cecy@cecyturner.com.

Her websites: cecyturner.com http://www.anaspenaday.com/ 

From her February 2016 Newsletter:

The most exciting news is that Art of the West Magazine has featured my work in their March/April issue in the article, “Mother Nature’s Magic” beginning on page 63.


Panhandle-Plains Invitational Western Art Show and Sale 

Continuing through March 27th: If you happen to be in the Canyon, Texas, area just south of Amarillo, you ought to drop by and see this wonderful show. It is on the second floor of the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, 2503 Fourth Avenue in Canyon, Texas. The Opening Reception is March 5th from 6-8 p.m. My oil below, “The Day Is Done,”  is one of my three paintings included in the show.



Solo Show at Sunset Gallery

March 4-29

Also, if you are in the panhandle area of Texas, please stop by and see my solo show at Sunset Art Gallery, 3701 Plains Blvd., Suite 122, in Amarillo, Texas. The Opening Reception is Friday, March 4th from 5-9 p.m.
“Afternoon Radiance” is one of the many paintings, both oils and watercolors, that I will have in the show, which hangs until March 29th. I hope you can stop by and
see it.
Plein Air Southwest Salon

Don’t miss this wonderful juried show of plein air paintings by the members of the Outdoor Painters Society! It begins on April 9th with a Quick Draw that morning (location TBA) and an Opening Reception from 4-7:00 at Southwest Galleries, Sigma at Alpha Rd., in Dallas, Texas.
“Endo Valley Treasures” is one of my four entries selected and was painted on location in Rocky Mountain National Park.

Solo Show in May

“Twilight Hush”  16×12 Oil
“Twilight Hush” will be one of the many paintings I’ll have on display at my SOLO SHOW in Dallas at Southwest Gallery’s Artists’ Showplace in May. Opening Reception is May 7th from 6-9 p.m. I will send out a special reminder about this. Mark it on your calendars!

Texas and Neighbors 31st Annual Regional Exhibit
takes place at the Irving Art Center, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving, Texas from April 17th-May 14th.
My watercolor, “Golden Glow,” was selected for the exhibit by juror, Soon Warren.
Opening Reception is April 17th from 2-5 p.m.

American Plains Artists Signature Show

March 4 – April 23 at SouthWind Art Gallery, 3074 SW 29th St., Topeka, KS
Opening Reception March 4th from 5-7 p.m.
I have two watercolors in the show, one of which is below:

Annual Oil Workshop sponsored by the Rockwall Art League in
Rockwall, Texas  
If you are an intermediate or advanced oil painter who would like to get more LIGHT in your work, this workshop is for you.

Dates: November 9-10th
Location: Harry Myers Recreation Center, Rockwall, Texas
Time: 9-4
Cost: $140 for the two days. $70 deposit required to hold your spot. Email Cecy if you would like to register.

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Abstract Design and Composition in Landscapes Oil/Acrylic Workshop

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Instructor: Judy Wilder Dalton

Dates: October 20-22, 2016

Cost: $285

Learn to free yourself to paint in an emotionally expressive way.  Explore the approach to intuitive painting using movement, shapes, and layered colors. Dare to begin without a definite plan and pull it all together with a thoughtful and exciting finish. In this oil/acrylic workshop, we will explore the use of color, line, texture, structure and composition and experiment with different concepts and techniques.

Instructor Judy Wilder Dalton is a native East Texan who now resides in the beautiful and peaceful setting of Holly Lake Ranch, Texas.  Her colorful abstract oil landscapes reflect the natural settings and vivid colors of the East Texas landscapes. http://theartistsshowplace.com/abstract-landscapes

To register for this workshop, please call (972) 233-1223 or email theartistsshowplace@gmail.com.  For more information, go to www.theartistsshowplace.com.





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Robert Garden Oil Workshop April 1 & 2


“Master Artist, Instructor and author, Robert H. Garden will hold an oil painting workshop on Friday and Saturday, April 1 and 2 from 9am to 4pm each Day.

Students will bring up to three oil paintings they have been working on or have completed for individual critiques and tips for improving the art work.  One half day on Friday will be devoted to bring art to the next level and Robert will also conduct a demonstration.  The balance of the other half of Friday and all day Saturday will be devoted to completing a 16 X 20 oil painting entitled “Bluebonnet Trails”  All supplies, paint, canvas, brushes, easel and more will be provided.  Fee for workshop is $175.  Registration and more information can be obtained by contacting Susan Garden at 214-755-2681 or susan@robertgardenart.com.  Enrollment is limited.”

Location: Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, Irving TX

For more details see the flyer: Robert GardenTwo Day Detail Workshop 2016

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FBCAA February 16th meeting / demo


FBCAA February meeting: Susan Neumann

The Farmer’s Branch Carrollton Art Association will be having a meeting and landscape oil demo by Susan Neumann on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at the Farmer’s Branch Senior Center, 14055 Dennis Lane, near Valwood.  The event begins at 9:30 a.m. with the demo at 10:30. The meeting/demo concludes around noon.  Guests and potential new members are welcome.

Ms. Neumann will also conduct a workshop that afternoon from 1:00-3:00.  Cost of the workshop is $10.

Neumann Along the Rim

For more about the demo artist, see her website: http://susantempleneumannfineart.com/

Anyone who enjoys art or is interested in promoting the visual arts is welcome to join us.  Membership is $30 per year and associate membership is $40 per year.

For more information about FBCAA go to http://www.fbcart.org


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Kochan & Pritchard: Favorite holes at Brookhaven Country Club Exhibit


Favorite holes at Brookhaven Country Club

Exhibit of Paintings 
by Pat Kochan and Janell Pritchard

All golf course paintings are for sale @ $300 each at:
Farmers Branch Manske Library
13613 Webb Chapel Rd.
Farmers Branch TX 75234
Jan. 31 – Feb. 26, 2016  
Library hours:  M-Thu. 10-9
Fri & Sat    10-6
Sun.  1-5
Bio for Kochan&Pritchard

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Landscape in Watercolor: a presentation and demo by Artist Cecy Turner Feb. 4

Cecy Turner_Out in Front for Fall

Please join the Visual Arts Society of Texas (VAST) on Thursday, February 4th for a presentation and demo by watercolor artist Cecy Turner.

Turner is an award-winning artist who has been painting and teaching for the past thirty-five years. She takes ordinary subjects and makes them seem magically “bathed in light.” She loves to paint a large variety of subject matter to continue the challenge with each new painting and she constantly works on her development as an artist. Her frequent plein air painting gives her much pleasure because of her lifelong love of the outdoors, as well as sharpening her decision-making and observation skills at the same time. It is her favorite way of painting because of its urgency and freshness.

Cecy’s work has been selected for numerous national exhibitions, including Oil Painters of America, Salon International, Top 100 Arts for the Parks, Top 100 Paint the Parks, American Artists Professional League Grand National Exhibitions, National Watercolor Society and National Oil and Acrylic Painter’s Society. Her paintings have won awards in most of these competitions. Recent awards include Best of Show in the Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters (RMPAP) Centennial Celebration for Rocky Mountain National Park, Merit Award for Landscape in the Salon International at Greenhouse Gallery in San Antonio, TX, Award of Excellence in the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society “Best of America,” First Place in the Women Artists of the West 43rd National Exhibition and the Irving Art Center $1,000 Award of Excellence in the five state Texas and Neighbors Exhibition.

Cecy’s work has been shown in numerous solo and group shows in the United States and Japan. Her work is found in private and public collections throughout the United States and Europe, such as the Brevard Art Museum, National Audubon Society and Paralyzed Veterans of America, to name just a few.

Cecy holds her Signature Membership in the National Watercolor Society, Southwestern Watercolor Society, National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society, American Plains Artists, American Women Artists, Associated Creative Artists, Outdoor Painters Society, Plein Air Artists Colorado, and Texas and Neighbors. She is a Master Signature Member of Women Artists of the West and a Fellow of the American Artists Professional League, as well as a member of Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters. Articles about Cecy have been published in American Artist Magazine, Watercolor Artist Magazine (cover, February, 2010 issue), Southwest Art Magazine, Art of the West Magazine, Western Art Collector, Home and Heritage Magazine and North Light Magazine, and her work has been featured in The Best of Flower Painting. She was chosen as an “Artist to Watch” by Southwest Art Magazine in their July, 2006, issue.

Cecy’s web site is www.cecyturner.com and her Blog is www.AnAspenaDay.com.

The presentation takes place at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 East Hickory St, Denton and is Free for VAST Members, and $3 for non-members.

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Henry Finkelstein opens at Valley House Nov. 14


Henry Finkelstein: Recent Paintings

November 14 – December 19, 2015

Opening Reception:  Saturday, November 14, 6:00 – 8:30 pm

Artist Talk:  Saturday, November 14, 11:00 am

Valley House Gallery is pleased to announce New York-based artist Henry Finkelstein’s 7th exhibition in Dallas.  Finkelstein earned his BFA from Cooper Union, followed by his MFA from Yale University School of Art in 1983.  He was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to paint in Italy in 1983-84, and was elected a National Academician in 1994.  Since 1996, he has taught at the National Academy of Design in New York.  A residency at Rochefort-en-Terre in Brittany, France, in 1992, and again in 2000, introduced him to this region where he returns each summer to paint its lush gardens, mills, locks, ponds, and vistas.  Finkelstein continues his investigation of color and rhythm, with a dynamic quality largely influenced by the Abstract Expressionists.  Finkelstein states, Unlike strictly abstract painters, I paint mostly from direct observation.  Nature offers me a necessary resistance that I find challenging.  To this day, discovering new color relationships as I paint from nature remains a central focus of my work.

Valley House Gallery and Sculpture Garden http://www.valleyhouse.com/

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