A Year in Review

Learning has no limits - that is last year's take away for me.

By working steadily, reading, taking workshops and observing, I find I have taken strides in my goal of becoming a better painter. And although I consider I still have mountains to learn about my craft, I am so encouraged that the brain and body have an endless capacity to learn. I also find that I take enormous satisfaction from teaching, as I gain knowledge from my students every week. The interaction with students and fellow painters on a weekly basis stimulate me and help offset all the hours spent alone facing the " canvas demons".

2015 was incredibly busy and and very gratifying professionally, despite some health set backs.  I broke some records, sales wise; won a few prizes; was accepted into a couple of national shows, and participated in beautiful group exhibits in Florida.

My volunteer work on the Boards of Old School Square, Plein Air Palm Beach and In The Pines has also been rewarding,  from associating with dedicated, talented, and civic minded individuals, to seeing these organizations grow and develop, doing much good for our community in the areas close to my heart: education, art, and the town of Delray Beach. 

 

Some  HIGHLIGHTS of shows and exhibits of 2015:

En Plein Air National Exhibit - Lighthouse Art Center and Museum - Tequesta, Jan.- March 2015

Environmentally Engaged - National show - Lighthouse Museum  - Tequesta -Sept. -Oct. 2015

Plein Air Exhibit- Show Chair and exhibitor, Cornell Art Museum - Delray Beach  Jan.- March 2015

Made In Delray - Cultural Council of Palm Beach - July - September 2015

Art of Association -County Wide show -  Lighthouse Art Center and Museum - Tequesta - June - August, 2015 - second prize

Highland Beach Library - Show Chair and exhibitor - Nov.- Dec. 2015

Nostalgic Delray - Delray Beach Historical Society - Nov.- 2015 - Feb. 2016 - 

 

My collector pointing to the original painting " At Delray Beach" shown above the poster, "Nostalgic Delray". 

My collector pointing to the original painting " At Delray Beach" shown above the poster, "Nostalgic Delray". 

 "Wild"- National Show - acceptance - Cornell Art Museum - Jan. - April 2016

Plein Fun Fest - Competition acceptance - Feb. 19, 20 - 2016

I Also  participated in, and won awards in several shows with the Boca Raton Museum of Art Artists' Guild and the Delray Art League, and won new representation in the Vail Valley. 

Altogether, I am extremely happy for the gift of painting in my professional life -the motivation and desire to work at it, the joy and even the frustration of being led by such a difficult muse - and the ability to keep on learning. I am grateful  for all the opportunities I have had this year, I am so  Thankful to my collectors, clients, galleries, and for the companionship of my fellow painters, my studio mate, my students, and of course my family above all. 

And lastly, thank you to those who have taken the time to read this blog. I wish you all a wonderful 2016!  

 

 

 

Some images......... 

At the Highland Beach Library

At the Highland Beach Library

Nostalgic Delray show at Cason Historic Cottage  

Nostalgic Delray show at Cason Historic Cottage

 

Yikes! Nao good photo... 

Yikes! Nao good photo... 

Accepting an award from Bob Birkeness, chair of exhibits Delray Art League' Crest Theater exhibit. This was one of the busiest days and evenings, as I ran from this show to the opening of the Highland Beach Library opening, hence the same outfit as above. Not that you noticed, of course 😄

Accepting an award from Bob Birkeness, chair of exhibits Delray Art League' Crest Theater exhibit. This was one of the busiest days and evenings, as I ran from this show to the opening of the Highland Beach Library opening, hence the same outfit as above. Not that you noticed, of course 😄

Painting  lined to leave my studio, headed to various shows. 

Painting  lined to leave my studio, headed to various shows. 

Some of my paintings at the Made In Delray show - Cultural Council

Some of my paintings at the Made In Delray show - Cultural Council

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Three of my paintings in Ft. Lauderdale

Three of my paintings in Ft. Lauderdale

In Avon, Colorado, at a paint-out

In Avon, Colorado, at a paint-out

My studio.....home away from home.... 

My studio.....home away from home.... 

From the mountains..... 

From the mountains..... 

To the rivers...... 

To the rivers...... 

A little solo show in July..... 

A little solo show in July..... 

One of my award winning paintings...30x40

One of my award winning paintings...30x40

Plein Air painting in different locations was both fun and challenging. Here at the Intracoastal..... 

Plein Air painting in different locations was both fun and challenging. Here at the Intracoastal..... 

And the beach......... 

And the beach......... 

How the heck did this image get in here? LOL . Anyhow, this is where I lived in Rio, three blocks from Copacabana Beach, over the hill from Lagoa. Right between those two hills.  

How the heck did this image get in here? LOL . Anyhow, this is where I lived in Rio, three blocks from Copacabana Beach, over the hill from Lagoa. Right between those two hills.  

At my solo show....... 

At my solo show....... 

And of course, more beach.........

And of course, more beach.........

to capturing the action at art fairs...... 

to capturing the action at art fairs...... 

to Plein Air competitions..... 

to Plein Air competitions..... 

And more beach...this time in the shade.... 

And more beach...this time in the shade.... 

To the snow...... 

To the snow...... 

and night time paintings........it's all been fun!  

and night time paintings........it's all been fun!