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I love to travel.

And to paint.

And I'm happiest when doing both at the same time.

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For years, my journeys have been accompanied by an electric orange
Reese's Pieces-emblazoned messenger bag of pencils and paint.
As a slow traveler,  I love to linger for a couple of hours in a shady spot with a beautiful view. Preferably, with beverage service and a bathroom.

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My favorite vacation photos are of my drawings,
framed by the scene I had become acquainted with.

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I'm in thrall with painting in beautiful places.

Plein air landscapes, with composition and color informed by changing light and shadow, sounds and smells, and an occasional insect  or grain of sand.

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​As my skills and confidence have improved, I have begun to work in larger formats in the studio, based on travel drawings and digital photos.

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Painting as prayer.
An act of thankfulness for the beauty of the world we have been gifted. 

 

Special thanks to:

 

 Casa de los Artistas. Workshops I've participated in at "the Casa" over the years have been invaluable to my development as a painter.

John Macdonald. An exquisite painter, his workshops and videos have shaped the way I translate the world into tone, color and shape. 

 Merida in 5 Days  Artists Randezvous. An annual plein air painting event held in Dzoyaxché, Yucatan. Carolina is a great hostess!

Richard Caemmerer and the Grünewald Guild. Richard was my mentor. He opened my imagination to the world of art. He and his wife Liz founded the Guild as a place to explore the relationships between art + community + faith.

Christian Peltenburg-Brechneff.  His book  The Greek House: the story of a painter's love affair with  the island of Sifnos was an inspiration when I was beginning my journey as a painter. We shall meet some day.