It's been a while since I've written an update here on my blog, but I'm glad to share some great updates and news!
Since I've gotten back from France, I've been very busy scheduling workshops, events and other things that I'm very excited about. The first thing that I'll mention is that I'm currently preparing a lecture that is all about my summer residency. It will be a presentation that includes tons of information, insight and photos from my time as Artist-in-Residence in Giverny at Claude Monet's estate. I will be giving this presentation at the Lee Memorial Library in Allendale on Sat. October 14th at 1PM. The presentation will also be followed by a Monet-inspired painting class. Registration is open, but it fills up quickly so if you're interested in attending this lecture/class then send an email to email@example.com.
I will also be giving this presentation at the Ridgewood Community School on November 14th with a separate painting class on 16th. Read more about that event HERE.
Today, I just spoke with the Atelier at Flowerfield to schedule a fall foliage plein air workshop in late October. They also asked if I would like to do an in-person demonstration in early December, which would be great and I'd love to; it will probably be a portrait demonstration since I love portraits.
I've got some other workshops currently in the works and even might be heading back to France in late December and a NYC winter workshop.. but these are not on the books yet so I will share more once it's official.
This deserves a full blog post.. but I'm proud to say that I'm now represented by Martin House Gallery in Blowing Rock, N.C. It's a top notch gallery and I'm really honored to be in the company of so many great artists. I'm very grateful that the owner is a fan of my work and welcomed me into his gallery.
There's been a lot of changes in the last few months and I can't believe the opportunities that are coming to light. I'm very thankful and I can't wait to see what's next!
"Painting in Claude Monet’s Gardens: Evening Conversation and PaintingWorkshop" | Ridgewood Community School | Nov. 14th + 16th
I'm happy to share that I'll be giving a presentation and teaching a painting class in November at the Ridgewood Community School. These are separate events, but you get a discount if you're interested in attending both events!
I used to teach several courses for the RCS, but I made the decision to step away to focus on more of my own work. For anyone interested in learning with me: I will always continue teaching, but I want to transition to workshops instead of the full length semester. More information on upcoming workshops will be coming soon!
Registration for the RCS opens on August 30th and more information is available here: https://rcs.ridgewood.k12.nj.us/brochure__registration
I'm a big fan of Mr. Paul Ingbretson's youtube channel and I just found out that he directly answered one of my questions in his video! I'm kind of speechless because I love his videos and to have my question addressed is amazing. Thank you Mr. Ingbretson!
"'Which White is Which?': A Guide to Pigments Practical and Historical Information" - Lecture Recording
For anyone who missed my lecture or for anyone who wants to watch it again: it is now available to watch online through the Atelier at Flowerfield's Youtube Channel. It's also time-stamped so you can go back to specific parts of the lecture. You can watch it here on my blog by clicking the "play button" below.