Year of the Spark continues in Oaxaca with Carla Sonheim and Lynn Whipple

Carla Sonheim and Lynn Whipple are thoroughly enjoying themselves this year in the Year of the Spark, a year-long online course. Their purpose was to infuse MORE of it into their participant’s lives….more art, more creativity, more time, more inspiration, more motivation, and more FUN! Can I tell you how excited I am that they are…

Painting in Color, Oaxaca with Michelle Allen and Sunny Carvalho

Can you see me jumping up and down?! I am so excited that my friends Sunny Carvalho and Michelle Allen have agreed to do a workshop in Oaxaca. Their whimsical, colorful style of painting is absolutely perfect for Oaxaca and its colorful array of artists who use a lot of animal imagery in their paintings….

Free Spirits Amsterdam with Katie Kendrick and Judy Wise

May is beautiful in Amsterdam, the tulips decorously dotting the landscape with everyone outside enjoying the beautiful weather either walking or riding a bicycle along the many picturesque canals and bridges. This will be our backdrop as we explore Amsterdam with Katie Kendrick and Judy Wise next May 21-29. This trip is going to be…

Moments with Gillian in Gardenstown, Scotland

There are special moments in your life that you know that you will hold close to your heart forever. Traveling to Scotland to Moments in Time workshop with Gillian Lee Smith is one of those. I made the long trek from Mexico City to Aberdeen via Houston and Frankfurt (where they forgot to put my…

Paint Mexico City – Part Three

Two of the highlights for me on the Paint Mexico City trip was spending time with Craig Hudson and Carlito Dalceggio. Craig is co-owner of the Red Tree House with his partner Jorge Silva. Carlito is their friend and has painted two walls in the Red Tree House and a beautiful mural that hangs in…

Paint Mexico City – Part Three

Two of the highlights for me on the Paint Mexico City trip was spending time with Craig Hudson and Carlito Dalceggio. Craig is co-owner of the Red Tree House with his partner Jorge Silva. Carlito is their friend and has painted two walls in the Red Tree House and a beautiful mural that hangs in…

Paint Mexico City – Part Two

Classes with Judy Wise and Katie Kendrick are filled with painting lessons, techniques and wonderful projects. This trip did not disappoint. Judy started by talking about perspective and composition and then how to paint faces using the local paint that she loves using while in Mexico. We proceeded to paint faces that we would later…

A recap of Paint Mexico City – Part 1

Paint Mexico City was filled with so many great moments, that it is hard to hunker down and write a recap. It’s just going to have to be done in installments, like Judy and Katie did. As usual, the staff arrived early so that we could buy supplies, get the lay of the land and…

Building history with Lisa Pressman

Lisa explains her method of building history in her paintings in this video. This is an example of what we will learn with Lisa in our workshop in Bali. If you are friends with Judy Wise, you can see what effect attending Lisa’s workshop has had on her paintings since she attended her retreat in…

Building history with Lisa Pressman

Lisa explains her method of building history in her paintings in this video. This is an example of what we will learn with Lisa in our workshop in Bali. If you are friends with Judy Wise, you can see what effect attending Lisa’s workshop has had on her paintings since she attended her retreat in…

Let's go to Mexico with Jane "Danger" Davenport!

Danger is her name, art is her game.  You have heard me mention Jane Davenport before, as I have taken several of her workshops and she is who I hear in my head as I paint. She has influenced me greatly in my art practice, so imagine how thrilled I am that she wants to…