about my work...

"I paint Niagara for the same reason Monet painted his haystacks over and over ...the ever changing light".

Creativity art workshops & retreats

Creativity art workshops & retreats
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Friday, May 21, 2010

Plein Air Painter - Monet's Haystacks

American Contemporary plein air painter.

Hello plein air painters !

I am an American Contemporary plein air painter living & working in Niagara Falls, Canada.
As an American, I secretly delight in the fact that the National Gallery of Canada, refers me as the only Contemporary artist painting Niagara Falls.
You see, to the painters in this area, studios are much more comfortable and why would they want to paint Niagara anyway ? It's just a tacky tourist trap...

But, you see, they're missing the whole point - Niagara is many things, the light is spectacular and the forms forever morphing...
Niagara is to me what haystacks were to Monet..

Anyway, here I am in Niagara, where I can paint this fabulous cataract daily, when I'm not traveling or instructing workshops or hanging out with my husband Charlie (who's a Master Photographer) and my little dog BeBe Star.

In 2001, just after 911, I founded International Plein Air Painters, a Worldwide organization. Maybe you've heard about the annual Worldwide Plein Air Paint Out each September ? The group is active online and registration for 2010 is currently open.

You can visit my website, if you have a minute at

or check which workshops are scheduled at

Thanks for reading and hope to see you out there somewhere...

Monday, May 17, 2010

Plein Air Painter - Art Workshops - Niagara Falls USA

American Contemporary plein air painter
June 5 & 6, 2010

(click to enlarge - photo courtesy of Ann Krol Hair)

Kick off Summer with a plein air painting workshop at the American Falls at Niagara.
Niagara Falls State Park is one of the most historic, gorgeous and dramatic places to paint on the east Coast.
Niagara Falls State Park is celerating its 125th Anniversary Article HERE
The workshops offer focus on working in acrylic/oils .

One of the most beautiful painting locations in North America!

Beginner to Intermediate Levels welcome

The two day workshops are $275.00 US pp .(no price increase since 2002)

The Niagara Falls area is a beautiful area for painting and family fun both on the US and Canadian side.

This is the only plein air art workshop offered in Niagara Falls, USA
Jacqueline is referred by the National Gallery in Ottawa as the only Contemporary Artist painting Niagara Falls
More info about the workshop HERE

For your accomodations information hotels that are situated near the Niagara Falls State Park includes the Red Coach Inn, Holiday Inn, Econo Lodge at the Falls, The Giacomo, Comfort Inn The Pointe Hotel, Quality Inn, and Seneca Niagara Casino and Spa Hotel.