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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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Monhegan Island, Maine plein air painter workshop -..the island time forgot

American Contemporary plein air painter.

I first visited Monhegan Island in the mid seventies. To this day, though there are small changes
that take place year to year, most of the island remains unchanged. Especially the land under
trust to the Monhegan Associates founded in 1954 by Theodore Edison (the youngest son of Thomas Alva Edison ...this has kept the wildlands of the island untouched.
Some places on the island have remained in a century without electricity. You may be someone reading
a laptop by the light of a kerosene lamp...
The island has long been an artists colony with some of the greatest painters in history having
painted there - among them
Rockwell Kent (a favorite)
Edward Willis Redfield,
Fredrick Waugh,
Robert Henri
Charles Bellows
Alice Stoddard Kent
Andrew Wyeth
Jamie Wyeth
Lawrence C. Goldsmith
Rueben Tam
Alex Minewski
Ted Davis
Zero Mostel
James Fitzgerald
Caroline D. Wade
S. P. Rolt Triscott to name a few....
This summer, I will make the trip by plane,taxi and ferry to again paint the tiny island of Monhegan.
Come join us for 5 days of en plein air oil, acrylic or pastel painting.

The Workshop is August 8 - 12, 2011
More details can be seen HERE at ARTWORKSHOPS
or call us at 1.800.393.7270 most days at the studio 9-5

Can't send a week ?
We also have a weekend workshop August 12 - 13, 2011