what I have realized...is that when people come to workshops and share their time with me, they may be there to further their painting, pick up a few tips, or take a trip to a neat location while doing something fun, or maybe even learn painting...but what happens is, because we all connect on a creative level, they make a transformation - we all do.
I'm always in awe when this happens. In a recent workshop a few weeks ago, I had a few people who had painted before, but just needed a confidence boost. One, at the end of the workshop made an audible sigh and had tears streaming down her face when she turned around. Her simple 'thank you' said a world of things...
I want you to know, I've been where you are. And the realization is, I like helping people to communicate, get in touch with their heart values, feel empowered that it's OK to be who they are,whether they want to be an artist or just learn that expressing ourselves creatively is a core need in our lives. With it, we can grow and mature - without it, we exist and just get on with our life. I'm no more special than anyone else. The secret is to be the best you possible. I love my life !
Take a minute to write down 5 things that make you feel so special you feel it with your heart. Spending time with family and friends is a given, so we won't include these. In this example, you've already spent an entire day with everyone you love and said goodbye
If you had one day left on earth to do what you wanted for you - what would the 5 things be that would be the perfect day?
I heard a speaker do this exercise awhile ago - the purpose is to let you 'hear' your heart values. What's really important to you and then to let these values help you live your life. We'll all die someday, that's for certain. What isn't so certain is that we all live...what we have to answer for is -did I live ? did I love ? and did I matter ? I'm gonna keep working on those answers...
Publications American Artist Plein Air Painting 2010 Coastal Living magazine The Artists Sketchbook by The Artists Magazine Fuji Masterpiece III Portfolio Cover Image PPA Storytellers International Magazine Infoto Professional Photo Magazine Women in Photography Professional Agent Magazine Photo Imaging for Canadians Professional Photographers of America Loan Collection American Society of Professional Photographers Quarterly Lexus Magazine ( Feb 2003) The Artists Magazine ( March 2003) Caribbean Travel Planner Magazine (April 2003) Monhegan Anthology published book (June 2003) "Working Waterfront" The Island Institute (June 2003) American Artist Magazine IPAP "WORLDWIDE Paint Out" March 2004 The Wall Street Journal on line Plein Air Magazine June 2004 Esquire Magazine June 2004 Plein Air Magazine December 2004 WORLDWIDE Paint Out Article Country Living Magazine, June 2005 Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine January 2006 Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine February 2006 Rising Women Magazine Cover image Sept/Oct 2006
Selected Group Exhibitions and one person shows
Karpeles Museum St. Augustine Gallery Seamans Church Institute, NYC Associated Artists of Syracuse Munson Williams Proctor Institute Southern Vermont Art Center Plantation Gallery, Monhegan Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse SUNY at Marcy Christina's Central Adirondack Art Center Yellow Door Gallery Southern Vermont Art Center Cabbages & Kings Kirkland Art Center John Turchin Art Gallery Pumphouse Art Gallery The Island Inn International Plein Air Painters 2nd , 3rd, 4th, 5th WORLDWIDE Paint Out Exhibit Munson Williams Proctor institute Art in the Gardens, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada