I hope you will join me for this incredible event! Together we will paint Van Gogh’s sunflowers and learn a bit about Vincent’s lifelong love of nature. We will also talk about his creative journey from the dark earth tones of the great Dutch Baroque masters to his signature vibrant use of color. Rediscovering the […]Read more "Rediscovering the Masters: Vincent van Gogh"
Lydia Cassatt Reading the Morning Paper by Harriet Scott Chessman offers the reader a new and somewhat surprising look at the life of Impressionist Mary Cassatt. Told from the perspective of her dear sister, Lydia, and inspired by five paintings for which Lydia posed, Chessman provides an intriguing look at Paris on the cusp of […]Read more "Lydia Cassatt Reading the Morning Paper"
I may be the only person in the world that still uses paper calendars, but who cares?! Because I plan events so far in advance and don’t want to forget anything (and have a twinge of OCD), I need multiple places to document all my activities and shenanigans. I actually work in triplicate – paper […]Read more "For the Love of Frida"
The current art exhibition on view at SoBo Gallery in Winter Garden, FL is titled “Concealed and Revealed” and features local artists interpreting the concepts of concealment and revelation – obviously. However, in addition to the expected myriad of traditional portraits and nude figures, there were some very interesting (and surprising!) mixed media pieces included […]Read more "Concealed & Revealed"
I, Juan de Pareja by Elizabeth Borton de Trevino is a young adult novel about the artist Diego Velazquez (of “Las Meninas” fame) told from the point of view of his assistant, Juan de Pareja. Honestly, the book is more Juan’s story than it is Velazquez’ story because it provides an intimate look at slavery […]Read more "I, Juan de Pareja"
The class schedule is up for the Spring 2019 semester of the Rollins Center for Lifelong Learning and registration is live. This spring I am offering five classes and it will be your last opportunity to take some of them. That’s right – after this semester some of my classes will be retired into The […]Read more "Spring 2019 Class Schedule"
2019 is finally here and I am SO ready to talk about ART! The image attached to this post is an example of a small portion of research I have been doing for all the incredible projects I have planned for the year. At this very moment I am researching novels and books for this […]Read more "Welcome to 2019!"