Thursday, November 19, 2015

Photographing Wild Horses, Visiting the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Equis Art Gallery

Near the end of my Artist in residence at Assateague Island, I was joined by Meredith Hudes-Lowder from Equus ferus Wild Horse Photography. We photographed the horses at Assateague and Chincoteague Island.

After photographing the horses, we traveled to New York to visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art. It was exciting to see paintings by artists that I have studied. Rembrandt, Van Gogh,  Cezanne, Sargent, Manet, Vermeer, Zorn and many others.

We also traveled to Red Hook to visit Equis Art Gallery who represents my work. 

This was an incredible end to an awesome opportunity and trip!

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Home from my Assateague Island Artist in Residence

My Artist in Residence at Assateague Island National Seashore was amazing. I spend two weeks painting and photographing the horses and the island. During that time I gave two workshops on Painting Wild Horses from Life and one presentation to a middle school art class.

The ocean was wonderful and I never tired of watching the sunlight on the waves. I was also treated to the beauty of changing leaves.

Painting an area that is so different from the desert was an excellent opportunity to see and learn. The mist and atmosphere were full of soft edges and diffused light.

I want to thank the Assateague Island Alliance for sponsoring my residency and the staff at the Assateague Island National Seashore. Every one was very kind and helpful. I look forward to returning!  

Many thanks to Rachael Parcella for the excellent online and print articles about my A.I.R.