What a wonderful trip we had to the Choctaw Cultural Center in Calera, Ok recently. The weather was fine and clear, but wicked hot. The heat dome is in full force here right now. We enjoyed a delicious meal at the Champuli Cafe before touring the facility. We spent an educational two hours at the center and I must share that seeing some of my ancestors on the timeline was both touching and heart-wrenching. I would highly recommend you visit the facility if you ever have the opportunity. You will definitely learn something and you will know me better as well. Back to my brushes.
"Where the spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art." - Leonardo Da Vinci
I am always delighted to be included in The Best of Watercolor special issue presented by Artists Magazine and American Artist and this year is no exception. I have two paintings included this year! You can pick up a copy at your local bookstore or order one at Artists Network. Back to my brushes.
"Amor Vincit Omnia." - Caravaggio
I went to a wedding in Atlanta and then on to the Biltmore in North Carolina recently. We used to drive by there when I lived in NC as a kid, but never stopped. It was worth the trip and we were lucky to have excellent weather as well. Sixty-seven degrees in Asheville...One Hundred Three at home - Ugh. While we were there I received news that my painting Hashtag Harmony was accepted into the 2023 NWS 103rd International Open Exhibition! My thanks to the jurors Thomas Schaller, Ruth Armitage, and Jean Pederson. Back to my brushes.
"Find something you're passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it." - Julia Child