Nine days ago, I trundled into Rockport in a rented truck, towing my car. It was a fourteen-hour drive, but the end of a multiple-year process. After painting and teaching here for several summers, I knew I wanted to live here full time.
I’m a wife and mother. I had a busy teaching practice in my Rochester, NY studio. I am blessed with a multitude of wonderful friends. But my painting heart beats to the surf. While Rochester is beautiful, it doesn’t have tides.
I’ve been blogging for eight years, and my Blogger readers know me pretty well. I learned to paint from my dad, and I took further classes at the Art Students League in New York City. Art is both my vocation and my passion.
Many people have the idea that making art requires some kind of special gnosis, a mysterious talent that only a few of us are lucky enough to share. But before the advent of the camera, everyone had to know how to sketch at least a little, if only to explain to their spouse where they wanted the flower beds. That capacity didn’t suddenly disappear.
My goal is to share the process and the passion of painting with as many people as possible. I’ll be posting daily, Monday to Friday, about the craft and culture of modern painting. I hope you enjoy it.
Let me know if you’re interested in painting with me on the Schoodic Peninsula in beautiful Acadia National Park in August 2015. Click here for more information on my Maine workshops! Download a brochure here.