Monday, October 30, 2017

Givhans Ferry Jan 28-31, 2018 - Painting Retreat

I am excited to announce this opportunity to spend a few days out in the great wide open with a few other creatives. 

Givhans Ferry State Park, January 28-31, 2018. This one is geared for beginners who just want to learn a little and paint a little while enjoying the great outdoors on the Edisto River. Click on link for details.

To see the flyer for this retreat, please click

Givhans Ferry Jan 28-31, 2018 - Painting Retreat

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

It was initially to be a small event. Well, this thing keeps getting bigger. Now the Mayor is coming! Generates excitement. 
It would be great to see some of you there. Fred came by the studios today and said it’s going to be a good party. : ) We are going to light it up. Invitation to all is below. 
It is on Huger Street right behind One-Eared Cow Glass and Clark Ellefson's Studio. The scope of the art that will be made is these studios humbles me. I am so proud to be a part of its beginnings.

Kirkland Smith will be sure to bring her husband James Emerson Smith Jr. Did you hear?! He's running for Governor! 
Can't wait to see everyone.

Monday, October 9, 2017

2nd Annual Litchfield Beach Paint Out - En Plein Air

It is truly a gift to spend time at the sea with people who love it and each other.  Thinking of old friends and new.  Precious.  

We were blessed with beautiful but wildly different weather during our stay.  The ocean and the wildlife were inspiring.

Each of us painted to our heart's content during the day, with skill builders and oyster lessons for sketchbook vespers in the evenings.

Each morning we all gathered at the end of the boardwalk for the sun to rise and the earth to welcome another day.  It was truly majestic.  

"Mother, mother ocean." JB

Pictures are just some of my favorites in no particular order. : )

Saturday, September 30, 2017

OPA and Barbara Yongue and Lake Wateree State Park

  Our fellow artist and friend, Barbara Yongue, hosted an Oil Painters of America Paint Out in Winnsboro SC.  She crafted a perfect event.  Also, Winnsboro and the weather did not disappoint!  I painted at Lake Wateree State Park.  Absolutely beautiful.  The gathering later in the afternoon brought fun and fellowship.   Charleston artist, Mark Horton was the Juror.  Nice job by all involved.  Prizes when to George Stone, Gerard Erley, and Pete Holland.  Congrats!

Friday, September 15, 2017

Are You Ready to Come Out and Paint? Edisto Beach State Park

I am excited to announce my newest painting retreat!  

Please consider joining us as we have fun painting together at one of South Carolina's most beautiful parks.  
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Tuesday, August 15, 2017


Vista artists moving to Stormwater Studios could jumpstart new life on the river


Monday, August 7, 2017

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Piccolo Spoleto Outdoor Art Exhibition

Piccolo Spoleto Outdoor Art Exhibition

I have the feeling that is going to be a very good year.   To keep up with all the happenings, click here to go to the PSOAE Facebook page.

Here is a sneak peek of the paintings I am bringing to the show.  Piccolo Inventory

I am Booth #37 on Calhoun Street Side
Under the Statue of John C. Calhoun

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I am Booth #37 on Calhoun Street Side
Under the Statue of John C. Calhoun