Thank You to the Eureka Springs Art School for a wonderful event. Four days of Plein Air Painting with a great bunch of painters in Arkansas. 
          
 Two Peas And A Pod                                    The Spring Morning At The Fuller House
 14" x 11"                                                        12" x 12"

 


Sometimes life take It's toll on plans. Keeping the balance between Painting, family an communtiy felt like walking on ice, not really knowing how thick the ice is. 
Time slows down.Winter - long dark days.

January - reflect on last year, look at options for the new year, renew commitmtnts to organizations, take out my calander and start planning. It is an exciting time full of hope and anticipation.Clean studio - this includes going through inventory and decidng what to keep, what to cut up for my Remnants Project, what to scrape down, and preparing surfaces for new work. Then there are revisions on Staatworks to be made a well as inventory checks. 

February -I Participated in Chadds Ford Winter Paint Out, sponsored by the Chadds Ford Historical Society in Chadds Ford , PA

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March -Commission

  •    Thank you Lois and George Leigh. It looks like home over your fireplace.

April, May - "Boat Show" - Gallery 322 - Members Group Show

June, July, August, September - My Brother asked me to be tested for a bone marrow donor match. He has cancer. I was a 98% match . I spent time at MD Anderson in Houston, Texas. Cancelling out of painting events was difficult but giving something that saves a life trumps anything else that is important. I did it. I am greatful that I could.Getting energy back is another issue. It takes lots of patience and a loving partner and friends.Thank you to my husband George Niederehe and dear friends Nancy Wilson and John Dickenson.Before I left for Houston in May, I tore a miniscus in my right knee. Surgery and Physical Therapy sapped my energy and preoccupied me. In time the physical stamenia and energy returned. 

October -Plein Air Moab- Painted 5 days......A workshop with Katherine Statz..........Won Seond Place in the catagory of Oil and Acrylic painting with "Two Travelers". It was a wonderful surprise. George and I spent a week in red rock country and stayed with our daughter. 

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November - "Two Travelers" - Two person Show with Bonny Lundy at Gallery322

December - "Mixed Bag" - Gallery 322 - Members Group Show 
CONCLUSION........ Balance ......Career, Family, Community........continues to be my goal 

Paintings that have new homes: 
      
       


January - On the easel. I am focusing on studio pieces. Winter Bough 
I will be attending the Winter Paint Out in Chadds Ford at the Historical Society on February 5 and 6.


 

2015 Review.

  • Snow Hill Pint Out, April
  • Paint the Town, Chestertown, MD, April
  • New paintings from my trip to Wisconsin in summer. June
  • Paint It , Ellicott City, MD  July
  • Elioke Farm Paint Out, August
  • Valerie Craig Workshop in October
  • Joined Galler 322, Frederic , MD, November
  • Sandy Spring Resident Artist Show in December

I am presently redesigning my web site and hope to have the new look up and running in February, 2016.
Come back.

I will be packing on the 27th of September for Warm Springs, Virginia for the 2nd Annusl Bath County Plein Air Competition and Arts Festival, September 29-October 5, 2014 There are 30 artists participating. It looks ike a great event. I am honored to be juried in.

For more information; www.BATHCOUNTYPLEINAIRFESTIVAL.ORG

Plein Air Brandywine Valley 2014  - I will be participating in this event to benifit The Childrens Beach House of Wilmington,DE. The dates of the Paint Out is October 19-24 2014. The Gala Opening and Art Sale & Exhibition  dates are October 24-26 at Winterthur. 

For more information; www.plwinairbrandywinevalley.org.

 

I am happy to announce a new book publication that is being offered on Amazon.com.
Gary Pendleton has created a beautiful book that showcases 100 Artists that paint en  Plein Air as well as in the studio. I am honored to be included in this publication. 

       Santa Cruz River, Tubac, AZ 

This piece is hanging in the 14th Annual American Landscapes Show at the Maryland Federation of Art, Circle Gallery in Annapolis, Maryland. It is a beautiful show that showcases Scenes from the Americas. It is an Open-Juried Exhibition. The juror for the show was Peter Van Dyck from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia, PA. The show runs from August 15 - September 14, 2014. View the Online Show Catalog at:  www.MDFEDART.ORG. 

 

            View From Hard Scrabble Road           Quiet Morning, Birds Singing          This House Is For the Birds 
          View From Hardscrabble Road        Quiet Morning,Birds Singing          This House Is For The Birds 
                                                                            sold                                             sold
 
Westfield, New York is a beautiful spot to hold a Plein Air Paint Out. There are so many interesting and beautiful places to paint. Katherine and Rob Galbraith hosted the 2014 event July 16-20. I had a wonderful time painting with old friends and new. Harold and Janet Hass checked me into their cozy home on Hardscrabble Road at the Day Lily Farm. I am taking home some day lilys to plant in my garden. It was very hard to make my choices because they have so many colors and sizes to choose from.The farm is amazing. It is the second year I was able to paint the garden. "This House Is For The Birds" is a painting of Harold's Studio where he creates life size carvings of birds in wood and paint  An owl caught my eye. It will be coming home with me.The opening of the wet paint sale was packed with folks of all ages. Paintings are selling. Thank you Westfield for supporting artists. "View From Hardscrabble Road" won Best Of Show, What an honor. Thank you Katherine Galbraith.  

 

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