Paint the Music at McKee Music Fest

When I heard about the McKee Music Fest it presented an opportunity to do something I had wanted to do for years. McKee Park offered a beautiful setting with a backdrop of shaded woods and a stream for what was dubbed “Paint the Music” by organizers Demian and Tina Gover. A 5’ x 10’ canvas was stretched between two large trees and while the featured bands played, children, teens, and adults could wander back and paint in a beautiful outdoor setting. The canvas went through several transformations throughout the day, even being partially washed away by a downpour of rain. I teach workshops and I must say this was one of the most enjoyable painting events I’ve been part of. Relaxing, a beautiful setting, a unique painting experience, and I met some more great Jackson County neighbors!


"He who works with his hands is a laborer.
He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman.
He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist."
St. Francis of Assisi


Berea Learnshops in July!

I'm excited to announce I will be teaching two full-day painting sessions at the Berea Festival of Learnshops on July 21 & 28. I attended several of these courses last summer and was very impressed with the instructors and just the atmosphere in general. So...this year I will be joining in the fun by teaching Expressionistic Acrylic Painting 

If you have ever wanted to try painting, but thought you couldn't paint, this is a great class to start with. We will be learning some really fun techniques and it's also a great class for adding new techniques if you are already a painter who is looking to add texture and variety to your artworks.

Check out all the other Berea Learnshops as well! There is an impressive variety of classes to choose from. Berea is a great place to spend several days with lots of shops  to browse and places to eat.


Creation Series-Acrylic on Canvas

Feast of Tabernacles Series-Acrylic on Paper

Feast of Tabernacles Series-Acrylic on Paper

Feast of Tabernacles Series-Acrylic on Paper

Feast of Tabernacles Series-Acrylic on Paper

“There is a vitality, a life force, a quickening
That is translated through you into action,
And, because there is ONLY ONE OF YOU in all time,
This expression is unique.
And, if you block it,
It will never exist through any other medium
And, be lost.
The world will not have it.
It is not your business to determine how good it is:
Nor how valuable it is: nor how it compares with other expressions.
It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly,
To keep the channel open.”–Martha Graham