Thursday, January 22, 2009

Update in Carmel Elliott Frame Design

Sadly Hanson Gallery Carmel closed recently. I am now very happy to be represented by one of the premiere framer/galleries in Carmel: Elliott Frame Design . The owner is Todd Elliott he is a talented framer and great person. Please visit Marie to see my latest work.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Plein Air Workshop in Castle Rock, Colorado

I am in the planning stage now of possibly teaching a plein air workshop for the GCRAG or the Greater Castle Rock Art Guild. Check back here for details in the near future.


Thursday, January 1, 2009

Skiing in Steamboat Springs

We leave tomorrow morning to go up to Steamboat Springs for the weekend with
some friends of ours that have a very nice condo/townhome near the slopes. Since
we have a 2 and a 5 year old my husband and I probably will not have the chance to ski together. I might stay back and do some suedo plein air painting out the window.

When staying with friends, I like to leave them with a painting. I am going to bring all my equipment and see what I can do.


I am painting with my mentor Barbara Marquardt again on Wednesday mornings. Several other artists and I paint together at Barbara's studio in her basement here in Fort Collins, Colorado.

She is in her late 80s now. She is a fantastic artist. I use her painting in layers method.

Painting with Barbara makes me very aware of how precious time is. How lucky am I to be able to paint with someone I consider to be so knowledgable.

To see my paintings, please visit:
Barbara has written a great book on her method of painting that I recommend. for more information on the book see