New session…..

The final session before our Summer break begins this coming week,  April 23rd- May 31st.  For details go to the Classes section at the top this page.  This summer we will meet at Kitchawan Farm for nature journaling. There will also be a three day Water Color Workshop using a limited pallet….I will announce the dates of this Workshop in the next few weeks.

Enjoy the lovely days of Spring after such a long long winter!

Star Magnolia

Star Magnolia

Crocuses!!!! a sign of Spring :O)

Spring Art Show!  All works chosen for the Spring Art Show must be submitted the first week of May :O)  Works should be framed in neutral frames with light matts and wire for hanging, no bracket hangers.  Please include a label on the back of each piece with name of subject, medium and cost or NFS (not for sale).  The show will be the weekend of the plant sale May 16th, 17th and 18th.  I will have sign up sheets in class for the Plant Show Sneak Preview on Friday evening and the show on Saturday and Sunday from 11-3:30.  Looking so forward to Spring!!!!

First crocuses of Spring,,

First crocuses of Spring,,


Could it be…winter is loosening it’s grip :o)

For the first time in months there is more ground than snow!  Ben and Devy went out for a long walk with me and didn’t come home covered with mud and snow melt…..woof!

The new 6 week session has begun and even though the buds are still tight the Pussy Willows and Witch Hazel have begun their early show!

A new show “Weird, Wild and Wonderful” will open at the New York Botanical Garden on April 17th – September 27th  go to the following link for more information:

Looking forward to warmer days ahead!

Screen Shot 2014-03-18 at 7.58.17 AM

Winter…it is time to go…..

The early Spring session begins next week…hoping that winter releases it’s icy grip soon.  The bulbs will begin to peek through the frozen ground.  The skunk cabbage will thaw the forest floor….the snowdrops, daffy-dillies and and tulips will soon be here.  I do love the winter but this winter has tested us all…we all are looking forward to the warm sunshine of Spring!  :O)

Spring Sessions (6 week sessions $250.00)

Mid Spring – WEDNESDAY SESSIONS – MARCH 12th –  APRIL 16th  
Late Spring – WEDNESDAY APRIL 23rd  –  MAY 28th


Mid Spring – THURSDAY SESSIONS – MARCH 13th - APRIL 17th 

Late Spring – THURSDAY APRIL  24th  –  MAY 29th


Mid Spring – SATURDAY SESSIONS  – MARCH 15th - APRIL 19th 

Late Spring – SATURDAY APRIL 26TH  –  MAY 31ST

Snow, snow, snow!!!!!!

Clearly no class today…stay home, stay warm….the snow seems to be endless…….

Some good news that has nothing to do with being snowed in…. I have been offered the use of the WPA Gallery at Pound Ridge Nature Reserve next December for a student show.  We will have an opening reception and have a great venue to show your lovely drawings and paintings!  I’m very happy to have a place for our winter show once more!  In the spring we will have a spring show at Lasdon that will be open to the public as well.  So start thinking of pieces you would like to put in the spring show :O) (no date yet…sometime in May).

Come on spring…..February can’t last forever…can it?

Peony bud, watercolor and graphite

Peony bud, watercolor and graphite

May be more snow coming……

This winter seems endless…and now another storm may be coming through on Thursday.  Any of you who would like to come on Wednesday are welcome to…and for those that can’t we may be able to use Friday as a backup date.  Please check future emails for any updates…

This winter is holding on as tight as it can!

Be warned!

NO parking up at the house today…there is too much snow :O(  We all have to park in the lower lot…so pack lightly and dress warmly :O)  For anyone that cannot manage the walk  you may want to come on Saturday….I will happily give credit or adjust cost to anyone who cannot make up the class.  Be warm and safe!