Here it Comes! 🦌🎄❤️🎄🦌

My happy place….

Wishing you all the best of the season 🎄 hoping that you have time to enjoy family, friends, joy and peace.

I put our student show up yesterday at the Ruth Keeler Library in North Salem and it looks wonderful. I am so proud of you all. Please drop by sometime this month to enjoy the show.

Here’s a link to the library for directions:

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all ❤️

A show worth seeing :O)

Dick Rauh and Joyce Seymoe are having a show. The reception is this Saturday, Dec. 12 from 5-6:30pm. The exhibition runs through Tuesday, Dec. 29 during regular library hours. The majority of works will be available for purchase with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Wilton Library. For information or directions, visit or call 203-762-3950, ext. 213. Wilton Library is located in the heart of Wilton Center at 137 Old Ridgefield Road.

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Sunday…last day of our show…

Sunday,  December 6th is the last day of our botanical art show.  I am so proud of my students and all their lovely work.  If you haven’t had a chance to go, try to get there over the next 3 days.

For all the exhibitors – you can pick up your pieces on Monday from 1-5 or Tuesday and Wednesday from 9-4.

Thanks to all for contributing to a wonderful event! Well done!

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Green Lady Slipper Orchid – Watercolor 

The American Society of Botanical Artists is in town :O)

18th Annual International

American Society of Botanical Artists

The Horticultural Society of New York

New York Design Center

New York, NY

November 4 – December 30, 2015

The international exhibition of botanical art hosted by the
American Society of Botanical Artists
and The Horticultural Society of New York is in mid-town Manhattan this year.

Catalogue 18th Annual ASBA show
Catalogue 18th Annual ASBA show

Tomorrow is the big day!

Our botanical art show is ready to go 🙂  The opening is from noon to 4pm this Saturday! Anyone in the area is invited to join us.  Many of the artists and their friends and family will be attending. The show will be up for a month so if you can’t make the opening please drop by and see the show another day….Ward Pound Ridge is especially beautiful this time of year, come for a walk and enjoy the day 🙂

Art Students' Exhibition Poster

Our show is coming soon :O)

Please drop off your art work next week at the WPA Gallery. The gallery is the stone building to the right of the gate at the entrance to Ward Pound Ridge Reserve.  You can drop off you work from October 28th-31st.

Click on the pdf file below for labels to attach to your art work. Print out the labels and attach securely to each one of your art works.  I will also have labels with me in class.

art show tags pdf

I will be hanging the show in the main farm house the following week so please be sure to have everything dropped off with labels and properly frames, ready to go 🙂

Please email me with any questions

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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,,


Botanical exhibit at Croton Free Library

Botanicals, a memorial exhibition of watercolorsby Margaret Robinson

Margaret Anne Robinson first studied classical painting and drawing from 1950 to 1952 with teachers from the Accademia delle Belle Arti at the Pius XII Institute, Villa Schifanoia, Florence, Italy. Upon her return to New York, she pursued a career as a copyeditor, first at American Heritage Books, and later as a freelancer for Art in America magazine and other publications. Returning to painting in her sixties, she earned a certificate in Botanical Art and Illustration at the New York Botanical Garden and participated regularly in juried botanical exhibitions and group shows around the United States including a solo exhibit at the New York Botanical Garden in 1999. She also exhibited regularly in local shows in Croton and other Westchester venues, and was a published botanical illustrator and member of the American Society of Botanical Artists and the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators. There will be a reception on Sunday, February 3, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.


by Margaret Robinson
by Margaret Robinson

by Margaret Robinson
by Margaret Robinson

Classes will begin next week…..

Because of the devastation of our parks, the power outages, gas shortages and a Nor’easter moving in this Wednesday (ugh!) we will begin classes next week….hopefully life will return to normal for most of us by then…

We will begin a 5 weeks session for $225.00 on Nov. 14th. We will take Thanksgiving week off for travel and cooking!  The last classes of the session will be the week before Christmas week followed by our winter break. Classes will start up again the end of January. For details please go to the “classes” section at the top of this page.

I am going to offer a watercolor class in January. It will a basic class in color, washes and mastering details with dry brush. There is no prerequisite. This will be a three day workshop. Supplies and dates and times will be posted in the next few weeks.

We will have a reception this year to celebrate your work over the last two years…a chance for you all to see each others work, and enjoy holiday treats :O)   The reception will be December 9th from noon until 3pm.  Family and friends are welcome!  Bring in you framed pieces the week following Thanksgiving so I can hang the show =) Please bring one or two pieces framed in a simple light wood frames with white mats and wire hangers.

Please donate, if you can, to the Red Cross to help those that are still suffering and have lost so much.

Stay safe…stay warm…..

and VOTE!!!!!! =)


Indian corn in progress…