If you haven't shared your web site with the rest of us send it to me and I guarantee it will be in the next newsletter. Wouldn't you like 3500 of your peers to see what you're up to? C'mon - next month is your turn. Guaranteed!

My new policy: anyone who has taken 3 or more of my workshops will get a 5% discount on any future workshop. Anyone having taken 6 or more (and there are a bunch of you) will get a discount of 10% on any future workshop.

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Bob Van Lindt is a native New Yorker, a self taught artist/photographer, who looks for what he calls Positive Light.

Dancer, choreographer, teacher and a visual artist NY woman Ruth Bauer Neustadter also writes poetry.

Montreal born Erika Wain does installation, Pop art, painting and photography.

Enjoy looking through the web site of Idaho artist Betty Billups to experience her high level of painting.

Grimsby, Ontario watercolor artist Judy Thorly has a wonderfully unique vision and way of expressing it.

Brooklyn figurative artist Elinore Schnurr is in museum collections such as The Cleveland Museum of Art and the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

Enjoy looking at the fresh colors in the paintings of Indiana artist Jerry Points.

Check out the powerful images of East Coast artist Sheila Shabbow.

Tennessee artist and NAWA member Robin Schlacter does abstract oil paintings and oil based monotypes.


This is the last call for those of you wanting to study with Kim English in Bordeaux September. It's high season there so our hotel needs to confirm rooms as soon as possible.

Who knew that Bob Dylan tried his hand at painting? Actually he was quite serious about it. Check out some of his paintings.

I'm part of an exhibit commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. The show is at DK Gallery in Marietta, Georgia. I'm showing 5 action paintings of the Civil War and
invite any of you living nearby to stop by. Opening is June 6, 5-9 PM.

Here's a great story about 87 year old Ed Clark, a nationally acclaimed abstract expressionist painter... Title of the NY Time article is "As a painter grows older his creativity
I just have one question: what makes a person nationally acclaimed? What percentage of the people in our nation must acclaim an artist so he's considered nationally acclaimed? I'll give that some more thought.

Wait until your 95 and then you'll have your best success! But some high end galleries are showing artists that are ever younger. Here's an example of our competition.

Ever wonder why French cheese tastes so good? And what about the French drinking less wine than us? true: US is now the world's number one wine market. In total comsumption we have passed the French. We bought 29.1 million hectoliters (that's a heck of a lot of liters) of wine in 2013. The French? A measly 28.1. The caveat is that we're still way behind the French in per capita consumption. The average French person drinks 1.2 bottles a week, a full 6 times more than the average American.- Still, French wine-makers are trying to stem the tide. They have taken to novel approaches to popularize wine drinking among young people, like making wine flavored with cola (ugh). They also
they may be drinking LESS wine but the wine they are drinking is BETTER.

Thanks to my wonderful sister Myrna for this story about cats in the Hermitage Museum that have their own press secretary.

Let's not forget that NYC workshop with Australian artist Colley Whisson in October.

artist quotes

"Art is the only way to run away without leaving home." Twyla Tharp

"A guilty conscience needs to confess. A work of art is a confession." Albert Camus

"The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity." Walt Whitman

"Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better." Andre Gide

"Very few people possess true artistic ability. It is therefore both unseemly and unproductive to irritate the situation by making an effort. If you have a burning, restless urge to write or paint, simply eat something sweet and the feeling will pass." Fran Lebowitz

"From the living fountain of instinct flows everything that is creative; hence the unconscious is not merely conditioned by history, but is the very source of the creative impulse." Carl Jung

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