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.

Web Sites

Colorado painter Kim English does not have a web site but has one heck of a great video interview about him and his paintings. He's teaching a workshop for me in Bordeaux coming up in September.

I sold a banjo to New Jersey artist Justin Schachtman and wanted to share his site with everyone.

I bought a bicycle from New York based photographer Eric LaCour and wante to share his site with everyone too.

Texas astist Marcia Raff specializes in monumental size sculptures.

New York artist Jessica Dalrymple is running her meditative plein air retreat again this year.

East Coast photographer Andy Holtzman specializes in saturated color and the play of natural light.

The paintings of Canadian artist Aleta Karstad communicates a real sense of place.

Check out the gorgeous pastels of Kansas artist Donna Yeager, who attended the Phil Starke NYC workshop last week.

Miscellaneous

Amazing how Slovenian artist Franc Grom makes decorative, lace-like Easter eggs by drilling thousands of holes in eggs shell.

Robert Mapplethorpe and Rodin? Who would have thunk?

Great video produced by Morley Safer of 60 minutes explaining 'Why did Hitler fear modern art?'.

What's George Bush up to these days? How about painting... check out his paintings. "contrary to the common caricature of laziness during his years in the White House is that Mr. Bush has taken to painting with something amounting to driven passion, and is working very hard at it."

Finally we're going back to Cuba! Well, at least I am and anyone who wants to come along. I've put together this trip for NAWA (National Association of Women Artists) but anyone can come. Partly about painting and partly about visiting all the great things and cultural sites Cuba has to offer. I only have 13 rooms reserved - 9 rooms left, so do not delay even one second. - and you don't have to be a member of NAWA to come. Matter of fact if you'd like to know more come to my presentation at the NAWA office Thursday May 22 at 1 PM - 80 Fifth Ave., Suite 1405. That's between 13th and 14th streets on the west side of Fifth Avenue.

Does the art market need regulation? Read about it here.

This is silly but has Banksy finally been caught on video? You do know that he's king of the king of Graffiti or street art.

Thanks to Nancy M for this 2 minute video of the history of the world.

A great story about the restoration of old paintings. What a Renoir looked like then and now.

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

artist quotes

"With the most primitive means the artist creates something which the most ingenious and efficient technology will never be able to create." Kasimir Malevich

"I have always tried to hide my own efforts and wished my works to have the lightness and joyousness of a springtime which never lets anyone suspect the labours it cost." Henri Matisse

"Colour is my day-long obsession, joy and torment." Claude Monet

"It is important to express oneself...provided the feelings are real and are taken from you own experience." Berthe Morisot

"I remember Francis Bacon would say that he felt he was giving art what he thought it previously lacked. With me, it's what Yeats called the fascination with what's difficult. I'm only trying to do what I can't do." Lucian Freud

"I always thought that one of the reasons why a painter likes especially to have other painters look at his or her work is the shared experience of having pushed paint around." Chuck Close

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