May Day and the bees are buzzing around me. It’s the first time this year that I’ve sat here on the porch to enjoy the budding garden, observe the busy bees and listen to the birds (and the neighbors mower). It’s peaceful but like the bees, I’m all abuzz. Next Sunday, Mother’s Day, I’ll be doing my first workshop at the magnificent Stonecrop Gardens in Cold Spring NY. This workshop is FULL! I’m excited and it should be a nice day, introducing the registrants to Botanical Art. We are going to look at the parts of a flower, draw a tulip and paint some Daffodils.

I’ll have the great good fortune to be at Stonecrop a lot this summer. I’ll be a resident artist most Saturdays painting and sketching to my hearts content. In addition to Mother’s day, I’ll be running Wednesday evening Garden Journalling sessions and will be on hand for a few open Sundays. The Garden has also offered me a solo exhibition. You can see details for all of this below in the postcard image.

  • This summer I am also participating in a Plein Air fundraiser for Garrison Art Center. We will be painting through out the month of May at Stonecrop Gardens and the paintings will go up for Auction on June 4th. Over twenty area artists are participation so…. no pressure, Ha.
  • On May 27th I will be conducting two sessions of professional development at Garrison Art Center for local art teachers looking to explore art activities done outdoors.
  • I have two classes on Zoom scheduled for the New York Botanical Garden:
    • Sunday July 17th Painting Succulents
    • Botanical Watercolor I starts on Sept 14 for 8 weeks.
  • In addition to all this, Tri State Botanical Artists of NYBG, the circle I co-founded, is hosting the American Society of Botanical Artists yearly convention in Tarrytown NY. Lots of planning keeping us busy for this October’s event when we welcome 300+ Artists to the Hudson Valley.
  • Plans for 2023? Sit in nature and MAKE ART