Monday, September 20, 2021

Two things you might find interesting: Pastel Society of America "Enduring Brilliance" National Exhibition and The Aimee Copeland Foundation.


"Kristin at the Piano," One of the pastels I painted for my Patreon demo was accepted into the Pastel Society of America national exhibition. You can see the show catalog here: https://www.pastelsocietyofamerica.org/49th-annual-pastel-exhibition/
 

My painting, "A Song Before Dinner, " (9x12 framed oil), has been entered into the silent auction for the Aimee Copeland Foundation fundraiser. The online auction goes live Monday night (tonight, September 20).
 
Aimee Copeland, you might remember, is the beautiful college girl who at age 24 fell into a creek from a home-made zip line in the west Georgia woods several years ago. She was diagnosed with necrotizing fasciitis, a flesh-eating bacterial infection. While the doctors worked hard to save her life, they had to amputate both of Aimee's hands, her right foot and her entire left leg.
 
Today she a remarkable inspiration for the handicapped. The Aimee Copeland Foundation Gala Fundraiser will be at the Chastain Horse Park in Atlanta on Saturday, September 25. Tickets and info available at www.aimeecopelandfoundation.org

Thursday, July 29, 2021


 

Friday, May 7, 2021

Two video demonstrations every month...

 Just a reminder, you can join my Patreon site and receive 2 video demonstrations every month for only $5/month. And you can quit any time. Just saying...





Thursday, May 6, 2021

ASSOCIATE MEMBER ONLINE EXHIBITION


Thank you, Anne Blair Brown and
the
American Impressionist Society
for selecting my painting. 

I am humbled after seeing
all the other stunning award-worthy works in the show.









Tuesday, May 4, 2021

I have been invited to be the monthly guest Q&A artist in Sandra Burshell's New Orleans Drawing Group, Thursday, May 6. The NODG Zoom sessions are every Thursday, 5:45-8:45pm (Eastern), consisting of a half hour of short clothed poses, followed by 2 1/2 hours of one long relaxed, clothed pose. The informal Q&A session, which starts after a short break (about 8:55pm eastern), usually lasts 30 minutes to one hour.
Artists are invited to join the drawing sessions. There is a $15 model fee per session. I participated recently and it's a delightful group of artists, and it feels like a normal live sketch group. Join us!
Thursdays: New Orleans Drawing Group (NODG)
May 6, 5:45-8:45 pm Eastern-sketch session
May 6, 8:55 pm: Guest Q&A artist, Margaret Dyer

Contact Sandra Burshell: sandraburshell@gmail.com

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

The Booth Western Art Museum, just north of Atlanta in Cartersville, GA, is hosting its annual fundraiser right now, an online auction rather than their traditional gala event. The live auction will be held February 19, 12:00 noon. The silent auction (where you'll find my donation, "Afternoon in Troyes, France") is open now through February 22, 12:00 EST. It's an opportunity to acquire some beautiful work. 

To view the catalogs for both auctions, click here. If you are bidding, good luck!

"Afternoon in Troyes, France" 12"x9" pastel by Margaret Dyer
available at the Booth Western Museum auction




 

Monday, January 25, 2021

Paintings by my friend, Diana Cutrone.

No these are not mine. I wish they were. They're by my very good friend Diana Cutrone (whose Chicago lawyer, Jack, took her from me and brought her up to cold dark Illinois, where she paints and writes and walks her German Shepherd with Jack). I just want to share her beautiful work with you.






https://www.dianacutrone.com/