Friday, April 18, 2008

I began painting plein-air in 1992.

In 1991, I illustrated a map of a private Connecticut garden from photographs for "Homes and Gardens Magazine" and after publication the owner of the garden contacted me to see if I would consider painting from life in her garden. I tried, failed, and then began practicing the next spring at a beautiful local nursery owned by friends in Rhinebeck, NY, Northern Dutchess Botanical Gardens. After a few weeks I felt more confidant and I tried again at the garden in Connecticut with great success and have been an avid plein-air painter ever since.

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