Monday, May 11, 2009

Plein Air Painter - Niagara Falls art workshop June 6-7

2 day Oil or acrylic outdoor workshop painting Niagara

Experience level : Beginner to Intermediate

Prerequisite Student Skills: It is suggested that beginners have the
experience of at least one drawing course.

Students bring their own supplies: The workshop is taught using a limited
primary color pallette.
A complete list of suggested oil & acrylic pigments is supplied.
Canvas board or stretched canvas 12 x 16 or smaller. A support for
canvas and carrying materials.
Incidental list also provided. A painting umbrella is strongly

Class maximum : 15 students
See previous student comments
and more info on website

Other workshops in Niagara Falls and Niagara on the Lake listed on
Call 1 800 393-7270 or see website for details

Monday, May 4, 2009

May Feature Artist - Greta Michelle Joachim

Greta Michelle Joachim Feature Artist

Greta Michelle is from Trinidad and Tobago
Artist Statement
Trinidad and Tobago

Art became my passion in my adult life. I always wanted to paint the landscapes I would see in my travels but felt that I couldn’t. It wasn’t until I was thrust into an emotional maelstrom, that I was able to experience, through God’s divine intervention, the awakening of my artistic abilities. I started painting in 1998 and didn’t look back.
I love nature and all natural forms. I am fascinated by the ocean and the beaches in my island home of Trinidad and Tobago and seek to share what I am privileged to experience daily with the world.
It is through the study of nature; especially the water, that I am drawn even more into a love relationship with God and my art.
My style is Impressionistic. Although I paint in studio, I am captivated by the experience of painting outdoors en plein aire.
My desire is to take what I’ve learnt so far and stretch and it to its very lengths and depths; to grow and become a serious artist.