Monday, June 30, 2014

Travels Near & Far

Bermuda Painting Retreat

I just returned from a great week of painting with friends in Bermuda. Some of the artists that study with me at the South Shore Art Center in Cohasset, MA asked me to plan a painting trip to the island. It was a great way to prepare for an upcoming workshop for May, 2015.

On the first day we set off for St. George's, where we sketched in the harbor and later painted overlooking Fort St. Catherine.
On day two we went to the opposite end of the island and painted in Somerset. On the third day we began painting at Flatt's Inlet and finished the day sketching at the Botanical Gardens.

My friends on the island own the DNA Creative Shoppe in Hamilton and they hosted me for a two hour, portrait demo on one of the evenings. It was great to meet some of the local artists and talk about the process of painting. While in Dockyard we visited the studio of local painter, Chris Grimes. Chris is a full-time artist and paints a variety of subjects from the local scenes to historic, nautical themes.

If you would like more info on the 2015 Bermuda Workshop please visit my website at or contact the studio at