In Spring of 2016 I visited Parque Condor in Ecuador where the handlers take birds out to fly around town (meaning Otavalo). My family and I sat around a large amphitheater that looms over the Otavalo valley. I got to see these American Bald Eagles and other birds of prey take wing and return onto their handler's hands minutes later. It was a true spectacle.
That experience was my inspritation.
My inspiration for this painting is memories of my family enjoying Holidays in the Lake District of England and experiencing such colors green in such a historic place.
Classes are on-going
Tuesday 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Thursday 12:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Thursday 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
One class without supplies $30 and with supplies $25
4 week Package of classes without supplies $110 and with supplies $90
8 week Package of classes without supplies $200 and with supplies $160
Max 6 students per class.
Art students who refer a friend that purchases an 8 week package will receive a $20 credit
Art students who refer a friend that purchases an 4 week package will receive a $10 credit.
I was invited to Middle East about 8 years ago, I was very nervous. I had so many preconceptions because of what I heard in the news. But upon my arrival to Muscat, Oman I was shocked, I found myself in another world of incredibly beauty. In my mind I felt like I was sitting on a magic carpet viewing an incredible culture. The brilliant warmth of the sun was intoxicating. The city is full of color and shining whiteness that extends to architecture. The houses and buildings look like an illustration of Arabian Nights, balconies and parapets carved into stone filigree, doorways and windows ornately arched. And the people were beautiful too so I had to paint what I felt.
My new studio is open and we no longer paint in my kitchen. I have set up a dedicated room for 8 students at a time and another room for art equipment. It has great lighting. See pictures above.