Monday, May 23, 2011

Who Are the Plein Aire Cottage Artists

3 Members:  Violetta Chandler, Mary Rose Holmes & Helen Tilston
3 Friends
3 Different Birth Places- Ireland, Russia and America - Someone called us the IRA**
3 Plus different languages, Russian, Gaelic, French, Italian, Spanish and tiny bits of other languages
3 were juried to exhibit at the Florence Biennale in Italy - and a lifteime invitation extended
3 were selected by Florida Trust for Historic Preservaton and received Awards
3 Passionate and Enthusiastic Painters
3 plus exhibitions currently:  Villa Gallace, 109 Gulf Blvd. Indian Rocks Beach, Fl.  The Wine Cellar,    Reddington shores Guppy's Restaurant Indian Rocks Beach and The Frame Gallery - 500 West Bay Drive  Largo
3 favourite flowers are White Roses, White Tulips and White Gardenia
3 Favourite perfumes: Angel, Coco, Jo Malone
3 Favourite Songs:  Nessum Dorma Luciano Pavarotti, Abrazame Julio Iglesias, When you Say Nothing at all, Alison Krauss
3 Favourite Painting Spots:  Indian Rocks Beach Florida, Italy and Ireland
3 Recent Paintings
"Beach Trail Bliss" by Helen Tilston

"Join for Lunch" by Violetta

"Three boats Anchored" Mary Rose Holmes

 3 Favourite Painters:  Monet, Sorolla & John Singer Sargent

From the 3 of us, we wish you a happy, peaceful and creative week

Left to Right, Violetta, Mary Rose and Helen

**We are the peaceful wing of the IRA, our weapon of choice is a paintbrush

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