I’ve been fortunate enough to benefit from the guidance of a number of talented artists in brief workshops. My admiration and thanks to them all:

  • Marlee Erwin, who helped me overcome my trepidations about ‘jumping in’
  • Susan Gephardt Nichols ( who introduced me to the joys of plein air and let me try her artist-quality watercolor paints and brushes (no going back after that!)
  • Jean Mackay ( who demonstrated what a nature journal can be, and shared her love of the natural world with us at Hog Island, Maine
  • Sue Archer ( whose five-day workshop for the Art Alliance of Central PA (  really began to make the pieces come together, and who showed me that darks can indeed be dark in watercolor!

I enjoy searching for artists whose technique or approach speaks to me. Among these are: