My morning with Susan Tobey White

Susan White is a Belfast based painter whose work makes my heart sing.  I’ve admired the windows of her gallery for years but always been too intimidated to actually walk in and talk with her…I mean, she’s wicked talented…her paintings are collected around the world and people drop her name into conversations with reverence.  When I did a bit of research, I found that she’s praised highly for her use of color and form…well, I’ve stolen these pictures from her website to show you.

As you may have guessed, I should have introduced myself years ago because she’s bubbly, outgoing and friendly…not an intimidating bone in her body.  Lesson learned.  I’m proud to share that Susan has agreed to be our Artist in Residence from July 22-28th.

During the week that she’s here, she’ll teach campers and outside artists alike and invites those who have been painting for years…and welcomes those who haven’t done more than scribble a stick figure. Some of the time will be spent in the studio, some in the gardens and with the goats, of course there will be time on the beach…and sometimes you’ll just be sent to scout out your favorite corner of the campground and report back at a given hour.

We are working on the details now.  In a nutshell, there will be an informal gathering with Susan each day of the week.  There is no charge for this session and sometimes you’ll be using paper and a drawing tool other times you’ll be learning to see the world around us through an artist’s eyes.

There will also be the opportunity to sign up in advance for complete sessions with Susan.  You can register for these classes on her website soon…or jump in if a space is available when you settle into the campground…more on this later…

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