My blog discusses a variety of ideas and methods of creating colorful art. I like to share new methods of painting or making interesting artistic pieces which I am always searching for. I enjoy using different mediums and painting various subjects as you can probably tell when looking at my website. Although I do not write a blog on a daily basis, I write my blog when I feel there is something interesting or new that other artists would like to know.

Category: Outdoor Artist Show

Wesley's Holiday Arts Festival on Marco Island, FL

| 28 November, 2018 17:02

Each year our local church sponsors an art festival on the first Saturday of December. This is an outreach program to our local community, Marco Island, FL.  Local artists pay no fee to participate, and the church provides a lunch to all visitors consisting of hotdogs, buns, apples, chips and cookies.

This year we are having 20 artists participating including painters, photographers, shell artists, quilters, stained glass and more.  There will be live Christmas music, and door prizes with donated art by the artists.  We will have a Prayer Table for people to request prayer, and a table for children to create art.

Many visitors and artists want to donate money, so we have arranged for all donations to go to our local Marco Island Center for the Arts for their Youth Art Programs.

This type of event provides a great opportunity for the church members to volunteer and work together to make the event successful. We have fifty church members on the Volunteer List to work for 2 to 4 hours during the festival to serve the lunch, welcome visitors, help artists with setup and tear down, direct   parking, and more. 

If you are in the area on Saturday, December 1st, 2018 stop by! 



A Busy Season Ahead

| 05 January, 2017 20:48

One of my newest pieces, "Egret in the Weeds".

January through April are the busiest months of the year here on Marco Island.  Snowbirds from up north have arrived to enjoy our great weather so our roads, stores, restaurants, churches and hotels are full.  It is the time of year that many cultural events are scheduled, including outdoor art shows.  

This month I have a two day outdoor art show on January 6 & 7 at our local Marco Island Center for the Arts.  Not only can you visit the artists and craftsmen in the outdoor show, but you can also enjoy the new gallery show inside and the gift shop which has so many wonderful things including jewelry, pottery, paintings, sculptures, handmade shawls, etc.  Hopefully the weather will continue to be sunny and warm like it has been for the past two months. 

Then two weeks later I will be showing my work in a special outdoor show on Saturday,January 21st with many painters using a variety of mediums.  It is called the Brushes & Paint Outdoor Art Show.   Artists will be creating paintings during the show which is always a fun thing to watch.  This year two Brushes & Paint Outdoor Art Shows will be at the Marco Island Lutheran Church , 525 N. Collier Blvd., Marco Island on January 21st and March 4th.  

There will also be a Brushes & Paint Show at our Marco Island Historical Museum, 180 S. Heathwood Dr., on Saturday, February 25th.  This is such a wonderful museum where visitors can learn about the Calusa Indians that used to live on our island, and also about the development of Marco Island by the Mackle Brothers 50 years ago.  Our art show will be outside the front of the museum so that visitors can not only see and purchase some beautiful art, but also enjoy the museum.  Be sure to come if you are in the area!




Our November 22nd Brushes & Paint Outdoor Artist Show

| 28 November, 2013 12:18

Here I am all set up for the first Brushes & Paint Outdoor Artists Show held at the Marco Island Historical Museum.  Featuring local painters, we displayed our artwork and painted plein air during this unique show.  The weather was perfect and everyone felt that this was a perfect spot for the artists to show and sell their work.