Big Sur Artist Retreat

For the past ten years, I have enjoyed 4 straight days of painting on the Big Sur Coast. During these four days, I paint like a fiend as there are no other responsibilities. I have been accompanied by some combination of nine friends, as we share meals, art books, and … Read More

Saturday Ateliers

My Summer Ateliers (gatherings of artists to work together) are open to all former students and all members of the Santa Cruz Oil Painters.  Anyone who has taken a class, workshop, or private lesson from me is welcome.   These sessions are not a class situation, but rather an opportunity … Read More

A Wildflower Spring

All the rains of winter have given way for  a spectacular spring wildflower bloom as the sunshine warms the land.  Poppies on the hills in So CA. My garden was also in bloom with drifts of calla lilies, forget-me-nots , rosemary and clematis. On our return trip from San Diego … Read More

Winter Exhibits

Many of my paintings are on exhibit and/or for sale in a number of places this winter. I’ll mention 5 places in this posting. Art, Love, and Wine, Wargin Wines, 11 Hanger Way, Watsonville, through March 22. Open Saturdays and Sundays 12-5 PM. This is a Central Coast Plein Air … Read More

Painting Yosemite Valley

This autumn I joined several of my painting friends on an adventure in Yosemite Valley. The group were all members of a Santa Cruz area painting group I helped form back in 2001. At least 15 members of that group went to Yosemite in the middle of October. We hoped … Read More

2019 Winter Workshops

Two 3-Day Workshops I will offer two 3-day workshops early in 2019. Each workshop will run three consecutive days, giving the artist scholars the opportunity to immerse themselves in the study of a focused element of painting. Each workshop day will run from 9:30am to 4:00pm, with a half hour … Read More

Open Studio 2018 Lucky Winners

Every year, I hold a studio show in October in my Soquel art studio. Visitors can see my recent paintings, as well as my variety of tools, brushes, lights, and other equipment of various sorts. I describe my painting process, and sometimes do demonstrations. A fun recent addition to the … Read More

Open Studio 2018

Saturday and Sunday, October 6-7, 20-21, 11am-5pm. The nip is in the air, end of September is here, and I am getting ready for our county’s Open Studio Tour. From the redwoods to the sea, and even out my short pastoral road, you are invited to indulge in art experiences … Read More

2018 Summer and Fall Events

Where to see my paintings this summer Here’s my current line up for summer and fall 2018. I am constantly adding new events, so check back regularly for more. Santa Cruz Art League Statewide Landscape Show: July 6 to August 5. Wisteria Antiques, 5870 Soquel Drive, Soquel. Watch Michele create … Read More

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