Thursday, September 13, 2007
Tommy Thompson recently participated in the "En Plein Air Masters Chateau des Arts Mentoring Program," with Kevin Macpherson in the Canadian Rockies. During this program we had the pleasure of working with five other fine artists. They were: Dena Kirk of Loveland, Colorado; Sandra Delong of Colfax, California; Coraly Hanson of Santa Cruz, California; Silva Segrist of LaQuinta, California; and Millie Tsai of San Marino, California. Dena's work is featured in the September/October 2007 issue of Art of the West magazine. Sandy Delong works four months of the year as a tax professional and the remainder of the year as an oil painter. Not only is she a good artist, Sandy is also a storehouse of information on the business side of painting. Coraly Hanson is a veritable storehouse of ideas on marketing art. We enjoyed seeing her paint her breathtakingly beautiful colorful landscapes. Not only is Coraly a great artist but such a personable, pleasant person. We all enjoyed the company of Coraly and Lee Hanson. Silva Segrist is getting back into the groove of painting after moving to the California desert, and her love of painting showed in her work. Millie Tsai is a fine impressionistic landscape painter with a flair for the abstract. We enjoyed getting to know Millie and David Tsai.