During the week of May 17-24, 2008 I was fortunate enough
to be invited to teach a painting class on the beautiful island of
Curacao, located in the Netherland Antilles. A wonderful woman
named Lucille contacted me months ago and asked if I would like to
teach a 3 day class to her and a group of local painters. Needless
to say, I accepted her offer and after months of planning I arrived
there with my paintbrushes in hand. My friend, (and now assistant)
Tammy, joined me on this trip and we had the time of our lives.
Below you will find pictures that highlight our trip.
First and foremost, I want to thank each and every student
in the class. You were all so gracious and simply a blast to get to
know. Tammy and I loved every inch of the island and I highly
encourage anyone to visit there to learn about this amazing piece of
paradise. Many thanks go to Lucille and Chanella for organizing the
class, to Danielle for being our little book of knowledge, and to
Shiela and Ziva for taking time out of their day to show us the many
hidden treasures of Curacao. Without these women our trip just
would not have been complete.
Now, to all the wonderful women who took the class. I will
never forget the three days we got to paint together...between the
local TV station showing up making me a nervous wreck to us painting
and completing 5 wonderful projects....the entire time was
delightful to me. To Ada, Chanella, Lupe, Liani, and Soraina...congrats
on winning the pieces that I painted in class. To Mirelva &
Lupe, I hope you both have learned new techniques from me that will
help your craft business grow!! To Kitty, Jackie, and Jacqueline, for
being perfect front row students....always there to flash a smile.
(oh...to Kitty and Ada...please forgive me for telling the reporter
that you never painted before...hey, I was nervous so what do you
expect! LOL) and finally to Angela (and Roy!) for having the energy
to cut out so many wood pieces....you both deserve a prize!
I could go on and on about my experience. All I will say is
that I hope I can go back to Curacao again one day. I would do it
in a heartbeat.
Enjoy the pictures below and if you would like to schedule a
painting class in your area...just drop me an email or give me a