Thursday, November 20, 2008


Tuesday, November 18, 2008

The Hobe Sound Project

The Hobe Sound Project took on new meaning today when I went out to paint the orange groves just past I95. It was a beautiful day and I found this great location to set up and paint. When I was close to finished with my painting, Mike the grove manager and friend arrived. They told me that the groves have taken a real beating in the past few years from hurricanes and disease. Becker Groves sold the land to developers and although they are still operating, some day these groves will be gone. They also told me that the trees that I had painted were the Honeybells - and they will get more colorful later on. So I'll definitely have to go back as much as possible!

Just as I was leaving the road crew arrived to clean up!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Just in case anyone out there is reading this - I stopped by Algozzini's today and they have some really nice merchandise in there ready for us to buy for the holidays!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Apparently I've been neglecting my blog. Time does have a way of getting away from me and there never seems to be enough of it.

My project came about while attending a workshop last spring. The workshop was a professional development workshop for artists held at the Lighthouse Center for the Arts. It sure was uplifting and inspiring to spend time with like minded people and get focused on what we wanted to accomplish. We had to really think (not an easy task) about a particular thing and then make a plan. Right then and there! If you know any other artsy types you know that is sort of a new concept and yet we all came up with something.

Labeling something as a project isn't new to the art world but maybe new to Hobe Sound and some people are not quite sure of it.

My thought was that I knew I wanted to spend the year painting Hobe Sound, but I needed to get more people involved. In fact, I thought it would be just the greatest thing to let people who don't paint have a say in what I painted. Non painters hardly ever get to choose the scene, they just accept what is already done. So, the Hobe Sound Project was born and all I needed was a place to exhibit the results.

Some people think that if they tell me about a place that they are obligated in some way and I want to assure people that they are definitely not obligated in any way. This is a fun project that I have merely invited you to take part in.

Thanks to many people, I've uncovered some interesting places and also have a plan of attack.

The thing that really made the whole project gel though was my contact with Molly's House and their willingness to give me a solo show.