Accomplished artist and former Alaskan, Michelle will be treating GAPAR attendees to a painting demonstration on board the cruise. Her work has been recently featured in several art magazines including: Art of The West, International Artist, and American Art Collector. Her paintings exude an immense amount of emotion, leaving the viewer with a hunger for […]
Meet Sandra Strohschein. She is the first of several Guest Instructors who will be offering focused instruction while on the cruise ship as well as at our 3 scenic ports of call. Her work is gorgeous and her enthusiasm & creative energy is contagious. Visit her workshop page to learn more.
Demonstrations by Guest Artists The Painted Ladies are excited to announce that attendees of the 2013 Great Alaskan Plein Air Retreat will have the special opportunity to take-in live demonstrations and workshops from fabulous artists and some of our very own Painted Ladies! June 26th Before the festivities begin, join us at the Pioneer […]
Header photo credit: Kimberly BustillosKAREN WHITWORTH By Marie Green Karen is living proof that it pays to select your Grandparents well. At age 8, her family moved to Alaska and her grandparents regularly visited. During one of these annual visits, they went into the Shane Lamb art booth, being drawn by his beautiful and realistic […]
HUNTIN’, FISHIN’ & PAINTIN’ By Marie Green Karen Mattson is the quintessential Alaskan lady. She shoots the caribou meat for her table, she designs then plants out her ‘Monet’ garden, she lures the trout to her hook and above all she transforms paper with breath taking watercolour images of her Alaskan life. Whilst her […]
Francine Dufour Jones By Marie Green Alaska is a land unique on this planet for many reasons. Not the least of which is the incredible number and diversity of the visual artists who call it home. My quest was to interview one who stood out in the crowd – Francine Dufour Jones. She is not […]
The Painted Ladies are happy to have Alaskan Artist, Kurt Jacobson join us for the retreat in 2012! President of the Alaska Artists Guild and avid member of the Plein Air Painters of Alaska, Kurt “has developed a love of painting outdoors, and is passionate about reinterpreting those paintings back in the studio.“ He’s a […]