Sunday, January 25, 2015

Indian Camp/Utah Territory 18x24
Cathedral Rocks/Sedona 20x20

Some recent paintings of western landscapes... local museum class starts this coming Tuesday night, 1/27....still room to sign up , but hurry!
ALSO.....I am doing a 2 day plein air workshop in Cumming, Georgia on April 2,3.....heres the link for more information and to sign up.....
the contact is Jeanne....    (Cumming is about an hour north or Atlanta)..
Would advise signing up soon....this one will likely fill...

And, last but not least, my Monday class at Art School Sandy Springs will start again on March 2nd......will be here before you know it.......join in!

A lot of publicity and momentum brewing for the Olmstead Park Plein Air Festival in Atlanta, in April.  I attended a kickoff reception this past week at the Millenium Gate Museum in Atlanta, and it was first class all the way. Many of the top local artists in Atlanta were in in attendance, and there was a real buzz about the festival. I am just one of 30 nationally known plein air painters participating......More updates to come..

Back soon!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

New Paintings / Mountain Mist Gallery

Heres a few paintings just delivered to Mountain Mist Gallery, in Cashiers, NC.
.....a great gallery, featuring several of the top artists in the southeast.....hope you can drop by sometime soon....!

- Morning Light/Biltmore estate 24x24
- Autumn Color 22x28
- Fruit and Flowers 14x18

Oil Painters......dont forget....classes coming up starting January 5th, at Art School at Sandy Springs, and January 13th,  (corrected to start date of 1/27!) at Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art.

As always, please feel free to contact me if any questions on my paintings or classes. (

Sunday, November 16, 2014

new paintings/ gallery info / upcoming classes

....thought I would do a blog update (finally), and post a few recent paintings.  Two are large (36sx48) pieces from the North Carolina mountains.
- Autumn/Whiteside Mountain
- Upper Whitewater falls/Highlands

The others are: a local snow scene, and 3 west coast scenes
- early winter 22x28
- autumn/yosemite valley 24x30
- yosemite falls 18x24
- Along the Central Coast (rocks at montana de oro)  22x28

The large North Carolina scenes will be available in a a couple weeks at Mountain Mist Gallery in Cashiers, NC; a great gallery I am pleased to be joining. Stay tuned for more info on paintings there.
Two of the other scenes, (autumn/yosemite valley, Along the Central Coast), will be part of a special , and first ever, Instructors Show  beginning in early December at the Quinlan Art Center in Gainesville, GA. (includes artists who have taught this past year at the Quinlan, (including bill davidson, nancy franke, robert johnson, etc). Show dates are Dec 11 - Feb 21.  Opening reception is December 11, 5:30-7:00pm. Would love to see you there!

Calling all painters......the new year will be here before you know it.....dont be late signing up for my painting classes and miss out.
Art School at Sandy Springs class starts January 5th !!
Cobb/Marietta Museum class starts January 13th !!

We always have a great time in these classes and always learn something new. So, by all means, if youve taken my class before, consider joining in again.  Hope to see you there.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Blueridge plein air festival of painting from this past weeks Blueridge Plein Air Festival....

Dont forget......Oil Painting Workshop at the awesome Quinlan Art Center in Gainesville, GA......Sept 25-27....check previous blog reference or sidebar for details or contact me at
still a few places open......hurry!

Saturday, August 9, 2014


heres a painting from a few months ago......a fairly large painting of Atlantas Piedmont Park. (24x20).  Have painted this scene before, but thought I would do an updated version.
See previous posts for info on upcoming classes/workshop....sign up now, so you wont be left out....


Saturday, August 2, 2014

dont forget to sign up for classes/workshops!

Above is a plein air painting from this last spring at the Monastery of the Holy Spirit. (sorry photo isnt in focus)....
A reminder......classes and workshop coming up soon.....!!.....see previous posting for info.......(note corrected start date on beginning oil class.....)
Hope you can join us

Saturday, July 26, 2014

workshop announcement / classes starting / Cashiers Plein Air

                                    Sliding Rock Falls  14x18 Oil John Guernsey

Hello!......just got back from the Cashiers Plein Air Invitational, and from teaching a workshop at the Bascom Center in Highlands, and wanted to let you know of some upcoming workshop/class opportunities. I would suggest signing up  soon, so you dont miss out!

Tuesday night class:
Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art:
Beginning Oil Painting......starts August 26th!  hurry to sign up!
(this is a corrected start date)....
Intermediate/Advanced Oil painting......starts Oct. 7th
See link on sidebar for information, or email me: 

Quinlan Art Center/Gainesville, GA   Sept 25-27.  Here is the direct link:
or, click on the words, Quinlan Art Center, on the right sidebar and navigate to workshops/instructors....
This workshop was a lot of fun and well attended last year, so I really hope you can join us!

Monday Class:
Art School at Sandy Springs.  Begins August 25!! (6 Mondays, 9:30am-12:30pm)  (My usual oil painting class with emphasis on landscape.. always a good time and a valuable class to take, or repeat.). Sign up via school link on side bar over on the side column.

As always, feel free to contact me if any questions/comments.

Hope to see you soon.