Monday, March 30, 2009

Meeting With Alyson Stanfield

Alyson Stanfield of made a whirlwind visit to Oregon. Two stops in Portland and then off to Hood River. It is part of her generous spirt to want to meet us, hear our stories. She acted as a catalyst for getting us out of our studios, meeting other artists and thinking of new ways to sell our art.

We met with Alyson at the home of the talented painter Annie Salness. Annie not only opened her home but made a delicious lunch that allowed us to linger and continue talking after Alyson left. Annie let us see her studio with both finished paintings and work in progress.

I fell in love with a small painting of a yellow lab on a leash, pictured above. Annie packs a lot of painting into a small canvas. We both went to the same art school, California State University at Long Beach. Small world.


Annie Salness said...

Thank you for the nice compliment Patrick! It was such a pleasure to meet Alyson in person after learning from her through her book, class and website for over a year! And I am grateful to her for introducing me to other talented artists (like yourself) in the area. We had a wonderful time!

Alyson B. Stanfield said...

Patrick, I so appreciate your going out of your way to join us on Friday. It was a terrific group of people with all kinds of great energy.