Monday, March 30, 2009
Meeting With Alyson Stanfield
Alyson Stanfield of ArtBizCoach.com 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.