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Mentoring Emerging & Aspiring Artists
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MEDIUM: Oil | Pastel 
SPECIALTY: ✔ Generalist 

My work is not difficult to understand – it is simply an expression and a diary of my impressions of those elements in the visual field that bring me joy.

I seek to create a sense of authenticity in my representational paintings, and lend my voice to creating awareness and appreciation of our natural world.  My fond hope is to transport the viewer to beautiful wild places that I have been privileged to experience and to share my joy of rendering light, atmosphere and my sense of delight in the world around me.  And to  be able do all this with mere paint – to accomplish that makes me the most fulfilled of all people.

plein air painting by Gaye Adams
Plein air painting online art class example
Gaye adams painting of grapefruit
Plein air ocean painting by Gaye Adams
painting of a forest plein air example
Plein air forest painting by Gaye Adams
plein air painting of a beach


Listed below are this Mentor’s specialty skills. Join this group if you want to grow in these areas.

Specialty: ✔ Generalist



Colour & Composition


Technique Demos

Supplies and tools – what to use, where to save, and where to spend

Studio Setup for Art Production


Teaching How to Self Critique


Providing Art Critiques



Social Media


Website Design


Shows & Exhibits



Pricing Artwork


Approaching Galleries


Studio Time Management


Selling Online


Running Your Art Business
– The Day-To-Day


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online plein air painting class example
online plein air painting class example

I have been drawing and painting for as long as I can remember. And it has always brought me a sense of satisfaction and joy.

My paintings are not difficult to understand; they are merely an exploration of that which brings me joy, and makes my heart skip a beat. That is the experience I wish to share with those that view my paintings - to stir the imagination and quicken the spirit and transport to a wild and interesting place.

The single most compelling aspect of art making for me is creating the illusion of light with mere paint. It is always a challenge, and is always engaging. That alchemy for me is pretty heady stuff.

In addition to painting I enjoy a lovely connection with those looking to shorten their learning curve by studying with me. Turns out I really enjoy sharing my passion, and love to take students on my plein-air adventures in particular. Check out my workshops page if that is something that sounds appealing to you.

Whether you are here to look at paintings or to find out some more about workshops, welcome. Thank you so much for your interest!

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