Wine & Paint: Painting from the HeART
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Get in touch with your creativity, make new friends, drink a little wine, and have artistic fun! BVRA is excited to offer oil painting classes this spring with instruction by local artist Simonne Roy. Simonne will teach the basic skills and encourage you as you paint what you love and what inspires you- your pet, your home, a place in nature, etc. For the first two classes the artist will walk you through painting a spring scene (see cherry blossom painting on right), but if you prefer to bring your own photograph to work from instead, you are welcome to do that. For the April classes she will walk you through painting a barn scene, or you may do a painting of your choice.
If you sign up for all 4 classes the price will be $110.00, but you must call into the office for this price!
Class size limited to 10, so sign up today to ensure your spot.
Bring your own Wine!
About the Instructor
A life-long resident of Pennsylvania, Simonne has been painting outdoors since she was a child. She finds tremendous enjoyment in the process of painting and in sharing her work with others.
From her parents, both mathematicians, she acquired a sense of order and a love of learning. Her Quebecois father raised her with an appreciation of all things French, including the impressionist painters whose work has influenced hers. She graduated magna cum laude from Mount Holyoke College in 1977, and obtained a law degree from Northeastern University School of Law in 1980. She moved to Lewisburg (in Central Pennsylvania) in 1980 and practiced law and painted for about thirty years. During this period she painted passionately on weekends and during holidays and vacations, attending workshops, including memorable trips with Lois Griffel who directed the Cape Cod School of Art in Provincetown, Massachusetts. Workshop locations included Provincetown, MA, Austin TX, Cortona, Italy, and Aix-en-Provence, France.
Simonne has evolved from a "lawyer who paints" to a full time artist. She paints in oils and watercolors and produces commissioned paintings of homes, gardens, landscapes, and commercial buildings for clients, as well as paintings which she sells through shows, galleries, and her website. She happily travels to do commissions and paints a wide variety of subjects from Central Pennsylvania to France where she maintains close ties with family and friends.
Simonne is finding recognition and praise for her paintings. She won first place in the Lewisburg Arts Festival show 2011 for "Blueberry Field," and her painting “Sunflower Field” was accepted into the competitive juried show sponsored by Doshi Gallery held at the State Museum of Pennsylvania.