Monday, April 5, 2021



New to Brush Painting?  If so, then join us for

the quintessential Summer subject 

BAMBOO!  6/4 & 6/11/23



Lan and Hui Orchids 4/23 & 4/30/23!  

This is the first of the 4 Gentlemen and perfect for beginners!


We are celebrating the elegant Sandhill Crane 3/26/23!

There are 25-30 thousand of these graceful birds that migrate through my Colorado valley.  I can't wait to see these beauties each year in their natural environment.

We will just be using Ink, White and Red to keep it simple and students can choose to paint a single Crane or 2 depending on experience.  Class will also be recorded for future reference!  

If you are a first-time Brush Painter, Leigha will meet you 30 min before class to go over basic brush holding, preparation and loading so, new students will have a little ink play before class.  


A huge THANK YOU to all who joined our sold out bunny workshop celebrating the Year of the Rabbit 2/26/23!

Stay tuned for Crane Workshop 3/26/23...  


Start your New Year with some glittery creativity!  Join me for a 2-class series on the traditional Brush Painting subject - Plum Blossom!   Sundays, 1/29 and 2/5/23 @ 12-3pm MST.
Class fee includes: optional homework critiques as well as a class recording available for download!  

I'm hosting a pop-up "Fireworks" Brush Painting workshop 12/30/22 @ 12-3pm MST.  Join me for this fun sparkly class just in time for New Year's Eve!


A big THANK YOU to all who attended my sold-out HOLIDAY CARD WORKSHOP 11/12 & 11/13/22!


Celebrate autumn with some creativity and learn to paint the iconic fall Chrysanthemum!  10/23/22 & 10/30/22 @ 12-3 MST.  

Classes taught step-by-step with homework critiques included. 

First class we’ll review brush stroke techniques and work with just ink and white.  Second class will be focused on creating full compositions in color with a gorgeous autumn palette! 🎨🍁🍂






Bursting into Summer with a fun, interactive virtual BAMBOO 2-class series - 5/22 & 6/5 (skipping memorial day weekend) @ 12-3pm MDT

We will start with the basics in ink with Bamboo leaf drills and Windy Bamboo lesson then gradually work toward a full composition in lush greens for the second class.  These classes are kept small, taught at a gentle pace and include optional homework critiques for maximum technique integration.  Let's paint Bamboo and bring in Summer together!


Start your year with some colorful creativity and the first of the Four Gentlemen!  

Lan and Hui Orchids - 3/6 & 3/13/22 @ 12-3pm MST.

We will start at the beginning and review brush and stroke technique, ink application on rice paper and for the second class, learn how to mix and apply bright spring-time colors to create a vibrant masterpiece.

  Let's celebrate the coming of spring together!


Join me for a pop-up beginning Brush Painting Magpie workshop 1/30/22 @ 12-3pm MST

Magpies, part of the Corvid family of birds are among the smartest on the planet!  We will be studying these magnificent creatures and painting them using just 3 colors...Ink, Blue and White.  Drafts will be provided to promote ease in proportion and composition.  

Let's get creative in this new year!


I'm hosting a virtual beginning 2-class series on Plum Branch and Blossom Sundays 2/5 & 2/12/21 @ 12 MST.  Classes are kept small for maximum personal attention and include homework critiques.  We will use ink, white and metallic paints on white and colored Shuen rice paper.  No experience necessary.  I hope you will join me for this fun winter subject!


I'm hosting a pop-up Holiday Card Painting workshop 11/20/21 @ 12-2:30pm Mountain Standard Time.  We will be using traditional Brush Painting techniques as well as a salt and splatter technique to create a falling snow effect.  Join me for an afternoon of sparkly creativity!


Join me for a 3 class in-depth study of the quintessential autumn flower - Chrysanthemum, Sundays - 9/26, 10/3, 10/17/21 @12-2:30pm MDT.  We will be painting 3 of the over 1500 varieties of this beautiful blossom and will be using ink, metallic and white paints in our lessons.  Classes will be taught at a gentle pace and are appropriate for beginners.   

Hope to see you there! 


Just a few spots left for my virtual 3-class Brush Painting series on traditional ink landscapes 6/13, 6/20 and 7/11 @ 12-2:30 MDT.  

Class size is limited to ensure maximum personal attention and taught at a gentle pace.  No painting experience necessary and homework critiques are included during the course.  
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Join me for an 'Introduction to Brush Painting' a 3-class series (4/25, 5/2, 5/16 @ 12-2pm MDT) where we will be painting the lyrical and graceful LAN and HUI ORCHID. 

Friday, August 7, 2020

I am hosting a 3 class in-depth series on painting the elegant and timeless subject of Bamboo. The classes are specifically designed for beginners and will go at a gentle pace. Also, they are small and intimate to ensure maximum personal attention. Join me for 3 afternoons of fun creativity! Sundays 3/14, 3/21, 3/28 @ 12-2pm MST.


My free 'Introduction to Brush Painting - a Virtual Workshop' on 2/28/21 is filled but, kindly place your name on the wait list in case a spot opens up and to be notified of future workshops.


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"I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way - things I had no words for"  - Georgia O'Keeffe