Saturday, November 12, 2016

Show Poster


Annabelle DeCamillis and I designed this year's poster for our neighborhood open house which was held last night. It was fun seeing it all over town. The winner of our drawing for a free class was Norah Lunsford!

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

People Places Things Animals

Marcia Amason

Here is a small selection of paintings completed at Red Dot by my lovely students over the past several months. 




Joyce White



Lisa Martin




Deeana Crider




Beverley Phillips




Charla Cardin




Nadine Leplantenier




Louise Parsons



Eileen Cohn




Casey Lancaster







Friday, October 21, 2016

Long Awaited Trip Photos


Photos from my trip home to Steamboat in late September. I made a stop for a few days in Grand County to visit an old friend, too.


The Continental Divide from Grand County.


The Mad Creek Barn.




Sedums at the Yampa Botanical Garden in Steamboat.



Horses in Grand County


The Yampa River where Sulfur Springs runs into it.


View from Trail Ridge Road, Rocky Mountain National Park.



Tack Room in Grand County.



Mad Creek Trail.


Near James Brown Soul Center of the Universe Bridge, built by my dad.


Peter's Pond, Botanical Garden's, Steamboat.




Elk below snow storm in the high country, Grand County.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

You, a Superstar


Just for fun, join us Friday night to be a part of our new promo video. Filming from 5:30 to 6:00 pm, wine and snacks will be available, and you may be discovered by a Hollywood talent scout. Really, you'll only have to be in a crowd looking interested in our work. 

Go to reddotgallery.com for directions.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Featured on Instagram


Yesterday on Instagram I was featured as an artist by @lowbrowpopsurrealist, a popular art site. The link they referred people to was here, my blog. Here is a link to my website, where one can see my full body of work. 

  

Below, enjoy a few of my paintings that weren't featured.

























Tuesday, June 7, 2016

My Weekend at the Ashram



A couple weekends ago I visited Yogaville, Virginia. My intention was to take a yoga workshop with a teacher and writer I've followed for some years, Sally Kempton. I knew nothing about Yogaville, which, as it turns out, is an ashram, or Indian culture monastery. It's been there since the 1960s when Swami Satchinananda came to the USA from India. Apparently singer Carole King purchased the 750 acre property for the organization. I met two women, sisters, whose grandmother originally came to monastery. A subsequent five generations were born and brought up there, down to the sisters' grandchildren!

I spent the weekend in yoga workshops, taking yoga classes, and taking long walks on the grounds which included a riverfront area along the James River, which is mightier than I imagined. I've been asked if it was a hippy dippy experience, and yes, it was, but not in a Groovy, Man kind of way. People wore comfortable yoga clothes, the food was vegetarian, and everyone was friendly and non-invasive. 

I came away refreshed and peaceful, as I had hoped.

The James River flood plain made for some high grasses. There were lots of small creeks like this.



These grasses were taller than my head!



This is the lotus meditation temple, designed and built by Swami Satchinadananda.



Many days of rain preceded my visit, apparently, and mushrooms were everywhere.




The James River. Photo doesn't capture how big and powerful it is.




The rhododendrons were in bloom.



I got off trail and got lost for a bit, and came upon this beautiful, spooky swamp.



More swampiness. 



The mountain laurels were everywhere, in full bloom.




I had not one glitch on the four flights I took. History in the making.



Friday, May 20, 2016

Charlotte Manning at Red Dot



Red Dot Gallery presents the paintings of Charlotte Manning in her first solo exhibit. Join us at the opening reception next Friday, May 27, from 5-8 pm. The show will run though the end of June.