Crystal River State Park
Notes From My Residency Journal
My residency really begins after the actual trip. Now after I've unpacked my bags, cleaned my equipment and stored it, I have the time to think about what I learned.
These residencies are not about hanging around for a vacation in someone's home. They are an opportunity and a responsibility to educate myself and to promote the beauty and history of the beautiful places I travel to. They are a privilege that I take seriously. I have the great fortune of showing off Florida to my friends, collectors, and many visitors to my loft studio throughout the year. Art and nature are intertwined in my life and this opportunity must not be squandered. These residencies are vital to my work and they allow me to discover so much about Florida I never knew.
After the Olympics I will begin to study the photos from this residency and begin the serious work of painting. More to come....