|Helen Tilston painting at Indian Rocks Beach - Photo Karin Altpeter|
|Violetta Chandler painting her thrid of a triptych at Indian Rocks Beach. Photo Karin Altpeter|
|Mary Rose Holmes painting at Indian Rocks Beach - Photo KarinAltpeter|
and Mary Rose Holmes a seventh generation Floridian and myself, Irish born Helen Tilston have been painting and exhibiting together for the past twelve years. We call ourselves "The Plein Aire Cottage Artists.
Someone who stopped and chatted one day as we painted en plein air commented, you should have called yourselves the IRA (Ireland, Russian and America) to which his smart spoken friends responded "yeah but your weapon of choice is a paintbrush". Our motto is peace.
|Helen Tilston painting in Sarasota Florida Photo Jeannine Mullen|
Final touches are being put on our paintings, frames are being fitted and now what we will wear on opening night is on our mind.
Many out of town guests are attending. If any of you happen to be in or near the Gulf Coast of Florida, let me know and I will give you a personal docent tour.