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Artists who paints in oil en plein aire. Member of the three member Plein Aire Cottage Artists. Members: Mary Rose Holmes, Violetta Chandler and Helen Tilston

Sunday, September 26, 2021

Giving Back Is Important to The Plein Aire Cottage Artists

Mary Rose Holmes Painting "Welcome to Paradise" en plein air.


Mary Rose Holmes, award winning Indian Rocks Beach artist, featured in Canvas with a Cause documentary -PBS. https://video.wedu.org/video/episode-917-coierw/
and Save Our Cottages Artists with a Cause PBS/Film Festivals.
has generously donated "Welcome To Another Day in Paradise" which will be auctioned at Octoberfest on October 23rd. 2021 12.00 - 6-00 pm. Entire proceeds from painting will benefit Indian Rocks Beach Action 2000. Who wants to have this original oil painting hanging in their favourite room? Enquiries Mary Rose Holmes 813.294.2272 or email: tilston188@yahoo.com

Thank you Mary Rose Holmes for your generosity.

Saturday, July 3, 2021


Helen Tilston PAINTING AT Dunmore East, IRELAND.

The long Summer day begins, here in Ireland, a 5.00 am when the birds warm up their voices.   Dusk happens long after 10.00 pm.  This makes for delightful days with long shadows and dappled light and long hours painting outdoors.  Sheer bliss for me.

A morning tea break with friend @ Youghal, County Cork.

An invitation to join a friend for a morning cuppa.   Then back to the easel.


Lunch at Ballymaloe, County Cork where a robin joins me at table

I have completed several commissioned pieces and I am full of gratitude to all who support me and pay me the ultimate honour by having a painting of mine hang in their home.  Please contact me at:  tilston188@yahoo.com. (that is Tilston one eighty eight)

Canvas with a Cause documentary has aired on WEDU/PBS and should you have missed this short documentary please view here :


Continued joy and stay safe my friends