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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, February 26, 2023

Where to find our Paintings and our latest work

Plein Aire Cottage Artists painting at IRB- Helen Tilston and Mary Rose Holmes.

 We are thrilled to hear our short documentary is now trending on PBS in various cities throughout the USA.   Should you have missed it, here is the link.

Cause" aired on PBS/WEDU. https://www.pbs.org/video/plein-aire-cottage-artists-hcgnmf/

This 7 minute documentary was filmed entirely at Indian Rocks Beach Florida.   This old fashioned seaside town is where the award winning three member Plein Aire Cottage Artists (Mary Rose Holmes, Violetta and Helen Tilston) have been painting, en plein aire for the past twenty three years.  All our paintings are one of a kind, originals, painted in oil, en plein aire.

Mary Rose Holmes painting during filming of Canvas with a Cause Documentary, 

We have just fund a new art show of our latest paintings at Seabreeze Island Grill, Redington Shores, Florida.  We hope you visit. This venue shows our work in dappled sunlight from the intercostal water and the scent if jasmine wafts through the area.

Helen Tilston chasing her umbrella during painting and filming of Canvas with a Cause at Indian Rocks Beach Florida..


For more information on other venues for our work, please contact me: tilston188@yahoo.com

Here is the link from Fox News Tampa Bay 6 o'clock news Tuesday, January 31, 2023.: https://www.fox13news.com/.../plein-aire-cottage-artists...

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.