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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

Monday, February 11, 2008

Florence Biennale-December 1-9, 2007

www.pleinairecottageartists.com Energy, excellent artwork, interesting workshops and networking kept the Plein Aire Cottage Artists, Mary Rose Holmes, Helen Tilston and Violetta fully engaged. The Florence Biennale is unique in that it is invitational only and Artist's work is juried prior to admittance. The Florence Biennale is the only Biennale where the artists are present. The combined energy and enthusiasm of the artists felt like lightening bolts travelling through the Fortezza da Bassa. The Biennale is sometime called the Academy Awards for Artists or the Olympics.www.pleinairecottageartists.com

The Plein Aire Cottage Artists have been invited to attend the Biennale for life.

Ciao Firenze and looking forward to seeing you in 2009

Following the Biennale we travelled to Greve in Chianti and painted en plein aire. Then onwards to Venice to view Museums and galleries and to paint. Three small paintings were painted on location.

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