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New ART Monday!

“If you have good thoughts, they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.”  -Ronald Dahl

Another FULL week!

The grass is greener, the trees are sprouting!  We are all celebrating the start of a beautiful, warm, spring in Bozeman, MT!  🙂 🙂 🙂  I can’t wait to get outside to paint!  I am almost set-up, so expect some paintings en plein air next blog!

This past week I started a few new paintings, finished one Monument, and had a great time collaborating with students at Hawthorne Elementary to paint their Cornhole boards for the Celebration of the Arts!  To top the week off, we had a sun-filled class at Dry Hills Distilleries’ Sip and Paint night (call them to sign up for our next one on June 1st)!

 

Enjoy the gallery!

Don’t forget to get your mini-artists signed up for summer camp!

Until next week!

A

 

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New ART MONDAY!

“What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.”  -Pericles

 

What a busy week!

New brushstrokes, new art lessons, LOTS going on!

Let’s begin with my own art practice this past week.  I continue to contemplate Monuments and how I want to represent them, how I feel about them.

It’s tricky because I don’t want to JUST paint what I see.  I’m striving to share the soul of the place with you, the viewer.  These Monuments are beautifully warm and energetic landscapes…the dance between them, my brush, and your eyes captures my heart and attention.

We’ll see what happens as this series progresses…  I am grateful to have this time at my easel.    

So many AWESOME Artists the past week allowed me to be their Art Guide!

  • We painted our fur family members at Paw-Casso (hosted by Dee-O-Gee) on Wednesday!  At each class, I have adults come to paint despite what their nerves might be telling them.  They are uncomfortable…and they show up anyways.  There is so much to be learned on the other side of fear.  Cheers to everyone who took the risk and created with me!
  • Mini-Artist’s created landscapes with layers of color, pattern, and repetition at Great Beginnings Montessori on Tuesday!  These kids will try anything, and they are immersed in the present.  I love teaching them and seeing their creativity explode and grow!
  • Collaborative Art Projects are one of my favorite processes!  Watching, and helping, a group work toward a singular artwork is absolutly inspiring.  We are better together!  They learn and grow so much from one another. This week, we painted a vibrant landscape full of jumping trout and blue waters…on a saw!

Another amazing week filled with my own art and sharing art with some amazing people!

This week!

Join me at Dry Hills Distillery for Sip and Paint night this coming Thursday night (May 4th).  
More cool collaborative art projects coming up at Hawthorne Elementary School before the end of the year!

Whatever you can do to create this week…cook, dance, paint…just get out and do it.  You’ll thank yourself afterwards.

Until next week!

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-A

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Let’s have an ART PARTY!

Did you know that I teach a variety of private and group art lessons?!  🙂

And!

TRAVELING ART PARTIES

Off site private events can be booked ANYTIME!

Grab your favorite people, some food, a drink of your choosing…and prepare for a great time!

The painting time is approximately two hours of art-making fun. 

NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!

I will arrive early to set up and help with the painting clean up.
– You choose the painting!  If you need help with inspiration, I would be happy to send you ideas.

– There is a 10 painter minimum to come to you.
– The cost is $35 per adult painter (15+), $30 per student artist (under 15) and includes all materials- a canvas, paints, brushes, etc.

 

Outside of Bozeman?!  I can come to you! 
– There is a $150 travel/set up fee for travel anywhere more than 30 miles from my studio in Bozeman. This also includes set up for art materials- paper for your tables, water cups, napkins, and easels and aprons.

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Hello November!

“There is something beautiful and revitalizing about autumn. When the leaves fall the world is surrendering. Letting go of the pieces and parts that can no longer serve in a positive way. Trees hold strong to their core and survive the storms; but every good tree knows that as time goes by, the leaves will come back and we all get to start again.”

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This time of year forces a slowing down; shorter days, cooler temperatures, and change on the horizon.

 

Autumn is a season of transition in many ways. For me, it’s a chance to remember to live on purpose (and not to get swept away in a hamster wheel of motion). Slow Down, find the flow, focus on the sweetness of the present.
Be Present.
Be Open.
Be Faith-filled.
Be Truthful.
Refine, refresh, refocus…
Be Brave.
This holiday season I will be putting SUPER Allison effort into both holiday shows and giving as many amazing holiday deals as I can muster to you. Make sure you’re on my newsletter and I hope you find some new art to start off your (or your loved one’s) 2017.

In the Studio:

  • Holiday Art Sales (make sure you’re on my mailing list)!
    Shop online for prints or originals, order commissions or visit my studio (Downtown Bozeman) by appointment!(406) 431-6911    amcgree@gmail.com
    Get great deals on original artwork!
  • Holiday Open Studio ART Party
    • Please join me in my studio for your holiday shopping!
    • December 9th (5-9pm) and 10th (10am-4pm)
    234 E Babcock Studio 2I
    Bozeman, MT 59715
  • Holiday Windows, Holiday Cheer, and Holiday Painting Parties!
    Booking now! Call or email to get signed up or to ask for a free estimate!

 

LASTLY!  If you made it this far, you rock.  Please keep this coupon as my November thanks to you!

20% off all originals, cards, in-house prints with FREE SHIPPING in the USA!

Visit my online store or my studio in person.  CODE: thankfulseason2016

Unfortunately, if my prints or art swag is not in house, I can’t extend this discount.  My apologies.

Offer ends at midnight on 11.30.16

Happy November.  🙂 Let us all seek out gratitude and flow this season.  xo-Allison

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A sneak peak of life in the studio.

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Layers of Flow

Original Oil on Canvas

2016

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