October 2018 - Art News from Kathleen Mooney

Workshops, Local and Current Exhibits, new art, travel and painting...


Workshop locations at my favorite "end of the road" places.... here are some images from 2018....

Ghost Ranch, New Mexico 2018

Workshop students: Donna, Kathleen, Barb, Jerene, Anna on Georgia O'Keefe landscape tour and walking the meditation circle.

Plaza Blanca near Abiquiu, NM - Star Wars movie site - Luke and the sand people

Aspens, Plaza Blanca (GOK's White Place), stone, approaching Plaza Blanca, apple tree outside the GOK cottage

KItchen Mesa - GhostRanch - from my sketchbook

Meditation Circle Painting - from my sketchbook

Plaza Blanca painting from my sketchbook

Ireland 2018



Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore / Glen Arbor, Michigan 2018

Art's Tavern in Glen Arbor - I am working on publishing a coloring book of pubs and craft brew sites - still working on it :)

Empire Bluffs - I last painted here in the 70's when hang gliders would launch from these cliffs

Glen Haven - Enjoying New Mexico heat and Michigan cold and rain in a matter of weeks.  The life of a plein air artist....

Point Betsie Lighthouse - gale force winds.... that's why they built these lighthouses on the big lakes...


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Exhibits - WOW!

1) "Rainmaker - Skellig Michael, Ireland" will be on exhibit in Prague, capital city of the Czech Republic.  Invited and accepted in the IWS - International Watercolor Society Exhibition in 2018.

2) IWS 2018 exhibit in Costa Rica.  Invited and accepted IWS - International Watercolor Society 

3) IWS 2018 exhibit in the Ukraine.  Invited and accepted IWS - International Watercolor Society 

4) Saint Mary's Health Center - 12 NEW Bountiful Beauty - large paintings of floral abundance in acrylic on canvas on exhibit in the Mercy Health Saint Mary's  200 Jefferson Art Exhibition space - September, October, November 2018.  No reception, but contact me for a personal or group guided tour! Contact me!



Michigan Water Color Society - at the Saginaw Art Museum through July 27.  My painting was selected as one of 20 award winning paintings to participate in a traveling exhibit with locations in Port Huron, Lapeer, and the Greater Flint Arts Council through the end of 2018.  My painting "Teal and Indigo" received the Founders Memorial Award (monetary $500) with a generous selection (over $150) of paints and brushes from Jack Richeson & Co.  Juror Geoffrey McCormack.


Art Workshops for Independent Travelers

Ghost Ranch paintings and photos by Kathleen Mooney / Plein Aire painting in Bliss, Michigan by Kathleen Mooney

After many requests I have packaged up art workshops in Ireland and several stunning USA locales.  NEW - Iceland 2019!  Enjoy 3-6 days sketching and painting with my instruction while recording your own memories in acrylics or watercolor.  Pure MAGIC.  Details on Art Instruction on my website -- look for Independent Traveler Workshops!  Now everyone can paint (Yes, YOU can!) in beautiful locations that I love - Ireland, Iceland, New Mexico, Michigan's "Pure Michigan" locales - all my favorite "end of the road" locations - special and inspiring!  All art experience levels are supported - no worries!  These workshops connect with YOU - no matter where you are in your art journey!

Workshops in Michigan

NEW!!!! Monthly 1 Day Workshops at Franciscan Life Process Center. Acrylics and Watermedia, Abstraction, Composition and Finishing - bring MORE power to your painting... learn from my decades of dedicated studio practice!  Workshop Schedule at FLPC: More of my workshops will be added each month.  

Workshop Schedule TWO special classes in October 2018 - a ONE DAY COLLAGE CLASS (YIKES - there is really too much to put this into one day!) held on October 26.  Then the much more sensible THREE DAY COLLAGE CLASS (explore the "nitty - gritty" of the exciting art methods and techniques behind my award winning rug designs.  Three days 10/22 through 10/24.

Anyone interested in a "pop-up" class in mid November - just one day - Contemporary Watercolor - what makes it Contemporary?  Mostly attitude - with a lot of freedom of expression for YOU, the pigment and the water.  You will have to contact me for this class because it isn't on the schedule!  Contact me!

Workshop Schedule November 12 - Great Finishes!  Bring your paintings that need those final touches and get the satisfaction of "Knowing they are Done"!  This is a really popular class because it answers one of the most common questions - How do you know it is done?


Other locations to see my art -

At least 44 of Kathleen Mooney's LARGE PAINTINGS ON CANVAS are featured at Flat River Cottage at 317 East Main Street, Lowell MI 49331 Flat River Cottage - I have a nice new selection of greeting cards and paintings at Flat River Cottage!  

Lansing Art Gallery - located in downtown Lansing - just down the street from the state capitol building - paintings and greeting cards by Kathleen Mooney in the Gallery Shop.  Their website is Lansing Art Gallery 

I have large canvas pieces and some of my Art Trunk Show paintings at Art in Abundance Gallery in Grand Marais, Michigan - a lovely place at the end of the road on Lake Superior - a seasonal, special, secret locale... my kind of place.  Facebook page  If you want to join me for painting or a workshop in mid July - contact me!  Pictured Rocks Cruises and inspiring views of the BIG LAKE and dramatic cliffs everywhere!

Design Quest D2 D2 D2 - 4181 28th Street in Grand Rapids 49512 has many of my rugs featured and on display for purchase or custom order in gorgeous contemporary room settings. They are the local Michigan source for my 20 rug designs for Foreign Accents Rugs.  Design Quest 800-944-3232 Contact me if you would like a personal tour of the rugs on display!

Are you and your friends interested in a summer 2019 painting retreat workshop on Lake Michigan at a Dark Sky Park?  Let me know.  Painting in the dark can be fun (we will also paint in the daytime...)

As usual - If you would like an appointment to view my art or have me bring some pieces to your home or business - just contact me via the website KathleenMooney.com or email!  It would be great to see you!

Enjoy the ART! Hope to see you soon!  Kathleen





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