President’s Message

A Note from Dori Sullivan, CWS President

March came in like a lion and stayed that way! Not blustery weather, but busy with our “Art in the Wildlife Park” show and sale (over $600 donated to the park from your sales) and our workshop with Sue Primeau. Thank you all for your support. I enjoyed it all and hope you did too.

April brings us Mindy Lighthipe. Mindy is a fabulous artist whose work includes amazing images of animals, birds, fruits and florals. For this workshop we will be working with only a three color palette. It’s not too late to sign up – the demo is Friday April 12, the workshop the 13th. Member’s fee is $95 – $120 for non-members. You may register at our website or contact Helene Lancaster at [email protected].

It’s time for our beloved plein air coordinator, Joyce Cusick to retire and she is going to be missed. Her last scheduled outing is Tuesday April 16th at the park near Lake Henderson in Inverness. We’ll meet Joyce near the parking lot and find just the right spot to paint at the boardwalk, lakeside, the old church building or even Cooter Pond walkway. See you at 9:30 – and if you want, join us for lunch at noon.

Joyce has left us experiences that I hope we continue … if you are interested in picking up the reins, contact me so I can give you details. Actually, it’s only about six outings a year … easy peasy!! LOL

Congratulations to C.J. Westrick for winning the viewer’s choice “Painting of the Month and to Jeaniene Cole for coming in second. Thank you all for supporting this monthly competition. And congratulations to Heather Doherty who was selected for the 2024 Florida Watercolor Society on-line show – well done!

May 10 is our Spring Luncheon and Installation of the Board of Directors for 2024-25. The event will be at Citrus Hills Country Club you can reserve your place at the April meeting. Jan Kuukari and C. J. Westrick are co-hosting the event. Our demo will be provided by Jackii Molsick – Painting on Masa Paper! 

See you soon.  Dori

Presidents Message