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● March 11, 4 – 6 p.m. – Meet and Greet & Garden Orientation with Leoma Lovegrove

● March 12 & 13, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

      Join internationally known artist and Matlacha Island resident, Leoma Lovegrove, in the spectacularpainting with leoma impressionist gardens at Edison Ford for a two-day painting workshop. This is Leoma’s only offsite workshop this year and a chance to work with a very experienced teacher who has also taught in Monet’s Gardens at Giverny, France.

      Painting outdoors in the open air, or plein air painting, was a favorite choice for Impressionist artists like Van Gogh, Cezanne, Renoir, Winslow Homer and Monet who were the first to capture the natural light outdoors and ‘painted from life.’ This painting tradition has continued through the years and is still popular today.

      Participants in the two-day workshop will have a chance for a ‘meet and greet’ on Monday, March 11 to meet the artist, get an overview of the program, and stroll the gardens with the artist and Edison Ford garden staff. The workshop includes learning the principles of Impressionism and abstract style as well as how to use acrylics to paint the lush tropical landscapes, trees, flowers, pathways and Edison garden elements such as the Moonlight Garden, riverside Twig Bridge and Lily Pond. Leoma will teach professionals and beginners side-by-side through her unique participatory style.

      Leoma’s home-based studio and Lovegrove Gallery & Gardens are located on historic Matlacha Island.leoma class Her work is also at Edison Ford and other galleries and private collections throughout the world. Her art is instantly recognized for its exuberant technique and brilliant color palette.

 Cost: Edison Ford Members $230; non-members $250. Contact the Edison Ford education staff at 239-334-7419 for a list of materials and sources.

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