Welcome to Have Brush, Will Travel, the blog of the itinerant painter.

My passions – painting, traveling and teaching - fill life with interesting people, intriguing and beautiful places and make life challenging and exciting.

As a young college art student, I spent six months living in Italy. The value of  living and studying art where the Renaissance was born was priceless. Art history was learned in the museums and cathedrals of Italy; we sketched and painted on the streets of Florence and Rome. It was such an adventure that art and travel became permanently linked in my brain.

Artist as College Student

Traveling and painting in locations around the world continues to make life thrilling. Sharing the adventure with my students and fellow artists makes life fulfilling.

The purpose of this blog is to share artistic adventures. Let's talk about creativity - How can we can nurture it? How does it nurture us?

Have Brush, Will Travel is here to inform, inspire and encourage artists, art lovers and aspiring art students into the realm of what's possible.

Let's find out together.

Fascinating Factoids:

Current career: Professor of Foundation Studies, Savannah College of Art and Design.

Second job: Teaching private classes and seasonal workshops 

Current obsession: Fixing up my tiny trailer to be a traveling painting studio.

Favorite art quote: “If the voice inside your head tells you that you cannot paint, then paint and the voice will be silenced.” Vincent van Gogh

Favorite painting: Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose by J.S. Sargent

I can: speak Italian

Next big trip: Headed back to Italy in the spring of 2019 to teach painting and drawing in a lovely villa located in Petrolo Winery in Tuscany

I like to: Collect student work

Secret ambition: to write and illustrate children’s books

I don’t pass up the chance to: Enter a chalk drawing competition, a sandcastle contest, or buy lemonade from a lemonade stand.

You did what? Went to grad school in my fifties and graduated from SCAD with an MFA in Painting.

Favorite quote: “The quality of your life is in direct proportion to the amount of uncertainty you can comfortably deal with.” Tony Robbins

When I’m not teaching or painting: I’m always teaching or painting.

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1 comment:

  1. Hey, I'm a 16 year old girl. I'm still in high school. I have always had passion for art and want to pursue it. But I'm even more passionate about travelling. I don't want to just pursue one of these so I really want to learn a way to combine these two fields.
    I have a lot of questions about how to make money from art while travelling and stuff like that. I found your blog and somehow felt you would be able to help me.
    It would be great if we could talk personally.