Tomorrow will be my first day painting in front of 180 school children at the Virginia Living Museum. As a new artist-in-residence, I’m a bit apprehensive to see how it all works out.
I’m no stranger to creating a painting in front of a live audience. I started “live” paintings during my time as a court artist. But being surrounded by curious school-aged children will be new for me.
I’m looking forward to sharing and reaching so many open-minded children with art. Who knows? Maybe I can influence the next Matisse or Picasso. At the very least, these delightful children will have a chance to see an artist at work.