As with most authors, with each publication I’ve penned, I’ve had “Angels Across the Fence” who have helped sell books by recommending my publication as being a “good read.” Some of those angels, I’ve known exactly who they are because they’ve told me they passed the word on about my writing. And to those I do not know, I am extremely grateful for their recommendation to their friends, neighbors and other book lovers.
We all need cheerleaders in our lives so, when I see an artists work in other mediums I really like, I enjoy sharing with others. One such artist I met last week at The Farmers Daughter in South Kingstown, Rhode Island. She was out for a splendid day of plein air painting. We had a very pleasant conversation and from what I could see from her yet to be finished watercolor, she has much talent. Patricia Varon mentioned she maintains a studio in Wickford, RI and she gave me her card which was devoid of a website. I located her website, however, little information was available. It could be that it is still in development. I suppose I should not have been surprised.
“For a long, long time,” she said, “I was unable to do what I really wanted to do, and now I can paint every single day, and I do! She essentially said she really doesn’t want to spend time with anything other than her brushes, paint and easel and her painting group. They paint in all kinds of weather outdoors but if it is really nasty they head to Providence to the Botanical Center which is New England’s largest glasshouse display garden in the heart of Roger Williams Park.
“You ought to go to Wickford, she said. It is such a charming little village with a beautiful harbor and other artists.” It was on my sister’s list of places to take me, so we did and had a delightful time.
After my chat with Patricia Varon, I became a bit pensive when I thought about how many very talented artists go undiscovered. I hope she is not one of them, so, the least I can do is be an angel across the fence and post this picture of her at The Fabulous Farmers Daughter, which provided a wealth of perfect spots to paint from.
Pleased to meet you Patricia Varon! I sure enjoyed our conversation about your watercolor and pastel art. And Wickford was every bit the picture you painted for me through your words about the charming community! More about Wickford, Rhode Island to come!