Lily has 4 upcoming events that may be of interest to you. She would love to see you at one of the opening receptions!
2014 Brighton Art Guild Plein Air Paint Out and Sale – Paintings painted during this event will be on display at the purple wine tasting tent on Main Street in Brighton on August 1 to 3, Friday thru Sunday. People’s choice voting will be going on so stop by to vote on your favorite painting. I painted across the Millpond toward Ciao Amici’s. I would love for you to see it.
Tecumseh Michigan’s 4th Annual Plein Air Paint Out and Quick Draw – Hosted by Black Door Gallery and the City of Tecumseh
133 East Chicago Blvd.
Tecumseh MI 49286
Friday, July 25, 2014 and Saturday, July, 26, 2014
Opening Reception and Awards July 26 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
2014 Glen Arbor Art Association Plein Air Paint Out Weekend – Event Dates: 8/1/14 – 8/2/14 Opening reception8/2 5:30 to 7:30 pm at the Glen Arbor Art Assn. – Phone 231-334-6112 – 6031 S. Lake St., Glen Arbor, MI 49636 –http://glenarborart.org
Founders Society Wet Paint Day at Applewood – Event Date: 8/9/2014
Reception: 8/9/2014 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Location of painting from 10 am to 3:00 pm: Ruth Mott Foundation – Applewood Estate – 1400 E. Kearsley St, Flint, MI 48503
Painters will be painting on the grounds from 10am to 3pm with a reception following.
Reception and sale will be at the Flint Institute of Arts Museum and starts at 5:00 pm next to the Applewood Estate.
Lily LaFollette – Earthy Visions LLC
Lily LaFollette was born in Virginia. Her endless zest for life was influenced early by her father’s navy adventures, her grandmother’s zest for life, and her mother’s talent for drawing racehorses.
Over the years, Lily has embraced creativity in various forms of media; however it wasn’t until she explored painting that she found her true passion. She prefers to work mainly in oils, enjoying the lengthy open time of the medium.
Discovering new places creates excitement and stimulates her imagination, allowing her to explore a feeling or mood in her paintings while observing the reality. The colors chosen, values selected, and the execution must all lead up to the desired effect. The Plein Air studies from her travels are often incorporated into larger studio pieces, allowing her to expand on a chosen theme.
In her current direction, fusing mood into her paintings allows her to forego the more obvious theatre of atmosphere to explore the emotional experience. Painting “en Plein Air” (French for in the open air) provides stimulation and inspiration to fuel her direction. Compressing an unwieldy theatre of perception into a pigment interpretation within the confines of a canvas is a daunting process that lends credence to her studio work.
Studying with many nationally and internationally accomplished mentors and instructors over the years has enabled her to gather the skills to explore new techniques while expanding her knowledge of design, fundamentals and technique.
Lily is an award-winning artist and is currently accepting commissioned work. Current memberships include:
Glen Arbor Art Association
Lansing Area Artists’ Connection
Flint Art Museum and School
Shiawassee Art Center
Great Lakes Plein Air Painters
Michigan Plein Air Painters
Mid-Michigan Art Guild
Ann Arbor Women Artists
University of Michigan Matthaei Botanical Gardens