Work Begins on the 2018 Santa Fe Studio Tour

I’m very happy to let you know that I’ll be participating in the 2018 Santa Fe Studio Tour.  The tour will be held the last two full weekends in June (June 16-17 and June 23-24) and studios will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. all four days. Tour artists’ work will also be displayed in the Santa Fe Community Gallery for most of June. Mark your calendars now!

Much more info to come in the new year along with new paintings, prints and cards.

Inspiration: Bea’s Beautiful Artisan Sage

Posted in Southwest

One of the great things about social media – and especially Instagram – is how much it exposes you to beautiful photography, art, landscapes, and scenery from far away and near at home.  I’ve especially enjoyed discovering some beautiful IG accounts that highlight my new home here in Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico.

One of the first local Instagrammers I discovered was @dearbea.  Not only are her photographs lovely but she makes the most beautiful Artisan Sage bundles and smudge sticks (at right) with materials she’s gathered around Taos, Santa Fe and even Peru.

I bought three bundles this week and couldn’t wait to paint them.  Here is my latest painting, “Bea’s Sage Bundles” inspired by her gorgeous gifts of nature.  BTW, you can find me on Instagram at @lisbethcort.

“Bea’s Sage Bundles” watercolor, wax pastels, ink on paper ©Lisbeth Cort Art

Find Me Now in the New Mexico Artist Directory

Posted in Southwest

After moving from Whidbey Island to Santa Fe last month, I am finally getting settled into my new  home and studio.  I’m pleased to now be included in the New Mexico Artist Directory (you can find me in the North Central Region Artists Studios – Santa Fe Area) and am honored to be listed side-by-side with amazing artists in a range of media.

 

I look forward to sharing news about where you can find my art in the coming weeks.  Working with a new palette and Southwest subject matter is fun and challenging but my new Southwest Scenes work is coming right along.  Watch for the release of some new cards and prints soon with announcements on my Facebook and Instagram pages.

Moving to Santa Fe

Posted in Events, Southwest

After much soul-searching and careful thought, I have decided to move to Santa Fe, New Mexico this summer.  I leave behind an island home full of accomplished artists and mentors, the honor of having shown my work in Penn Cove Gallery, and endless inspiration living in historic Coupeville inside Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve.

I’ll be offline for a couple of months as I move, get settled, and begin a new artistic phase inspired by the light, colors and scenes around my new Santa Fe home.  See you in the Fall!

The Day I Painted a Fire Hydrant

I painted a fire hydrant today! My last action as an Oak Harbor Arts Commissioner (and guinea pig for a cool new program the commission is launching soon) was to paint the first fire hydrant downtown on Pioneer Way. The program will be modeled after similar programs in other cities where fire hydrants and/or utility boxes are painted to enliven the city.  Painting a circular, uneven surface from top, side and upside down with thick latex paint made me especially grateful for the flat surface and watercolor paper I normally paint on!!

Coastal Art Sale on July 3

In preparation for my August move to Santa Fe, I am having a ONE-DAY-ONLY SALE on all my remaining coastal original art, prints, and cards on July 3 exclusively at Penn Cove Gallery in Coupeville.  Also, there will be no online sales July 1 to September 1 while I move and get settled.

 

Star of the Tidepool Accepted in Juried Show

I’m honored to announce that “Star of the Tidepool” has been accepted into the Juried Gallery for the Edmonds Arts Festival in Edmonds, WA.  This is one of my all-time favorite coastal pieces so I’m thrilled that it will be in this juried show.

STAR OF THE TIDEPOOL
from the Coastal collection

Save the Date – Spring Art Show in April

I’m very excited about this joint show with artist Kristin Nelson of Vit Ceramics and Kri Kri Studio in Seattle.  Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 8.  Directions here.  Bring a friend!

Coastal Holiday 2016

gifttag1compThis holiday season I’m offering two special card designs and cool starfish and sea urchin gift tags.

While all these holiday offerings are available while supplies last at Penn Cove Gallery in Coupeville, my coastal gift tags are also available through my online shop.  They’re perfect for West Coast, East Coast, Gulf Coast – well, any coastal holiday gift-giving.

All designs are from original watercolor paintings. Enjoy and happy holidays to all!

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Just Released: Local Landscapes

This is one of my favorite series to date because I get to share views of the places that make my Whidbey Island home so special to me.  The first six pieces in the initial release of Local Landscapes are now available exclusively at Penn Cove Gallery here in Coupeville.

More info about these little landscapes here on my website.

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