Thank you Laara for your words and for sharing your work and thoughts. Waiting for you next year!
I love Italy! Great people! Great food! And a HUGE STUDIO on a mountaintop!
Paola, the coordinator for the Ozu Cultural Centre http://www.ozu.it is a wonderful host and immediately, I felt comfortable and welcome at Ozu!
On arrival, I was shown throughout the Ozu Cultural Centre and into a huge studio at least 35 feet by 60 feet with 25 foot ceilings which immediately stirred my creativity! They had the wall already set up for my painting that I had requested and also the huge table with plastic for spreading out my paints on was all set to go!
In that moment, I felt truly joyful and knew that I would have many quiet hours of painting in the studio. That first day Paolo took me to a wonderful art store and I bought a large roll of primed canvas. The next day I measured and cut the canvas and…
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