This weekend of March 15th-17th, 2018 was the 7th Annual Light Chasers Art Shows, held at the Phillippi Estate Mansion in Sarasota, FL.
The Sarasota Light Chasers of the Suncoast is the largest group of plein air painters in Florida. Plein air is a french term meaning to painting in the open air, or to paint outside, on location. Their mission is to foster the education, participation, appreciation and exhibition opportunities for plein air painters. They are a non profit organization. I have been a member of the Light Chasers for 4 years and would encourage anyone that loves to paint to become a member.
I entered Phillippi Creek Mansion and Rose Garden in the Professional Division in the Light Chasers Paint Sarasota Paint Out Show. It was painted on 10/13/2017 at the Phillippi Creek Mansion in Sarasota, FL. I entered “Bay Preserve Park” in the Members 7th Annual Show.
My painting “Phillippi Creek Mansion and Rose Garden” won First Place in the professional division, and my painting “Plein Air Painter at Bay Preserve Park” sold at the show
Phillippi Estate Mansion and Rose Garden
Receiving my award
Shawn receiving first place award from Morgan Stanley Price
Plein Air Paint at Bay Preserve Park