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Hello to my friends around the world!

I am so happy to have Karen’s okay to go ahead and share her newsletter.  Every month, I receive it and enjoy the poems, her thoughts and her awesome paintings as well as her news.  I always feel better after reading it.  So I invite you to enjoy it this month along with me.  You will also see that she has included a write up about me!  Near the bottom!  So please share this post on Linked in, Twitter or wherever else you wish to share it. 

I send to all of you – Love and Light,

Laara WilliamSen,

International professional painter,

Art educator, Vancouver Lower Mainland, B.C. CANADA

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The first month of a year always feels fresh. The cold atmosphere makes everything smell fresh; snow transforms the outer world. It is an open time, a time to wonder. Wondering can take us back to a place within, when curiosity was a constant presence.For nearly a month our garden has been visited by this sparrow hawk. It is beautiful, sleek and decisive. (There are many more feathers on the ground than in previous winters.)
“When Hawk swoops into your life be ready for a whole new level of awareness developing in your mind and spirit. Hawk bears observation skills and broad perspectives on His wings. You could not ask for a better companion…..
Hawk is often a messenger from Angels, Devas and the Divine. He signals a time in your life when you need to focus on what’s ahead and prepare for a leadership role. Your global vision is a potent helpmate in this. Just as the Hawk, you are ready to fly higher than ever before.” 
For more on how animals are harbingers of many things, visit here: https://whatismyspiritanimal.com/spirit-totem-power-animal-meanings/birds/hawk-symbolism-meaning/For a few days, I wondered how they knew when Hawk was about. The feeder would be full, and seed scattered on the ground; but the garden bare of birds. Later in the day, 14 morning doves would be feasting away, and more than 20 sparrows taking raucous turns at the stocked tube. Sometimes this dance of present/absent goes on all day.I wonder what the birds do when they get cold. I often wonder where birds sleep at night. I wonder what they dream about. What do birds see out of their eyes? Do they take in a lot more information than we do; and is time faster or slower in their experience of it?
I’ve often wondered what the clouds do at night; what might they wish for?
I’m less interested in wondering about things I can easily answer. What a mean, tight place that puts the imagination!What are you wondering about?

Below: Little Cloud Wants Something Else, 18k gold on patterned, prepared paper, image 12″ diameter, overall, 31″x23.25″, $1,800.

Please join me on Tuesday evening, February 6, from 5:30-7:30pm for this opening reception:

The Impact of Art: artists find refuge and regeneration through their art

Art Times Two        the gallery at Princeton Brain and Spine
731 Alexander Road, suite 200, Princeton, NJ 08540
www.arttimestwogallery.com

Anne Elliott, Karen Fitzgerald, Shellie Jacobson, Charlene Lutz, Sarah Morejohn, Maria Pisano
curated by Madelaine Shellaby

The exhibition runs through August, 2018.

Here are new things I am working on: a suite of paintings with black backgrounds. On the left, Night Clouds, image 11″ diameter, oil on prepared paper, 19.5″x14.5″ overall. On the Right, Night Clouds, image 18″ diameter, oil on prepared paper, 31″x26″ overall. Left, $800.; right, $2,000.
Here is a feature about my work at Alpha and Omega Arts:

http://alphaomegaarts.blogspot.com/2018/01/inspire-me-karen-fitzgerald-of-northern.html

There’s a terrific exhibition at the Westchester Community College Fine Arts Gallery through March 10, 2018.

Séance, by Carla Rae Johnson.

She says this about her work:
“My sculpture is directly connected to ideas and often addresses issues of social, political, and cultural import.   As an artist, I find the most challenging forms and concepts at the intersection of the visual and the verbal.  Begun in 2000, “The Séance Series” suggests imagined meetings between unlikely pairs; creative individuals that never met during their lifetimes:   Emily Dickinson with Marcel Duchamp, Hildegard of Bingen with Herman Melville, Bessie Smith with Ludwig van Beethoven and Audre Lorde with Abraham Lincoln.

Each of the pairs in “ The Séance Series” plays a game. Lorde and Lincoln play “bridge.”   This bridge is not a card game, but a physical, symbolic span across an obstacle.   I think Audre Lorde would have confronted Lincoln on issues of race, power, and privilege, so it is Lincoln who must build the bridge.   Not a straightforward crossing, this is a difficult, jagged transition; composed of huge steps, twists, inclines, and internal tensions.   At the top of the center of the crossing is a “spirit-level” symbolic of the quest to equalize and create a more level ground.   Beneath the bridge sits the “house.” Emblematic of the existing social structure, “the master’s house,” is the obstacle that must be bridged with understanding and common ground, level ground, so that together Lorde and Lincoln can dismantle its walls and work toward a just future.

Above Right: Audre Lorde Meets Abraham Lincoln, from The Séance Series, 2nd view, wood & rope, 75″x96″x48″, 2007

Above Left: Hildegard von Bingen Meets Herman Melville, from The Séance Series, DETAIL, wood (maple), 54″x36″x71”, 2001

You can find gallery hours and directions here:
http://www.sunywcc.edu/about/smartarts/gallery/

Elinore Schnurr is a co-traveler – a terrific artist who works in Long Island City. We have known each other many years. Currently, you can commission, or acquire one of Elinore’s excellent paintings at a 15% discount: simply contact her and use this code (18*1504) when you finalize your purchase.

Don’t procrastinate – this special offer is only available through this newsletter, and it will expire on March 31, 2018.

http://www.elinoreschnurr.com/

Above: LOOKING IN ON FLORENT II   oil on board  18” x 22”   2013 (framed) $ 2,200.00

Florent was an all night diner on Gansevoort Street in the Meat Packing District in Manhattan, close to where the Whitney Museum is now. The food was cheap, the ambience was artists. This view caught a glimpse of the interior from outside the window as I passed by on a busy Saturdayafternoon.
Below: THE UN AND CHRYSLER BUILDINGS AT SUNRISE  oil on linen  24″ x 29”   2017
$ 4,600  (strip-framed)
There is a short time, called “slack tide,” when the currents change direction and the river becomes still like glass. That is the only time we see reflections of the buildings on the river. At sunrise in summer, the light turns stone and glass into one of the natural wonders of our planet.

Do you wonder how you can find career development support?

Look below!

Artists! I am putting together a pilot course so that you can achieve local and international exhibitions, and recognition through The Professional Development Mentoring for Artists course.  I will be teaching the foundation of professional career development through written and live classes, with coaching in between classes based on my career of thirty years as an art educator and international professional painter.

I am excited about serving the larger online world of artists.  I want to help you achieve your successful art career.

So that I can refine my content and better understand what you may need, please book a free one hour online coaching call with me.

http://www.laarawilliamsenschoolofart.com/courses/initial-free-one-hour-consultation/

I’m looking forward to chatting with you about your work, and what your career dreams are!

This year we continue our Second Decade Campaign

Please join us: send a gift in any amount.

http://www.artconnectsnewyork.org

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Source: Private Tutorial Art Program develops individual creativity!


 

Hello to all of my friends around the world!

Soon September will be here and the first semester of my new online art school will be starting.  I am happy to let you know that I have all the technical systems in place to get started with a limited number of students.

Because I do Private Tutorials, I will only take up to 15 students. I will be teaching;

  • Painting or
  • Professional Development for artists 

I work individually with each student and we work on the program of activities that will best help the student to discover more about their painting.  Also I do Private Tutorials to assist students with their professional development in the arts.

I am available in between classes to answer questions.

Each week I prepare a class just for the student and this usually can take me up to two hours.

The class is one hour online through a meeting service where we can see each other and chat back and forth.  I can view the student’s artworks and give them feedback.  They can discuss with me what they are not happy with and I will give them choices about changing certain areas of their painting.

Then the student will go to the online course and pick up their written notes for that class and also the video of our one hour online discussion.  I will leave an assignment for them in their online course to complete.

Once, their assignment is completed, I leave my personal remarks for them and once again the student is welcome to call me between classes.

I have been teaching in my own art school, Laara WilliamSen School of Art for more than 30 years and I have served over 10,000 happy students.

Alice and her daughter creating in Italy at the Ozu Cultural Center Studio!

 

Laara WilliamSen, International professional painter, art educator., Served over 10,000 happy students!

 

So if you are interested……my promise to you is that I will “outcare” every other art teacher because I am experienced and I put my heart and soul into each student’s program.  

The other big advantage is that you can work at your own pace.

You can complete this course in two to three months. You keep all videos, lesson notes, assignments and my comments for your lifetime.

As long as you complete your course within 18 months of your enrollment date, you will receive a Certificate of Achievement from Laara WilliamSen School of Art.  It is okay to take longer if required.  You do not receive a Certificate of Achievement after eighteen months, but it is important to me that you progress at your own pace of learning.

Also LWSA has a 30 day money back guarantee!

Have a look!  And by becoming one of my first online students at Laara WilliamSen School of Art’s students you will save 45%

https://laarawilliamsen.samcart.com/products/mentoring-for-artists/

 

If you require a payment plan please visit this LWSA course page and scroll to the bottom.

I have two types of payment plans for you to choose from.  You pay a little more but if this is easier for you then I am happy to provide a payment plan that works for you! 

http://www.laarawilliamsenschoolofart.com/courses/mentoring-for-artists

And if you have any questions please contact me at

1 604 560 4269 or

1 778 968 8250

and I will be happy to answer them for you!

 

Sending lots of Love and Light to All

Laara WilliamSen

International professional painter, art educator and charity event planner

Vancouver Lower Mainland, B.C. CANADA

 

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Thank you!


Hello to all of my friends around the world,

I am so pleased and excited to share the good news that I am opening my Laara WilliamSen School of Art online August 31st.  I hope you will have a look www.laarawilliamsen.com and please share this news with others.  What is especially unique about Laara WilliamSen School of Art is that I will be doing mainly Private Tutorials.  This is explained below!

 

DO WHAT YOU LOVE!

Discover the inspiration and confidence to create your dreams!

I have overcome huge difficulties in my life and I’ve also realized my highest dreams. To accomplish this, I sought out specialized education and training.

I have experienced deep artistic frustration, suffered from car accidents, recovered from cancer twice, was  a widow at a young age, raised two children with varying teenage problems and my home was destroyed by fire.  There are actually more life challenges but these were the major ones. By using my positive belief system and creativity, have overcome them all.  I am not kidding you!

So, I most likely do understand how you are feeling.  That is why I designed these courses, both from my experiences and my training, to help you succeed and do what you love!

During the more than 30 years of operating my own art school, I formed three departments;

Painting and Drawing,

Creative Life Skills and

Healing Art.

I believe deeply that the very best way for you to learn is through Private Tutorial.  Then you progress at your own pace in an individualized program tailored to your particular requirements.

I am very passionate about facilitating for each person privately whether you are developing your painting and drawing, learning new creative life skills or struggling with illness.

My goal is to assist you to reach clarity of vision and do what you love!

FREE OFFER

Right now I am offering up to July 15th  “How to be a Professional Artist” only until July 15th, 2017.

My enrollment is limited so grab this course if you wish to develop your Artist Statement, C.V. and learn how to do Proposals for galleries, art centers and local and international exhibitions.  It is my joy to offer this to 5 students only!  

GET STARTED NOW! www.laarawilliamsenschoolofart.com 

 

When the course opens August 31st, 2017 the full fees are $1,800.00 so get your spot today!  I look forward to hearing from you!

 

Testimonials

“Laara WilliamSen is a gem of a person.  As an Artist, her paintings are filled with Light. As an Art Educator, her recommendations are multi fold.    She….. encourages  artists to practice more, catch up with their vision, while simultaneously looking at the loop holes to achieve the best of their true potential.  Thank you Laara for the love and support you given to me all through the years!”

Kanwal Zafar, Contemporary Fine Artist, Islamabad, Pakistan April 5, 2017

 

“ I can’t say enough positive things about Laara WilliamSen!  She not only taught me the techniques of painting, she gave me the confidence to do it!  She encourages me to paint freely, making each painting a true expression of myself!   She was exactly what I was looking for in a teacher who has also become a friend!”

 

April 2017, Marcia Fraser, South Surrey, B.C. Canada

 

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Laara WilliamSen, International professional painter and art educator for over 35 years! 10,000 happy students!

I am sending everyone lots of Love and Light

Laara WilliamSen

International professional painterArt educator

Vancouver area, B.C. CANADA

email laara@laarawilliamsenschoolofart.com


Dear Friends all around the world,

Thank you for your ongoing interest and support!  I wish you all much continued success and happiness in 2017!

In spite of world events…..

I have a vision!

We all love each other more. There is no greed or hatred, no wars or hunger, no more needless suffering.  Because, we smile more often, lend a hand, forgive everyone and everything.  The world is peaceful and we each do the best we can to make it better each day!  I believe in the power of  LOVE!

PLEASE JOIN ME!

 

ART PRINTS FOR CHARITY - Let your heart be your guide!

ART PRINTS FOR CHARITY – Let your heart be your guide!

 

ART PRINTS FOR CHARITY GIVES 50% OF ALL PROCEEDS TO THESE THREE CHARITIES!

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BETTER AT HOMES QUESNEL has a $25,000 shortfall each year. Art Prints for Charity aims to help them with this!

TBETTER AT HOMES QUESNEL has a $25,000 shortfall each year. Art Prints for Charity aims to help them with this!

 

PrintYour helping hand can make a difference!  I am so happy that http://www.artprintsforcharity.com offers donors an art print of high quality INSTANTLY DOWNLOADABLE and the chance to help make a better world through donations to our three charities.  There are various donation amounts to choose from so let your heart be your guide.

ART PRINTS FOR CHARITY is easy as 1, 2, 3

1. Choose your favorite art print and click on your donation amount. Complete the sale form.

2. Receive your email receipt with the download link for your art print.

3. Click on the download link and then find it your computer in downloads and print it!

This is all done online.  Nothing will be shipped to you.

You just helped our charities!

If you prefer to order an art print that will be shipped to you please visit the newest website. http://art-prints-for-charity-love-laara.com

This website is now available so you will find the same categories for art prints.  This website does not contain as many images as http://www.artprintsforcharity.com but it does offer some valuable collector artworks in a variety of frames and sizes.  Below are samples from each collection category for both websites!

ABSTRACTIONS OF NATURE

THE ELEMENTS - Water, Original Acrylic painting by Laara WilliamSen, (c) 2013 MINIMUM BID JUST $1,000.00 CAN Copyrighted All Rights Reserved

THE ELEMENTS – Water, Original Acrylic painting by Laara WilliamSen, (c) Copyrighted All Rights Reserved

ANGELS AND STARS

Laara WilliamSen MAKE PEACE PEACE PROJECT 2012

LAND AND SEASCAPES

AUTUMN RIVER REFLECTIONS

AUTUMN RIVER REFLECTIONS

STILL LIFE AND ANIMALS

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PEOPLE

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So thank you all for your ongoing support and please have a look at

http://artprintsforcharity.com and http://art-prints-for-charity-love-laara.com

and if you enjoyed this article

please feel free to share it on Twitter, Linked in, Facebook or where ever else you wish!

Love to All

Laara WilliamSen

International professional painter

Vancouver area, B.C. CANADA


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Dear Friends Around the World!

I am sending to all of you my VERY BEST WISHES for a HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON

& I also wish for you that

ALL OF YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE IN 2017!!!!!

 In 1986 I bought A COMMADOR 64 COMPUTER with a scholarship AND

I HAD A DREAM OF STARTING A WEBSITE THAT WOULD SHOWCASE MY ART AND HELP CHARITY………

 

THIS YEAR 2016…….THIRTY YEARS LATER 

MY DREAM IS REALIZED!!!

 

I AM SO VERY HAPPY!

 

SO WHATEVER YOU ARE DREAMING OF, MY HOPE FOR YOU, IS TO HAVE THAT DREAM FULFILLED IN 2017

Laara WilliamSen MAKE PEACE PEACE PROJECT 2012 (c) Copyrighted All rights reserved Permission given to Peace Project 2012 Make Peace for reproduction for charity.

 

HAVE A LOOK AT  MY DREAM COME TRUE!  

ART PRINTS FOR CHARITY!

http://www.artprintsforcharity.com

ps My dream did not manifest because I focused on many other things! I was so busy that I set it aside. 

& this year, when I remembered and took some actions it arrived.  

 

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Dream it, believe it, act on it…… 

(I said some prayers as well!!!)

AND HOPEFULLY YOUR DREAM WILL ARRIVE!  

 

Love and Light to everyone!

Sincerely,

Laara WilliamSen

International professional painter

Vancouver area, B.C. CANADA

 

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Hello to my Friends around the world! I am so excited to tell you that the solo exhibition of my original artworks at the Pelican Rouge Cafe has expanded into A SILENT AUCTION with 50% of all proce…

Source: SILENT AUCTION OF ARTWORKS TO BENEFIT Peace Arch Hospital and Community Health Foundation!


Hello to my Friends around the world!

I am so excited to tell you that the solo exhibition of my original artworks at the Pelican Rouge Cafe has expanded into A SILENT AUCTION

with 50% of all proceeds being donated to

 

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THE PEACE ARCH HOSPITAL AND COMMUNITY HEALTH FOUNDATION.

Also Dr. Jane Wu the Director of ICU and Doctor at Peace Arch Hospital and painter is offering five of her own original colorful paintings.  Her paintings are open bidding with 75% of all proceeds to benefit Peace Arch Hospital and Community Health Foundation! 

The exhibition will run from November 1st to 30th.

On November 30th from 7 – 9pm there is a reception to meet me and there will be a representation of The Peace Arch Hospital and Community Health Foundation there as well to answer any questions.

So hop on down and place your silent bid today.   Here are just three of the artworks that are going for a very low minimum bid!

The Silent Auction is taking place at the Pelican Rouge Cafe, 15142 North Bluff Road, White Rock, B.C. !

We will also be celebrating the opening of http://artprintsforcharity.com which donates 50% of all proceeds to Better At Home Quesnel and Sali.  Read all about them on the charities page on the website!

Please Share this information with anyone you wish or on Twitter, Facebook, Linked in or anywhere else!

Thank you so much for all of your past acknowledgements and support,

Love and Light to All

Laara WilliamSen

International professional painter

South Surrey (Vancouver area) B.C. CANADA

 

THE ELEMENTS - Earth, Original Acrylic painting by Laara WilliamSen, (c) 2013 MINIMUM BID JUST $1,000.00 Copyrighted All Rights Reserved

THE ELEMENTS – Earth, Original Acrylic painting by Laara WilliamSen, (c) 2013 MINIMUM BID JUST $1,000.00 Copyrighted All Rights Reserved

THE ELEMENTS - Water and Air Original Acrylics Laara WilliamSen (c) Copyrighted 2013 MINUMUM BID JUST $1,000.00 All rights reserved

THE ELEMENTS – Water and Air Original Acrylics Laara WilliamSen (c) Copyrighted 2013 MINUMUM BID JUST $1,000.00 All rights reserved

THE ELEMENTS - Water, Original Acrylic painting by Laara WilliamSen, (c) 2013 MINIMUM BID JUST $1,000.00 CAN Copyrighted All Rights Reserved

THE ELEMENTS – Water, Original Acrylic painting by Laara WilliamSen, (c) 2013 MINIMUM BID JUST $1,000.00 CAN Copyrighted All Rights Reserved


Hello to my Dear Friends all around the world!

I hope all is well with you.  I have some more exciting news.  The artprintsforcharity.com website is now complete and there is unique solo exhibition featuring Art Prints for Charity to celebrate this website opening and to raise funds for BETTER AT HOMES QUESNEL.

There are 186 images to choose from and when you make your donation you receive an email with instructions about how to download your high quality print.  No packages or parcels will be sent.  50% of all Art Prints donations are given to charity!

BETTER AT HOMES QUESNEL has a $25,000 shortfall each year. Art Prints for Charity aims to help them with this!

BETTER AT HOMES QUESNEL has a $25,000 shortfall each year. Art Prints for Charity aims to help them with this!

 

Volunteer with a client at BETTER AT HOMES, Quesnel, B.C.

Volunteer with a client at BETTER AT HOMES, Quesnel, B.C.

 

Please visit both the website artprintsforcharity.com and if possible come to the solo exhibition at Pelican Rouge Cafe.  The solo exhibition of my artworks is on for the whole month of November and you can make a bid in the Silent Auction! Below are all the details!

A New Art Exhibition

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From November 1st to 30th

50% of all proceeds

Donated

To Charity!

and Silent Auction of Original Artworks

 

Visit with

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at the

Meet the Artist Party

And celebration of http:artprintsforcharity.com website

November 24th 7 – 9pm!

 

Come to

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15142 North Bluff Road, White Rock, B.C.

Call Laara WilliamSen at 604 560 4269 for information.

 

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Love and Light to All

Sincerely

Laara WilliamSen

International professional painter

Vancouver area, B.C. CANADA

OH AND PS – I WANT TO HAVE UP TO FOUR CHARITIES ON artprintsforcharity.com so if you know of a worthy charity PLEASE LET ME KNOW!  laara63@gmail.com

 

 


Artists: Doris Anderson, Don Sharpe, Laara William Sen

THE THREE MUSKETEERS! Artists: Doris Anderson, Don Sharpe, Laara WilliamSen

To my Dear Friends around the world!

On Friday, I was asked to put together an exhibition so I quickly called my friends Don and Doris and the three of us now have a beautiful show at the Good Day Sunshine Cafe!  I have never seen anything come together so fast before.  You will notice that we called it the Three Musketeers Art Exhibition and this is because we are all good, creative people who protect, love and cherish other people, places and issues!  Please share this information and I will add more photos of the exhibit as we go through the month.

The Three Musketeers Art Exhibition

 

  • Doris Anderson – Canadian Abstract Painter 

          An artist extraordinare! Well known locally and internationally!

          Works from her heart!

 

  • Don Sharpe – Talented 91 year old Artist 

          And cowboy, fisherman, leatherworker, crafter and doodler! Been creating

          all of his life one way the other! Started drawing 2 years ago!

 

  • Laara WilliamSen – Artist, Local and International, 

          Tom Sawyer in disguise! Loves to paint and organize events!

 

 

EXHIBITION NOW ON TIL OCTOBER 31, 2016

At the GOOD DAY SUNSHINE CAFE

2950 King George Blvd.- High Street just behind Staples

South Surrey, B.C. CANADA

 

AND you are invited to

 VISIT THE ARTISTS at the

MEET THE ARTISTS PARTY

on FRIDAY, OCT 21 1-3PM

AT THE GOOD DAY SUNSHINE CAFE 

 

I send all of my friends around the world many hugs and

Love and Light

Laara WilliamSen

International professional painter

Vancouver area, B.C. CANADA

PS WATCH OUT FOR  http://artprintsforcharity.com a new and exciting website I am just getting going.

Have a look and let me know how you like it!   XXXXXXXXXXXXXOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

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