Tag: Fine Arts Guild

From Black to White and then Color

Nancy Friedman, Co-Education Director On the last Friday morning of September, Nils Johnson asked several participating artists to unbridle their minds and paint what came to mind when given the words: kiss, claustrophobia, and freedom. They were to paint for two minutes using only black and white paint. After loosening everyone up, he demonstrated the easy drawing of…

Meet Jillian Moon

Nancy Friedman, Co-Educational Director Since childhood, Jillian has enjoyed drawing and painting. Although her education was heavy in the sciences, leading to a long career as a physical therapist, she always found time to take art classes. The classes, taken on weekends or evenings, included Chinese brush painting, drawing, pottery, photography, watercolor painting, oil painting,…

Fine Art Guild’s Artist of the Month

Artist of the month Nancy Friedman

Melanie Douglas Meet Nancy Friedman, our selected artist of the month. Nancy moved to Robson Ranch 10 years ago for pickleball, pottery, and a block home. Prior to her retirement, Nancy was a pharmacist with no art experience since grade school. While living in Grand Junction, Colo., she took a pottery class and became interested…

From Where Is the Light Coming?

Nancy Friedman, Co-Educational Director, RR Fine Arts Guild Some of us would like to know when the light will be coming from the end of the COVID-19 tunnel, but this article is not about that intangible light. Since March 15, I am sure everyone has observed and appreciated the little things in life, such as the…

Fine Arts Guild Paints for Charity

Nancy Friedman The Fine Arts Guild of Robson Ranch challenged their 54 members to paint COVID-19 Memorial paintings for charity in a Jackson Pollock style, while social distancing. Nancy Friedman started a daily email sketchbook challenge to members on March 15, when all indoor venues were closed in Robson Ranch which included the Fine Arts…

COVID-19 Sketchbook Challenge

During our different and difficult times in March and April, some of the officers of the Fine Arts Guild started a Sketchbook Challenge. Everyday, an email went out to the membership with a link or presentation of an art project for each member to undertake. The object was to address all mediums and to keep…

Artist of the Month: Marc Capel-Jones

Jeana Capel-Jones Marc Capel-Jones’ creativity runs long and deep, touching every aspect of his life visually, verbally, and physically. This creativity started with his doodling at the age of eight. As an only child in Westport, Connecticut, he spent hours and hours drawing. It started when he put his pencil to paper and used his…