I have been enthralled with color, light and form since I was old enough to get in trouble for finger painting on the living room walls. Inspired by nature, I have backpacked and sketched my way through much of the Sierras, especially Yosemite, and now enjoy painting in pastel and oil in the Sonoran Desert and Sedona regions, working both from photographs in my Rio Verde studio, and en plein air. I have studied with Suzanne French and Camille Przewodek (a student of the Hensche/Hawthorne school) and am a member of the Sonoran Arts League, Art Talk Too, and Rio Verde Art Talk. My work can be seen in galleries in June Lake, California (Moonshadow Gallery), Ahwatukee (Catitude Gallery), and I will be exhibiting this year at the Hidden in the Hills Studio Tour in Carefree/Cave Creek. In my spare time, I play Native American Flute, and also work in ceramics. My functional pottery can be seen at Esteban’s in the Tlaquepaque art center in Sedona, AZ.
I’ve always enjoyed teaching, and over the years have taught in many venues, from preschool to grad school. This is by far my favorite! Teaching for Vino and Canvas is a blast! I love coming up with new painting ideas, sharing art, teaching new skills, and just letting our painters enjoy the evening. A glass of wine, a few friends, and a fresh canvas waiting for a masterpiece – what could be more fun?
I really do get a thrill out of teaching new painters. It absolutely delights me when they are happy with their paintings and even if they’re not all that happy with their paintings I am still delighted if they have a wonderful time while they’re painting with us! I love seeing repeat painters come back and develop their skills. And I love when they bring friends and family telling them what a great time they’ve had with us. It’s just such a cool thing to do for a living. :-) I really feel blessed.
To learn more about Casey Cheuvront, visit her website at http://www.caseycheuvront.com.