Pursuing Artistic Growth

Lord, grant that I may always desire more than I can accomplish.  – Michelangelo

Ms Hash is a staunch advocate of continued artistic growth.  She has studied with leading artists across the country including Daniel Greene, Robert Liberace, Michael Shane Neal, Jon deMartin, Stephen Early, Kerry Dunn and Lea Colie Wight.

She has traveled to study at Philadelphia’s Studio Incamminati, Washington’s Whidbey Island Fine Art Studio, and Wisconson’s Jack Richeson School of Art. She has studied locally at the Glassell School of Art.

Ms Hash feels that one of the greatest opportunities for deepening her own artistic skills is to teach others. She teaches regularly on topics such as drawing, portraiture, pastel painting and oil painting in the form of on-going classes, workshops and demonstrations.

Ms Hash believes that being an artist is a life-long educational pursuit where one never retires and never quite achieves all that they want out of their artwork.  The greatest artists in history have said:

I have offended God and mankind because my work didn’t reach the quality it should have.
– Leonardo daVinci

My age and health will never allow me to realize the dream of art I’ve been pursuing all my life.
– Paul Cezanne

I am still learning.
– Michelangelo

Painting is easy when you don’t know how, but very difficult when you do.
– Edgar Degas

 Most recently, Mrs Hash’s educational pursuits had her following this advise:

Keep good company – that is, go to the Louvre.  – Paul Cezanne’s

She spent two and a half weeks touring the art museums of London and Paris to study Master paintings and drawings in person. Aside from the bounty of beautiful artwork, a highlight of the trip was visiting two of the areas’ oldest art supply stores:

  • Sennelier built in Paris in 1887 and located across the Seine River from the Louvre
  • L. Cornelissen & Son built in London in 1855 and located on Great Russel Street

Jackson’s Art Supplies at the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham near the River Thames was also an artist’s dream. Tucked under the railway arches of Putney Bridge Station, this is your place to get lost in stacks of specialty art papers.