SAVE THE DATE!! Art and Wine Exhibition – October 30, 2015


SAVE THE DATE! October 30, 4 – 8 pm, You are invited to a special Art & Wine Exhibition at the Palisades Country Club, Grand Palisades Pkwy, Charlotte.. Resident artists, Jann Pollard and Anne-Marie Steele present Original Paintings of the Palisades, Charlotte, Europe and much more. Paintings priced for gift-giving and silent auction of some with partial proceeds to charity. Light Hors D’oeuvres and wine sampling from local wine distributors. Wine bottles available to purchase. Please RSVP to Cindy or Bethany at 704-504-0099 or by October 27 so they will know how much to prepare. Bring friends!

If you cannot come, Jann can send you a Painting pdf of the exhibit. Send to

Tuscany Painting


Be sure to check the photos from the trip to Lake Como, Venice and Tuscany on this site: It has been non-stop painting stimulus and so very much fun. Having my daughter with me to share some painting and touring time has been quite special. We even got to celebrate her birthday in Cortona. Lina had made a wonderful cake.

An Evening of Art and Wine


SAVE THE DATE!! An Evening of Art and Wine
Friday, October 30, 2015, 4 – 8 PM
Palisades Country Club,  Charlotte, NC.

Please mark your calendars for a very special evening of wine sampling from local wine merchants and an art exhibition by Jann Pollard and Anne-Marie Steele. We have been plein-air painting all summer and will have almost a hundred small original paintings to share with you. All will be priced for gift giving and some proceeds will be donated to charity. The public is invited – Bring friends!

Renfrew Farm, Matthews NC
Renfrow Farm, Matthews, NC

Watercolor on an Airplane?


And here is my watercolor ‘creation’ of my niece, Olivia while ‘playing’ on the plane, coming home from a Family Reunion in Santa Barbara….. Love how it came out. I really did use to paint on a long plane ride, but because of the scrunched seats, I can no longer do it. This was digital playing.
Jann Pollard’s photo.

Jann Pollard - Fine Artist's photo.

Plein-Air Painting in a Tiny House

My daughter, Natalie Pollard is planning to spend some time with me painting in Tuscany this fall, so I thought we needed some plein-air practice and drove to Asheville to paint. After an afternoon of watercolor exercises, we drove to the Blue Ridge Mountains and mostly saw fog, but when there was a brief break, we quickly took some photos. It was cold and damp so we ended up painting in her tiny house. And who could pass up a great veggie meal that was just harvested! It is amazing what one can do in 400 square feet!

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Summer Plein-Air in Charlotte

1582-connies-garden    pleinair-buds

Summer is here and we should all be out painting!  I recently have discovered the Plein Air Buds in Charlotte. We had a wonderful day painting in one of the members fabulous gardens that only an artist could truly appreciate. Hope all of you painters are out there, too. Painting plein-air really hones your skills; the more you do it, the easier it becomes and you will remember forever the sights, colors and sounds of the day. I have started going out once a week this summer and am loving it!

Painting is watercolor on aqua board which I have been enjoying as it does not need glass or mat.  ‘Connie’s Garden’, 12″ x 12″ watercolor on aquaboard.