Saturday, March 26, 2011

The New H & H Studios

We are so excited about our new location for Hershberger & Huff Studios. Next month Red Swan Paint and Art will close it's doors for the last time and we will have our very first not-in-our homes studio.

To give you a little of our history, Carlynne and I started working together in 2002 (not exactly olden days but seems like a long time ago now). We didn't like the fact that we were both spending a lot of time teaching and not very much making our own art or furthering our own careers. We wanted to be artists that teach and not teachers that only paint once in awhile. We started meeting one day and then two days a week alternating from my studio to hers. By combining our weekly classes and teaching workshops together, we found we had less work and more time to paint. One day we discovered that we had the makings of a book with all the handouts we had written. North Light agreed and our book Creative Colored Pencil Workshop came to fruition.

There is sadness at leaving Red Swan which has been a great meeting place for artists to visit and share info over art supply purchases. Red Swan is where Carlynne and I met, wrote most of our book and painted full size horse sculptures together. There are many fond memories of the classes and workshops that we have taught there and the students who have been more much more than students to us.

But, change happens and is usually for the better. We will be in our new studio at 1735 NE Jacksonville Rd in Ocala sometime in April. It is the perfect size for us and we will have the best working space we've ever had. We are very grateful to all the people at BJ Trophies, our neighbors and landlords for giving us this fabulous opportunity. We believe that many more wonderful things will happen there and we hope you will join us. We will be posting updated info in this space as it becomes available.

Peace and Creativity,

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