Creative Joy

Impressive Showing

“Fine art is that in which the hand, the head and the heart of man go together.” ~ John Ruskin

In mid-November I stood in a state of “happy kind of lost” among a sea of 800+ paintings at Zoll Studio School of Fine Art in Timonium, Maryland. I felt as if I wasn’t all together there because there was so much to absorb. Landscapes, portraits, still life paintings hung everywhere throughout large multi-room galleries. There were plein-air paintings as well as work from instructors who have been trained and teach in the classic manner of representational painting. I even noticed a painting or two that reminded me of visionary art I had seen at Chalk Art Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico a few years back.

In this third post of a three part series about the exhibit I attended at Zoll Studio School of Fine Art, I’d simply like to share some images. The show was one of the most joyful and joy-filled experiences I had in 2018. They had a  heavy turnout.

If you missed the first two writings in the series and enjoy art like I do, it’s not too late. You can still access post #1 and post #2.

In this New Year, remember to get out and explore the creative world around you. You never know what you might find that will bring you JOY.  As Marcus Aurelius Antoninus once said  – “Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.”

Note: Due to the large volume of paintings and artists I met at the exhibit I have not included the names of the artists or the titles because I do not want to risk any mix-ups. If you are interested in any of the works of art I photographed (with permission!), please contact Matt Zoll of ZollStudioSchoolofFineArt.com. He can probably steer you to the name of the artist or provide additional information.

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  1. Thank you for making me aware of this studio! Looks like it is stocked with amazing talent and how wonderful that they have an art school! I will put it on my to do list next time I am in Baltimore! So wonderful to see so many embracing their creative spirit!

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