Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Documentary Save Our Cottages Indian Rocks Beach, Florida

Photo of Helen Tilston. Photographer Michael Tilston, St.-Remy-en-Provence, France.

I have just returned from Provence, France where my work took me to research painting and filming venues for  Save Our Cottages:  Artists with a cause, a documentary to be aired on PBS in 2018.


Violetta Chandler & Mary Rose Holmes plein aire painting . Photo:  Tricia Priest

Emmy Award winning documentary film-making team Lynn Marvin Dingfelder and Larry Wiezycki have been filming The Plein Aire Cottage Artists, Violetta Chandler, Mary Rose Holmes and Helen Tilston and residents  at Indian Rocks Beach, Florida.for the past several months.

Photo by Helen Tilston, Provence 

The second part of the documentary is scheduled for filming in Provence at the beginning of June.
We are going to be painting and walking in the footsteps of the fathers of Impressionism in Provence.

Photo by Helen Tilston.  Vincent van Gogh's room at St. Remy en Provence
We are thrilled that this documentary is going to film and will be aired on PBS in 2018.

Helen Tilston, Violetta Chandler and Mary Rose Holmes and Camera Larry Wiezycki  at Beach Trail IRB, Fl, photo by Lynn Marvin Dingfelder
Individuals and companies have an opportunity to have their name in the credits.  All donations are tax decuctable. To  participate or simply to view the trailer.
Wishing everyone a great week and I look forward to catching up with all of you.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

St. Patrick's Day 2017

Photo Helen Tilston
Wishing all a very Happy St. Patrick's Day.    How will you celebrate?   In Ireland it is a Holy Day and also a holiday.    History tells us St. Patrick brought christianity to Ireland in the year 432.   Most towns have a parade and there will be great bands and music in the local pubs.  There will be no corned beef and cabbage, as this is not a dish served in Ireland.

Photo Helen Tilston

This is Youghal and tomorrow will find us celebrating here.  The views never disappoints.

This song by Imelda May and the Chieftains is one of my favourites.  Turn up the music and dance.  

Next week I am heading to France and I am frantically trying to brush up on my French.   It is a very exciting time.
I promise to post more frequently.

Hace a glorious week.

Happy St. Patrick's Day