Beverly Hooks Impressionist Artist and Author

Impressionist Artist and Author

Art History and Art Future (New Art Classes!)

February 20th, 2012

Those who influence ~ my most revered artist is Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot.

The Barbizon school of painters was part of an art movement towards realism in art which arose in the context of the dominant Romantic Movement of the time and was active from 1830-1870. The Barbizon school was made up of a group of artists who took their name from the village of Babizon, France near Fontainebleau Forest.

In 1824  the Salon de Paris exhibited works of John Constable. His rural scenes influenced some of the younger artists of the time, moving them to abandon formalism and to draw inspiration directly from nature. Natural scenes became the subjects of their painting rather than mere backdrops to dramatic events.

During the Revolutions of 1848, artists gathered at Barbizon to follow Constable’s ideas, making nature the subject of their paintings.  The leaders of the Barbizon school were Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot, Theodore Rousseau, Jean-Francois Millet and Charles-Francois Daubigny.

The Barbizon School of painters was the precursor for the French Impressionist painters. If you love impressionism and it’s history, it might be of interest to search for the aforementioned amazing Masters.

Do you paint?  Do you want to learn to paint?

I will be offering Beginning & Advanced Acrylic Painting Classes starting Wednesday, March 7.

Here are all the details:

Dates:         Every Wednesday, starting March 7
Time:          1pm – 4pm (3 hour class, 4 week sessions)
Location:    An Artful Touch; 12437 116th Ave. NE, Kirkland, WA

Classes will be on-going with one-on-one instruction and featuring “Golden Open” paints.

Please contact: Sharron Woolsey at 425-823-2336 or

I have over twenty years of experience with personal art sales and commissions. I also offer Private & Group Painting instruction in my studio.  To view my work and style visit my website gallery.

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Enjoy the Journey!


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