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Enid Wood’s Award

Thank you, Albert, for being my mentor for the past 10 years. I would not have the career I now enjoy without your wise teaching and constant encouragement.

I earned a BA in Art in 1977 at Westminster College and then taught violin for many years. In 2004 I decided to become a full time painter. When I bought my first complete set of pastels, I received a free copy of Pastel Journal. The ad on the inside back cover of the magazine read, “Why not study with the folks who wrote the book?” Why not, indeed?

The book was Albert and Anita’s Painting the Landscape in Pastel. I called Albert and signed up for a week-long landscape workshop in Santa Fe in 2005. Richard McKinley turned up to class one day and said how important Albert’s mentorship had been to his career. I joined Albert’s first very first mentoring week in Taos in the summer of 2006, and have had a mentoring week with Albert each year since, somewhere in the USA. Each time, Albert has chosen inspiring locations and has attracted a group of equally inspiring artists. Being a part of this community has helped me grow as an artist and as a person.

My 18″ x 36″ studio painting “Lily Pond With Iris” received an Award of Merit in the American Women Artists 2016 online show. Much of the credit for this success goes to my mentor and friend, Albert Handell.

Enid Wood, PSA, PSNM athletic lifestyle