November 2012  
Theresa Brown & Stephen Filarsky


Bits and Pieces...

This fall has flown by and it's time to update everyone as to where we are, have been and are going!
Steve and I became grandparents to a beautiful baby girl, Kennedy Hazel Boone on Sept 9...only 11 days past her scheduled appearance :-) I will spare the details as she entered the world courtesy of my youngest daughter, Kelly via C-section but both are doing super! If you want to think about time passing, think of it in terms of no baby, new baby and then 6, 7, 8 weeks and counting! I spent 3 weeks in beautiful Seattle before coming back to NC.

October and November are pretty much horse show months for us. We set up our art booth Oct 1 at the Hunt Horse Complex in Raleigh, NC for the NC State Fair Hunter Jumper show, then  NC State Fair horse shows. November sees us still there for the "C" show then of course, the Duke Jump for the Children Show and RMI. It is a great opportunity to see our work up front and personal, compare sizes, various media and in general, see what the Internet can't show you with art!

We are always creating new paintings and portraits!  I do offer portrait specials at times through Facebook, so if you have not tagged me as a friend, which is how I an set up, come on and be the first to know when my pastel specials run! http://www.facebook.com/mtheresabrown
Steve has two sites (yes, confusing to me too) http://www.facebook.com/stephen.filarsky  which is also a friend page (we consider all of you our friends!)  as well as his SFilarsky Paintings page "to like" which links to his popular 100 paintings in 100 days! http://www.facebook.com/sfilarsky

For those who have asked, my super fun to create abstract paintings do not yet have their own page but you can see them at the shows and watch for their eventual website page. I post them on my Facebook page as I complete them however. I love your comments as there are many hidden elements within the paintings and it's fun to hear how you enjoy discovering them!

Below is a view from a porthole to the Beaufort post office. It was the first time we have rowed back and forth to an art show! With a current of up to 6 knots and the gusrty wonds that weekend, it was a bit comical at times but we all stayed dry. 

Back near home, we enjoyed ourselves at the Raleigh NCHJA show just before July 4 A group of kids had a blast at our "Paint a Pony" event we held at the show. Luckily we were in the A/C of the cafeteria and all proceeds benefitted Danny and Ron's rescue! 

Theresa went on to teach two summer art camps-a sculpture art camp and painting camp before joining Steve at the Blowing Rock Horse Show!
 Pony Mornings at Blowing Rock 11 x 14 oil

On to the NC Mountains: Something about the cool mountains in July and August makes it a show that everyone enjoys. 

Steve's artwork this year for the poster: was designed to commemorate the late LP Tate. Steve stayed super busy painting everything from dogs to ponies, box seats to barns and leadline exhibitors to borrowed horses. You can see more of these paintings on Steve's blogpost

Afterwards, we always stay on a few days to exjoy the sights in the area :-)

Farm near Paris,VA 16 x 20 oil

Steve will hold down the fort the end of August as Theresa flies to Seattle to join her daughter, Kelly who is expecting her first child (a baby girl) the end of the month. Hard to believe (well, for me)

You can see Steve back at the Warrenton Horse Show in Warrenton, VA this August 29-Sept 2.  It's been a few years since we were at this great old show and are looking forward to going back and painting in one of my favorite painting locations,  Farquier County VA.



Painting to us is more than our profession, it's a way of life! And we love to share it with you through our newsletters, photos and in person.  If you'd like to be able to follow us regularly, both our blogs and Facebook are a great way to do that!

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Coming Events
Art at the Beach: You can find seascapes and coastal paintings by Steve hanging in the Beaufort Grocery Too in Morehead City NC. They will be joined by some of Theresa's new work in a few weeks

  Art fun and More...

We've got a bunch of fun art programs going on for kids and adults all the time so get the complete run down by visiting our art classes website. www.artstudentacademy.com. We raise the bar on what you think you can paint!




Quote of the Month

“Life is a great big canvas, throw all the paint on it you can.”

– Danny Kaye 

 Warm Regards, 
Theresa and Steve
Filarsky Brown Art StudioLLC
PO Box 337
Franklinton, NC 27525