Throughout each year from 1987 thru 1995, she created ads, promoting PAPA in 3 to 5 major publications including: SOUTHWEST ART MAGAZINE, ART WEST, ARTISTS OF THE ROCKIES, ART OF THE WEST, ART TALK, and a few times in Art Connoisseur Magazine.
As a result, PAPA went from a membership of around 20 members, to a select membership of 35 nationally and internationally known artists, and for many whose names have received recognition thru their association with PAPA.
Shark Harbor was perhaps one of the favorite "haunts" for most of the members of PAPA. It's rugged shore line, unprotected from the surges of the Pacific Ocean, has been captured by many of it's members, including: Ken Auster, Kenn Backhaus, Bye Bitney, myself, Lynn Gertenbach, Gil Dellinger, Frank LaLumia, Jean LeGassick, Ned Mueller, Ralph Oberg, Ray Roberts, Ron Rencher, Jane Shuss, Matt Smith, Brian Stewart, George Strickland it`s founder: Denise Burnes.
It has been too many years that the group has not met here, to capture this beautiful soul of the island!
PLEIN AIR PAINTING IS a major element of Billups work...and in being so, this web site is primarily a PLEIN AIR PAINTING WORKSHOP...that is, in the majority of the images, there is information, on the creation of each piece, so that those wanting more information, in regards to plein air painting, or any painting for that matter, perhaps they will find it here!! ENJOY!!
I just needed to say I thoroughly enjoyed looking at all the paintings.
Equally enjoyed reading your biography page and your philosophy
regarding artists and painting. I have for the past year
just started painting plein air on a fairly regular basis
and hope this year to do more. Your paintings are inspiring
to get out there and paint. I am the Chairman of Education
for the Atlanta Artist Center in Atlanta, GA....Marsha Savage
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