This one is now in the collection of a Nationally known wildlife artist, Terry Lee, of Coeur d'Alene Idaho!
In 1985, Denise approached me while at a show in Scottsdale Arizona, asking me to join a group she was putting together. At the time, there was maybe 12 or so of us, but over the years other artists were invited to join PAPA. Many artists in the U.S., who paint "en plein air," really owe a debt of gratitude to Denise for her great vision, and starting the ball to roll, to help "rediscover" plein air painting!
This was also accomplished by years of national advertising in 3 to 4 major art publications, which Billups was the sole advertising chairman, setting up all ads in all publications for those initial years.
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