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Apr 18-July 31: Participating in the "Olmsted Plein Air Invitational". Because of COVID-19, this event will now be held online.


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Jan 20, Feb 3, 17, and Mar 9: Assisting in "Strategies for Improving your Drawing and Painting Skills with Peggi Kroll Roberts", an Online Workshop. | Kroll Roberts Studio and PRMC sponsored workshops.​

Mar 9-13: Working in Barcelona, Spain, in the printmaking studio of Ignasi Aguirre. 

Apr 7-11: Participating in the "American Visions Show", Apr 10 at Authentique Gallery, St George, Utah. Because of COVID-19, this event will now be held online. Head to: for more info.

Apr 18-July 31: Participating in the "Olmsted Plein Air Invitational". Because of COVID-19, this event will now be held online. Head to: for more info.

  • Collector's Preview: April 18-26

  • Library Paintings Sale: May 1-July 31

  • Competition Gallery: June 10-July31

Jun 10: Participating in "Where in the World is Plein Air", sponsored by Authentique Gallery, St George, Utah.​ An online event. Head to: for more info.​

July 27-Aug 2: Participating in the "Pacific Northwest Plein Air", in The Columbia River Gorge.





Interview with CreativPaper Magazine

Vol 1, Nov 2016

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Aïshti Magazine, Apr 2009

"Artists of the Open Air"

by Serena Makofsky    

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  • Honorable Mention - Pacific Northwest Plein Air, 2018

  • Honorable Mention - Carmel Art Festival, 2018

  • Third Place - Quick Draw - Plein Air Texas, 2017

  • Second Place - Los Gatos Plein Air, 2017

  • Artist's Choice Award - Los Gatos Plein Air, 2017

  • Signature LPAPA Member of the Month - Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, 2017

  • Awarded Signature Member status with the Laguna Plein Air Painters of America, 2016

  • Gamblin Purchase Award, Pacific Northwest Plein Air, 2016

  • Honorable Mention, Pacific Northwest Plein Air, 2016

  • Honorable Mention, Carmel Plein Air, 2016

  • Third Place, Bigger than Texas Plein Air Paint Out, 2015

  • Best Sky Painting, The Pacific Northwest Plein Air Paint Out, 2015

  • Honorable Mention, Valona Invitational Paint Out, 2014

  • Honorable Mention, Carmel Plein Air, 2012

  • Honorable Mention, Paint San Clemente Plein Air, 2010

  • Inspiration Award, Capitol Plein Air, 2009

  • 2nd Place, North Tahoe Plein Air, 2009

  • Artist’s Choice Award, Estes Park Plein Air, 2009

  • Honorable Mention, Paint San Clemente Plein Air, 2009

  • Best of Show, Montana Professional Artists Association Annual Show, 2009

  • Award of Excellence, Napa Valley Museum Biennial Juried Plein Air Painting Exhibition, 2009

  • 4th Place, Paint San Clemente Plein Air, 2008

  • 3rd Place, Estes Park Plein Air Exhibition & Sale - Jack Richeson & Co. Award of Merit, 2007




Founder, CEO / Instructor

Plein Air Liaison, Inc

Sep 2012 - Present

Petaluma, CA

Plein Air Liaison operates plein air painting mini-workshops, workshop tours, classes, and events in various locations in and around Petaluma, in most regions of California and several areas throughout the USA and abroad. I, therefore WE, are committed to fostering the plein air community within our local community and overseas through mutual cultural exchange. I'm also committed to engaging and inspiring others with a personalized approach and with a particularly strong emphasis on low impact travel so as not to be "intrusive tourists." I have extremely high operating standards for providing socially responsible tours and a dedication to sustainable tourism.

Our various workshops, demonstrations, lectures, tours, and classes provide our students with generous training by experienced professional artists.

Our primary focus is on painting from life. Our workshops take place on location painting landscapes, seascapes, village, town or city scenes, and a model or still-life outdoors. In case of inclement weather, we'll either have indoor models or still-life setups with either artificial or natural light or a sheltered outdoor area for protection.

I, along with our other PAL instructors and Guest Instructors, strive to teach newcomers as well as experienced painters their approach to painting en plein air. We concentrate on working individually with students to maximize individual learning. Students come away more aware of surroundings, the effect of light and its movement, color shifts of warm and cool, and how design occurs naturally. Our instructors’ focus is utilizing value, color, soft and hard edges, using the correct color palette for the conditions of the day and time, simplifying nature and seeing the big shapes, and various visual approaches to aid in producing a successful painting.


Regional Editor

Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine

2002 – 2010

Each year, the six issues focus on premium global artworks, including prominent American, Russian, and European paintings, sculptures, and objects of fine art. Responsibilities include attending events, collecting event information from galleries, museums, and photographing for En Couleur and La Galerie sections.


Fine Artist

Carole Gray-Weihman Fine Art

1992 – Present

Petaluma, CA


Authentique Gallery of Fine Art: St George, UT — 2017 to Present
Alfa Frameo: Petaluma, CA — 2012 to Present
Studio 391 Fine Art: Gualala, CA — 2011 to Present
Pelican Art Gallery: Petaluma, CA — 2009 to 2012
Earthwood Collections: Estes Park, CO — 2009 to Present
American Visions Art Gallery: Folsom, CA — 2008 to 2012
The Link Gallery: Cheyenne, WY — April 2007 to 2010



l'Atelier aux Couleurs: Plein Air Painting Tours

2002 – 2012


Responsibilities included: Organizing and providing socially responsible tours with a dedication to low impact travel and sustainable tourism.

Working one-on-one with classically trained master painters to coordinate and design a custom-tailored workshop/tour to fit their needs while ensuring that the attendees' needs were being met and that their accommodations were comfortable and enjoyable.

Provided the student with the highest caliber instruction, but also inspiration and a maintained level of excitement for painting that would carry them far beyond their workshop experience.

Looked after the travel arrangements of the attendees and instructor and guided them through their journey while endeavoring to ensure that their stay, locally or abroad, was a pleasant and smooth experience.

Co-Founder/ Co-Owner, Instructor

l'Atelier aux Couleurs: The Art Academy of Petaluma

2003 – Nov 2011

Petaluma, CA

Contributing Writer & Regional Editor

Plein Air Magazine

2004 – 2005

Responsibilities included: writing occasional articles, attending events, collecting event information from galleries, museums, and photography.

Article Archive:

Painting in America’s Giverny with the Plein Air Painters of America, January 2005
Lee Youngman Gallery Profile: October 2004
The 19th Annual PAPA Exhibition & Sale at Caesars Tahoe, September 2004
William Lester Gallery Profile: April 2004



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