Sunday, May 17, 2015

Meeting Roos Schuring Carmel California

On Saturday, I had the chance to meet and paint with internationally known Dutch painter Roos Schuring.  Roos (pronounced Rose) was in the US to participate in the Carmel Art Festival, a plein air event attracting some of the most well-known and talented plein air artists.  Roos is obviously one of that group.  If you don't follow her blog, you are missing out on experiencing an incredibly dedicated and gifted artist.  Watching her paint on the beach in Holland in the most challenging circumstances is an inspiration.  Plus you are also missing her very generous videos and other painting and marketing resources for the plein air artist. Click HERE to visit'll be glad you did.

The opportunity to meet Roos came about after I purchased one of her fantastic plein air paintings.  During a back and forth email exchange about the purchase, she mentioned that she would soon be in the US to paint at the Carmel festival.  She invited me to come and paint with her, an invitation that she extended to other American friends as well.  Since Sacramento is only about 200 miles away from Carmel, I knew I couldn't miss it.

What a great afternoon it was.  Meeting Roos was a thrill and to paint with her was just the icing on the cake.  She was as charming and fun as I could have imagined, all the while speaking perfect English with a slight accent and a dry and wonderful sense of humor.  I won't forget the experience of painting with Roos Schuring for a long time, I can assure you! What a treat!

Roos Schuring, Dutch painter, and Me   Carmel California

Roos Schuring taking time to offer suggestions on my painting.   Carmel California
Roos Schuring  Carmel

Trying not to embarrass myself!!! 

My Art Site: Bruce Hancock Fine Art


  1. Bruce, How great to hear you got to meet and paint with Roos. I love her work and think she is an inspiring painter. LUCKY YOU! It also looks like you both got some good painting time in as well. Lovely paintings!

  2. Hi Ruth! It was a great day. I wish you could have been would have enjoyed painting on the beach at Carmel, I'm sure. And I'm sure you would have gotten along famously with Roos because I think you two have a LOT in common!!!

  3. Wow! What a thrill! Looks like great fun and a chance to share insight and techniques with someone that has that same passion.

    ps - Tell her she's got paint on her coat. :)

  4. Hi Kansas! Yeah, it was a lot of fun. I had to roll out of the car at the end of the return trip, but I would happily do it again. And if you think that coat has paint on it, check out the one she wears on the beaches in Holland! She doesn't fuss about the small stuff!!