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Rocheport Artist Talk



Please attend and hear Billyo O’Donnell discuss the stories behind the paintings in the book entitled “Painting Missouri:  The Counties en Plein Air. The book, Painting Missouri: The Counties en Plein Air, was a major undertaking by both Karen Glines and Billyo O’Donnell. Starting in 2001, the collaborators spent their time for seven years engaged in this project – Billyo traveling to each county many times finding just the perfect image to paint while Karen researched and wrote a descriptive essay on the same regions. Billyo’s diary commentaries add a great deal to the book describing why he may have chosen the subject matter for a particular county or experiences he had while painting outdoors.