Picasso—Eat Your Heart Out

AWNY women at a Paint and Sip on the Upper West Side.

Have we discovered the next Picasso, Degas, or Monet?

We jest of course! That said, a group of nine Aussie women met to try their hands (and paintbrushes) at a Paint and Sip night on the Upper West side in April.

Swishing and splatting on canvas.

They swished, splatted, dabbed, and dotted their way to some of the works you see in the post.

Some (like yours truly) even tried their hand at overcoming their perfectionist tenancies.

Not half bad. Some lovely works by the Aussie ladies in attendance.

The night was grand, and I have it on good authority that a glass of Prosecco helped calm the “beginner artist” nerves in the room.

Yours truly, trying her hand at overcoming perfectionism.

The paint and sip night was hosted at The Paint Place, on West 72nd Street.

One of our participants employing ‘the swish method’.

Join us for AWNY’s Spring Tea at the Consul-General’s Residence

Join the Australian Consul-General Nick Greiner and his partner, AWNY patron, Carolyn Fletcher, for morning tea at their residence. AWNY women are invited to enjoy a relaxed bite to eat and a cuppa in the private garden overlooking the East River. More details and RSVP here.

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Author: Emma Cillekens

Emma Cillekens has been an AWNY volunteer since 2018. She is an award-winning journalist who hails from the Gold Coast. She was a breakfast radio host with the ABC in Outback Queensland before a scholarship stole her away to New York City to study her master's at NYU. Since she arrived in New York she's worked with The Wall Street Journal, WNYC, ProPublica, Barron's and MIT Technology Review to name a few. She spends most of her time making podcasts and consulting on everything storytelling. In her spare time Emma moonlights as a dance teacher.

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