Artists by the Lake

at the Lakeview Recreation Center


2477A798 02D8 4B3B AAC3 20FE424BF130Mark Christopher was an artist before he ever claimed the name. His journey to creating and teaching art was a leap of faith that began in his hometown of Detroit, Michigan, where he originally planned to pursue a career in physics. In 2011, he followed his true calling to be a full-time artist into the Arizona desert. Since then, he’s committed to his explosive passion for painting, drawing, teaching, and unbridled self-expression.            

For Mr. Christopher, art is as much about aesthetics as it is about supporting the well-being of his community. His soul-driven representations of people and nature are designed to infuse homes, workplaces, and other public spaces with the spirit of unshakable inner peace. As an art teacher, Mark honors each student for their individuality and their vision, B59C3CDD 9F54 421A 9025 5E27B9C62790while promoting a clear understanding of artistic technique. From novices to seasoned artists, Mark strives to inspire anyone with the desire to create. 


Recently, Mark Christopher was named Arizona Artist's Guild artist of the year and Portrait Artists of Arizona artist of the year. He has won multiple awards for his work including best in show at the 2019 Portrait artists of Arizona yearly exhibition. 



 Artists By the Lake will welcome Mr. Christopher to demonstrate at the November meeting on Tuesday, November 5, 2019.  The meeting is held on the second floor in the Social Hall One at the Lakeview Recreation Center at 10626 W. Thunderbird Rd, Sun City, 85351. The Potluck begins at 12 noon, members are asked to bring a dish to share followed by a short business meeting. The demo will begin at 1 pm and all RCSC residents are invited to attend.


The dues for Artists By The Lake are $5 until the end of 2019 and is open to all RCSC residents.


Ruth's Donation PaintingThe Artists by the Lake club is proud to announce we have selected Ruth Glenn Little as our October Artist of the Month.


As an artist, Ms. Glenn Little developed her skills in watercolor and colored pencil over years of practice. She resided outside the continental U.S. from 1979-2001 in Guam, Indonesia, Australia, Hawaii, New Zealand and Yap. In Indonesia she was the creative animation director and Batik color coordinator. In Australia, she developed and conducted a drawing and portfolio program and taught the talented and gifted program in Guam. She has always taught watercolor privately. Upon her return to the United States/Colorado in 2001 she began teaching at Colorado Mountain College, Western Colorado Center for the Arts, Western Colorado Community College and Artist Residency at New Emerson Elementary School. Upon moving to Seattle, Washington 2006 new experiences opened up a new opportunity. Ms. Glenn Little began conducting workshops and classes with the Daniel Smith Art Stores. In 2007 she was inducted into the Women Painters of Washington Group. In 2014, Ms. Little moved here to Sun City and teaches watercolor and colored pencil at both art clubs.


Ms. Glenn Little has participated in many shows here in Sun City. She has won many awards at the All Sun City Art Show over the years. She has also held many solo shows and her art is held in many private, public and corporate collections worldwide. In October, Ms. Glenn Little is offering two workshops in watercolor/colored pencil. Each workshop is two days in length for three hours each day. October 10 and 11 from 1-4pm and October 24 and 25 from 1-4 pm. There is a fee for this workshop. Stop by the club to sign up. Ms. Glenn Little’s art will be viewable at the Artist By the lake Club Open House on October 3 from 4-7 pm! Come enjoy some cake and lemonade.


The Artists by the Lake club is open to any RCSC card holder for $10 a year. There are monthly meetings from September through May on the first Tuesday of the month at 12 noon in the second floor Social Hall at the Lakeview Recreation Center, 10626 W. Thunderbird Rd.

imageThe Artists by the Lake club is proud to announce we have selected Georgia Feiste as the September Artist of the Month.. Ms. Feiste is retired from a career in insurance operations, and busier than ever! She is a certified life coach as well and delights in coaching others to soar, teaching them to serve as their own personal life coach. But, more importantly she loves to make art, and share what she knows with others. 

In 2012, Georgia decided she could no longer coach people to follow their dreams if she was not doing so herself, so for the last seven years she has been taking classes in pastels, acrylics, and oils as a snowbird in Sun City, AZ. During her time spent back in Nebraska, she immersed herself in techniques and style, reading dozens of books, watching you-tube videos and taking online classes. This creative outlet allows her to bring richness to her life, and share that feeling and knowledge with others. 

During that time, as people discovered her art, she has received commissiones  for paintings of loved ones, flowers, birds, dogs, and cats. Her largest endeavor was a 5’ x 5’ portrait of two small boys in the wilds of Montana! Her latest series of paintings was drawn from her two months in Ecuador in 2019. Her favorite subject: children at play. 

Georgia has won several awards at the Sun City Annual Juried Art Show and Palo Verde Art Show, and is a juried member of Vanguard Art Group in the West Valley in Arizona. She became an associate at Noyes Art Gallery in Lincoln, NE, in August, 2016. 

Now that she has moved to Sun City, AZ permly, sh will be teaching beginning painting for seniors who have not painted for a very long time, or have never painted before. She has a creative ability to share what she has learned from her many hours of zen-full painting.

The Artists by the Lake club is open to any RCSC card holder for $10 a year. There are monthly meetings from September through May with a demonstration by an artist about something that will help members improve their personal style as an artist. We are newly renovated! Come visit us online art! or in person on the second floor of the Lakeview Recreation Center. We want to meet you!

Renovation is Complete!

September classes start 9/4! The first meeting is Tuesday 9/3 with an unveiling of our new room! Please bring 2 pieces of your beautiful art to hang on our new walls with new lighting. Bring a snack to share andd help brainstorm some new ideas and direction for our club!