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Love to Paint with Mimi: A PBS Art SeriesPBS is proud to present Mimi Sammis in a 13 series TV show that will encourage you to look at the world differently while inspiring you to create your own paintings.

Paint with Mimi anytime when you view the show Love to Paint with Mimi. You are sure to be delighted with the insight into the creative process and the painting techniques that Mimi Sammis shares.

Love to Paint with Mimi will help you free your spirit as you are drawn into the creative process and discover how you, too, can create your own paintings. Join Mimi Sammis in her Love to Paint with Mimi series and you will discover a new world of creativity. Mimi takes you through the tools you will need, discusses various artists’ techniques, shows you some “tricks of the trade” and inspires you to paint like no one is watching! Come see how she does it.

Episode 1: Tools of the Trade

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Walking into an art supply store can be a little daunting – especially for artists who are just starting out. In this episode, Mimi shows viewers how to choose exactly which supplies they need, while also keeping it simple. Back in the studio, she paints a scene of a peaceful pond.

Episode 2: Winslow Homer

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Mimi visits the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design museum to view the work of two great American artists – Winslow Homer and Frank W. Benson. Back in the studio, Mimi paints a seascape inspired by Homer’s On a Lee Shore.

Episode 3: All About Mimi

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Ever wonder how Mimi became involved in art? In this episode, she’ll talk about her personal journey along the road of life and creativity. Back in the studio, she’ll paint a spectacular sunrise inspired by the view at her Narragansett Rhode Island home.

Episode 4: The Power of Art

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In this episode, Mimi visits a school that has used art as an extraordinary means to transform and heal. Back in the studio she paints a scene inspired by a stunning Rocky Mountain vista.

Episode 5: Perspective

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In this episode, Mimi interviews renowned illustrator and author David Macaulay, who demonstrates the exciting ways in which perspective can be used. Back in the studio, Mimi paints a country road using one point perspective.

Episode 6: Composition

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Guest artist Kerstin Zettmar joins Mimi to explore how composition can be used to guide the eye into and through a painting. Back in the studio, Mimi paints a Spanish country road using the 'C' curve.

Episode 7: Finding Inspiration

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Connecting with nature is one of the most powerful ways to be creatively inspired. Mimi found inspiration for this week's painting on a recent trip to Hawaii.

Episode 8: Dancing With Color

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Guest artist Rebekah Cook demonstrates how she uses primary and complimentary colors to create vibrant compositions. In the studio, Mimi demonstrates how different color schemes can create completely different moods and effects, even when the subject remains the same.

Episode 9: Paint Like No One’s Watching

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We're all born with an innate impulse to create. In this episode, Mimi visits Sophia Academy in Providence Rhode Island where she conducts a creativity exercise with a group of students. Back in the studio, Mimi continues to show viewers ways they can access their creativity without fear of judgement.

Episode 10: Value

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What is value? How do artists create interesting shapes? Why is it important to squint? These are just a few of the intriguing questions Mimi answers in this episode. Back in the studio, Mimi paints a dramatic scene of the ocean at full moon.

Episode 11: Creating Together

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In this episode you'll meet Mimi's artists' circle – a group of artists who inspire and encourage each other to create. Back in the studio, Mimi paints a beautiful scene inspired by Hawaii.

Episode 12: Starry Night

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Mimi visits the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design museum to study the paint strokes of Georges Lemmen and Pierre-Auguste Renoir. Back in the studio, Mimi paints a scene inspired by Vincent Van Gogh's Starry Night.

Episode 13: Trying Something New

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Trying something new can be liberating and lots of fun! In this episode, Mimi joins a group of students who are exploring printmaking for the very first time. Back in the studio, Mimi paints a vibrant, tropical scene from the Bahamas.