Friday, November 20, 2009

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Saturday, October 17, 2009

One painting: Start to finish, DAY 1



Sometimes I like to post the "beginnings" of paintings...not just the final piece. For me the beginning layers of a painting are the most fun. I often don't know which direction the painting will take me. It is the excitement of the unknown. For someone who likes a plan in life, painting is one time, that I don't plan...I react, respond and play. It is so liberating to go into a painting with endless opportunity. It is the final stages of a painting where I feel more constricted to not undo what I have done and tie up the loose ends! This fall, in preparation for my solo show at the Left Bank Gallery in Essex CT in December, I started many new paintings - it was truly fun. Now I must get to the finishing of them.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Back to the studio...



Well, summer is over and though, I am sad to see it end, I am quite excited to get back to work in my studio.  The landscape this summer was quite dramatic with amazing colors, fog, light and drama.   I just started this diptych (this is only one half)...stay tuned for the finished piece...

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Next Show, Munson Gallery, Chatham, MA


Just a quick note, that my show at Munson Gallery www.munsongallery.com in Chatham on Cape Cod will be opening July 10-26, with the opening on Friday, July 10 from 5:30-7pm.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Concord Art Association's Paint the Town!

The preview show for the Concord Art Association's major fundraiser, Paint the Town, opens this Thursday. I was invited to create a painting for the live auction. The painting is 16" x 16". Stop by and check it out. I believe the work will be available to preview online later this week at www.concordart.org

Storm on the Move

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Paint the Town!

Paint The Town!
2009

11th Annual Fundraising Auction to Benefit the Concord Art Association
Saturday, May 16, 2009


This year I was invited to participate in the Concord Art Association's annual fundraiser, Paint the Town! Live Auction event. I will be painting a 24" x 24" oil painting for this event of a scene in Concord, Massachusetts. Stay Tuned!


For details see www.concordart.org

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Sunshine! Diptych


This is a diptych (two panel) painting that can be hung together or apart. I wanted a sunny painting that showed the warmth and optimism of summer.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Great News!

I just received news that I was given the opportunity to have a two person show (with Nancy Colella) at my gallery, www.munsongallery.net , in July. This will be my first gallery sponsored show. More info to come.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Dancing in the rain....


Heard this quote and wanted to share it:
"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to end but, instead learning how to dance in the rain."

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

The month of giving...




A few updates on what is happening for me this month... I have a group of paintings showing right now at the Sweet Bites Cafe in West Acton, MA. The work should be there through the month of March.

Also, happening this month is Cambridge Art Association's major annual fundraiser, Venetian Night, for which I have donated a 24" square oil painting that was in the 2008 Roddy Show at the Concord Art Association. The painting is called "Stage Harbor".
www.cambridgeart.org

On the 28th of March another one of my paintings will be on the auction block, this time at the Merriam School Auction. The painting is a 30" square called, "Last Dance". http://merriam.maestroweb.com/ SOLD.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Autumn Marsh

This oil painting is on cradle board and is 16" x 16". It depicts the last light of the day which tends to bath everything in its path in jewel-like colors.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Thank you!

Thank you to everyone who made it to the opening last Thursday evening despite the VERY cold weather and icy sidewalks. This is the painting, Fortitude, that was juried into the Concord Art Association's Members Juried I exhibit which is open until February 8, 2009. For more info, see post below with links to the show.

Friday, January 9, 2009

You are Invited!





Great news! My painting, Fortitude, was juried into the Concord Art Association's Members Juried I: Painting and Sculpture exhibit which runs from January 10-February 8, 2009.


The juror was Larry Powers, Owner, Powers Gallery, Acton, MA www.powersgallery.com

The Opening Reception is Thursday, January 15, 6-8pm. Please come by, see some art and have a glass of wine! Hope to see you there!

www.concordart.org

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Last Dance

Happy New Year! This painting entitled "Last Dance" was inspired by one of those last days of fall when the landscape has suddenly turned to many shades of gray in preparation for winter but, every once in awhile you spot a small area of the intense colors still left from fall...the last dance of fall so to speak. You know how the Fall foliage in New England always feels like their should be an orchestra playing in the background as the colors dance. The morning I spotted this, it was cold and the air had a silvery quality. The light was bright and when it caught these last red leaves the result was intense...you couldn't keep your eyes off them. It was magnetic. As I painted this, I couldn't help but, constantly be reminded of one of my favorite books, Memoirs of a Geisha. Something about the care and beauty of the dance definitely inspired this. It measures 30" x 30". SOLD.