Friday, October 6, 2017

Reunion Show Tonight, 10/6 at NUarts

Along with several other artists who are also alumni at NUarts, I will be showing work from my new series tonight. If you are in the area, you can find me at Studio 19, where I will be camping out for the night. Who doesn't love a pop up exhibit, right?

The artists are NUarts have graciously invited us for a night of art, conversation and camaraderie. Having enjoyed five years as part of this group (and Art on No) before moving to Albany, I am so pleased to be joining them tonight for this First Fridays Artswalk in Pittsfield.


"Sun Over Mountains" is a mixed media piece with a lot of texture from my new series, Fake Landscapes. There are eight paintings from this series on view this evening. It's such a fun series to work on!

First Fridays Artswalk
5-8 PM - October 6, 2017
NUarts Gallery + Studios
311 North Street, Pittsfield, MA

Thank you NUarts!
xo

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Fall Focus


~Inspiration from the fabulous, Mary Todd Beam

I'm spending some time revitalizing my art by creating a series of mixed media pieces. I am largely inspired by all of nature and by Mary Todd Beam. She is a wonderful teacher and artist! Autumn always feels invigorating to me as the temperatures moderate and nature puts on it's most colorful show.

In contrast to our beautiful fall weather, I'm deeply saddened for all the people who are suffering under the ravages of hurricanes Harvey and Irma. I pray for your safety and recovery.

xo

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Whimsical Series

A few seeds were planted last year about creating a series of paintings around "fake landscapes or fake nature" and ever since I have really fancied the idea. It was an interesting journey to see where those first seeds would take me. 


While creating a number of these paintings, I listened to a wonderful album by Mark Kelso with Linda Worster called Grief & Grace. While at first it seemed a little odd to me that this music would feed my whimsical painting, but it must have been just what I needed at the time. Marking art is very much a part of my spiritual journey. There is a great sense of peace and calm now that wasn't there when I began this project. Thank you universe!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Blooming in Stockbridge

It's been a busy spring so far! I recently dropped off three more paintings at the Red Lion Inn Gift Shop in Stockbridge, MA thereby completely their orders for the short term. I love going to the gift shop because there is such a variety of beautiful items made by local artists and artisans. While there, I was told the art photo necklaces are selling well and that means I will need to be making more of them soon though.

These paintings were created in watercolor but with many layers of glazing. This technique produces quite a different look from the usual transparent loose flowers. I enjoy painting using both techniques and have started some looser paintings currently. I like to mix things up from time to time.

Poppy, Sunflower, Shasta

The Red Lion Gift Shop carries a number of my paintings, mini journals, art cards and art photo necklaces. The Good Purpose Gallery in Lee, MA also carries mini journals, art cards and the art photo jewelry. I am looking into selling the smaller items online again and will keep you posted about developments in that area.

Today feels like a summer day - time to take a break and a long walk.

xo

Thursday, March 16, 2017

What's New for Spring

Spring is just around the corner, literally four days from now. While outside my window there's a twenty inch blanket of fresh snow from this week's blizzard, Spring will still come. And as Spring bursts forth, I am busy creating new mini journals, art cards, jewelry and small paintings for The Red Lion Inn Gift Shop.

Serendipity at work again... I will also add a few larger paintings to my inventory there over the next couple of months, as I paint them. I will be sure to pop some on here to show you what I'm working on next. Happy creating and Happy Spring!
xo