Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Happy 2019!

Hers my girls Just wanna Paint for December-
"passages" was the theme- this is a painting I did last winter from a wonderful photo taken by Marie Flaherty when we were in Paris in 2015.
Hope you all had a great holiday season! Bring on winter- I love to paint in winter! I have lots of commission work- I'm still at it. I'm intending on being better at blogging this year too!

Friday, October 12, 2018

Upcoming Shows!

Hi everyone- I've been very busy preparing for three exhibits.

Circle Furniture, Artist Brunch, Sunday , October 21, 12:00 PM
Local Pottery, Norwell , New Works, Friday, November 2. 7:00 PM
Dolphin Gallery at the Hingham Public Library, Girls Just Wanna Paint, November 5, 5:30-7:30
Hope to see you there !

Hingham Library
Opening Monday November 5 

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Humarock Beach 12"x12" acrylic and oil on canvas

I am so happy to turn the page of the calendar this month. September was, well, sort of eh. Moving on!
Fall is glorious! This painting is one I started in August, Humarock Beach.
It's my entry in this months"girls just wanna paint challenge!
See them all here.
Happy October!

Friday, September 14, 2018

Catching up!

Hi! It's not quite fall, summer is hanging on. This year I am experiencing a feeling of melancholy as I let go of summer. I loved the heat, (we put a pool in the back yard several years ago, and our house has NO air conditioning , and I LOVE the feeling of relief when I get in my pool). We had lots of hot days and I made a big pile of plein air paintings, most of which need a few tweaks to be complete. I love to paint, and be outside, so plein air is my go to in the warmer weather. As it gets colder I look forward to the process of working out of my imagination. There is a direct relationship to the paint and canvas, it's truly like running away while in the cozy world of my studio.
Here are a few of the pieces I created over the summer.

A glimpse of what I have in the studio to finish...

Here's one of Scituate, looking up from the pier towards Jericho Road.
One of Maine, Gotts Island, a lovely tiny island off the coast of Mt Desert island.
I started this one in the late afternoon on Humarock Beach. (Still tweaking)
A monotype- I'd like to do more of these!
This is why I avoid Cape Cod in the Summer...

I participated in a painting contest at the Marshfield Fair- ate a hot dog-and won the blue ribbon!
I made this giant puppet, named Alphonso, as part of the celebration for 30 years of Summer Arts at Derby Academy! here is Thalia- the amazing and wonderful director, with Al.
This was a fantastic summer at Derby Summer Arts!
Made this flying monkey for the camps production of The Wizard of Oz...

This is the prototype panel for the Art Complex Museums' herring run mosaic wall, (23' total)  working on it now- to be completed in 2020!
I won first place in oil and acrylic at the Pembroke Arts festival this summer!
Not gonna lie, it's cool to win stuff now and then...
( also, I'm not actually going blonde- I'm letting my white hair shine!- an interesting color experience)
A mixed media painting of a fierce lion, painted as a gift to a warrior friend who is fighting cancer.

two smalls from a friends lake house in Maine
And here is what I just started today- one of three 30"x40" canvases to be part of a show next month. 
It's partly from a watercolor I did France in 2015, and partly from another sketch, some made up and some pinterest inspired. Can't wait to get back to it!
Thanks so much for looking! 
I'll be back- show news coming soon!

Friday, August 31, 2018

Gotta Island Maine
I  LOVE MAINE. This is my "edges" entry in the girl just wanna paint challenge for this  month.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018


What a great month! July was filled with fun for me- five fabulous weeks at camp and lots of family time.
Here are a few kid mosaics from camp- 
It is amazing how much the kids love to create!

It was also a busy month for the Art Complex- Falco the red tail hawk, painted so beautifully by exhibiting artist Karie O'Donnell,
larger than than life, came to hang out in the gallery. We drew him and look at carved birds by Kevin Dunn as well. It was a lovely afternoon!
 I made a paper mache flying monkey for Derby's "Wizard of Oz"- so fun! not scary!

And here we have this months Girls Just Wanna Paint piece for July - the theme is "anxiety"

12"x12" acrylic on canvas

Hope everyone is enjoying this awesome summer!

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Girls Just Wanna Paint challenge for June-"Calm"

This was started in May, a cool morning at Worlds End in Hingham, and finished on a hot day in my studio !
 Iv'e been starting lots of plain air paintings lately- and have a backlog to finish. 
This months challenge was "Calm" 
See them all here!