My Annual Holiday Open Studio is coming up! This one features smaller works and gift items, though larger works will be available to browse through. In the meantime, I'm working on a commission, several new 8x10s and one gigantic (for me), 24" x 36" architectural piece. Hope to see you!
The Illuminations Opening is approaching! Join us in celebrating the artists whose paintings are gracing our waiting room walls. Illuminations is a rotating art exhibit housed in the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, designed to enhance our environment of care and reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. The Opening was Tuesday, October 17.
Shown: "Red Doors", oil on panel, 24" x 24" S O L D My ETSY Shop
Just delivered 13 paintings to Massachusetts General Hospital's "Illuminations" program, where paintings are displayed on a rotating basis in the hospital's waiting rooms. My work will hang through mid-January and the opening reception is Tuesday evening, October 17. The public is welcome. I'm finishing up a piece of furniture for an auction to benefit Household Goods, a local organization that supports families transitioning into homes. household goods.org/artful-goods
Looking forward to my annual Open Studio. Hope to see you!
As Summer draws to a close, I have just finished this 24" x 24" oil painting from St. Augustine, Florida. I'll have the sun and palm fronds to remind me of warmer days ahead. If the painting finds a new home, well — I'll just have to be satisfied with the digital image.
I recently participated in a weekend plein air workshop with a painter whose work I greatly admire, Jon Redmond. The weather ranged from frigid and raining to bearable and partly cloudy. The sun made brief appearances just to remind us that painting outdoors is fraught with uncertainty and change. Here's a yellow barn, upon which the sun happened to shine for 10 minutes or so.
This year's Spring Break trip to Florida was memorable for the chaos that resulted from an ill-timed blizzard on the day of our scheduled departure. Nevertheless, we were still able to spend a whole week in St. Augustine, a city still recovering from a devastating hurricane last Fall. Here's one from the porch of our B&B on the river. Oil on wood panel, untitled as yet.
This is a spot I've painted many times, over the 20+ years I've been spending time in Truro, MA — way out near the tip of Cape Cod. It's peaceful here, and though the poison ivy and deer tick population are somewhat of a deterrent to painting on-site, I can't resist.
Yes, Florida! We shoveled out from a gigantic snowstorm and were in sunny Florida within a few days of our scheduled arrival date. The weather was on the chilly side but NO SNOW whatsoever! Here's a couple of tourists visiting the St. Augustine Lighthouse.
Here's the oil version of a scene in downtown Andover, Massachusetts in the 1940s. Using a photo posted on Facebook by a fellow "townie" for reference, I have shamelessly channeled Edward Hopper. "Downtown", oil on wood panel, 24" x 24". Available.
Winter may be trying hard to stick around, but Spring will eventually win out. Walking the neighborhood today, I had to deal with some melty slush on the street but thankfully, no ice. Not soon enough, it will be time to head to the beach. Here's one from last summer. To my peeps who are familiar with this beach — yes, I know this house isn't exactly like this, nor is it in exactly this location. It's an interpretation. The painting is also brighter than this looks.
When you buy an old farm, sometimes there are surprises in the form of foundations from long-demolished barns or other structures. It's too much trouble to chop up the concrete and dispose of it, so here it sits. This foundation has been used by us over the years as a pool surround and as a vegetable garden. Lately, its sole purpose has been to support a healthy jungle of ivy and other wild greenery. On a recent snowy day, I decided to capture the scene on canvas.
I'm working on a series of oil paintings from last Spring's trip to Tuscany — Florence and Siena, to be specific. This painting, possibly probably finished, shows an architectural phenomenon that's common in ancient cities that need to upgrade their buildings structurally but also save the features that define them. I've chosen not to include any details of the ongoing construction here; rather, I wanted to showcase the wonderful arched window that remains more or less intact. More work from this trip in the near future.