Thursday, November 2, 2017

Adventures in Life, oh my.

I have been lax in updating my blog, and I know it. Life happened. As of my last posting, I was happily living outside of Boston, dreaming of escaping to the country, and somewhere between then and now, the impossible happened: I bought a house and studio in the country and moved two states away to try a new version of life. So here I am in rural Maine, trying to get my studio up and running, or at least up and limping, but mostly fighting with flat packed furniture and sighing at the pile of boxes currently hiding all my belongings from me. The studio is a mess--I'll post pictures eventually, but at the moment the only thing about it that says "studio" is the easel in the corner, so they'll have to wait. In the mean time, of course, the art world keeps moving. Sebbie and I got a lovely write up in American Art Collector's November issue: don't miss Sebbie along with work by Simon Balyon at Lotton Gallery in Chicago this November.  




Also, Sebbie's headed out to Anderson Fine Art Gallery in St Simons Island, Georgia for the Oil Painters of America Eastern Regional Exhibition opening November 17th.






















And "Catharsis" is making an appearance at the American Women Artists' National Exhibition in Tucson Arizona at the Tucson Desert Art Museum, on view now. And while we're on the subject, American Women Artists have elevated me to Signature status, which means more opportunities to show with them; I'm honored. 



And, incase you were wondering, you can find me teaching at the Art Loft in Rockland, Maine: come take a class and tell your friends.

Well, that's all for now, but I should have more exciting news soon. Wish me luck in my crazy new adventures.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Natura Morta

Reception! This Friday at the Lincoln Arts Project, Natura Morta, a two woman show featuring art jewelry by the marvelous Kelly Conroy and paintings by yours truly. There'll be drinks, nibbles, art, dead birds--really everything you could want in a Friday night out! But in all seriousness, the show came together beautifully: it's lovely, come see it. 

Art jewelry by Kelly Conroy

paintings by yours truly


Saturday, May 20, 2017

The Creative Process

The Creative Process, the annual student and faculty exhibition at the New Art Center, opens today! Reception fun from 1-4 in Newton, Massachusetts--Sebbie will be there with his tortoise and turtle friends because they're cool like that, obviously. 



Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Natura Morta







I'm delighted to share our two person show, Natura Morta, is up at the Lincoln Arts Project gallery space. A combination of painting (me) and fine art jewelry (Kelly Conroy), the show focuses around the cycles of nature through birds--it's hard to explain, but it's beautiful. I expect you just have to come see it. Opening reception is June 2nd 6-9pm, be there.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

New York Bound

I'm delighted to share that "A Boy and His Chicken" will be in New York City for the 84th Annual Juried Exhibition of the Hudson Valley Art Association. It'll be the second time this year I've had work at Salmagundi Club on Fifth Avenue. Both the boy and his chicken are thrilled.

Salmagundi Club, NYC, April 30th - May 5th 2017





Sunday, January 22, 2017

Art Muse Contest












I'm delighted and surprised to share that my painting Catharsis (previously titled, I Tried--but that seemed to lead to confusion and a lot of questions most of which were answered by the word "catharsis," so I swapped) won Art Muse's December contest in the category of Emerging Artist. The piece will also be included in a group exhibition at Jack Meier Gallery in Houston, Texas next month. I'm also finding this a teachable moment, because apparently, in my hurry to make a last minute entry, I misspelled catharsis (cathersis just doesn't have the same ring to it) on my entry, and that's just terribly embarrassing. Proof your entries, children, you'll thank yourself later. 



Sunday, December 4, 2016

Playing with light

I think I'm about done with this piece. It was an experiment of sorts, trying to push myself outside of my usual, working with photos (mine) and extrapolating my imagination all over the place. It's painted a lot more loosely than my usual style (you can't quite tell from the photo, because the painting is rather large so it reads more tightly painted than it really is), and I left off a lot of detail work I'd usually get caught up in. It was fun to see how much I could push the color in the moon light--even now, looking at it, I think I could have gotten away with more, but I think it's time to move on. Anyway, more updates soon, most likely involving sharks and foxes (guess which ones Sebbie is playing with?) as those are the current works in progress.