Thursday, October 23, 2014

RECENT SALES

Isle of Shoals
mixed media on paper
28 x 36 framed

These two paintings recently sold at the Rocky Neck Gallery in Gloucester, MA.  Both are from my Journeys series started in 2012 and this series continues to expand.  Originally I was working with old road maps retracing the routes my parents traveled and imagining the trips they took.  This evolved to the concept of travel we take once we recall our own stories.

I feel very honored that these works on paper have been invited to new homes.  You can see more of my work on my website.  The Journey series has sparked a new body of work I started this summer called Remnants.   I am very excited to be exploring this idea in the studio now.



If I Leave Now
mixed media on paper
36 x 28 framed

On another note my painting workshop scheduled for this weekend at Mother Brook Arts in Dedham has been cancelled due to low enrollment.  We are planning another concept for the spring that might be more attractive for interested artists.  I will keep you posted.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

PAINTING WORKSHOP




I am teaching a 3 day painting workshop at Mother Brook Arts & Community Center in Dedham, MA starting Friday, 10/24 - Sunday 10/26.  This workshop explores the graphic language and helps students become stronger painters and develop their unique creative voice.  I hope you can join me for a fun and rewarding few days in a supportive environment painting and experimenting with the language.  Mother Brook Arts is located on 123 High Street in Dedham (formerly the Avery Elementary School.  For more information email info@motherbrookarts.org

This is a brief description of the workshop:

Learn how to become a stronger painter and develop your skills by exploring the elements of the painting language: color, value, shape, line, texture, size and direction. Each class will cover a subject (or two) on form and through demos, viewing master artworks and doing painting exercises students will strengthen their comprehension of the visual language. Class time will allow students to paint with individual attention. Each session ends with a critique/class discussion. Watermedia.
A supply list is on the Mother Brook Arts site course description.  If you have any questions please email me at marthawake@aol.com.
Friday, October 24 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 25 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 26 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
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Painting Workshop
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Thursday, September 18, 2014

RECEPTION TONIGHT

April's Woodlands
oil/panel
2014

April's Woodlands is currently on exhibit at the Arnold Arboretum in the new show Artists of the Arboretum 2014.  This juried show features work by 27 artists.  This painting resulted from my very first visit here this past April just when the trees were budding.  My friend, Maine artist Linda Packard, joined me for a day of plein air painting.  Linda also has a painting in the show.

Tonight, 9/18, is the reception from 6-8 PM.  The Arnold Arboretum is located at 125 Arborway in Jamaica Plains.  This event also ties in with Jamaica Plains Open Studios happening this weekend Saturday & Sunday from 10 AM - 5 PM.

Friday, September 12, 2014

DEMO SUNDAY


Lexington Arts and Crafts Society has invited me to do a watercolor demo this Sunday, September 14th from 2-4 PM.


Red Slip # 3
watercolor
30 x 22


I will be painting in front of the attendees.  This will be fun and challenging as I am not use to painting with an audience.  However I will bring plenty of props and tools to enliven my talk about why I love to paint in this medium.


Red Shears
watercolor
22 x 30

The demonstration will take place in the Plummer Studio of the Lexington Arts and Crafts Society at 130 Waltham Street in Lexington.  Admission and parking are free and it is handicapped accessible.  


Memories of Home
cropped view
watercolor
18 x 24

I hope to see you there!  For more information please visit their website @ www.LACSma.org or call:  781-862-9696.





Tuesday, September 9, 2014

LARGER THAN THE SUM...



Here is the poster featuring a preview of selected work in the show by (starting top left clockwise) Catherine Evans, Jodi Colella, Merill Comeau, Ilana Manolson, Kathleen Volp and Jeanne Williamson.  The show Larger than the Sum of its Parts opens today in the Wedeman Gallery at the Yamawaki Art & Cultural Center at Lasell College.



Catherine Evans outdoor installation 
photo by John Evans

Also exhibiting work are Adria Arch, Brenda Cirioni, Margot Stage and myself.  For the very first time I am showing two of my circle paintings - new & very large work for me.  Here is Circle # 4 hanging in the gallery.

Circle # 4
acrylic/canvas
82" x 60"



Larger Than the Sum of its Parts features paintings, sculptures and installations in celebration of the power of our coaching group experience.  As a group we have met monthly for over 6 years to craft our careers and find support for our individual studio practices.  

A reception will be held on Sunday, September 21st from 5-7 PM at the gallery located at 47 Myrtle Street, Newton, MA.  Hope to see you there!


Friday, September 5, 2014

BUSY MONTH

September is developing into a busy month with exhibits and artists' receptions.  Tuesday I hung two of my circle paintings at Lasell College's Yamawki Art & Cultural Center in Newton, MA.  The show, Larger than the Sum of its Parts, is a group show featuring the work of my artist coaching group: Adria Arch, Brenda Cirioni,  Jodi Colella,  Merill Comeau, Catherine Evans, Kathleen Volp, Margot Stage, Ilana Manolson, and Jeanne Williamson.


Circle #4
acrylic/canvas
82" x 60"

This show opens Tuesday, September 9th, until October 4th.  An artists' reception will be held on Sunday, September 21st from 5-7 PM. The gallery hours are Tuesday  - Saturday from 1 - 4 PM.  And is located on 37 Myrtle Street with parking available across the street.


Brenda Cirioni, Jeanne Williamson & Kathleen Volp hanging one of Jeanne's works. 



Merill Comeau installing her piece in the tower


More September events coming up:

 The closing reception at The Schwamb Mill this Saturday, 9/6 from 2-4 PM. (Please see yesterday's post.)

Watercolor demo at Lexington Arts and Crafts Society on Sunday, 9/14, from 2-4 PM

Artists' reception for Artists in the Arboretum 2014 on Thursday 9/18 from 6-8 PM

Hope to see you at one of these events!



Thursday, September 4, 2014

CLOSING RECEPTION


If I Leave Now
mixed media/paper
30 x 22


This Saturday is a closing artists' reception for the group show of artists in our studio building.  This show: The Schwamb Mills Artistry and Craftsmanship Today, opened June 21st and has received rave reviews by visitors and the staff of The Old Schwamb Mill.  It features work by 15 + artists including Christiane Corcelle, Wendy Young, Adrienne Landry, and Rick Berry to name a few....

My painting If I Leave Now is from my Journeys series.  You can see more of this series on my website.





Please join us this Saturday 9/6, from 2-4 PM at 17 Mill Lane off Lowell Street in Arlington, MA.  Besides the fantastic artwork on display the building itself is a fascinating structure and historic treasure trove worth exploring.