Friday, September 12, 2014


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

Red Slip # 3
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
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
18 x 24

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

Tuesday, September 9, 2014


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
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


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
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


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.

Friday, August 29, 2014


8" x 8"

I LOVE ...

- Like Nowhere Else
- Heartbeat
- Where Rocks Wander
- Here Once Before
- Granite Flow
- Lily Pond and Dark Woods (grrr!)
- Harmony

Oh ... so hard to choose.  The next question will be when / how can I see

 I received the above wonderful words in an email today. This is truly flattering to know my work resonates with someone.  The paintings mentioned are a new body of work titled Wild Beauty and are now up on my website.  (Thank you Jeanne!)  This series, I painted in Pemaquid and Stonington, Maine over the summer and is currently at the Barb Jackson Gallery in Rockport, Maine until August 31st. 

 I am really excited about another new series I also started in Maine called Remnants.  You can see a few on my updated website under Works on Paper: Maine. 

The above painting Where Rocks Wander just sold and will stay in Maine with the new owners - that too makes me very happy!

Friday, August 22, 2014


Here I am at the Barb Jackson Gallery as the guest artist for this month of August with my 15 new paintings.  14 of them are oil on panel painted this year.  The show will be up through August 31st.  If you are in the area of Rockport, Maine please stop in at 22 Central Street.  The gallery is open Tuesday - Saturday 12 - 5 PM.

I am also happy to report two paintings in this show now have new owners.  Wild Beauty and Drifting Echoes are going to the homes of good friends and painting pals!  Thank you dear friends.

Wild Beauty
8" x 8"

Drifting Echoes
8" x 8"

Soon my website will be updated with a all the new work I have been doing this year.  I will keep you posted.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014


oil/panel 10" x 10"

April's Woodlands has been selected for the exhibit Artists in the Arboretum 2014 at The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University in Jamaica Plain, MA.  I went there for the first time with my friend artist Linda Packard to paint there.   It was on Friday, April 25th.  The only reason I marked this day was because Linda was visiting from Maine to attend some events in Boston and at the Danforth Museum in honor of our mentor and friend Jon Imber.  We spent a glorious spring day painting there as a way to celebrate all the gifts Jon gave us.  Linda's painting Overwintered Cattails was also selected for the show.  You can see that on her website under Recent Work.

There was a large number of entries and only 28 paintings have been accepted so I am honored to be part of this show.  The exhibit opens on Thursday, September 18th with a reception that evening from 6-8 PM.  And the show runs until Saturday, October 19th.  The opening also coincides with Jamaica Plain Open Studios (JPOS) weekend on 9/20-21.  Viewing hours are 10 AM - 5 PM every day except Wednesday.  Please join us on Thursday, September 18th, for the artists' reception!