Tuesday, April 30, 2013


This painting has gone through many revisions since I posted it on Saturday and still I am not quite satified with this yet.   Here is another painting of my Journeys series  that may be finished.  There are road maps collaged on both of these.  Once I get better images taken I can show some close-ups on the layered details.  Both are 30 x 22 mixed media on 300 lb CP paper.

Sunday, April 28, 2013


This painting I started on Friday and resolved a lot of the space and color relations today.  I think I will leave it for awhile.  These images I have posted the last few days are taken with my phone, so not very sharp, but one can see hints of a road map on the lower right.

Saturday, April 27, 2013


Work in progress with tape and all.  I am continuing with my Journeys series by collaging old road maps onto 300 lb paper then adding layers of mixed media revealing and obscuring sections of the map.  I have several paintings in various states of completion going right now. I plan to record the paintings' stages of construction since I am experimenting with new concepts and different acrylic gels in this group.  To see more of this series please visit my website.

Saturday, April 20, 2013


My April circle is undergoing some interesting mixing of gesso, india ink and Golden's fluid acrylics.  This is a detail on one section. After painting a circle a day, I hang it while wet and wait to see what develops over night.  I love seeing the surprises in the morning and the random paths the paint will take.

Friday, April 19, 2013


I have been reworking some paintings done last November while at the Vermont Studio Center.  These have old road maps collaged onto handmade paper.  I then layered with paint and acrylic media to hide and reveal parts of the map.  An aerial view is what I am trying to avoid in this series. 

A bad photo but you may get the idea of my concept.  I am liking the transition of these from problem paintings to possibilities.

Thursday, April 11, 2013


A Room of Our Own, now on exhibit at the Concord Art Association, features artwork by eleven artists in one self-coaching group.  Tonight, please join us for a panel discussion at 7 PM on the experience of a coaching group for artists.  This panel will be moderated by artist and curator Merill Comeau and will feature most of the artists in this self-coaching group:

Adria Arch, Brenda Cirioni, Jodi Coella, Merill Comeau, Catherine Evans, Anne Krinsky, Ilana Manolson, Margot Stage, Kathleen Volp, Jeanne Williamson and myself.

While there be sure to visit our Pop Up shop featuring "must have" artwork gems by Brenda Cirioni, Merill Comeau, Margot Stage, Jeanne Williamson, Kathleen Volp and Ilana Manolson.

Hope to see you this evening at 37 Lexington Road, Concord, MA!

Monday, April 8, 2013


Eleven Artists. One Self-Coaching Group

Above two Sculptures by Jodi Colella.
In the background work on left by Jeanne Williamson and right by Brenda Cirioni 

A Room of Our Own exhibit now showing at the Concord Art Association features work by 11 artists including myself - all part of a self-coaching group. This fabulous show was curated by Merill Comeau and includes the work of the following artists:
Adria Arch
Brenda Cirioni
Jodi Colella
Merill Comeau
Catherine Evans
Anne Krinsky
Ilana Manolson
Margot Stage
Kathleen Volp
Jeanne Williamson
Martha Wakefield

On this Thursday night, April 11th, Merill will moderate a panel discussion with several of us on the "experience of a coaching group for artists."  It will be held a 7 PM at Concord Art Association, 37 Lexington Road, Concord, MA. More info at 978-369-2578.

Please join us Thursday night! See this exhibit rich in diversity, expression and media and learn about the importance of a self-coaching group. 

work by Merill Comeau


Saturday, April 6, 2013


Even though Thursday night was a late night at the studio due to our photo shoot I was back there yesterday pushing paint around. It was a good day working on a few paintings. 

Friday, April 5, 2013


Last night a photo shoot took place in our studio.  New work by Christiane Corcelle was shot by art photographer Pip Shepley.  Photographer assistants were Wendy Young and Martha Wakefield. 

We cannot revealed the artwork photographed until it hits the galleries but it is a very exciting new body of work kept under wraps by Christiane this past year.  Stay tuned! 

More photo events will take place in the weeks to come as Wendy and Martha are also developing exciting new series and are in need of this photographer!