Thursday, December 22, 2016


This holiday season is always full of wonderful surprises.  My painting above, Black Chemise #8, recently at the Cambridge Art Association small works show, has been invited to a new home.

It is always a joy to have one's work honored by such an invitation. While I am excited by the sale I am more excited knowing that someone that I consider a dear friend and talented artist bought this work.  So my friend many thanks!

This work is from my Chemise series painted in 2011.  It is acrylic on handmade paper mounted on canvas.  The paper comes from Taos, NM.  The series is based on love, loss and what remains.  The remains is my imagination of my mother's soul wearing such a garment when on her spiritual journey during the time of Dia de los Muertos and All Soul's Day.  Black was a color that suited her.

My vision for this series is also based on a wonderful memory  When my mother dressed for an evening out she always wore black, a beautiful red glossed her lips and Chanel # 5 left traces of her as she walked out the door with my handsome dad.  Oh the memory...

Friday, December 2, 2016


Tis the season for the holiday small works shows.  

oil/panel  8"x8"

This year three of my paintings: Swept Away, Here Once Before & Reflections Can Whisper,  from my Wild Beauty series have been invited to Courthouse Gallery in Ellsworth, ME.  The exhibit is from Wednesday, December 7th through the 30th.  A open house and artists' reception will take place on Wednesday, December 14th from 5-7 PM.   I am honored to have my work in such as prestigious gallery.

oil/panel  8"x 8"

These three landscapes were painted plein air in Boothbay Harbor and Pemaquid Point, Maine.  

oil/panel  12"x12"

oil/panel  12"x12"

Back in the studio when the weather is not as inviting to paint outside I like to play with floral arrangements.  It is the closest thing to the landscape in shapes, colors and the wildness of the flowers's petals.  At Concord Art Association, where I also teach painting classes, I have two such works in their Holiday Originals show.  This show will run from December 1st until Sunday, December 20th.  The gallery is open Tuesday - Saturday from 10 AM until 4:30 PM & Sundays 12 - 4 PM.

oil/canvas 12"x12"

Art is a wonderful way to escape the madness of the season whether visiting galleries or museums. This is a season to celebrate what is most important: family, friends and creative expression. Wishing you a sweet holiday season of magic and joy!