Wednesday, April 26, 2017


Jon Imber was my mentor and friend.  Several years ago I met Jon at a workshop he was teaching  through the Concord Art Association.  He invited me to come to Stonington, Maine, that summer and join his workshop of hand-picked students.  That week introduced me to a talented group of artists and now friends.  Since his untimely passing in 2014 due to ALS we all gather each summer in Stonington for a week of painting, sharing our work and honoring Jon. He had a huge influence on all of us.  And we all miss him.

Jon giving us a demo 2013

This year his longtime student and dear friend John Arens has organized an exhibit of our paintings at the RiverSea Gallery in Dover, NH. This will be a first for us to show together.  Jon had wanted to have such an exhibit of his Stonington artists.  

The exhibit will run from April 22nd - June 10th, 2017.  The gallery is at Washington Street Mills, 1 Washington Street, Dover, NH 03820.  On Saturday, May 6th from 6-9 PM the artists will be present. Come join us - we are a lively group and each of us has a unique vision of Stonington and painting in general that Jon helped us see more clearly.  

Jon's demo painting July 2013

Monday, April 24, 2017


I returned home last night after teaching a two day painting workshop at the Rockport Art Association. After a very inspiring weekend working with a very talented group of artists I received more good news. Awaiting me was an envelope and check from Powers Gallery in Acton, MA., alerting  me to the sale of this diptych on paper.  Two full sheets of 300 lb cold press paper.

This painting is titled Meeting You Halfway.  It is mixed media consisting of acrylic, India ink, & graphite & measures 30" x 44".  I am so honored to have this work invited to a new home.  And grateful for Powers Gallery for finding the right one.  Thank you!