Thursday, January 31, 2019


Mixing Memory & Desire
mixed media/panel
8" x 8"

Memory Bowl 1
mixed media/paper
5" x 7"

Powers Gallery has already sold two of my paintings in the current show The Essence of Abstraction.  The show opened last Saturday 1/26 with an afternoon reception that was well attended with a steady flow of art collectors, friends, family, and other artists.  

It is a powerful show with a talented group of artists working across the media spectrum and offering  colorful expressive work.  The exhibit runs until March 9th.  Gallery hours are Tuesday - Saturday from 10 AM - 6 PM at 144 Great Road (Rte 2A), Acton, MA.

These paintings above are recent.  I am now exploring cold wax medium and oil and I am loving the versatility of this medium.   Other media included in these are India ink, crayon, graphite and pencil.  The series continues to explore the fragility of memory, a theme I have been working with for a few years now.  Intrigued by how memory can be ethereal to truly weighted, this medium allows me to explore memory's transient nature. 

I am grateful to Larry Powers and his staff for supporting my art and to the collectors who have invited my work into their home.  Thank you!

Friday, January 18, 2019


The Things We Carry
mixed media/panel

I am happy to announce that I will have paintings in Powers Gallery new show The Essence of Abstraction opening Saturday, January 26, 2019.  This exhibit will run through to March 9th.  I will be joining artists: Charlie Bluett, Kathy DeFlice-Secor, Robin Remick, Fran Busse, Ellen Rolli, Jan McElhinny, Iris Marcus, Pat Gerkin, Elizabeth Ahern, & Joe McCarthy.

My work will range from large 36" x 36" to small 6" x 6".  Many are new paintings  -  mixed media consisting of cold wax medium with oil and including graphite, India ink & crayon on panel.  Cold wax is new medium for me and one I am loving due to its versatility.  I will also have several small matted cold wax/oils on paper there.

Powers Gallery is located at 144 Great Road (rte 2A), Acton, MA.  Telephone is 978-263-5105.  For more information click this link.  Stop in next Saturday from 3-6 PM, have a glass of wine, meet the artists and enjoyed a visual feast of contemporary art.  

Wednesday, January 16, 2019


Lily Pond II
oil/paper 24" x 24"

Its unbelievable today is already the 16th of January.  My Wild Beauty show has been up for that long.  Last Friday night was the reception at SheBreathes Balance and Wellness Studio in Walpole, MA. I had a fabulous evening greeting old friends, family, former students and meeting many new acquaintances.  Seeing the paintings through others' eyes is a rewarding experience for any artist.  And catching up with everyone in colorful setting on a cold winter night of a new year was priceless. 

The Gallery Wall
Photo courtesy of Jay Wu

The show will be on display through this month.  Gallery hours are Mondays & Fridays 10-1 PM, Wednesday 10-12 PM, and open for viewing during scheduled events.  The show can also be seen by appointment by contacting Beth Knaus at

A sweet turnout of friends, family & new  aquaitances
photo by Jay Wu

photo by Jay Wu

Though I tend to favor black outfits I did wear some bright turquoise shoes that also were quite a hit!

photo courtesy of Robbin Bell

Many thanks to everyone who came Friday night!  And to Jennifer Gulbrand, owner and creator of SheBreathes Balance and Wellness Studio;  her husband Dave, art & lighting installer extraordinaire & musician; and Beth Knaus, gallery curator and owner of That's a Spade.