Thursday, January 24, 2013
ART COLLECTOR, MAINE.COM
I am so pleased to be part of the online gallery at Art Collector Maine.com. My gallery The Gallery at Frenchman's Bay is one of the participating galleries and my paintings can now be seen at artcollectormaine.com
Monday, October 22, 2012
This is a great article on the gallery I have joined in Maine. Four of my paintings are pictured behind the gallery director, Tyra Hanson. Click here to read the article in the Mount Desert Islander
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Monday, July 16, 2012
It has been an amazing summer and I am so pleased I have joined The Gallery at Frenchman's Bay in Somesville on Mount Desert Island. This week I am the featured artist and there is a casual reception on Wednesday, July 18 from 4-6 pm. If you are visiting the island, please stop by and see my new work.
Sunday, March 4, 2012
I started this piece while on Monhegan Island in September of 2010. It was a good autumn for apples and I had no trouble gathering a handful from the sides of the road to use in my still life. Also featured are Lisa Brackett's amazingly delicious doughnuts! For various reasons I was unable to complete the piece while on island, so I carefully wrapped the doughnuts up in wax paper and tucked them into a small metal lunchbox I had providentially won at a Bingo event at the Island Schoolhouse the same week. The doughnuts traveled well and arrived back home with me in good shape. I reset the stage in my studio here (fortunately my neighbor has a scrub apple tree so I have been able to replace the wild fruit!) It took a while but I finally managed to finsih the piece last month.
It is now being show in a still life exhibition at Artists' House Gallery in Philadelphia, PA. The gallery director there, Lorraine Riesenbach, has been wonderful about including me in several group shows despite the fact that I am essentially on leave of absence from most of my other work obligations due to being in graduate school. Although participating in the shows is a bit of a strain, one more flying ball in my very large juggling act, it's probably a very good thing not to lose the showing momentum. Participating in showing work keeps you grounded in reality...and reality sometimes feels a very long way away from graduate school..land of theory! ;-) So I am grateful to her for her persistence and patience with me.
Beyond the Ordinary Still Life
February 29 through April 1, 2012
57 North Second Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Wed - Sun 12-5 PM or by appointment
1 - 4pm
artists' house gallery website:
Sunday, February 19, 2012
|"September Squall Over Mt. Desert", Oil on Linen 28" x 44"|
For years I have wanted to paint the view from Islesford to Mt. Desert. I had an exciting time last fall painting on Islesford. One day it was very blustery and all of a sudden the sky started to darken and this wild squall descended upon us. I wanted to capture the squall as it moved in on this glorious day. In minutes everything was grey and wet. Below is my initial block in.
|Initial Block In|
In the sky I wanted to capture the layers of atmosphere and the way the clouds spilled over from one to another. It was a bit of a balance between the impending storm and the gorgeous day that was diminishing every second.
Monday, December 5, 2011
The following article appeared in the Bangor Daily News on 10/27/11:
New art exhibit unveiled at Maine Capitol Complex