"Were I called on to define, very briefly, the term Art, I should call it the reproduction of what the Senses perceive in Nature through the veil of the soul." - Edgar Allan Poe

Friday, April 8, 2016

“I am seeking. I am striving. I am in it with all of my heart"     
                                                                                          Vincent Van Gogh

Having recently returned from four wonderful weeks in Australia I've been playing catchup with my email and various other obligations.
One of which was painting new paintings for an upcoming group show with four wonderful watercolor artists: Anne Belson, Wendy Hale, Mary Smith and Burt Longenbach.

Hope to see some of you there!

Opening Reception Friday April 8th 6-8pm
Dillon Gallery
South Shore Art Center in Cohasset at 119 Ripley Road, Cohasset, MA

City Slickers
Slippery When Wet

Summer Shower

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Also in the Fall, my painting "Sunday Silver" was selected for the Attleboro Museum National Juried Exhibit  Possessions: Prized and Otherwise".
This painting represents the nostalgia I feel for the many entertaining and hilarious Sunday dinners with my husband's family when my children were small and we visited from NJ.  Such fun times!
We inherited the silver coffee pot along with some of the other items  in this painting and when I set up this still life I felt it was a tribute to my mother-in-law's sense of family tradition and also to my own mother, whose favorite flowers were lilies. Whenever I look at this piece I feel the powerful and continued connection to these two wonderful women, and those special moments in my life.

Sunday Silver 25"x33"
Haven't posted much the last couple of months.  It seemed their wasn't enough days in the week to accomplish everything. The summer just flew by with construction in my home, house guests and then straight into the Fall and the Holidays.
Besides working hard on my ABC book project and other illustrations (see my illustration blog), I still managed to carve out time for some paintings….(have to get my painting fix in :)

Beach Walk 8x10
Summer Harbor 8x10

I experimented recently, with these two small beach scenes, trying watercolor on canvas…. I think it gave an interesting look and is something I might continue to explore. These two beach scenes are currently on display at the Front Street Gallery in Scituate.

Changing Marsh 11x14
I decided to rework this fall scene as I wasn't happy with the composition in the foreground…I think 
it looks better now. I used an interesting medium "Watercolor Oil" its fun to work with for a change.

I did this watercolor as a birthday gift for my son. A nice memory from when he was visiting back east from California, and we walking with his dog along the North River on a beautiful, warm and sunny day.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

"STARS & STRIPES" The American Flag in Contemporary Art
                                                                                         and  "ARTISTS HOMES & STUDIOS"

I am so happy to be part of these two wonderful art books by E. Ashley Rooney. They arrived in bookstores this summer.

"Stars & Stripes" In this book artists share not only their work but they also talk about the inspiration behind their pieces. The book reflects the feelings about this iconic image and celebrates America in all
her glory. I'm proud to say that I was one of 64 artists selected for this honor. The variety of art forms range from watercolor paintings to crazy quilts, oils to match-boxes, mixed media to digital. The artwork shows all cultural and political viewpoints that define the country today. Check out both books at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

"Artists Homes & Studios"  Go behind the scenes of the art world as you tour the homes and studios of 86 international artists and enjoy this glimpse into contemporary artists' lives.

Monday, January 26, 2015


I haven't been painting too much since the holidays as I decided to focus on some illustrations for a book idea I've been noodling around in my brain for a while.  It's rather fun to delve into something different for a change of pace. There'll be more on that project coming soon on my  illustration blog
so sign up if you haven't already  http:/storybookartist.blogspot.com

I'm still busy entering paintings in upcoming shows and am very happy to be accepted in the following shows this winter.

"Ancestral Path" has been accepted in the Duxbury Art Association's Juried Winter Show at the Art Complex Museum.

The New England Watercolor Society is holding it's 2015 Members Show and Sale at the The Guild of Boston Artists this year.
It's a wonderful gallery right in downtown Boston at 162 Newbury Street. Reception & Awards on Saturday, January 31st 2-4pm.  I thought my painting entitled "Magic Hour"would be good choice to exhibit as Acorn Street is one of the most famous streets in Boston.

"Magic Hour"
I'm excited that my watercolor "A Walk with Guadi", which is one of my favorites, was chosen to be part of the "Journeys" show at the South Shore Art Center, Cohasset. January 9 - February 8. The Juror was Zola Solamente, Director of the Arden Gallery Boston, and it's a fabulous show!

"Juicy" is in the Russell Gallery at the Plymouth Guild in Plymouth where there at many wonderful paintings to look at.


Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Be sure and stop by the Plymouth Guild at 11 North Street, Plymouth, MA for their annual Fall/Holiday Art Show running through Jauary 11, 2015.  

The exquisite 1902 Russell Gallery features 32' high ceilings, a grand marble fireplace, 20' Greek revivals columns, 2 Romeo and Juliet balconies and is adorned with a beautiful low relief Pentelic sculpted frieze.... a must see!

Below is my painting "Morning Light on Beacon Hill" which can be seen in the Russell Gallery, with lots of other wonderful artwork and crafts both the Galleries and the Artisan Gift Shop, to consider for those special holiday gifts. Open 10-4pm every weekday and Sunday 12-4pm.