Saturday, September 13, 2014

At the Boston Guild

Awesome day at the Boston Guild - a roundtable discussion with Judith Curtis( wife of David Curtis), author of the article about the show in the current issue of American Art Review, as moderator. She is joined by Guild artists Stapleton Kearns, Peter Tysver, and T.M. Nicholas and president of the Guild Jean Lightman. Daniel Keys and Kathy Anderson were on the 2nd floor. — at The Guild of Boston Artists.

Please check out their blogs/websites

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Yellow Tropical Hibiscus

20" x 20"
large acrylic on canvas

My first painting completed in the new studio. When i began this i knew that i wanted to paint something colorful and fun as this was going to be my first studio painting. This is painted from a photo i took in Florida.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Fall Colors 1 and 2

Fall Colors 1 and 2
8" x 10"
Acrylic on gessoed canvas paper
$250 each

These two paintings represent the coming of the fall season. Use of vivid acrylic colors bring out the natural beauty of the fall season. They are being sold as a set and will be framed as a set.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Butterfly Attraction

Butterfly attraction
acrylic on panel
12" x16"

This painting is inspired by the beautiful butterfly bushes that are everywhere in the garden at the Whistler House Museum The painting is in an abstract contemperory style with complementary purple and yellow playing off each other, it is about creating an outdoor garden mood set in a pleasing composition.
The butterfly bushes are significant because the artist, James McNeill Whistler's "monogram 'J.W.' was developed into a 'butterfly' signature in c.1869 and gradually evolved over the next thirty years, acquiring antennae, veins and a tail."


A chronology of Whistler's butterfly signatures

Butterfly signature 1873
Butterfly signature 1883
Butterfly signature 1885
Butterfly signature 1889
Butterfly signature 1894
Butterfly signature 1898

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Contemperory Abstract Roses

Acrylic on canvas paper
8"x 10"
$200 each (Framed)

This was a fun experiment using acrylic paints, varnish and string gel medium. These 2 small paintings are about color and nature in an abstract design.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Summer Workshop at the Local Library

Another fun workshop with kids. This time it is a watercolor demo and workshop at a local library as part of their summer programs for kids.


Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Summer Paint Along #3

Another group painting experience. Anyone can email me to join,no painting experience required.  The next one is in August, cost is $35 per person.

This time we used one of my own paintings as an inspiration.
This was the inspiration -

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Summer Paint Along 2

These sessions can be included as painting classes, painting workshops, private painting parties and corporate events where you can experience the creative process of painting an original work of art.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Attempting Collage

Attempting Collage
12" x 7"

Thanks Jen Heater and the Chelmsford Art Society for a fun evening of collage making with friends. Here is my attempt.....

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Garden Roses

Garden Roses

Acrylic on studio artists board (1/4" flat)
8" x8"
$80 (framed)

A small, fun painting done for the Brush gallery's upcoming show- "From The Ground Up". This painting is done from photos taken last summer at a the Boston Public garden.The painting is full of expressive brushwork and impressionistic details.
"Garden Roses" SOLD at the brush gallery show.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Lilies From the Ground

"Lilies from the ground"

Acrylic on studio artists board (1/4" flat)
8" x8"
$75 (framed)

A small, fun painting done for the Brush gallery's upcoming show- "From The Ground Up". This painting is done from photos taken last summer at a Concord horse farm.The painting is full of expressive brushwork and impressionistic details.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Summer Paint Along #1

I will provide the canvas, paint, Q-tips, sponges and brushes; you bring your artistic spirit. As an added bonus, at the end of the evening, you will have a painting to take home along with some memories.
Join me for an evening of creativity and some light snacks.
Open to all adults and kids 12yrs and up
Dates/Time: Friday June 6th/6pm -9pm
And Sunday June 8th/ 2pm-5pm
Location: St. Mark’s Church.
Cost: $35 per person.
Please email me to confirm your seat,

Friday, May 2, 2014

Mixed Media Sunflowers

Mixed media on watercolor paper
12" x 16"

This is what happens when an artist gets the flu and infection for 2 weeks. I enjoyed painting this "child-like " painting in mixed water media, watercolor, pen and ink, acrylic, watercolor pencils, salt and drawing pencil.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Abstract Sunflower Study

study 1

These 2 paintings are done as a study for larger abstract sunflower painting in watercolor.

Watercolor on paper
6" x15" approx. each