Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Pineapple Lady (Mixed media)

Pineapple Lady

24" x 12"
Mixed media (acrylic and pastels)

Continuing to experiment i find myself enjoying the process, this painting is mostly imaginary. Drew the figure, added the basket on her head and built a story around it...Painted with acrylic and "embellished" with  pastels.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Rhapsody of the Seas

Rhapsody of the sea

Acrylic on canvas
12" x 9"

The acrylic experimentation continues... most of this painting was created underwater in a plastic tub. Pouring and smearing paint to get the colors on the canvas and then gently lifting it out of the water and moving it around to get the effect of the sea water running through.
"Having fun with the medium"

It is inspired by the sea scape series i am working on for a show next year. This is a loose abstract interpretation.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Donation to Whistler House Museum for annual fundraiser

Donation to Whistler House Museum for annual fundraiser     
Acrylic on studio artists board (1/4" flat)
8" x8"

A small, fun painting done from photos taken last summer at a Concord horse farm.The painting is full of expressive brushwork and impressionistic details.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Symbolic Water Lily

symbolic water lily/lotus
Small mixed media painting with gold leaf
10" x10"

This is a small practice piece to try gold leaf,... not sure how i feel about it!!
This flower is historically embedded in symbolism and diverse cultural iconography.

Friday, October 24, 2014


Best in Show, Bougainvillea, watercolor

Won Best In Show at the Art Institute Group of Merrimack Valley

Friday, October 17, 2014

Washed by Water

washed by water
acrylic on canvas
16" x 20"

This is another  painting inspired by long walks on the beach with the feel of the salt water sprays on your face on a beautiful cool, sunny day.Water splashing on the rocks in a beautiful seascape composition.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Endless Summer Splash

Endless Summer Splash

acrylic on canvas
12" x 12"

This painting is inspired by long walks on the beach with the feel of the salt water sprays on your face on a beautiful cool, sunny day.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Perfume Bottles

Perfume Bottles
Acrylic on canvas paper
9" x 12"

Women (and men) love perfumes so much that there is a whole industry dedicated to it. It is not just the scent but how it is marketed and presented to the consumer. The beautiful bottles that hold the liquid are so sparkling and mesmerizing that i don't want to throw away the used bottles.This painting is inspired by the bottles in my closet and a new tube of gold Liquitex Paint marker.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Sunset Impression

Sunset Impression

acrylic on canvas
12" x 12"

Everyone at one time or another has marveled at the warm pink and orange colors of a sunset. Although colorful sunsets and sunrises can be seen anywhere, they are particularly captivating during a beach vacation.
The colors of this sunset are imaginary but the place is real, (painted from a photo).
Enjoy this visual journey and remember a beautiful vacation sunset on a beach walk.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Mornings with Seagulls

Mornings with Seagulls
acrylic on canvas
18" x 24"

Seagulls are large,resourceful, inquisitive and intelligent birds. There are plenty of seagulls in Cape Cod, a place my family and i visit every summer. We enjoy watching them for hours flying around and sitting on the waves. If they see us with food they will hang around  and wait for us to drop crumbs. This painting is inspired from the joy of spending many mornings with the seagulls on a beach in Cape Cod.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Whistler House Museum of Art.

Butterfly Attraction 12" x 16"

closeup view

closeup view

Whistler House 16" x 20"
acrylic on canvasboard
These 2 paintings have been juried into Making Art in the Park exhibit running from October 1 – November 8 in the Member’s Room of the Parker Gallery at the Whistler House Museum of Art.

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.