December 7th, 2012
Well, the summer is over but during the season I was able to paint a significant amount of work. Mostly from my husband's boat while he was busy fishing in the Merrimack River and Massapaug Lake, both in Massachusetts. It wasn't always easy painting from a boat. If the wind whipped up, sometimes I was wearing a coat of paint I had just put on the canvas. Never the less, it was a wonderful way to see scenes with a different perspective and also a way to connect with my husband :) After falling in love (yes, I love him a lot, but now I'm talking about art movements.) with the turn of the century painters' group from Canada called the Seven, I started noticing the landscapes around me in a new way. Before my paintings had to have buildings in them to be subject-worthy. Suddenly it was more about the composition of the trees, the branches and the colors bouncing off of the many elements of the landscape. I could get abstract, I could have fun! There were never enough canvases around :)
February 6th, 2011
I am having a one woman show at the alchemy gallery of art/bistro this month in Gloucester, MA. I will include several paintings of the Cape Ann area as well as many from other parts of New England. It begins tomorrow, February 7th and will run until March 4th. The opening reception will be this Wednesday (Feb 9th) from 5:30-7:30pm. Hope to see you there!
October 23rd, 2010
This year a visitor at open studios told me about a group of turn of the century painters from Canada called the Seven or sometimes, The Eight. They remind me of Fairfield Porter with more color. I am in love! One of them is Tommy Thompson who is great. My other absolute favorite is Lawren Harris. Check them out. You won't be sorry. I have new heros in the art world. :)