Sunday, February 27, 2011

2011 Massachusetts Artists Biennial

The Other Side of the Fence
acrylic on panel

I recently got word that two pieces of mine (not this one) have been included in the 2011 Massachusetts Artists Biennial. The juror was Jen Mergel, senior curator of contemporary art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. I am really pleased to be included in what promises to be a wonderful exhibit at the Brush Gallery, Lowell, MA. I will post more information as the date draws closer, but if you just can't wait, visit

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Trees of Winter
encaustic on panel

Still not really confident with encaustics, but I am having fun trying to get a handle on them. Okay, so, sometimes it is frustrating, but mostly it is fun.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Saturday, February 19, 2011

as of yet, untitled
mixed media on paper

Friday, February 11, 2011

Members Juried II, Concord Art Association

mixed media on paper

I am very pleased to announce that both of the mixed media pieces I submitted to Members Juried II at the Concord Art Association have been accepted by juror, Karen Hass, Curator of the Lane Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. This exhibit showcases photography, drawing, mixed media, graphics and crafts. If you are in the Concord, MA area, please drop by to see the show. CAA also makes their exhibits viewable online sometime shortly after the opening.

Show runs February 15-March 13, 2011
hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10-4:30, Sunday noon-4

37 Lexington Rd., Concord, MA

Opening Reception: Thursday, February 17, 2011 6-8 p.m.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Figure Painting

What Lies Ahead
oil on canvas

A month ago a group of my artist compadres came over for an afternoon of figure painting. Our model, Katie was just wonderful! I think everyone enjoyed themselves; I know I did, which is not to say I didn't find it very challenging.

I've done quite a bit of figure drawing over the years, but not much figure painting . I think this is my second time ever (the last time being back in the mid-1980's. Yikes.)

Since our session, I have returned to worked on this a few times, but I think I am finally done messing around with it.

I have mixed feelings about the end result. I guess I thought I was going to approach this much more loosely, abstractly than I did. I will just have to try again, and this time, perhaps, I won't let 25 years pass between attempts!

For you local artists who might be in search of a fantastic model to work with:

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Exhibit at Goodnow Library

oil on canvas

Now through the end of February, 2011 I will have three paintings on display at the Goodnow Library, Sudbury Massachusetts.
This is a group show along with artists, George Hancin, Thomas Kellner, and Patricia Kelly. Together, we represent a broad spectrum of contemporary approaches to painting.

Gallery is open during regular library hours. Please check their website or call for more information.
(978) 443-1035

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Show of Hearts, 2011, Post Road Art Center

Encaustic on panel

This is one of four paintings I have donated to the annual breast cancer research fund raiser hosted by the Post Road Art Center in Marlborough, MA.

This is such a great event! You can view the show on line and bid by email, or if you are local, of course, you can do it in person.

All the works are small (read: affordable), unframed, and have a loosely interpreted connection to the theme of hearts, just in time for a fabulously original, no calorie, wilt-proof Valentine's Day gift!

All proceeds go to Art beCause a breast cancer research charity

Show of Hearts runs just until February 10th, so don't dilly-dally!

Closing bid Party, February 10, 2011 5:30-8:00 p.m. (snow date Feb. 12)
1 Boston Post Road East, Marlborough, MA (508) 485-2580