Friday, September 30, 2011

My traditional side

Arjen's Fields
oil on panel

Arjen & Jaap are two guys from the Netherlands who grow perennial plants in Deerfield, MA for the wholesale market. Their fields can be a gorgeous sight, when you catch things in peak bloom. This year, their business, Pioneer Gardens, was badly flooded by the Deerfield River due to Hurricane Irene.
This painting is atypical of my usual approach: rather tradional, representational, and worked from a photograph.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Blanche Ames National Juried Art Exhibition

plaster and encaustic

My piece, Tablet, has been selected by Juror David Lang to be included in the 9th Annual Blanche Ames National Juried Art Exhibition.

I am really pleased, as this is my first national competition! There will be a printed catalog of all accepted works.

Where: Borderland State Park, North Easton, MA
When: October 18- November 5, 2011 11 a.m.-3 p.m. except Mondays
Admission is free, parking $2.00
Opening reception: Saturday, October 22nd, 7-10 p.m. in the Ames Mansion Library

More information at: or call 508-238-6566

Incidentally, the juror, artist David Lang, has an exhibit at the Boston Sculptors Gallery until October 2nd.

Monday, September 12, 2011

12th Annual Frances N. Roddy Open Competition

Young Man, Seated
conte crayon
32x22, framed

Concord Art Association

September 14-October 16, 2011

Reception: Thursday, September 15, 6-8p.m.

Juror: Ellen Miller, Ellen Miller Gallery, Boston, MA

I am so pleased to have this piece to be included in this competitive show. There were 585 submissions and only 89 selections. This is just my second time, since 2006, that I have gotten a piece in. I am looking forward to the show, and encourage any of you who may be in the area to come. The Concord Art Association has a lovely gallery space in the center of town.

37 Lexington Road, Concord, MA
Free and open to the public
Tuesday through Saturday 10-4:30p.m., Sundays Noon-4:00p.m.

Visit or call 978-369-2578 for more information.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Falling, Floating

Untitled Female Figure
charcoal with pastel

I've been going, almost weekly, to figure drawing at the Sprinkler Factory in Worcester, MA.

Here, I exaggerated the pose into a sort of ecstatic fall.

For information on the drawing group, please visit

Saturday, September 3, 2011

So Long, Room E!

Not the blog, mind you.

I have moved from the space that has been my studio for the past two and a half years.

Happily, Room E is now
even Room E-er.

Once the boxes are unpacked and I get settled, I will show you my new (and even bigger) digs, and more importantly, get back to making some art!