Monday, January 15, 2018

New Experimental Watercolor

Peaceful Place

Hide and Seek
First Place Watercolor, Woburn Guild of Artists, Nov. 2017

A few new, experimental, watercolors that will be on exhibit at Lexington Open Studios April 28-29, 2018. I'm enjoying the process of "finding" in these experiments. I hope you find something to enjoy in them also. More to come!

Saturday, June 3, 2017

"Along The Way"

This painting was completed a little over a year ago. I entered it in the Reading Art Association Spring Exhibition in 2016. I was so pleased to receive the "Best in Show" Award. In the Fall of 2016, the Woburn Guild of Artists awarded this painting "Best in Show" in their show as well.  Thank you so much for the encouragement and recognition.

I have had inquiries of whether there are prints available for purchase. I am checking into that possibility.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Volendam Rain
20 x 5

In October I was able to visit Volendam, in the Netherlands, for the first time. The day was cold, gray, drizzly and beautiful. A view from the ferry inspired this painting. I took plenty of photos on our trip, and I expect many will become paintings.
Happy New Year!

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Underwater Dance
14" x 20"

This is my latest painting of my fun fish. I've done a few with some groups of fish, but wanted to try something a little different, really showing some emotion. This one will be in a local show with two other fish themed paintings this coming weekend here in Reading, MA. I hope people enjoy seeing him, especially after this crazy, tough winter we have had this year. 
Keep Smiling

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Watercolors Show, February 2014

Rocks & Claw

My first solo show is hanging at Beanetics in Annandale, Va. I'm very excited about this opportunity and hope you'll drop in if you have a chance. The show is only my watercolors. It's been challenging to prepare the show in a single medium, challenging, enjoyable and educational.

I've learned quite a  bit more about watercolor. Putting a cohesive show together started with making choices of what to paint, so I decided to look at all the photos I'd taken while travelling with my family. I take pictures of things that fascinate me, kind of like a photo journal. Looking back at them I noticed some themes, mainly texture, shape and lighting. While painting these scenes I was able to study more closely all of these things and remember the reasons why that shot captured my attention. The world is a beautiful place and I'm so grateful for it.

Monday, July 29, 2013

A view from Mom & Dad's backyard. It was April at the time, still snow all around. We went skiing on that trip.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

This guy is from a drawing class, it's a demo I did for the kids showing some charcoal technique. Turned out kind of sweet. The kids are working on drawing animals, and animal faces.