"Were I called on to define, very briefly, the term Art, I should call it the reproduction of what the Senses perceive in Nature through the veil of the soul." - Edgar Allan Poe

Thursday, September 8, 2016

       I am pleased to have four paintings in this fun show so be sure and stop by the gallery if you are in Scituate during the month of September!
Scituate’s Front Street Art GallerHosts 
“Boston Comes to Scituate
From Tuesday September 6th to Sunday October 2nd, the Front Street Art Gallery will feature various art mediums depicting Boston scenes.  Gallery member artists have creatively interpreted Historic Boston through photographs and paintings including Beacon Hill, the Boston Garden and many street scenes which highlight the beauty and uniqueness of the city of Boston.   
Come and browse and recognize places that you know and ones that are new to you.
 From 1 to 3 PM on Sunday, September 18th, the Gallery will feature Mary Beth Lopiccolo in a “Meet the Artist” session.  Mary Beth will paint one of her gorgeous watercolors right before your very eyes.  The painting will be for sale at the end of the demo.  Refreshments will be available.  
Come to Scituate Harbor and experience the wealth of art produced by the South Shore artistic community and beyond.  It is indeed a gift to have so many talented people in our midst.  
Come and browse!

Monday, September 5, 2016

The summer has flown by with lots of company and good times.    It was too hot to paint outdoors in August so I went into my blessedly air conditioned studio and got the juices flowing painting my summer flowers.  I’ve been inspired by my garden this year and admire the struggle that flowers put up to survive the heat and humidity, and was pleased I still had some beauties growing there throughout the season.
My favorite time in the garden is late spring when the first flush of roses bloom along with the daisies and lupines, not to forget my peonies.  So, although I don’t often paint flowers I decided it was a good time to get to get to work and paint some more.  Below are the new flower works along with some of my old favorites.  Enjoy!




Friday, April 8, 2016

“I am seeking. I am striving. I am in it with all of my heart"     
                                                                                          Vincent Van Gogh

Having recently returned from four wonderful weeks in Australia I've been playing catchup with my email and various other obligations.
One of which was painting new paintings for an upcoming group show with four wonderful watercolor artists: Anne Belson, Wendy Hale, Mary Smith and Burt Longenbach.

Hope to see some of you there!

Opening Reception Friday April 8th 6-8pm
Dillon Gallery
South Shore Art Center in Cohasset at 119 Ripley Road, Cohasset, MA

City Slickers
Slippery When Wet

Summer Shower

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Also in the Fall, my painting "Sunday Silver" was selected for the Attleboro Museum National Juried Exhibit  Possessions: Prized and Otherwise".
This painting represents the nostalgia I feel for the many entertaining and hilarious Sunday dinners with my husband's family when my children were small and we visited from NJ.  Such fun times!
We inherited the silver coffee pot along with some of the other items  in this painting and when I set up this still life I felt it was a tribute to my mother-in-law's sense of family tradition and also to my own mother, whose favorite flowers were lilies. Whenever I look at this piece I feel the powerful and continued connection to these two wonderful women, and those special moments in my life.

Sunday Silver 25"x33"
Haven't posted much the last couple of months.  It seemed their wasn't enough days in the week to accomplish everything. The summer just flew by with construction in my home, house guests and then straight into the Fall and the Holidays.
Besides working hard on my ABC book project and other illustrations (see my illustration blog), I still managed to carve out time for some paintings….(have to get my painting fix in :)

Beach Walk 8x10
Summer Harbor 8x10

I experimented recently, with these two small beach scenes, trying watercolor on canvas…. I think it gave an interesting look and is something I might continue to explore. These two beach scenes are currently on display at the Front Street Gallery in Scituate.

Changing Marsh 11x14
I decided to rework this fall scene as I wasn't happy with the composition in the foreground…I think 
it looks better now. I used an interesting medium "Watercolor Oil" its fun to work with for a change.

I did this watercolor as a birthday gift for my son. A nice memory from when he was visiting back east from California, and we walking with his dog along the North River on a beautiful, warm and sunny day.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

"STARS & STRIPES" The American Flag in Contemporary Art
                                                                                         and  "ARTISTS HOMES & STUDIOS"

I am so happy to be part of these two wonderful art books by E. Ashley Rooney. They arrived in bookstores this summer.

"Stars & Stripes" In this book artists share not only their work but they also talk about the inspiration behind their pieces. The book reflects the feelings about this iconic image and celebrates America in all
her glory. I'm proud to say that I was one of 64 artists selected for this honor. The variety of art forms range from watercolor paintings to crazy quilts, oils to match-boxes, mixed media to digital. The artwork shows all cultural and political viewpoints that define the country today. Check out both books at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

"Artists Homes & Studios"  Go behind the scenes of the art world as you tour the homes and studios of 86 international artists and enjoy this glimpse into contemporary artists' lives.