"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, December 12, 2013


We had a wonderful cruise to Bermuda in May for a lovely destination wedding of the daughter of friends.
I couldn't get over the gorgeous color of the ocean.  Crystal clear, turquoise water and beautiful skies.  I took SOooooo many photos, I just couldn't stop.  Now I've finally managed the time to capture some of that Bermudian atmosphere.  I hope you, my blogger friends out there, enjoy seeing them as much as I enjoyed painting them!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

I just loved painting these tiny fellows for my Backyard Series. These little gems are all framed and  hanging in the Front Street Gallery, 124 Front Street, Scituate for the "December First Friday" Holiday Show. The reception is this Friday, Dec 5th  6-8pm.
Come and stroll along a lovely decorated Front Street.  Visit all the stores and enjoy the musicians and refreshments while you look for those special buys.  All the shops are open till 8pm.

Consider an original watercolor for a special person in your life!

"Winter Romance" 8x10 Framed

"Jack Junco" 8x10 Framed

"Chickadee Cutie" 8x10 Framed

"Proud Red" 8x10 Framed


Wednesday, July 31, 2013

"Exploring our Heritage: Scituate Scenes"

Just delivered a painting  of 4th Cliff called "Passing Clouds" to the Front Street Gallery for their Scituate Heritage Days Show this weekend. Be sure and stop by 6:00 - 8:30 Friday Aug 2nd.
Scituate will be hopping this weekend with all the festivities for Heritage Days so be sure to visit and stroll around.  There will be street performances and arts and crafts all along Front Street  which will be closed for the street fair.

Friday, July 26, 2013

I had a terrific time visiting the State House in Boston on Thursday with a group of wonderful artists from the Plymouth Guild.  We are all currently featured in an Art Exhibit hanging in the Senate Lobby just outside the Senate Chamber.  Theresa Murray, President of the Senate, was on hand to greet us  personally. We had a photo op with her and she allowed us to see her wonderful historic office.  We also had a very interesting and informative tour of the State House.  A really fun day!

                                                   Theresa Murray,  President of the Senate, MA

                                                    "Sunday Silver"

Friday, June 21, 2013

Today is the day I'm finishing up some paintings that have lain around my studio for the last few weeks just waiting for the right time to arrive.
This is Newbury Street in Boston... always a great place to visit, stroll along and window shop or stop at one of the outdoor eateries for a drink, or meal on a lovely summer day.

I finally finished this portrait of my darling great niece, Eve.   It took me awhile to get back on board. I think I was afraid I'd ruin it as it was coming along so well.... artists sometimes get to that point in a painting (or at least I do), especially when its going well and you're really invested in it, when fear of mucking it up takes over.  I usually put my brush down and take a rest and start again another day. Which is exactly what I did here and I think it paid off.
Although I feel I haven't quite done her justice (she's gorgeous and adorable with her english accent), I'm pretty pleased with the painting.  I have so many great photos of Eve from her visit this past spring that I'm sure you'll be seeing more of her :)
Please feel free to hit the comment button and give me your thoughts on these paintings.  I love hearing from all my friends out there.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Well.... I finally returned to this painting.  It's finished but I will visit this scene again as I'm not entirely happy with the outcome.   I do like the overall glow, the white roofs and the sparkle in the mountains as the sun breaks through, behind the village. I changed the windows in the building at the front right of the painting as they looked a bit like eyes looking out at me :)
Although I like the misty mountains, I think I will put the mountain tops and some sky in the next painting.....

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Working on Morning in Levigliani.... trying to stay loose and capture the morning mist on the mountains while keeping the feeling of  the sun burning through to create a glorious sunny day .
Will keep you updated on how this one turns out.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Still working on a title for this watercolor portrait of Bob.  He's a homeless guy who wandered into our Plymouth painting group one day. We all took the opportunity of taking lots of photos of him.  
A fascinating man and I bet he has an interesting tale to tell. I really tried hard to capture the look in his eyes which, I felt, held an expression of reflection and quiet resignation.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

It's been quite awhile since I've posted.  Christmas came and went in a whirl of family and friends and I've no idea how come January slipped by so fast.  Mostly it was all about putting away the christmas decorations and trying to catch up with the calendar for upcoming shows.  Unfortunately, not much painting seems to have gotten done, but I'm ready to correct that in the upcoming weeks.

Some good news is that my work is in a couple of upcoming exhibits opening soon and I was accepted into the Annual Duxbury Winter Show at the Art Complex Museum in Duxbury.

For those of you in the Boston area I'm posting a list of current shows and hope that some of you will be able to stop by and view the artwork.

My oil painting "Spring Fields" is included in "Open Spaces" a new show at the South Street Gallery, 149 South Street, Hingham, MA. The opening reception is Friday  Feb 1st a 6:00pm. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Audubon Society.

The New England Watercolor Society Members Show is being held at the
Guild of Boston Artists, 162 Newbury Street, Boston, MA
Opening Reception: Saturday February 2 at 2-5pm
I am so honored and excited to be a Full Juried Member of this prestigious watercolor society which was first established in 1885.

As I mentioned at the beginning of this post, I'm very happy to say that "Sagrada Familia" was accepted into the Duxbury Winter Juried Show.... entries are always a nail biter for artists, so I was very pleased.
Opening Reception is Saturday February 9 at 7:30pm
The Art Complex Museum, 186 Alden Street, Duxbury, MA

Back to the drawing board now.... or I should say easel!  I will spend tomorrow, while the wind is howling outside, looking through my photos for some inspiration.  I feel like I should have a plan but I don't really... I will just have to see what catches my eye.  I do have a couple of ideas for a series but they are, sort of, on the back burner.... incubating.  We will see!