"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

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

    MAUREEN  K. BROOKFIELD  WATERCOLORS                    
I am  seeking. I am striving. I am in it with all of my heart”  Vincent Van Gogh

                             News – May 2017

"Red, White & Blue"
  Invitations to quite a few shows appear in my mailbox at
this time of year and it's always hard to decide which ones to
submit paintings to.   Mostly it boils down to time availability...you just can't manage to get around to them all and sometimes you just miss the entry date so that takes care of that. Some of these shows have specific themes, which can be fun if you happen to have the perfect painting for the theme, or have time to paint one.  As it happens the Rhode Island Watercolor Society has just opened a themed juried show titled "Celebrations of Color". I'm pleased to say that my painting "Red, White & Blue was among those chosen.  If you get a chance pop in and see this fabulous show at RIWS Gallery, Slater Memorial Park. 831 Armistice Blvd.
Pawtucket, RI.  It runs through mid June.


I was thrilled to have my watercolor "Changing Sky" accepted in the New England Watercolor Society 2017 Regional Juried Exhibition at the Newport Art Museum.  76 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI. The Reception is on Thursday June 8th 5-7pm.
"Changing Sky"
The Society has some of the best watercolorists in New England among their Signature Membership.
Newport is such a wonderful seaport town that my husband and I are planning on staying for the rest of the weekend to relax and explore, and if you want a weekend getaway you couldn't pick a better place.


These two Acrylic paintings "Dragonfly" and "Time Out" are my contributions to this year's fundraisers for the North River Arts Festival (on Memorial weekend in Marshfield).  "Time Out" is for the Scituate Art Association's fundraiser "Solstice Soiree" on July 24th at the Scituate Country
Club.  They will be auctioned off to benefit their respective Societies.  Check their websites for more info:  http://www.northriverarts.org and http://www.scituateart.com
"Time Out"

Just a heads up for this summer. I will be part of a two person exhibit at the Gallery at Plymouth Library with fellow local artist Tom Nordquist.  I will be exhibiting about 24 paintings in this show.  The exhibit will run through Labor Day  so if you find yourselves in or near Plymouth this summer, please stop by and have a look.
Plymouth Public Library Gallery, 132 South Street, Plymouth, MA  508.830.4250.

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