June 10, 2016 § Leave a comment
June 17, 18 & 19th, 2016 are the dates for the South Shore Art Center’s Art Festival on the Green in Cohasset, MA. It’s an honor to be included with several other talented artists in the Juried and Members Exhibits under the event tents. It’s worth the trek to the South Shore as there are several activities that happen in conjunction with the festival such as musical performances, art exhibits and 90+ juried craft artisans. Fri, June 17, 1-7 Sat, June 18, 10-7 Sun, 19 Noon-5 Rain or Shine!
This piece entitled ‘Buddha’ was inspired by a solar plate etching that I worked on recently in black and white. It was transformed into a digital piece by combining photography and monotypes in photoshop. A framed, printed version is included in the Members Exhibit under the events tent during the Arts Festival and a canvas version is part of the Coastal Printmakers Exhibit upstairs inside the South Shore Art Center throughout the Summer.
Starting July 6th thru August 2016 my work is being featured in a Solo Exhibit at the Paul Pratt Library in Cohasset, Ma hosted by the South Shore Art Center. This exhibit will have a diverse variety of pieces that will all be recent artworks. The Opening reception is Friday July 15th, 2016 6-8pm. This exhibit is sponsored by my very talented friends at Image Resolutions in Norwell, MA. Please visit.
April 19, 2016 § Leave a comment
Monotypes are one of my favorite mediums that capture spontaneity and produce results that are very difficult to control. Currently The Monotype Guild of New England is hosting its Fourth National Juried Monotype/Monoprint Exhibit at the Attleboro Arts Museum in Attleboro, MA thru May 7, 2016. The exhibit was juried by Andrew Stevens, Curator of the Collection of Prints, Drawings and Photographs at the Chazen Museum at the University of Wisconsin.
With over 100 prints included in the exhibit it represents a wide range of techniques and styles by contemporary printmakers and artists throughout the United States.
One of my favorite pieces in the exhibit is this hybrid print entitled Yotzumata by Koichi Yamamoto from Knoxville, TN. The impressive piece is a very large monotype with Intaglio Chine Colle and received the McClain’s Printmaking Award.
The Monotype Guild of New England is dedicated to the art of the unique print, it is a national, nonprofit organization that fosters understanding and appreciation of monotypes and monoprints. It sponsors exhibitions, workshops, and other special programs for its members and the public.
The Attleboro Arts Museum is located at 86 Park Street in Attleboro, MA. Hours are Tues – Sat, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Standard admission and parking are free. Donations are always appreciated.
March 4, 2016 § Leave a comment
Thru March 2016 the Coastal Printmakers have a special exhibit at The James Library and Center for the Arts. Printmakers were asked to choose a piece of artwork that inspires them and create a print with their own voice. The monotype that I have selected to be included in the exhibit is entitled Dynasty which was inspired by Cy Twombly.
Cy Twombly is known for his loose painterly marks that at first glance may appear to be naïve but after closer observation the viewer will be awakened to their sophisticated and poetic articulation.
This bookplate by Cy Twombly moved me with his love of paint. The textures and colors evoke a garden in bloom with a pureness and simplistic expression that also has depth and complexity.
OPENING RECEPTION FRIDAY MARCH 4TH 6-8PM
Tues – Friday 1-5
24 West Street Norwell MA
December 11, 2015 § Leave a comment
Four of my original pieces are included in the Small Works Gallery Artists Exhibit in the Dillon Gallery at the South Shore Art Center thru Dec 20, 2015.
This exhibit/sale is in conjunction with the On the Edge National juried show.
A diverse collection of my original monotypes are currently on view and available for purchase at
November 13, 2015 § Leave a comment
It’s gallery season again in Eastern Massachusetts and there seems to be plenty of inspiring exhibits to visit. This past weekend the Boston Printmakers opened their 2015 North American Print at Lesley University College of Art and Design.
The exhibit is filled with a vast array of contemporary prints in a wide variety of printmaking techniques such as these Bloodline 40″ x 30″ monoprints by Marina Brownlow from Santa Fe, NM that greet you at the entrance.
The Biennial opening reception was last Sunday and was heartily attended by printmakers and their followers. It was a challenge to get up close and personal with the artwork with so many print enthusiasts. Drop by now through Dec 12, 2015 to have a relaxed engagement with the art.
There were several prints that were inspirational and, as usual, had printmakers speculating as to how they were created. One of my personal favorites was this monotype, linocut, chine colle, sewing, drawing entitled Distortions by Lina Monclus from Broward County, FL which received a Materials Award sponored by Gamblin Artists Colors.
Over the Charles River to South Boston is The Distillery that recently hosted an Open Studio where you can find a full creative community with a gallery of work by artists that occupy the building.
At The Distillery we were drawn to Rory Beerits who creates beautiful, organic jewelry and stylized animal sculptures made from wood and metals.
These Cedar Waxwings are unbelievably realistic but they are actually carved from wood and painted with acrylics by Larry Barth. The Museum of American Bird Art at Mass Audubon in Canton MA currently has several of Larry’s bird sculpture’s on view through January 18, 2016. Even the branches are created with metal and then painted.
Whether you’re interested in contemporary or hyper-realism there’s plenty of art to see this Fall. Don’t miss the opening reception this Friday, Nov 13, 2015, from 6 to 8pm at the South Shore Art Center in Cohasset which features the National Juried On the Edge and the Gallery Artists Small Works Exhibits. See you there.
July 20, 2015 § Leave a comment
Suddenly it’s summer and I’ve had the pleasure to escape to the outer reaches of Cape Cod for a little getaway. First stop is Provincetown for Gallery Night-every Friday galleries open their doors with a wide variety of art genres to choose from. Two of my favorite stops are the Schoolhouse Gallery on the East End of Commercial Street where there was an opening this past Friday, July 17th, that was going full tilt in conjunction with the ArtSTRAND Gallery which is connected. Hey even director John Waters was checking things out…
Bert Yarborough had a few large mixed media pieces that were very loose and abstract and beautifully executed. In the past I have heard about this artist and now I’m a fan.
These pieces by Maryalice Johnston at the ArtSTRAND were experimental and inspirational and make art look fun and easy-ok that’s easy for me to say…
These wonderful sculptures of strange creatures by Anna Poor at the ArtSRAND are thought provoking and humorous.
This whimsical figurative painting by Erika Wastrom is a wonderful study of simplistic complexity. The Schoolhouse Gallery and ArtSTRAND are both located on Commercial Street in Provincetown just a few blocks East of the Provincetown Art Association and Museum which is free on Friday nights. Get there before summer passes you by…
June 2, 2015 § Leave a comment
There’s only a few days left until this exhibit comes down but it’s worth making an effort to get to the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University in Waltham, MA. Hats off to curator Katy Seigel who has curated a sophisticated contemporary exhibit with a feminine sensibility. Centered around the art of Helen Frankenthaler (1928-2011) it features contemporary artists for the past 50 years. Art history is predominantly defined by male historians and this fresh, new perspective gives a woman’s point of view.
Helen Frankenthaler’s oil on canvas entitled Hommage a’ ML, 1962 is the focal point behind the exhibit. This painting was inspired by ML (Marie Laurencin) a French painter know for works depicting woman and flowers in pastel colors.
This sweet little piece created by Helen Frankenthaler in 1951 is made with plaster, oil and coffee grounds on board.
This exquisite painting included in the exhibit is by Nell Blaine (1922-1996).
Abstract painting by Jane Freilicher (1924-2014) is a departure from here typical representational work. Jane and Helen Frankenthaler were friends in the 50s and associated with the Tibor De Nagy Gallery in New York.
Walk through the green beaded curtain by Felix Gonzalez-Torres into the Men’s Room where you’ll find two of Andy Warhol’s oxidation pieces from a series that are canvases prepped with a reactive metallic paint surface .
There are a variety of Rorschach pieces on display by Kara Walker, Any Warhol and Christopher Wool. This exhibit is provocative, colorful, textural, decorative with a wide variety of media including collage, painting, video, ceramics and installations. The exhibit remains only until June 7, 2015 and should not be missed.