May 27, 2015 § 2 Comments
Working in the print studio at the South Shore Art Center in Cohasset, MA is a weekly exercise that helps to keep me creating artwork on a consistent basis while connecting with other local printmakers. As a Gallery Artist I have been invited to submit a piece for the upcoming Gallery Artist Showcase that opens May 29- June 12, 2015 in the Dillon Gallery. The opening reception is Friday, May 29 from 6 to 8 pm. My submission is the above monotype entitled Pink Garden.
Summer is closing in and the outdoor art scene is percolating. The 60th Anniversary for the South Shore Arts Festival is slated for June 19th-21st, 2015 in Cohasset, MA. Two of my pieces have been selected to be included in the Juried Show and one in the Members’ Show.
The Arts Festival is an event not to be missed as the South Shore of Massachusetts celebrates the local creative community. The above monotype entitled meadow will find it’s way to the fine arts tent in the Juried Exhibit. Please visit.
The Framers Edge in Braintree, MA have graciously offered to exhibit my artwork. Stop by to view a wide range of my pieces and special thanks to Max for creating a great wall design.
The Framers Edge is also offering a sampling of my smaller pieces that are unframed. The Framers Edge is located at 210 Quincy Ave in Braintree, MA. Hours are Mon-Fri 10am-6pm and Sat 10am-5pm.
March 22, 2013 § 3 Comments
The calendar states that it’s officially Spring but here in New England it feels like winter with endless snow storms and freezing temperatures. Perhaps that’s why I kept finding myself looking at this small 12″ x 16″ painting that has been kicking around my studio for awhile. It’s a simple piece inspired by a bouquet that a friend had picked from her garden in Wellfleet, MA. I was also giving it a second look after getting the announcement for a Jane Freilicher exhibit that’s coming up at the Tibor De Nagy Gallery in New York. Her pieces resonate with me in there simplicity of subjects and painting techniques.
Botanical Garden was created as a companion to the Octopus’s Garden. The painting was inspired by both the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens and the Myakka River State Park in Florida. Warm weather will be here soon…
January 22, 2013 § 4 Comments
A simple trip to Florida is my cure for the wintertime blues. Creating art while traveling can be challenging between schlepping art materials and setting up. With the arrival of a new year I’ve been sketching on my ipad mini and exploring it’s capabilities and finding simple ways to express my thoughts visually. The portability and instant gratification is addicting.
Although Art Basel it is Not-on specified Saturdays spend a sunny morning at the Placida Art Fair located in a lazy fishing village on the southwest coast of Florida. While there check out Joe’s Orchids-he’s truly a botanical artist and very generous with tips on growing orchids and bromeliads.
After getting your fill of the Placida Fishing Village have lunch or dinner at the Fishery Restaurant. It’s a local favorite that serves up tasty local seafood dishes with just the right amount of down home Floridian atmosphere. Get a table by the window and watch the sun set on another fine day in Florida.
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October 24, 2012 § 5 Comments
Fall in New England is at it’s peak and the colors this year have been outstanding. Years ago I loved to drive the back roads of Vermont and witness the pastoral beauty of the autumn landscapes. Now I’m just as content to find nature changing in little micro-landscapes that pop up everywhere in between the pavement and telephone poles. It’s encouraging to see well tended, tiny pocket gardens and or an occasional reckless vine that positions itself just perfectly along a tree trunk and make a striking statement visually.
At this point I’m not sure if my deck is starting to look like my artwork or perhaps it’s the inspiration for it. It was so monochromatically green all summer and now each leave is rebelling in there own way.
Gardens have been the inspiration for many artists and one of my personal favorites is Paul Klee. Recently I took the MBTA to Boston College McMullen Museum to see the Paul Klee Philosophical Vision: From Nature to Art. It’s worth the trip to see so many of Klee’s piece’s in one exhibit. It ranges from sketches to painting and reveals his process for creativity.
It must have been so difficult for Paul Klee to be a Jew in Germany during the early 1930s. Recently I read In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson that focuses on the rise of Hitler as it unfolded. The book is the true story about an American diplomat and his family living in Berlin starting in 1933 and really gives insight into what it was like during this tumultuous period in history. Like all of Larson’s books I was unable to put it down… There are sketches in the exhibit that Klee created during this very troublesome time in his life and the book enabled me to understand his circumstances a bit more clearly.
August 13, 2012 § Leave a comment
Summer is breezing by in New England and it’s a mad scramble to get it all in by mid-September. For the past couple of weeks I’ve been traversing from Maine to Cape Cod in search of inspiration and enjoyment. While visiting friends in East Boothbay Maine for a traditional Down East Lobster Bake with all the fixings I was able to enjoy some of the local sites. A visit with Corinne McIntyre, a local artist, at her studio and gallery, I got a good education in how to forge a sustainable career in the arts which is entirely different than my own. If you’re ever in the the area it’s definitely worth stopping at the Ocean Point Studio to peruse her artwork and visit with Corinne.
While traversing in the Boothbay area the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens has an exceptional display of gardening integrated with the natural surroundings and art pieces. For those who appreciate art and nature this spot is not to be missed.