Sunday, November 20, 2011

Stage Harbor Lighthouse

So much has happened since I last posted...shows, trips, the Cape Cod workshop to name a few. I promise I will get some photos together and chronicle the trip for you - it was an incredible weekend. This is a painting I did of one of the lighthouses in Chatham...
Soon I will be posting some upcoming events...stay tuned!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Plein Air Demonstration

Join me for a plein air demonstration on Saturday, October 1 from 9am to 1pm at Wakefield's 3rd Annual Paint Out by the Lake at Lake Quannapowitt. Many local artists will be painting en plein air - fresh paint works will be available for viewing and purchase throughout the event! Contact for more info...
Be sure to check out some of my pieces which will be on display at the Wakefield Savings Bank throughout the month!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Outdoor Art Festival!

Join me at the Newburyport, MA Art on Bartlett Mall this Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 4pm. Visit my website for more info!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Fall Plein Air Workshop

Only 2 spots left!! - Join me in October to paint the beautiful oceans and marshes of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. We will begin our experience on Friday the 15th with an informational cocktail hour at the top of a two story converted lighthouse with 360 degree views of the surrounding area, followed by two full days of painting on location in Chatham and surrounding towns. Please visit my website @ or call 603.339.1000 for more information!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Thank You!!

This past Saturday I participated in The Essex Art Center's Annual Wet Paint Auction - a full day of plein air painting which is auctioned off later in the evening. This events helps provide art camps for underpriveleged children and was a huge success! Thank you to all that bid on/won this piece and also the piece that I entered into the silent auction!!!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Plein Air Workshop

Join me in beautiful Cape Cod this fall for a fun weekend getaway! Visit my website: and click on the 'workshops' tab to get the details!!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Pastel Demonstration

Thank you to all the members of the Concord Art Association that came to see my pastel demonstration today! Lots of great questions! I promised that I would complete the painting and post both stages for you to see....stay tuned - it's coming soon.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Pastel Demonstration

Please join me for a free pastel demonstration on Wednesday, April 6 at the Concord Art Association. Click the title link to get more details from their website, or visit to visit my site for more on the 'Events' tab. Hope to see you there!!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Now Offering Morning Classes!

In addition to Monday evening classes, I am now offering a Monday morning class from 9:30am to noon starting in April. Please visit the 'Classes' section of my website by clicking the title link. Also, stay tuned for a plein air workshop that is in the works! Don't forget to stop by Anna Jaques Hospital to view the works I have on display!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Everett Arts Demo

I would just like to thank the Everett Arts Association for inviting me to do an oil demonstration for them yesterday. I somehow managed to almost complete a painting in a short amount of time, and the people that attended were not only supportative, but were also a funny bunch! Thank you to my friends who came to support me. Congratulations to Christine, who won the demo piece in a raffle. Hope to see you all again sometime!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Oil Painting Demonstration

Join me on Saturday in Everett at the Parlin Memorial Library for a free oil painting demonstration.
Visit the 'events' page on my website for more details!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

3rd Portrait Class

Here is the result of my 3rd portrait class. I really liked the model this week - the lighting and pose made it easier for me to separate my light shapes from my dark shapes, and I was able to get a better start than I did during my first class. I will post the end result after next week's class. As always, feel free to leave comments or suggestions...

Monday, February 21, 2011

2nd Class...

Well, as I promised, here is the result from my second class. I am not happy with it - the finished image I had in my mind is definitely not what you see now. I am so used to painting landscapes, both from photos and en plein air, that I think I approached this the same way and it didn't work for me. I have been reading and watching videos that show a 'workshop' approach, and I hope to try it during my next class. In the meantime, Mark Hayden has assigned me 'homework' - self portrait studies. It will be difficult for me, but I am determined to figure this out! I'll keep you posted...
I think I should mention that this painting changed drastically from the first class. The model was great, but my view in class 2 was not the exact same so I needed to make the appropriate changes. On a positive note, I think the painting looks more like the model this week.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Yikes! I am taking my first portrait painting class with Mark Hayden at the Essex Art Center. I was very slow to start and didn't get as much done as the other students did. The plan is to continue working on the same pose next week....
I will post my progress each week, even if it ends up disastrous! Feel free to make any comments - I will definitely take them into consideration!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

The Winner is...

The winner of the mini painting is Jeff Ventola! He responded almost immediately. Keep your eyes open in the next week of so for a similar offer!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Email Offer!

I have been working on some very time consuming pieces lately and haven't felt as if I am accomplishing much, so today I painted a quick, small piece. I am offering this to my blog subscribers and to my website newsletter subscribers only - if you are interested in purchasing this painting, I will sell it to the first email offer I receive (you name the price!)!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Happy New Year!

I'm very excited to start the new year with some serious goals. Keeping an art journal of goals, self-expectations and accomplishments is one of my resolutions that I have already started - off to a good start!!

I have posted my winter classes schedule on my blog and on my website - check it out and let me know if you have any questions!

Happy New Year, everyone!!