Monday, November 12, 2012

Thank You!!

What a great turnout this weekend for Amesbury's Open Studio weekend!  It was great to see everyone.  Thanks once again for all of the support you give me - personally and career wise - I am so lucky to have all of you.  Instead of showing you pieces I sold, I wanted to show you a painting I finished this week.  I really loved the light coming through the sail which is what I was aiming to capture.  I will be showing this piece at the upcoming Lowell's Boat Shop Annual Holiday Show in early December.  Visit my website for details!
Thanks again and again!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

It's Almost Here....!

Be sure to stop by Friday night for our artist's reception...

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Fall Juried Show, Part 2

The Newburyport Art Association's Fall Juried Show, Part 2 is about to start!  The show runs from October 26 through November 17, 2012.  Join me at the opening reception on October 27 from 7-9 pm.  The above pastel painting, Morning Brilliance, was accepted into the show!

Visit my 'Events' page @ for more details!!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Save the Date!

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Sunday, October 7, 2012

What Fun!

 Friday evening I returned from a 3 day figure/portrait workshop in Vermont.  I learned a lot including using an alla prima approach which I had only used in my plein air landscape painting and I met some nice new people from as far away as I am fueled to paint so keep your eyes open for some more portrait and figure work!  This is a study I did on the 2nd day of 'Lara'.


Saturday, October 6, 2012

What Luck!

I was grateful to be juried into the NAA Fall Juried Show & feel incredibly lucky to have received Best in Show!  Click the link below to see the article...


Thursday, October 4, 2012

Thank You!

Last Saturday I participated in the Friends for Peace Wet Paint Auction...the conditions were a bit tricky with the rain and mist considering I worked in pastel!  Although I wimped out and painted from my car with the luxuries of a heated seat, music, food and warmth, it was a bit squishy and I wasn't able to stand back and view my work as it progressed.  Above is a picture of what I came up with...thank you to person who not only invested in my work, but also donated to a great cause!!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012


I am happy to tell you that the two pieces I submitted to the Newburyport Art Asc.'s Fall Juried Show, Part 1 were both accepted....above is one of the two pieces.  The show runs from September 29 through October 20; the reception is September 30 from 7-9pm...join me!

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Cider Hill Farm

Even though today's forecast called for rain, I decided to see if I could squeeze a quick painting in before the sky opened up.  I am so glad I did - the sun broke out and stayed with me and my plein air painting group at Cider Hill Farm!  I did a 12" x 9" pastel painting of a beautiful tree and house on top of a hill...I planned to paint some chickens in the foreground but they were very uncooperative - maybe next time!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Thank You!

Well, after an iffy start, yesterday's weather cooperated and it was a beatiful, sunny day!  I had a great day at Andover's Art in the Park and so many people came by to see friends, old ones and family too.  It was so good to see everyone - I appreciate all of the support and love you give to me.  Thank you to Pam and Charlie who come by every year intending to visit only - and end up with yet another piece of mine!

I have a few things up my sleeve coming up soon...stay tuned!


Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Andover Art in the Park

Join me this Saturday, September 15 from 10am to 4pm at Andover's Art in the Park.  I have some never before seen pieces to display and the weather promises to cooperate!  Visit: for more details...

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Newburyport Art Asc. Fall Open Show!

The above piece, 18" x 24" pastel, is now hanging at the Newburyport Art Association's Fall Open Show which runs from September 6 through 22.  Lots of great artwork from many artists - come by and take a look!  Reception tonight (!) from 7 - 9 pm.


Sunday, September 2, 2012

Thank You!

Today was the last day of the Band of Brushes' group show at the Newburyport Art Association.  Hopefully you were able to get by to see the show.  Thanks again to everyone that came to support me - it means so much!!  I was fortunate to sell two pieces but, alas, I had never photographed them :(    One was a plein air piece done on location in Kent, Connecticut.  The other was a piece similar to the one pictured above; it was
a turquoise boat....

Next up: Andover's Art in the Park on September 15 from 10-4pm.  Keep an eye out for more details.


Sunday, July 1, 2012


Yesterday I went to the PPSCC's opening reception for their For Pastels Only show...I was incredibly lucky to have received the Terry Ludwig Award which was the 60 piece Richard McKinley set!  Much to my surprise, my painting was also sold which means I won't have to drive back down to Yarmouth to pick it up ;)

Below is a pic of my new set that I can't wait to use....

Back to reality tomorrow....drop off day at the NAA for the "Town and Beach" show which starts on the 4th...

Have a great 4th of July,

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Sunset in Chatham

Here's a picture I promised you of  the phenomenal sunset I saw in Chatham this past Saturday evening...the camera doesn't begin to capture its beauty!

Saturday the 30th is the reception for the Cape Cod for Pastels Only show - if you are lucky enough to be in the area stop in to the reception...I saw some incredible paintings being dropped off for the show.  Visit for information on the show and reception.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

A few weeks ago I told you that this piece was accepted into the Cape Cod Society's For Pastels Only juried show and that I felt so honored because of the incredible list of artists that I would be showing with.  I also promised to tell you which artist was accepted (whose books I own)...drumroll, please....well, it's Elizabeth Mowry!  If you are not familiar with her work, you should definitely look her up!!  Stan Sperlack (!) is also in the show, along with many other artists that I admire.  If you are in the area of the Cultural Center in Yarmouth, stop in and see the show which runs from June 26 through July 22.  
Visit for details on the show and the opening reception.

Btw, I was down at the Cape this weekend to drop my painting off for the show, and I got some incredible sunset pictures while I was there...I will post one soon...


Sunday, June 17, 2012

Thank You!

Unfortunately, I wasn't able to make the auction at the NAA last night and heard I missed an exciting time, but the piece I donated did go to a new home!  Thank you for supporting the Newburyport Art Association!!  Congratulations to all the artists that donated and sold some fantastic pieces!!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Next Event!

Join me tomorrow night, June 16 @ the Newburyport Art Association's Annual Artful Feast for snacks, drinks and the excitement of a live auction!  I have donated the above pastel which will be in the live portion of the auction.  Visit for details and ticket information.  See you there!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

New Pastel!

This is a new pastel I finished recently...a bit on the abstact side in style and format!  I painted it using a photo from an artist friend...visit to view her work!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

"Break Time"

This painting was based on the view from my studio window...I couldn't see what everyone was looking at and I am still wondering what captured their attention.  "Break Time" recently went to a new home!

Stay tuned for details on the NAA's annual auction on June 16...

Sunday, June 3, 2012

What a Weekend!

The incessant rain didn't damper my weekend - I got a call Saturday afternoon from the Newburyport Art Association telling me that one of my two paintings from the Regional Show sold as I was painting in my car (with the comforts of heat, a comfy seat and music!) for the Essex Art Center's annual wet paint auction.      
I was very lucky to have sold both my wet paint piece and my silent auction piece!  I am so happy that I was able to help make a nice contribution to the EAC - a special 'Thank You' to both couples that purchased the pieces and to the numerous people that bid on them.  People like you keep the EAC going!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

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Sunday, May 27, 2012

Next Event!

Each year I participate in the Essex Art Center's annual New Paint auction....30 artists paint en plein air and then auction their paintings off in the evening.  I will be painting 9am to 4pm on June 2.  To be honest, I haven't decided on my location yet, but I will keep you posted!  Join me at the live auction that evening and don't overlook the silent auction pieces - all for a great cause!  Visit or for more details.  Below is a sneak peek at my silent auction piece....

Hope to see you there!

Monday, May 21, 2012

I recently found out that this piece was accepted in the Cape Cod Society's For Pastels Only show which runs from June 26 through July 22 at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod!  It is really exciting for me for a few reasons - the fact that I was juried in, because of who the judges are, and I just got a list of the accepted entrants and some are artists I follow...I even own 2 books from one of the artists!  Stay tuned to find out who....

Friday, May 18, 2012

Honorable Mention!

I was really excited when I found out that the 2 pieces I entered in the Newburyport Art Association's 15th Regional Juried Show were both accepted, but I am just awed that one of the pieces also won an honorable mention.  Come by the show which runs from May 11 to June 9th; artist's reception is this Sunday from 3-5pm!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Thank You!!

Another 'Thank You!' for all of the support I received during the last two back-to-back weekend long shows!  It's always so nice to meet new people and talk with old friends.  Above is an image of one of the pieces that were sold!  Thanks, again!!

Monday, April 30, 2012

Another Great Event!

It was a great weekend at the Melrose Arts Festival!  Thank you once again to everyone that made a special trip to visit me, all that took the time to stop and chat with me and of course to everyone that invested in more of my art!  I had so much fun and I am completely pooped out...need to rest up for the Artist's Muse Open Studio next weekend.  Thanks again!!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Copy of Drawing

I am still trying to keep up with practicing my drawing skills by copying master's works and sketching portraits....I am currently working on a sketch of my son - which I will post as soon as I am done (could be's hard to get a teenager to sit still for long periods of time!).
This is a copy of a drawing by Wm. Bouguereau.  I see a lot of mistakes, so I will try this one again sometime...feel free to leave any comments!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Melrose Arts Festival!

Please join me for a fun-filled weekend of art & entertainment - visit for details!

Friday, March 16, 2012

NEW! Morning Classes Now Available

Starting April 2, Monday morning oil, acrylic and pastel painting classes are now being offered from 9:30 - noon; a 4 week block is $100. Contact or call me @ 603.339.1000 for more details!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

All That's New...

Here's a brief update of all that's new for the beginning of the year...I entered two pieces into the NAA Winter Juried Show Part 1; I was so lucky to receive 1st Place for one piece and Honorable Mention for the other. I then entered Part 2 for pastels and although I did not receive any awards, I was fortunate to have both pieces accepted into the show (one is pictured above) which goes through the 25th of this month.
I was also accepted into the Melrose Arts Festival which is quickly approaching. Info is on the left, but I will remind you about it in early April! It's a 3 day show - hopefully you will stop by to say hello.
Yesterday I sent out information on my One Day Workshop on Saturday, March 10. It will be packed with information and I know we will have so much fun. Look on the right for details or go to my website and click on the workshop button.
A while ago I mentioned that I am focusing on drawing which I hope will improve my painting skills. I am still at it, and soon I plan to post some of the drawings for you to check out. Feel free to give me feedback!