large scale pastels

Posted by on Mar 25, 2015 in Blog
large scale pastels

Wanting to work in pastel on a larger scale, I began to explore materials.  I knew that Golden Artist Paint made a medium specifically for pastels, so I wrote to one to the technical experts at Golden about an appropriate substrate.  He had a number of suggestions.  I decided to try sintra, as it was […]

Enormous Tiny Art 17 opening: Friday, February 6th, 5-8 PM

Posted by on Feb 4, 2015 in Blog
Enormous Tiny Art 17 opening: Friday, February 6th, 5-8 PM

The amazing staff at Nahcotta is busily installing 300+ tiny works in anticipation of the opening the Friday night.  It’s always a crazy fun night.  I would highly encourage you to attend if you are able!! Otherwise, perusing online is the next best thing.  (pre-buying is encouraged!!)

one month to go

Posted by on Jul 1, 2014 in Blog
one month to go

Today is July 1st.  My solo show at Nahcotta opens one month from today.  Let the hyperventilating begin!  Something happens to me (and I think most artists) when I am working towards a solo show.  I go a little crazy.  There are so many paintings to paint: there is so much to say about my […]

Diebenkorn: The Berkley Years

Posted by on Sep 4, 2013 in Blog
Diebenkorn: The Berkley Years

I recently saw this incredible show while visiting San Francisco.  I have always been a Diebenkorn fan and seeing a large body of his work was amazing.  His color and paint are beautifully rich.  There is almost an underlying tension in his very well considered compositions.  There was so much to learn from this work […]

Inventing Abstraction, 1910–1925 at MOMA

Posted by on Jan 29, 2013 in Blog
Inventing Abstraction, 1910–1925 at MOMA

I saw a great show at MOMA this weekend: Inventing Abstraction, 1910–1925.  It was so interesting to see and read about how some forward thinking artists of the day, shared ideas, interacting with one another as well as musicians and writers. Their explorations served to re-define “art”, opening countless doors for artists of the future.   http://www.moma.org/visit/calendar/exhibitions/1291

A day at the Met!

Posted by on Jan 29, 2013 in Blog
A day at the Met!

LOVE, love, love the contemporary wing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  I have seen this piece by Ellsworth Kelly many times, but this time I really looked at the thoughtful transition of hues from a cool yellow to a warm yellow.  Wow.

recent acrylic painting

Posted by on May 11, 2012 in Blog
recent acrylic painting

I recently completed this 30×60 acrylic on canvas.  I hope we can find it a good home soon 🙂

while on my way to someplace else……

Posted by on Apr 3, 2012 in Blog
while on my way to someplace else……

Recently at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, I was headed to a small watercolor exhibit.  As I wove through the maze of galleries, I stumbled upon one in which Japanese kimonos were displayed.  I stopped in my tracks.  The fabrics of these robes are so beautifully designed.  Each truly is a work of […]

Ogunquit Museum of American Art

Posted by on Apr 3, 2012 in Blog
Ogunquit Museum of American Art

I went to the Ogunquit Museum of American Art this morning to drop off a couple of pastels to the gift shop.  What an absolutley beautiful setting.  The grounds surrounding the museum have a variety of sculptures……..AND the Atlantic Ocean is right out back!   It’s too gorgeous.  Tomorrow the museum opens for the season with a […]

one week left!!

Posted by on Mar 25, 2012 in Blog
one week left!!

Still one week left to see Matt Adrian’s show at Nahcotta.  These beautifully painted “bird portraits” are wonderfully stylized.  Somehow one feels the “personality” of the bird coming through.  The entire surface of each painting is very carefully considered.  The often quiet space surrounding the birds give the paintings a contemporary feel……….and some of the titles […]