Small Works Exhibit (Gallery at WREN)

This month the Small Works Exhibit is opening at the Gallery at WREN in Bethlehem, New Hampshire.  This annual show has become very popular and a mainstay of the gallery as an end of the season event.  The exhibit is open from December 6th until December 30th.  With cardinals a perennial favorite, I thought this new painting would make for a good subject.  And, I wanted to try painting a watercolor on Aquabord again.  I haven’t done one of these in a while (painting on Aquabord, I mean!) and I enjoyed refreshing my skills on the somewhat tricky surface.  I’m pleased with the result and hope it flies off the walls to a new home!

Titled: “Crossroads”, Dimensions: 6″h x 6″w.

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Gems & Giants Exhibition (Bryan Memorial Gallery)

The Bryan Memorial Gallery in Jeffersonville, Vermont is once again hosting it’s annual “Gems & Giants” exhibition, which will be open to the public until December 22nd.  I have three “gems” in the show this year and some day I’m going to surprise everyone and have a GIANT painting for the event.  That might make for a good goal for 2020…  The little paintings I have in the show, are just that.  They may be but small in size but mighty in color!  The chipmunks are both 4″h x 2 1/2″w and the painting of a pair of cardinals is 7″h x 5″w, making them just the right size for hiding in the Christmas tree as a gift for the nature lover in your life.  Just a thought peeps…  You can view all three images on the website of the Bryan Memorial Gallery.

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Watercolor Painting Step By Step (Barn Owl)

It’s been a while since I last posted images of a work in progress and the steps to a finished painting.  I recently finished this painting of a barn owl.  I’ve had barn owls on the mind a lot.  In fact, the creative powers that be have been sending me all sorts of messages and hints in this direction.  So I followed the creative flow with this as the result.  I will add that my first attempt was a total “crash and burn” leaving me in some doubts as to whether or not it was something I could do.  However, I pulled up my “big girl pants” and paints to give it another go, with happier results!  

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Holiday Small Works Show (Copley Society of Art)

I have new watercolor art hanging in the annual holiday small works show at the Copley Society of Art gallery in Boston, Mass.  This show is easily one of COSO’s most eagerly anticipated events.  The gallery will be donating 10% of sales from the show to the Boston Public schools education department.  I love this way of giving back to the community!  My painting of a Barred owl, titled, “Prelude”, is 11 1/2″h x 14 1/2″w.  Beginning with an open reception on November 14th (5:30pm-7:30pm), the show runs through December 23rd.

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Autumn’s Artwork (Fall in New England)

What’s not to love about Fall in New England?!  The brilliance of fall foliage, cool crisp nights and sunny days, taking long walks in the woods, migrating bird sightings and photo opportunities, sweater weather and sitting by the fire, cups of cocoa and my personal favorite… hardly any bugs!!  I look forward to September and October all year long and revel in EVERY moment of it.  The ducks are reappearing on the pond as they begin to migrate and I never know what I’ll see when I step outside the studio and walk down to the water’s edge.  The fruiting trees are loaded with fruit, around which animals and birds of all sorts can be seen.  I’ve even eaten a few apples myself.  After all, when in Rome… 

I’m working on several small paintings of a few of the creatures I’ve seen lately.  These new works will be heading down to the Copley gallery in Boston in early November.  More on that soon!

 

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Vermont Watercolor Society Awards Show (Festival Gallery)

I am very excited to announce that my painting of an Arabian horse, which is all dressed up… now has somewhere to go!  It’s headed to the “Watercolor: Big, Bold and Beautiful” exhibition and is one of 30 artworks chosen for the 2019 Vermont Watercolor Society Awards Show!  The show will be held at the Festival Gallery in Waitsfield, Vermont from October 5th to December 21st, 2019.  The show opens on Sunday, October 5th with a reception from 3:00pm to 5:00pm.  Sadly, I can’t be at the opening, so I’m hoping to have more good news to report when the awards are announced.

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Copley Society of Art – “Embark”, the Small Works Show

The newest small works show on exhibit at the Copley Society of Art in Boston, Mass is on the walls and open to the public.  This themed show is about beginnings or to start something, such as to “embark” on a journey.  I submitted two works, one of a fawn learning “deer ways” from it’s mother, which is inspired from watching a doe with a fawn who makes regular appearances in our yard.  I’ve titled this painting, “Learning Curve”.  The second painting is of a snowy owl, many of which travel great distances to find suitable nesting grounds or wintering grounds is titled, “Wayfarer”.  If you are in Boston, be sure to stop by the gallery and check out the exhibit.  You can also go online for more info and to view the artwork at https://copleysociety.org/exhibitions

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Cover Art for Fiddlehead Magazine (New Hampshire)

I am SO thrilled and honored to have been chosen!  My art is on the cover of the September/October issue of the Fiddlehead magazine.  You can also find an article about me and my work inside as well as info about my upcoming open studio weekend.

Be sure to pick up a copy if you see the magazine or you can go online and view the magazine on their newly redesigned website at http://www.fiddleheadnh.com/

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Woodstock Art Festival (Woodstock, Vermont)

Here I go again on my own, going down the only road I’ve ever known.  Like a drifter I was born to roam… (sound of 80’s big, hair band drum roll here)  Okay, seriously, I’ll be heading to the annual Woodstock Arts Festival this weekend and it’s looking like it will be two days of gorgeously sunny, Fall weather on tap.  Not too hot, not to cold… just a perfect autumn weekend and in beautiful Woodstock, Vermont!  Can it get any better than that?!  You can find me in Booth #10 with lots of new watercolor art and framed and unframed prints of birds and animal art of all sorts to choose from and to suit all budgets.  Bring the wild indoors with some of my artwork for your walls!

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A Hidden Nature Solo Exhibition

The Southern Vermont Arts Center in Manchester, Vermont will be hosting a show of my watercolor paintings.  I’ve been working on a series of paintings with a “hiding in plain sight” theme.  Some animals and birds use their surroundings, others use the color of their fur or feathers and still others by using a stealthy, quiet demeanor to accomplish these hidden talents.  Come to the show and see if you can find the hidden nature of my art.  The exhibit opens on August 31st, with a reception from 2:00pm-4:00pm.  The show will be open to the public until October 6, 2019. 

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