2019 Green Mountain Watercolor Exhibition (Award Winner)

I had to read the email twice before I realized it really was my name as the recipient for the William Brauer Memorial Award, the highest award presented at this year’s Green Mountain Watercolor Exhibition at the Red Barn Galleries at Lareau Farm in Waitsfield, Vermont.  I am so very honored to have received such a prestigious award from among all the exceptional works of art in this show.  It was several moments before I could articulate my joy and I’m quite sure my screech of delight was heard across the Connecticut river and all the way to the next town.  It’s certainly a moment in an artist’s journey that makes the creative effort and periods of doubt worth every bit.  At least, it is for this artist!

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2019 Green Mountain Watercolor Exhibition (Red Barn, Waitsfield, VT)

Two of my paintings were chosen for the 8th annual Green Mountain Watercolor Exhibition held in Waitsfield, Vermont.   I’m thrilled to have had my work selected for this juried event!  The purpose of this show is to highlight and promote the art of watercolor painting and features the work of artists from across the country.  The show will be up and open to the public at the Red Barn Galleries at Lareau Farm from June 15th until July 21st.

 

Top:  “Halcyon Days”, 13″h x 18″w
(Belted Kingfisher)

Bottom:  “When Up Is Down”, 5″h x 7″w
(White-breasted Nuthatch)

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Copley Society of Art – “Evolving” Exhibit Opens

I have several paintings in the “Small Works – Evolving” show at the Copley Society of Art in Boston, Mass.  The exhibit will be up and open to the public from May 30th until August 18th.  If you’re visiting Boston or live nearby, be sure to stop by the gallery, which is located at 158 Newbury Street.  The works I submitted for this show all reflect the burgeoning of life in the spring season, from apple tree blossoms to songbirds back to start a new cycle of life again.  As the seasons evolve, so does everything in nature.

This painting of a pair of Black-capped Chickadees is titled, “A Budding Romance”.

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Hampton Falls Fine Art Show

I’ll have original watercolor paintings in a range of sizes and prices.
Look for me at Booth #25 in this art festival and hope I’ll see you there! 

 

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Painting In Progress (birds and blossoms)

It’s supposed to be spring here in the mountains of New Hampshire but we’re still turning the heat on at night and the daytime temperatures remain below average for this time of year.  It hasn’t stopped the birds from migrating back (thank goodness!), and while there aren’t any blossoms on many of the trees, shrubs and bushes just yet, the buds are forming so there will be much to see soon.  It’s got to warm up soon, right?  I’m working on a few new paintings for a members exhibit opening at the Copley gallery soon.  Here’s one of the works in progress for the show.  Stay tuned for more information on the show and to see the finished artworks I’ll be submitting!

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“Ebb & Flow” Exhibition (Bryan Memorial Gallery)

Welcome in the start of the show season with the Bryan Memorial Gallery in Jeffersonville, Vermont with the opening of this group, juried show of art featuring works with water, in all it’s forms, as the predominant part of the composition of the works.  I’m pleased that one of my watercolor paintings of a Common Loon, titled “Reflections”, was accepted into the show.  The exhibit will run from May 3rd until June 23rd, 2019 with an opening reception to be held on May 5th, from 2pm-4pm.

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Pencil Art – Drawing On Inspiration (Littleton Food Coop)

My exhibit of original pencil drawings will be up for a few more days (ends May 1st) at the Littleton Food Coop cafe gallery.  If you haven’t had a chance to see the show, be sure to stop by the cafe the next time you swing into the Food Coop to pick up some goodies!  All the art is available for sale and if you see something you like, simply take it off the wall and bring it to the checkout to purchase. 

A portion of all the sales will be donated toward the fundraiser for Rodney Mitton, a Coop employee who was injured a few months ago.  With winter finally over and spring making steady progress, many of the artworks feature wildlife we’re all familiar with and are starting to see again, like this chipmunk hiding among the leaves and rocks.

Title:  “Hidden #7”, 7″h x 5″w, Available

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Shop, Eat and Enjoy The Art Exhibit (Littleton Food Co-op)

Our local food cooperative has a delightful cafe gallery where you can enjoy a cup of tea, something fresh from the bakery or relax after a little grocery shopping.  While you’re there, you can take a look at some of my original pencil artwork currently on display.  And, if you see some artwork you love, you can simply take it off the wall and purchase it right at the check out. Gives a whole new meaning to “one stop shopping”!

The art will be on exhibit until April 30th.

Title:  “Hidden #10” (Snow-shoe Hare)

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Where The Wild Things Are (Squam Lake Science Center)

I recently took part in a “Winter Wildlife Walk” at the Squam Lake Science Center here in New Hampshire.  I wanted to learn about how various animals live (and play!) during the winter months and it was a great opportunity to get close up reference photos of some of our harder to find wildlife in a winter setting.  The animals there are not tame by any means, but for various reasons, would not survive if released back into the wild.  However, I thought the otters stole the show with an abundance of cuteness as they slid around over the snow and tussled with each other.  The fisher was a fascinating animal to watch too, and with some patient waiting, I was able to get some terrific images for future artworks.  It reminded me of a tiny bear with those large clawed feet!!  My goodness…  The red and gray foxes, with their lush furs and vibrant coloring, stood out beautifully against the snow.  It’s one of my favorite places to go to learn about and see close up a few of the northern creatures with whom we share our forests.

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Art Exhibit (Littleton Food Co-op Cafe Gallery)

Join me for the opening reception of an exhibit of my pencil art at the Littleton CO-Op cafe gallery in Littleton, New Hampshire on Sunday, March 10th.  This lovely little cafe features a rotating exhibition of work by local artists and I was lucky enough to be selected for the months of March and April.  There will be some delicious light refreshments provided, courtesy of the Co-op, and a chance to ask questions about my art.  These pencil drawings are one-of-a-kind works of art as no reproductions are made.  However, I will also have unframed prints featuring my watercolor art of birds, animals and nature at the opening reception.

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