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!

Posted in Exhibitions, Works In Progress | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

“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.

Posted in Exhibitions | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Exhibitions | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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)

Posted in Exhibitions | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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.

Posted in Photo Trips In The Wild | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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.

Posted in Exhibitions | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Small Works- Fruition Exhibit (Copley Society of Art)

Here is another small painting I have in the current small works exhibit currently open to the public at the Copley Society of Art in Boston, Mass.  This painting is title, “This Side of Red” and features an Eastern Bluebird, one of my favorite birds.  We see bluebirds around our home but they tend to nest in other more open locations since our house is tucked up into the woods.  However, my neighbor’s apple trees and large fields seem to be a favorite with the bluebirds and are one of my “go to” spots to get reference photos.

This exhibit will be up from January 10th until April 28th.  Be sure to stop by the gallery and see the show if you live near Boston or are visiting the city.  For more information and directions, you can visit their website by clicking the link here: COPLEY GALLERY

Posted in Exhibitions | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Backyard Bird Count Weekend

This is an annual event my husband and I take part in each year.  We make sure to have several types of bird feeders set up around the yard for both the ground feeding birds and those that like a perch.  And, yes, the red and grey squirrels can be counted on to notice a free meal!  I always hope for something really unusual to make an appearance but most often we’re treated to the usual birds found in this snowy mountain area.  During this year’s count, it was extremely cold with blustery winds and a high temperature during the day only in the teens and below zero at night.  I’m not sure if this was a factor for the low count, or if it was just our area this year, but I admire how these littlest of creatures can survive the winter months.  And very glad they do.  Regrettably, our resident owl was absent so I didn’t include it in the count; however,  we saw a group of tom turkeys, a ruffed grouse and a flock of Common Redpoll finches that suddenly arrived.  Very considerate of them to show up just in time for the bird count weekend!

Posted in Photo Trips In The Wild | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

North East Watercolor Society Member Exhibit (SUNY Community College)

I recently learned two of my paintings were accepted into the annual North East Watercolor Society member exhibition to be held in the Orange Hall Gallery at the SUNY Orange Community College in Middletown, New York.  The show will be on exhibit from February 3rd – March 18th, 2019 with a reception and awards on Sunday, March 3, 2019 from 1pm-4:15 pm.  The gallery hours are Monday-Thursday 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM and Friday 9:00AM to 6:00pm.  For directions, go to : SUNYORANGECCOLLEGE .

Posted in Exhibitions | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Award of Merit (Copley Society of Art)

I am just THRILLED beyond words to have recently learned one of my paintings, “Apple of My Eye”, in the “Small Works-Fruition” exhibit at the Copley Society of Art has earned an Award of Merit!!  Chosen by the Copley Society art committee, exceptional pieces in the small works show are recognized with awards of merit.   These awards are based on the professionalism of presentation, technique, composition and style.  The awards of merit are beneficial to artists seeking advancement within the ranks of the Copley Society.  Did I say how excited I am about this?  There’s something to put in my “good news” jar for 2019!!

Posted in Exhibitions, Finished Art Work | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment