6th Annual Open Studio (Oct 10th & 11th)

We’ve decided to host a modified version of our annual open studio event this year.  We’re sprucing up the garage below my studio to hold our event.  With a big door that can be kept open to the fresh air and room enough to allow people to spread out, we’re holding our “open doors” there.  You won’t recognize the place when we get done setting things up!  You’ll find many original works of art, framed and unframed prints and a range of hand crafted wood turnings that are as functional as they are beautiful.

We’d love to see you this weekend and are doing our best to be mindful of safety and health.  We ask that you wear a mask while in the “studio” space and maintain space with other visitors.  We’ll have a hand sanitizing station and extra masks, just in case you forget to bring your own. 

Conservation is important to us and each year we donate a portion of our sales towards this cause.  This year we will be donating 10% of sales at our open studio to the Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust.  More and more birds and animals are threatened with extinction, some within our lifetime, so it’s become more important than ever to maintain our wild spaces.  By purchasing some art at our open studio, you can also help with the local conservation of our beloved northern region.

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New England Watercolor Society North American Open Exhibit

More exciting news!  My painting of a snow shoe hare was accepted into the New England Watercolor Society North American Open exhibit this year!!  By none other than the acclaimed nationally known watercolor artist and juror, Paul Jackson.  This is a very competitive show and only 80 paintings were accepted out of 612 entries!  The show will be held at the Plymouth Center for the Arts in Plymouth, Mass. from November 1st through December 5th.  The show opens on November 1st and the awards will be announced then.   Keeping my fingers crossed that my painting might win an award this year but I am just so thrilled to be included in this prestigious show, regardless of whether or not I win an award.

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Photo Adventures in the Wilds (White Mountains)

One would think that being at home more, I’d have more time to spend out in the field photographing the wild things I see.  Rather, this time sheltering at home has been full of home improvement projects, growing a larger vegetable garden, doing more baking and checking items off a “to do” list of things I’d been putting off.  Where did the summer go?!  I’ve taken a few afternoons or mornings out with my camera to look about and take photos.  The pond around my studio is always good for seeing something and I’ve enjoyed these moments out in nature immensely.  You never know who’s watching who!  When I’m standing quietly waiting, my fellow creatures often come closer for a curious look… what IS that human doing here?  Those fleeting moments are what make my forays into the field such fun and worth the effort.

 

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Open Call Exhibit – Roux & Cyr Gallery

I’ve recently learned two of my paintings have been juried into the “Open Call” exhibition to be held at the Roux & Cyr International Fine Art Gallery in Portland, Maine.  The show will be held October 2nd through November 2oth with an opening reception will be held October 2nd, 5pm-8pm.  I’m looking forward to being a part of this art exhibit and once again having my work in such a beautiful gallery.

Title:  “Shore Leave” (Atlantic Puffins), 6″ x 6″, Original Watercolor

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Northern Exposure Exhibit (The Gallery at WREN)

I will be part of a two person exhibition at the Gallery at WREN in Bethlehem, New Hampshire from August 28th until September 29th.  My watercolor paintings will feature some of the wildlife and birds found here in the northern mountain region of New Hampshire.  Exhibiting with me is my friend and fellow painter of all things wild, Mimi Wiggin.  We each have our own style and work in different mediums but we share a love of nature and all the wild creatures found here.  There will not be an opening event but you can join us for a special “Meet and Greet” event on Saturday, September 19th, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm at the gallery at WREN.  We’ll be there to answer questions about the theme of the show as well as our art.

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