Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Brown's - Small Painting of Brown's Lobster Pound Local Art

Brown's (Seabrook, NH)
6x6", acrylic on panel $95

Small Works Frenzy Madness!!
First dibs for you guys, my loyal followers, before these little paintings head off to shows/shops. See something you like? Please DM me or write "interested" in the comments below.

Monday, November 13, 2017

RT. 1 Mini Golf - Small Sign Painting Neon

Rt. 1 Mini Golf (Saugus, MA)
7x5", acrylic on panel $95

Small Works Frenzy Madness!!
First dibs for you guys, my loyal followers, before these little paintings head off to shows/shops. See something you like? Please DM me or write "interested" in the comments below.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Happy's Fried Dough - Small Sign Painting from Salisbury Beach

Happy's Fried Dough (Salisbury Beach, MA)
6x6", acrylic on panel $95

(Just because this sign always makes me smile ;-)

Small Works Frenzy Madness!!
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Friday, November 10, 2017

Cabot Cinema - Small Neon Sign Painting

Cabot Cinema (Beverly, MA)
6x6", acrylic on panel $95

Small Works Frenzy Madness!!
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Thursday, November 9, 2017

Small Painting Frenzy! And Special News for Followers....

Fern's Motel (Saugus, MA)
5 x 7 inches, acrylic on panel

Okay gang, today starts the small painting frenzy madness!

From now until Christmas, I will MOSTLY be working on small pieces – perfect for gift giving.
Between my upcoming small works exhibits, gallery and retail outlets and shows I am in, I need to paint A LOT of these special mini paintings! Most are 6x6 or 5x7 and sell for $95, though some may be a little larger/more $$.

As a special bonus for my loyal followers,  I am going to give you guys first dibs as they come off the easel. See something you like? Please DM me or write “interested" in the comments below the particular piece. But act quickly - these little guys tend to fly out the door really fast!

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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Summer Recap!

Burgers
18 x 24 inches, acrylic on canvas
(exhibited at the Rhythm Cafe, Merrimac, MA until September 7)

What a crazy summer it has been!

It started off with a bunch of shows, continuing from my very busy spring season and including a bunch of new venues. Then a move to a new studio (more info coming on that soon). And a 2 month solo show locally at Rhythm Cafe in Merrimac, Massachusetts (the show continues until September 7th if you want to stop by for a great meal and fun art!).

I was also featured in a new local newspaper called "Haverhill Life". How fun it was to read what a local gallery owner had to say about my work - and the connections that people make to its nostalgic nature. Click on the picture below to see the article a little larger and more readable.


Fall season is starting to gear up with a couple of exhibits and shows - so be sure to follow me on Facebook (or check out the "Events" page on my website) to keep up with my current events. And don't forget to subscribe to my email newsletter to hear about new shows and to get the first peeks at my work as it comes off the easel!

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Circle Game - and Fun at the Fair

So....moving along on our retro roadtrip....who doesn't love a great fair?!!


Even before we had kids, my husband and I have always been into country fairs and small town carnivals. Kitschy to the max, yes, but great old-fashioned fun. We also love the old little amusement parks - think old wooden roller coasters, ferris wheels, arcade games, old-fashioned carousels....

And thankfully, our kids have happily followed along with our adventures. Save one trip to LegoLand, we have avoided the big theme parks, Disney, etc and have stuck with the small old-time places - some of the coolest parks are over 100 years old!

Over the years I have taken hundreds of pictures at fairs and amusement parks. The lights, the neon, the old painted attractions have always fascinated me in their worn but colorful gaudiness. Have you ever looked closely at the faces of the animals on old kids' rides or the wooden horses on older carousels? Some of them are a lot freakier-looking than you might think!

I revisit my photos from time to time and get inspired to paint a few more pieces for my ongoing "Fairs and Carnivals" collection. I love painting old carousel horses - the expression on their faces, the movement indicated in their positioning and detailing. Loved this horse's face - this is one of those paintings that just flew off the brush. I have to admit the Joni Mitchell song was stuck in my mind the entire time, so I had to name it "Circle Game"

"And the seasons they go round and round
And the painted ponies go up and down
We're captive on the carousel of time
We can't return we can only look behind
From where we came
And go round and round and round
In the circle game"


In progress photos: 

I am excited to be showing this painting and about a dozen others next weekend at the Melrose Arts Festival! This is may first year participating - I am very excited to have been juried in to show with 43 other awesome artists. If you are local stop by! 

If you are interested in more information about purchasing "Circle Game" please contact me.