Friday, August 19, 2016

Ruby Red - Small Acrylic Painting of a Classic VW Beetle

Ruby Red
6x6 inches
acrylic on cradled panel

Loved this classic VW beetle! Fun shapes and reflections - and a great color to work with. I have been enjoying going to car shows and cruise nights - more car paintings will probably be in the future.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Clam Box - Small Acrylic Painting of New England Clam Shack

Clam Box
(Ipswich, Massachusetts)
7 x 5 inches
acrylic on cradled panel

One of my favorite clam shacks to paint - and not a bad place to get fried clams, either ;-)

Just a reminder - I am happy to paint custom versions of these little paintings if you want a different size, or perhaps a painting of YOUR favorite clam shack!

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Cupcake #4 - Food Art Still Life Painting by Debbie Shirley

Cupcake #4
4 x 4 inches
acrylic on mdf panel

Just because it looks cute with the last one - thought it would make a good display to have a pair (and they are fun to paint too!) I will have this cupcake pair, along with cupcake notecards - and lots of other fu things - at the Haverhill Art Market this weekend, Saturday July 16, 12-5pm at 90 Washington Street in Haverhill. I will be working on a small sign painting during the Market and selling some of my paintings and prints. Hope you can stop by if you are local!

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Cupcake #3 - Original Acrylic Still Life Painting

Cupcake #3
4 x 4 inches
acrylic on mdf board

Because painting cupcakes is so much fun, I decided that there needed to be more....

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Bill - ACEO Acrylic Painting of Toy Man

Bill
3-1/2 x 2-1/2 inches
acrylic on watercolor paper

Back to my Lego friends.....hadn't done one in a little while, so I thought I would do a quick one in an ACEO size to add to my display at the West Village Provisions.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Hilltop - Small Acrylic Painting of Iconic Hilltop Sign Route 1

Hilltop
(Saugus, Massachusetts)
5 x 7 inches
acrylic on cradled panel

It always seems like it is time to do another Hilltop painting!

The Hilltop seems to be one of my most in-demand images. I suspect that is because it was such a well-loved place that was around for so long - and then fairly recently closed their doors for good. At every show I attend with one of my Hilltop pieces, I hear so many stories about the special family get-togethers that were held there....the special dinners, birthdays, anniversaries, family reunions, rehearsal dinners, etc.  - everyone seems to have a Hilltop memory. Not too many restaurants have such a long history of making memories for so many people!

This is also why I love this series of local signs and buildings that I have been working on. Not only are they fun to paint, but I really enjoy hearing the stories that people share, their memories connected to these places, the connections that people have to these places.

I do these pieces by commission as well- so let me know if there is a special place you would like me to memorialize in a painting.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Make Your Own Mini-Masterpiece Workshop


I am going to be leading a "Make Your Own Mini-Masterpiece" Workshop at the next Haverhill Art Market! It is geared mainly for kids to make mini painting for a Father's Day gift, but adults are welcome to come play, too.

The Haverhill Art Market is held monthly - and is a great place to meet local artists and buy their work. It is a fun and friendly environment and is definitely worth checking out.

The next Art Market is on June 18th, 12-5pm at 90 Washington Street in downtown Haverhill. More information about the monthly Art Market can be found on our Facebook page.