Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Motel - Original Acrylic Painting of Retro Neon Sign

11 x 14 inches
acrylic on canvas

Another painting from Fern's on Route 1. Love playing with the different crops and angles.

This painting will be exhibited at Coolidge Hall during the Topsfield Fair October 2-12.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Mini Painting, Painted Ornament

Yes, it is THAT time again! Eeeek!
I am starting to sneak in a few of my ornaments here and there. These are always incredibly popular, so please contact me early if you are interested in purchasing any this year!

Monday, September 14, 2015

Summer View - Small Landscape Painting by Debbie Shirley

Summer View
4 x 6 inches
acrylic on linen panel

Every now and then I get an urge to do a more "traditional" landscape. This is a scene from northern Maine. This painting will be available in the Art Room at Coolidge Hall at the Topsfield Fair, October 2-12.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Hilltop - Acrylic Painting of a Classic Sign

16 x 12 inches
acrylic on canvas

I just had to paint a  Hilltop sign for the displays at Farley's of Newburyport. I need to stop by this week to see just how that used it. It is so  much fun to take part in a collaboration with a different kind of business - I'd love to see more art in all kinds of venues!

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Display at Farley's

As part of the collaboration between Newburyport Art Association and Farley's of Newburyport, I was selected to exhibit some of my selected paintings at Farley's. Today I dropped off 8 pieces that the staff stylist had picked out, and returned this evening for an artist Meet & Greet. It was fun to see how they displayed the paintings for the reception. Here is an example:

Isn't this a great idea? It is a win-win....the store gets some new ideas to build displays around, and the artist gets some good exposure. And the work is available for sale as well. Tomorrow, Farley's Master Stylist will more fully integrate the work into their windows and displays. I can't wait to see what he comes up with!

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Cycles - Small Acrylic Painting of Building in Haverhill

(Haverhill, MA)
6 x 4 inches
acrylic on cradled wood panel

Trying out a small panel. Love the angles of this building and the shadows. Another one I'd love to try in gouache and kept as simple shapes.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

OW - Acrylic Painting of Vintage Neon Sign and Newburyport News!

12 x 9 inches
acrylic on canvas

Back to the old Fowles the shadows that the neon tubes make!

The Fowles sign is a Newburyport landmark.....and rather apropos for the little exhibition I have coming up! I am thrilled to be a part of the partnership between the Newburyport Art Association and Farley's of Newburyport! My work will be exhibited as part of the creative displays in the store and in the window of Farley's for two weeks this month. There will  be a "Meet the Artist" reception on 9/8, from 6-7:30 and my work will be displayed from 9/9 - 9/23. There is more information about the collaboration here: