Monday, November 17, 2014

My Newest Work and Exhibits

It's been a while since I shared my newest work. Lots to tell...

I had a solo exhibit at Athan's Gallery Cafe. It was called 'Till Next Bloom' and was curated by Unbound Visual Arts. The reception was in September and was a great success. Here are some watercolor paintings from the exhibit: The first is Cyclamen. The second is Orchid Gals



The most exciting news is my new work on YUPO. It's very challenging and fun to work on. A smooth, plastic finish on which watercolors love to collect wherever they want to!! So I use a whole new skill set to make the painting work:  Meet  'White Rhodie' , 'Early Evening Kousa' and 'Early Spring ll'.

They're all on YUPO and I use different techniques for each.

More exhibits! Marblehead Winter Members' Exhibit is showing my watercolor 'Day of Music', painted while listening to chamber music at a friends house. Took the flowers from their garden! Clematis and hosta flowers.

'Dance' is currently on exhibit at the Wedeman Gallery, part of Lasell College in Newton, MA. The reception was a few days ago and the gallery was packed! It's the best show that Newton Art Association has sponsored. 

I guarantee that I won't take so long again to share my work.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Solo Exhibit at Marblehead Arts Association

Hello to Everyone

Welcome to Spring. It has finally arrived. Even though it wavered a bit with April snow...

My watercolor below is called 'Private Conversation' (notice the two tulips on the right in conversation, gossiping).  I guess the painting is my way for wishing for 'real' tulips to bloom.  The conversation going on between these two tulips was, of course,  an accident - like so many other wonderful 'accidents' that happen with watercolors.

My new solo exhibit, 'Nature's Portraits', is opening  Saturday April 26 at
The Marblehead Arts Association.  It will run until June 8. The Reception is Sunday April 27 from 2-4.  Please join me in Marblehead.

There are 5 other artists at the MAA, each with a solo show.  Each of us has his/her own gallery. I will probably have about 14 pieces in my show. Watercolors and pastels. I spent a lot of time making sure that the framing really was right for each painting. Hope I succeeded. Come to the reception and let me know!

The MAA is housed in a beautiful old mansion which has many rooms. Each room with it's fireplace has been transformed into an art gallery. What an interesting and historic venue for an art exhibit!

Visit and say hello on the 27th - take a beautiful drive to the historic area of Marblehead, have some delicious food, enjoy quality art from several artists.

8 Hooper Street  Marblehead.  50 min. drive from Newton, where I live. Less from Boston!

Friday, January 17, 2014

Bowl A Bowl A Bowl A

This is a really fun show! Hope you can come on January 18 4-8 PM! My                     watercolor (below) is featured on the marketing materials!

             Arts League of Lowell  307 Market Street  Lowell

                               BOWL a BOWL a BOWL a

                      JANUARY 10 through FEBRUARY 23
                               !!! SAVE THE DATE !!!

                                   Artists' Reception 
                           Saturday, January18,  4 - 8 PM 


Warm up at our Hot Bowl Fundraiser on January 18                          

        Sample a variety of soups and stews for $1 / taste or donate $25 to enjoy a hot bowl of soup and take home a handmade bowl, made especially for this occasion by Sharon Levy, Judy Nevius and Roberta Bloom. Tickets will be available at the door or:
  • Reserve now with a donation of $25  ( click link to ALL)
  • Pick up your ticket at the gallery during the reception. Choose a bowl to take home with you. 
  • Have a bowl of delicious hot soup, stew or chili with us to celebrate the Bowl a Bowl a Bowl a show in the gallery and to raise some funds for ALL's 2014 programming.
        Reception / HOT BOWL FUNDRAISER
If you won't be able to join us on the 18th, you can still reserve your bowl and help ALL raise some funds for 2014 programming.
  • Reserve a bowl now with a donation of $25 
  • Come to the gallery after January 18 during regular gallery hours to select your bowl to take home.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

New Exhibit in Newton City Hall

The Newton Open Studios' exhibit is up and ready to be viewed!
There is a revolving show in Mayor Setti Warren's office in Newton City Hall. I'm proud to be one of the artists. When you're in Newton just stop by and view the show! There is always art on the walls because Mayor Warren is a great supporter of Newton artists. I understand that he loves us having our art gracing his office walls and adjacent hallway.

This exhibit presents new work of the artists. I did this Magnolia painting in summer 2013 from photographs I took of magnolia trees. Where? In the parking lot of my dentist's office.  I saw a gorgeous magnolia in bloom and knew I had to paint it.

I wonder if my dentist knows that there is a spring 'bonus' in the parking lot!

Just think, spring isn't far away...hmm the weather forecast for New England is snow for this weekend. Well, we can look forward to longer days beginning December 21st.

Happy Spring Thoughts, for now.

Friday, December 6, 2013

3 Holiday Exhibitions! 3 Receptions! You are invited!

Hi All

You are cordially invited to the following exhibitions. My paintings, as well as those of other artists' will be shown. If one of these receptions is on a date you can come, great!  I'd love to see you.

"All Things Change" at the Scollay Square Gallery Boston City Hall. Curated by Allston-Brighton's Unbound Visual Arts. 1 City Hall Plaza Boston.
Dates: November 26 December 31. Reception: December 12 4:30-5:30 PM
If you're coming to this Boston reception, please go to Unbound Visual Arts' site on Google or click the link on my website on the Blog page and RSVP on the site.

"Pret A Porter" at The Brush Gallery 256 Market Street Lowell. A juried show featuring the work of Brush Gallery members. The title means that you can carry with you anything that you buy!

Dates: December 14 - January 11. Reception: December 14 2-4 PM. This date is a fun Holiday party as well as reception - don't miss The Brush's 6th Annual Cookie Tasting on Saturday December 14 & Sunday December 15! 

Arts League of Lowell Gallery Members' Holiday Exhibition at 307 Market Street
Lowell, right down the street from The Brush. A varied show of the work of members of the Arts League and Coop. 
Dates: December 6 - January 5. Reception: December 14 6-10 PM. Another party and reception!

"Have yourself a very merry" HEALTHY holiday season. I hope it's COLORFUL and ARTFUL!

Friday, November 8, 2013

'Full Bloom' is the cover watercolor!

'Full Bloom', my watercolor, was voted to be on the cover of the Cambridge Art Association's 2014 Calendar. Members submitted work and voted on the CAA site.

Thanks to all of you who voted for my work. It made the difference!

If you go to the CAA site Home Page you will find a preview of all the months of the year - each with a different artist's work represented. The thirteen of us got the most votes from you! The calendars are on sale for 15.00 at the Gallery: 25 Lowell Street in Cambridge.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

A Success! Newton Open Studios


I wanted to thank anyone who reads my blog, especially if you visited me during Newton Open Studios exhibit this past weekend. This show was juried so I was really excited to have the opportunity to exhibit and sell my work.

I think Newton Open Studios' new venue, Newton City Hall, was very successful. I had a good show and enjoyed many good art conversations with folks who were fascinated by the way I paint 'backgrounds'. Several people asked if I taught watercolor classes. I don't right now, but you all will be the first to know (well, maybe not the first) if and when I do!

Here's the watercolor I currently have in Mayor Setti Warren's office in Newton City Hall. The exhibit there now is called 'Movement'. If you have a chance, stop by City Hall in Newton on Commonwealth Avenue and Homer Street and pop into the Mayor's office. Second floor.

It's been a pleasure to have exhibited there throughout this whole year. Each exhibit has a different theme. It's interesting to see how each Newton artist interprets the theme.

Till the next exhibit...stay tuned!