Sunday, June 21, 2015

AS220 show closing and upcoming lecture

In the Air; installed at AS220

 This is the last week to view my current exhibition at AS220. Work from my recent series, Fisherman's Woman, is on display alongside artist Robyn Thomas at the Main Gallery located at 115 Empire St. in Providence, RI.

  I also want to invite you to a spotlight talk I am giving in conjunction with the current group exhibition at the Danforth Museum of Art. This year the museum is giving artists involved in their member's exhibitions a chance to discuss their work in an informal setting. I am scheduled to speak Wednesday, July 1 at 12:30. I'd love to see you there!

Tuesday, April 7, 2015


Untitled; 36 x 45; acrylic on paper mounted on panel

  Meet my new favorite painting. I'm thinking of entering it in this juried exhibition at Silvermine.

Monday, March 9, 2015

In the Air

In the Air; 36 x 45"; acrylic on paper mounted on panel; 2015

The work in Fisherman's Woman has been growing and changing as of late. The series of 18 x 18 inch paintings petered out at the end of last year with a run of unresolved compositions. It was then that I decided to allow the format of the paintings to expand. The imagery and marks were rough and tactile, somewhat naive, and I felt that a larger size would better accommodate them.

  Six paintings later and the space in the work has radically changed. As often happens to me, I had allowed the work to become too literal - too illustrative. Large expanses were filled with paintings of boats that were ever so clearly articulated with every detail nailed down. The paintings were so specific that they were being denied a larger meaning or more open-ended reading.

  Enter the last three large scale paintings where I have allowed my mind to wander without much of a plan trying desperately to "find" the painting rather than "make" it. It sounds zen, but I'm not sure it is, if I'm trying so hard. It is working. And I am creating a space in the work that feels expansive. I am finding color relationships that surprise me. And I am returning to imagery only when it finds its way in. It's all very exciting.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Earth, Wind & Fire: upcoming exhibition

I Was a Milk Cloud Floating; 12 x 11", charcoal and mica powder on paper

 This April I will be participating in a group exhibition at the South Shore Art Center in Cohasset, MA. Earth, Wind & Fire is a collection of distinctive and imaginative imagery around the theme. Juried by Carl Belz, Director Emeritus at the Rose Art Museum in Waltham, MA, the exhibition will be on view from April 10 through May 24. The opening reception will be held on Friday, April 10 from 6 -8 pm.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

1 2 inspire U

 I recently participated in an interview project from artist, Julie Kesti. Called "1 2 inspire U" each interview asks artists about their creative habits, processes, and tips. I was excited to take part and to get to learn a little about Kesti's own adventures through her blog.

You can read the entire interview here.


Saturday, January 3, 2015

Driven to Abstraction opens this Thursday

  Join me this Thursday for the opening reception of Driven to Abstraction, a group show at the Umbrella Community Arts Center in Concord, MA. Three pieces from my newest series, Fisherman's Woman, will be on display alongside works from other artists across the country.
  Driven to Abstraction features 52 unique 2D and 3D abstract works by 43 artists, calling attention to the range of techniques and media used by artists who work outside the figurative realm. Pieces by resident artists from The Umbrella and selected artists from as far as Chicago will be on display from January 7 to February 23. Dana Salvo, owner of Clark Gallery in Lincoln, MA and a nationally recognized photographer, served as the show’s juror.