Saturday, October 24, 2009

"2nd Bloom" - 12 x 12 inches - Oil on canvas - SOLD

I’ve had my eye on this violet for a while now. I finally asked my friend Cathy if I could borrow it. She is very proud that it is in bloom for the second time (hence the title, “2nd Bloom”). I love the pinkish underside of the leaves as they make a nice contrast to the green on top. The plant is like a crown on top of this little hand painted pot. I just couldn’t resist.
To those who requested a photo of my reception, below is a nice panoramic taken by my sister.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

View from the Ferry - 12 x 12 inches- Oil on canvas - SOLD

Well, my life has been a whirlwind this month. My Opening Reception for “Reflections on Fifty” was all that I dreamed of and more. I had 150+ guests come through and enjoy a really nice evening of live music, gourmet food and a lively and friendly atmosphere. My friends and family pitched in and it was a smashing success…thank you to all those that helped!  Of the 50 paintings, only 7 are still available. Wow. I never imagined the response to my artwork would be so overwhelmingly positive.

Well, on to new work. The above painting is based on a photo I took from the Boston Harbor Islands ferry. I had a pretty clear vision of how I wanted it to turn out. The sky was incredibly dramatic as storms passed through. The clouds were a strong mix of deep grays and purples. The foreground water was a blue-green, almost teal color. I kept the buildings simple and wanted this to be a fairly abstract painting.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Stony Brook Reflections - 12 x 12 - Oil on canvas - SOLD

I donated this painting to the "Westford Friends of East Boston Camps" for their Fall Foliage Festival which included a silent auction.  Over 600 people attended and they raised a chunk of money to help preserve and maintain a beautiful piece of property recently purchased by the town.

I don't think landscapes are my strong suit but, with each one that I attempt, I'm getting better so I keep plugging away.  At one point, this painting looked a bit too tropical so I had to rework the shape of the foliage and tone down some of the strong blue/green colors.  I'm fairly pleased with the final result and hope whoever bought it is enjoying it.

Friday, October 2, 2009

"Reflections on Fifty" Show Preparations

Life has been very busy for the past few weeks! With help from artist friend Gail Flannery and my son Jason, we hung all fifty paintings at the PCA earlier this week for my show, "Reflections on Fifty". My first gallery hours are this Sunday from noon to 2 p.m with my Opening Reception on Saturday, October 10 from 7 -9:30 p.m. For directions to the PCA, visit, Everyone is welcome!

My other big news is that I've partnered with 8 other artists to open a gallery called "Art on Main" which is located at 40 Main Street, Westford, MA. We officially opened our doors on October 1st and have a grand opening scheduled for Thursday, October 29. For more info, check out our website at