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“ETA” – awaiting the arrival of Spring – new work from my studio

recently finished a new painting inspired by the unseasonably warm weather we were experiencing these past couple weeks. Walking around town without a jacket in February seemed weird and wonderful at the same time. There was a part of me that just couldn’t relax into the comfort of a 70 degree day. A jaded New Englander by trade, I was waiting for Mother Nature to drop a foot or more of snow on me or maybe a flying house like something out of the Wizard of Oz.

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A kid collaboration of new artwork

Over winter break I had two of my favorite kids hanging with me in my studio. We decided to collaborate on some new artwork which was really convenient because we had some time on our hands and quite a lot of energy to contend with. I set up two easels along with some canvases and heavy duty watercolor papers and then had the boys choose the color paints they liked best. We talked about what collaboration means and then we discussed how to lay down paint for a really cool background.

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Big news …

I have some cool news to share in these early weeks of 2017 … a piece of my art has been included in The Emerging Artists juried show at Three Stones Gallery in West Concord, Massachusetts! Opening reception is Saturday January 21 at 5:30pm. The show will run until March 10th. Hopefully at some point, you might be able to stop in to see the show and support not only me but all the other regional emerging artists.

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new work – inspired abstract florals

I had a few florals in various stages of completion and this was an idea I had at the early stage of the game. I confess that this painting sat longer than usual because I had moved onto other things and decided to save this for another day. I finished this a couple of weeks ago and it has become one of my favorite florals to date. I’m happy that I waited to see where I really wanted to go with it.

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My new projects featured in Finish Magazine by Wagner Spraytech and Matthew Mead

Inside the pages are some inspiring DIY projects that can easily be tackled with the right tools and a little downtime. I have two of my projects featured in the summer issue. One is a project that will take only a day and the other is a project that needs you to set aside a few days. Both are easy and incredibly satisfying. Take a peek …

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Home Sweet Home: new work

I keep vowing to make time to write about what is happening in and out of the studio…and there is a lot to share for sure. I will start here, with a somewhat recent piece called “Home Sweet Home”. It is a mixed media piece on canvas that I created after our trip to Paris in November. I had just returned home shaken from our visit and reeling from the aftermath of the attack on Paris while we were there…

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vintage furniture refresh and renew with chalkpaint

Whenever I am in a creative rut with my art, I love to poke around old dusty antique shops,flea markets and vintage stores to find some long ago creative inspiration. Giving new life to old things opens up new ways of thinking for me and I get the added benefit of having some unique piece in my home. This month if you are looking to feed your inner creative why don’t you stop by The Blue Butterfly in Concord …

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Surfing Santa, Finish Magazine and a Happy New Year’s wish…

had a great year collaborating with my friend Matthew Mead and had the opportunity to grace the pages of his beautiful publications: Matthew Mead Upcycled Style and Finish Magazine with Matthew Mead and Wagner Paint. I’ve also stretched creatively and have been painting and designing more and more – perhaps that nest is not so empty!

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