Private Lessons? ...for adults

"I want to explore something different..... I need a little time to nurture my soul..... I really want to paint something for my child's room.... my sister.... my first art show....."

I hear so many good reasons for stepping out of the box to make that move into creating. 

I teach adults on a very flexible basis. If you want one-on-one time to do drawing or beginning acrylic painting... or ... if you would rather paint in your own studio and only want the occasional consultation, arrangements can be made.

Times are generally, 10am or 1pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. The cost is $40 an hour.
I schedule the same one-hour time slot for you each week (allowing time for catching up and sharing ideas. Sometimes the sharing process itself becomes the "thing" that continues the energy). 

We can meet every week, every other week, or schedule consultations once a month. We will work either inside the classroom at ART UP FRONT STREET or outside in the studio's garden.

I am currently taking sign-ups.Contact me if you have questions or want to take a studio tour to see if this is a good fit for you.


Lots of snow... inspiring days....

Today the light is AMAZING against the snow. In my mind I see soft lavender, soft periwinkle blue, soft pinks and touches of yellow to suggest snow (even though snow is white). Thinking in these terms makes the process even more exciting and challenging. So today... I am working on a winter painting.... details to follow. There will be no loss for subject matter ideas... as there is another storm a brewin'.
In the meantime, if you have not done so already, take a look at ART UP FRONT STREET. My studio is there as well as the studios of 3 other artists.... Deb Wheeler Bean, Gaby Grossman, and Dawn Amey. There are the beginnings of a great collaboration starting here.... see you soon :-) . 


art up front street

hello art friends, this is what's been in the works...

my husband, Mal, and I have purchased the building at 120 front street. it was most recently the New Heights Teen Center, just before that... New Outlook Teen Center, before that the 120 Deli and Market/Laundromat, and before that in the early 1900's Poggio's Market. I will elaborate on all of those at some point.... because the ties to community with this building mean a lot to us.

we have, with the help of MANY, turned the bottom floor and basement into an artists' collective of studios and work spaces. my studio is there. mal's computer business is there... and we have three fabulous artist friends who are moving in this January.... Deb Wheeler-Bean, Dawn Amey, and Gaby Grossman. there are 4 more studios available at this writing.

there is an application process for studio space... our goal with this adventure is to maintain a collaborative effort for all of our art businesses and MOST importantly to be a nurturing space for creative energy.

there will be a few shows a year. we will have gallery hours. we will have "salons" and demos and a podcast or two. there is parking, a kitchen, and a back yard..... we really look forward to sharing it with you.

for more info about our vision, the building and studio rentals, click art up front street.

thank you to all who have been so enthusiastic over the years...  we look forward to making many memories with you in this new space. :-)

rose and mal


Art Up Front Street... coming January 2017

Well THAT was a good year of "tinkering". We are now embracing an art opportunity that has only been a dream until now.... but actually, as I think about it more, we will probably continue to dream (thank goodness) while we put the ideas together for quite a few years. The process will be organic for sure. Don't expect a grand opening :-).... just a growing collaboration of like minds. Oh, and of course there will be a party or two. Happy Holidays, everyone. see you in2017.


There's some tinkering going on.

The "studio" is getting a re-do.... so our wheels are not in motion for the 2016 Mother's Day event or for in-studio showings. Please, stop in downtown at The Willow to see my work. Happy spring and glorious summer, everyone! I will update you in the fall.


This weekend...A self-guided tour of artisans, makers, and New Hampshire businesses?

The person that keeps things running here :-). Ashley Platt, thank you! 
Yes!... the weekend is almost here... and we are looking forward to seeing people from all over the state (and beyond) for New Hampshire Open Doors. I am participating in the Seacoast Fine Art and Sugar Tour... one of several self-guided tours in the event. Lori Martone Pottery and I will be side by side on String Bridge (well... actually indoors in the mustard colored building :-) ) in Exeter   ...Saturday 9-5 and Sunday 10-5, this Nov 7+8.
Other fabulous artists (and humans) on this tour are Bruce Jones, Sandy McDermott, Heather Crowley, Norma Torti, and Barbara Mata. Paintings, pottery, watercolors, cards and creativity to make your soul say thank you. The "sugar" on our tour can be found at Brad Rice's Willow Creek Sugarhouse... what a nice combination of makers. Grab a friend and check out the New Hampshire back roads, artisans, and cafes...   See you soon!
print and carry with you


On String Bridge for New Hampshire Open Doors

Join us for this statewide event! This year I will be "on the rocks" (well, near them, safe and snug in the mustard colored building) on String Bridge. Lori Martone Pottery is right next door. All of my color will be HERE this year NOT at my Union Street studio. November 7 and 8... See you soon :-)


Summer Lawn Party, Thursday July 16, 5-8 pm, at the Exeter Inn to benefit T.E.A.M.

Thank you in advance to the Exeter Inn and Epoch Restaurant. They are the hosts of this fabulous first-time SUMMER LAWN PARTY. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar. Several artists' works will be for sale with a portion of the proceeds going to benefit T.E.A.M. .... a local non-profit arts organization enhancing (by leaps and bounds I might add) the arts and music culture in Exeter. I will be painting "live" onsite. Hope you can join us and possibly leave with a little art and a reason to spread the word about your local artists and musicians! Music that evening is by GrooveLounge, David Ayscue, and David Drouin. Get ready for great tunes, treats, and color! See you Thursday, July 16, at 5 in the beautiful Exeter Inn courtyard.


American Independence Museum, Plein Air Saturday, June 6

Tomorrow... More than 20 artists will be out for the day painting to help support the educational programs at the AIM. Get the scoop early by walking around.... you may find something you absolutely MUST have for your home or as a gift for someone who has visited and fallen in love with Exeter.The event is sponsored by and supports the programming of the American Independence Museum ... 30% of sales go back to the museum. If you see something you love, but can’t make the reception (3-5pm) to purchase, talk to that artist on the street about purchasing.  Your transaction there with the artist will still benefit the museum!


Paint day outside... next date July 2

The weather was beautiful and the company was even better :-).... It was great to spend time with Debbie, Cate and Kathie. These photos are from yesterday... the third of three paint days at my studio. The next day is Thursday, July 2, from 10-1 (weather permitting). Bring your surface and your supplies. You can work in any medium you want... graphite, chalk, watercolor..... Bring a photo to work from or use the garden as your guide. This is not intended to be instructional (unless you want the input).... it is more a time for us to gather and to be in something creative. I have tables, chairs, umbrellas. We will set up in my back yard .... I will have tea and lemon water. The paint day is free, but you will need to reserve a spot... I keep the maximum number to five people. Hope to see you!