On the easel

We just had our open studios this past weekend. What a wonderful weekend. Inspiring. Our artists friends are fabulously great people.... and their work is still up at the gallery if you need an art re-load.

The evenings come early now. It is easy to see someone working in the front gallery. You may have driven by and seen this flash of color. I still have some decisions to make... but this is "mid-stream-brush-thought". Taking a break from it... waiting for it to tell me what is next.

Dear art friends...

Thank you for coming to our first fall open studios. It is always so great to see you. We saw old friends and met new. Our "place" is just over a year old.... with the first artists (Gaby Grossman, Deb Wheeler Bean, Dawn Amey and myself) having moved in during very early 2017. A few months later, we welcomed Anne Kenny and Wo Schiffman. And now we have other artist applicants in progress. Our goal is to stay a little out-of-the-box while we create "stuff" and nurture our artist selves. Thank you for your words and your show of support for us and local art.... it means everything.


Commission for a Virginia beach house

Whimsical, fun, bright, blues, oranges, BIG, aqua, coral, sea green, yellows.... all words used to describe the direction for this piece. Each panel is 20x40. When together, the entire piece is 60x40. The wall it will live on is yellow and the space is a large, bright, open concept. Can't wait to see a photo of this in place.... "Cats in the Water", 60x40 acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas. Thank you Brenda B!


These three have found a home

So many ways to enjoy color.... full blast, with texture... or softly muted with understated simplicity. The range is broad (thank goodness) ..... limitless ways to excite the eye and the heart. One of these little 3x3 morsels was purchased at the May Open Studios. Then ... the same collector decided she needed another. THEN, a few days later the same collector felt three would be best. Thank you, Amy, for welcoming these to your home. I hope they keep you in good energy.



Fresh off the easel "Blues" 18x36 inch original painting. Beautiful day yesterday to paint. I set up on the porch at Art Up Front Street. The breeze was mighty.... the ribbons on the columns danced around the posts and at times were horizontal. So beautiful to watch. I tried to anticipate the directions they would take, but could not. Randomness inspires.