New Outlook Teen Center

New Outlook in Exeter is a wonderful resource in our community for afterschool activities and programs. The center has been providing a fun, safe place for youth to go for years. I had the opportunity yesterday to work with the teens there on an art process. We all did one of my all time favorite things.... work with acrylics on tiny canvasses. Everyone loved the format size... so easy to change your mind or to add or delete. I don't think it would be a stretch to say we found the process very meditative and absorbing. This painting pictured is a 2.5x3.5 inch acrylic on canvas. Enjoy! Rose


The Scissors

"The Scissors", 24x24, acrylic on canvas. This painting has a happy home.... I recently discovered it made its way to someone who was looking for a painting with a touch of red. The painting hangs at the owner's sewing table, near her mother's old Singer sewing machine, next to a window overlooking a view of a lake. She had been waiting for a piece to put in this very place and this one spoke to her. When I heard that, I was very touched... I always love to hear how people relate to my art and what their decisions are for its use. It makes something that is a personal endeavor on my part even more personal when I hear the story. Thank you Anne and Mark.
At the end of February, I am adding a separate page of "Tiny Paintings". These are my little gems that spark my creative juices and provide ideas for larger works. They are all original, full of color, very small... 2x2 to 2.5x3.5 inches, and are easily shipped to the universe. Stay tuned! Thanks for looking.


Soft colors for a beach cottage

Dingy Awaits

Marsh at Noon

Cottage on the Hill

Boats in the Distance

Gazebo on the Parkway
I am currently working on a project for Mandeville Canyon Designs. Renee Carman, owner and interior designer, is putting together a beautiful fresh mix of interior lush that I can't wait to see. The paintings above are just some of my pieces she will have at a "model" cottage in Maine. They are all 6x6 acrylic on canvas. These paintings are not for sale but if you are intrigued by their feel, let me know. I can do variations.
Thanks for looking and have a presidential day.


Valentine Art Contest at Divine Cafe and Grille

Join the good folks at the Divine Cafe for their annual Valentine art contest and fundraiser. Its a fun nice thing to do... Anyone can enter a valentine. Use paint, collage, glitter, fabric, etc. It gets displayed at the cafe February 3-February 12. All the proceeds and valentines go to Cross Roads House, a shelter that provides services to homeless adults and children. And the winner of the contest (from a random pick of all the entries) gets a "Free Lunch for Two Sweeties". The details and entry form are below. Just click the image to enlarge. Deadline is February 9.
Have a great day! Rose


Really Big Red Carnations!

OK I'm back! And thank goodness. The end of 2008 was a good time to fulfil obligations, get my arms around my children, regroup for business, and refresh. 2009 brings new beginnings and adventure...
This huge painting is a symbol of growth and energy. It consists of two panels, 30x40 each, so the entire painting is 40x60. It is already spoken for and will be in its new home tomorrow. Let me just say that this painting fits the family it will be living with.... they are full of energy, life and fun. There are new venues for my art coming soon, some of which are listed to the right in "Where you can find me".
Thank you for looking at my color. Please, contact me if you have questions about my art or are looking for something special.
See you soon.