On the sweetest, warmest, sunniest October 2018 day, I was invited to paint the concrete traffic barriers set up at the New Derby Street entrance to Artists’ Row in Salem, MA. The barriers were already painted bright orange in hopes of reminding lost visitors from wandering down this pedestrian walkway in their automobiles. Still, they… Continue reading Artists’ Row Public Art — Haunted Happenings
Salem Arts Association Presents “Dark Arts”, inviting our Salem Art Association members to explore Salem’s history with witchcraft, religion, and Halloween. This exhibit features spooky and fun creations by Salem Arts members. The show runs from the opening reception on Friday, Oct. 5, 2018 (5-8pm) until Sunday, Nov. 4. My entry into the show is Celtic Cats, ink and… Continue reading Dark Arts — Salem Arts Assoc.
In February 16, 1818, about 20 “practical farmers” met at Cyrus Cummings’ Tavern in Topsfield, MA to try to figure out a way to promote agricultural interest in Essex County. The wheels were set in motion for what eventually became the Topsfield Fair. Timothy Pickering, American Revolution hero was the first president of the Society.… Continue reading 200th Topsfield Fair! 9/28 to 10/8/2018
Once again I was invited to donate a painting for the annual art auction to benefit the Sawyer Free Library, Gloucester’s public library. The paintings have been on display for a silent auction in the library’s gallery, culminating in the exciting live auction with professional auctioneer on October 3. My donation is Moonlight Sail, an… Continue reading Gloucester Art Auction — Oct. 3, 2018
Trees have always fascinated me. They are so beautiful all through the seasons. In summer, so lush with their whispering leaves. In autumn colorful and joyful. In winter, lace against the sky. In spring delicate with promise. My solo show is about trees in every season, and in different styles: realistic, stylized, and playful. Most… Continue reading Solo Show — Trees
The Danvers Art Association is holding its Fall Art Show of members’ work at their antique 2-room schoolhouse gallery. The work will be exhibited from Friday, September 21 until Sunday, September 30. The opening reception will be held on Friday, September 21 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. and all are welcome. My entry into the show… Continue reading Fall Art Show — Honorable Mention
Ho! Ho! Ho! This year I was chosen to paint the holiday calendar for Harbor Sweets! Here is what they have to say about it in their catalog: “The excitement and bustle of the season is captured in this charming Christmas Eve scene from Harbor Sweets’ friend and local Salem artist, Sheila Farren Billings. Create… Continue reading Harbor Sweets Holiday Calendar 2018!
Salem Arts Assoc. 12th Annual PEM Inspirational Exhibition, “Untold Stories,” August 31 through November 4, 2018 Opening Reception: Friday August 31 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM Salem Art Association presents “Untold Stories” an exhibition inspired by two current Peabody Essex Museum exhibitions, “The Last Empresses of China: The Forbidden City’s Untold Story” and “Sally Mann: A… Continue reading Untold Stories 8/31 – 11/4/18
During this year’s Salem Maritime Festival at Derby Wharf, members of the Salem Arts Association created paintings en plein air inspired by the exciting event. Our work is on display at a special exhibit hosted by the Salem Visitor’s Center from Saturday, August 18 through Monday, September 23, 2018. I was one of the artisans… Continue reading Art in the Park Exhibit — 8/18 through 9/23/18
Hosted by Salem Maritime National Historic Site in cooperation with Essex Heritage and Eastern National, the Salem Maritime Festival features live music and dance, harbor cruises, interactive programs, arts, crafts, and more! This year I will once again be under a tent on beautiful Pickering Wharf, painting a mermaid figurehead. Festival times are Saturday, August… Continue reading 30th Annual Salem Maritime Festival — 8/4 & 8/5/2018
I grew up in a family of artists. Works in progress in all the arts–visual, musical, written and performance–were strewn about my childhood home. This inspired me to develop my creativity and experiment with mediums and styles. When I received my first big 64-color box of Crayolas, I could sit for hours delighted to line… Continue reading About
Have an idea for a painting? I take commissions! From custom house and pet portraits to paintings of favorite locations or cherished family snapshots, I’ve done it all. Let’s talk your vision over and I can make your ideas a reality! Online Shops Please click on the links above to visit my Etsy Shop… Continue reading Shop