Danvers Art Association will present their Joy of Winter Show at the beautiful Peabody Institute Library of Danvers — commonly called the Danvers Public Library at 15 Sylvan Street, Danvers, MA 01923. The exhibit will be on display from Saturday, November 19 until December 24, 2022.
All the artwork in the show will be winter themed! My two paintings in the show are Frosty Dawn, acrylic on canvas, 12″ x 24″; Sweet Tidings, acrylic on wood panel, 17″x17″ framed.
Sweet Tidings is the original artwork used for the 2018 Harbor Sweets annual chocolate Advent calendar, a treat eagerly awaited by chocolate lovers. Each little door on the candy box holds a delightful treat from Harbor Sweets. Collecting these calendars is a holiday tradition for many families.
My 2018 cover is a Beacon Hill style scene with lots of Salem and Harbor Sweets references for their loyal fans to find. The diverse characters in the painting reflect the diversity of Harbor Sweets’ hometown, Salem, MA.
Frosty Dawn was inspired by the snowy view out my Salem window right after a blizzard. Because an artist can control her world when painting, it does not show the parked cars, telephone poles, and houses of my congested neighborhood. My neighbor’s backyard skating rink became the pond.
The blue jays were really there balancing on the snow-clad shrubs, and making a lovely contrast with the new snowfall and the glorious pink sunset. With art, I can revitalize the world the way I would like it to be!
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