Welcome Spring 3/12-4/30/23

Spring is just around the corner and who isn’t looking forward to longer days, shorter nights, and a whiff of fragrance in the air? Come and lose yourself for a while in interpretive images of emerging life and new energy by artists and photographers of the Swampscott Art Association. All you stand to lose are the winter doldrums!

I have two paintings in this exhibit. H7G Garden, acrylic, 8” x 10” framed, was painted en plein air in the lovely gardens of The House of the Seven Gables in Salem, MA. It is a wonderful place to paint because as I work I meet visitors from all over the world. The other painting accepted into the show is Honeysuckle, 6” x 6”, acrylic on canvas. It was done in my own garden on a warm summer day last year. I am lucky that my neighbor’s gorgeous honeysuckle vine drapes over my fence, attracting butterflies and hummingbirds. 

Swampscott Art Association began in the 1940’s when a group of well-known professional artists came together at the Swampscott Public Library to meet and create exhibits. Today the group has grown to over 70 members. Membership is non-juried and open to local artists and photographers to encourage exhibits for their work. The SAA seeks to foster and encourage art in Swampscott and the surrounding communities through camaraderie, workshops, and exhibits for both the artists and those who appreciate art. 


The Cloister Gallery is located at 135 Lafayette St., Marblehead, MA. It is open Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sundays 11 a.m. to noon. Ring the doorbell at the back door for admittance. For more information contact Gallery Coordinator Laura Tufts, cloister.gallery@gmail.com