Garden/Art Walk

ReachArts of Swampscott is once again running their Garden/Art Walk this weekend, Sat. June 29, 11-3:00, rain date June 30. There are many gardens for you to stroll through all throughout the town. Visit reacharts.org to find out all the details: including maps of the 3 segments of the Walk, activities, van routes, raffles, and sponsors. There is also some information about some of the artists and gardeners taking part in the event.

The Garden/Art Walk is large, and is divided into 3 segments. I shall have my easel set up to paint en plein air in the garden of the Swampscott Art Association President in the 1:00-3:00pm Beach Rose segment of the tour on Puritan Lane. Members of the Swampscott Art Association will have their paintings and matted prints on display. My contribution to the exhibit is King’s Beach Seawall, acrylic on stretched canvas, 12″ x 24″. I was inspired to create this painting after being dazzled by the magnificent light reflecting off the ocean by the seawall one day when I was taking a brisk walk along the shore in Swampscott. The contrasting shadows, splashing waves, and particularly dramatic clouds made me pull out my camera and take photographs to capture the scene so I could paint it later at home.

Get all the details at reacharts.org