Tides of Life 7/3 – 8/28/21

For the 15th year, Salem Arts Association is presenting a members’ exhibition inspired by a show at Peabody Essex Museum. This year’s exhibit is titled, Tides of Life and gets inspiration from the PEM exhibit “In American Waters”. Local artists came up with imaginative creations showing how the sea is a reflection of American culture and environment and their own personal and psychological meditations on its beauty, violence, poetry and transformative power. The show will be on display from July 3 through August 28, 2021 at the Salem Arts Association Gallery.

I’m thrilled that my painting, Marblehead Harbor, 12″x36″, acrylic has been juried into this exhibit! This painting was done en plein air on a drizzly July day before the morning mist had lifted. I was painting under a protective canopy at Devereux Beach in Marblehead MA, and had originally gone to Devereaux with the idea of using the roof to protect me from the sun. I had planned to paint a view of the beach with all the colorful towels and umbrellas, but the rainy weather made me change my plan. From the same spot, I turned around and painted a view of the harbor in all its foggy glory.

The exhibit is on display at Salem Arts Association Gallery, 159 Derby Street, Salem, MA, right beside Derby Wharf. Gallery hours are Saturdays & Sundays from noon to 6:00 p.m.


Summer Member Exhibit 7/3 – 8/1/21

Marblehead Arts Association is excited to present the Summer Member Exhibit now through August 1. With 5 galleries of MAA juried artist members and 1 galley devoted to our Plein air paintings, there is something here for everyone. As with all our shows, you can find all the works online, but MAA also welcomes everyone to come in person.

My painting in the show is Four Seasons, a 4 panel acrylic on canvas. Each panel is 12 inches wide by 24 inches high, the total size is 48 inches wide by 24 inches high, $800. The background is done in subtle mottled metallic paint: copper, gold, bronze, silver. Because of the metallics, the painting gets a different look through the day and evening as the light changes. Four Seasons was inspired by my love for trees during all our New England seasons, and the Asian panels I have visited at the Peabody Essex Museum.

The show can be found online, but it’s much more fun to come in person to 8 Hooper St., Marblehead, Massachusetts. The gallery is open Wednesday through Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Exhibit: North Shore 7/3-8/28/21

It is so good to have the galleries open again! Salem Arts Association presents Exhibit: North Shore, running July 3 through August 28, 2021. It is an exhibition of images inspired by the landscape, cities and people of Massachusett’s North Shore.   Subjects include but are not limited to seascapes, woods, historic buildings, local attractions such as diners, depictions of events and portraits of the people of the North Shore. 

My entry in the exhibit is Relax! a mixed media piece incorporating paper sculpture, acrylic painting and a variety of tidbits I found in my studio. The scene outside the window shows Salem Harbor, a favorite view of mine!

Salem Arts Association’s beautiful seaside gallery is located at 159 Derby Street right beside Derby Wharf. Gallery hours are Saturdays and Sundays noon-6:00 p.m. Don’t forget to visit our lovely shop where every item is created by local artists (including me!).


Salem Arts Walk 2021

The Salem Arts Association ArtWalk features posters of artwork by Salem Arts Association members displayed throughout Downtown Salem at supporting business establishments. I was so happy that a poster of my acrylic painting on canvas, H7G Front Door is on display at #19 on the Art Walk map, Salem Main Streets, 265 Essex Street, Salem, MA 01970 – (Yes, that is a poster of the original painting that is on display right now at the Marblehead Arts Association Spring Members’ Show.) Go to www.salemmainstreets.org to view the map of the whole Art Walk. Walking through beautiful downtown Salem, looking for all the Art Walk posters, is a lovely way to spend a late spring/ early summer day. The work will be on display June 4 through Jul 30, 2021


Opening Live! Salem Arts Assoc. Gallery

On Friday, June 4, 2021 the Salem Arts Association proudly held the reopening of its beautiful galleries and shop at 159 Derby Street, Salem, MA. The opening reception will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. What a thrill to be with fellow artists and art lovers again!

I have some little paintings in the shop! Sleeping Fox 8×8″ $95, Rubber Duckies 8×8″ $95, Marblehead Light 8×8″ $125, Gables Garden May 8×10″ $175, Summer Tree (Shown) 4×12″ $60, Aloha Shirt 5×5″ $20 (orange or red). Open weekends noon-6:00pm, 159 Derby St., Salem, MA. I’ll be there 12-3:00 5/8. Hope you can drop by to say Hi! I miss people!

The SAA Gallery will be open Saturdays and Sundays from noon until 6:00 p.m. and is completely run by volunteer local artist members of Salem Arts Association.


Spring Members’ Show 5/8-6/20/21

The Spring Members’ Show at the Marblehead Arts Association is on exhibit for public viewing in person! The show theme is “Doors” and my entry is Front Door H7G, acrylic, 12×16″ matted & framed, $250. One of my favorite places to sit outside and paint is in the beautiful gardens at The House of the Seven Gables in Salem! This painting was inspired by the strong diagonal rooflines and shadows, and I had the pleasure of speaking with visitors from all over the world as I worked. The show runs from May 8 to June 20, 2021. The Marblehead Arts Association at Hooper Mansion, 8 Hooper St, Marblehead, MA. 


Salem Arts Gallery News

I have made artist’s reproductions of some of my paintings to make them more accessible for people. Three of them are available at Salem Arts Gallery.

All the prints are matted to 11×14″ which conveniently fit in any standard, off-the-shelf 11×14″ frame. Perennial Favorite (Shown), Motif #1,  and Children’s Barn. $25 ea.

Salem Arts Gallery is at 159 Derby St., Salem, MA. Weekends noon-6:00pm. The gallery is located right beside historic Derby Wharf by the Visitors’ Center.


Primavera Exhibit, 5/1-6/26/21

I am so happy that my little painting, Swan Boat Summer, acrylic, 4″x12″, $125. has been accepted into Salem Arts Association’s Primavera Exhibit. It was painted with fond memories of summer days in Boston and many rides on the lovely Swan Boats. The painting is wired to hang, but it can also sand up by itself on a surface.

When you visit the Salem Arts Association’s beautiful sea-side galleries, you will be treated to creative works in every style and medium you can imagine. Drop by the next time you are strolling through Salem. Gallery is located at 159 Derby St., Salem, MA; weekends noon-6:00pm. Exhibit will hang from May 1 to June 26, 2021.


Salem Children’s Charity Auction

Salem Children’s Charity grew from this idea: Salem school kids create paper ornaments, restaurant and bar patrons purchase them, and 100% of the money goes directly to needy Salem kids and their families. The idea has grown into the Salem Children’s Charity.

The Salem Children’s Charity Auction goes virtual 12/14/20 at 6pm, live on YouTube and Salem Channel e. Sulent virtual auction ends 12/18/20, 9p.m. Bid at https://www.biddingowl.com/SalemChildrensCharity  My donations this year are matted prints of my paintings: Seasons 16″x20″, Snowflake Surfer 11×14″, Winter Is. Kayaks 11×14″, Baker’s Is. Light 11×14″, Witch House 11×14″. salemchildrenscharity.org FB: Salem Children’s Charity; Twitter: Salem Children’s Charity Online Auction Kickoff


Parade of Trees

The Danvers Art Association has donated a Xmas tree decorated with one-of-a-kind handmade ornaments created by DAA artist members to the Parade of Trees, a fundraiser for Danvers Historical Society. My donated ornament is an original painting on wee easel of a happy little penguin! All proceeds from this fun family event benefit the work of the Danvers Historical Society. To view the beautiful displays view on DCAT, Rally-Up, YouTube/DanversHistoricalSociety, or pre-schedule a visit to Tapley Memorial Hall**.  Danvers Hist. Soc., 11 Page St., Danvers, MA