MAA Artisan Shop

What could be nicer than strolling the historic streets of Old Town Marblehead in the autumn? While you are there, do not forget to check out the Marblehead Arts Association Artisan Shop. The shop is located on the first floor of the MAA building, the antique Hooper Mansion, 8 Hooper Street, Marblehead, MA; and it is chock full of amazing creations by members of the Marblehead Arts Association.

The shop offers the work of members of the MAA, including my mini paintings of iconic Marblehead places and also matted 11″ x 14″ prints of my larger paintings of the scenic town. Right now there is a display of my autumn scenes of beautiful Marblehead. These make wonderful souvenirs for tourists, little gifts for friends and hosts, or treats for yourself. They tuck neatly into shelf and table displays. (Shown: mini original 3×3″, Abbot Hall Moonlight)

Other members showcase their talent with exquisite jewelry, hand blown glass, unique hand thrown and hand built ceramics, fiber art, and so many more treasures for you. The shop is a wonderful place to complete your gift shopping while supporting the work of local artists! And while you are visiting the MAA, be sure to tour the upstairs and downstairs galleries of paintings by members. There is always something new on exhibit.

MAA Gallery & Shop Hours: Wednesday through Sunday, Noon to 5:00 p.m.

Website: marbleheadarts.org

Telephone: 781-631-2608

Email: info@marbleheadarts.org


SAA Gallery Shop

Boo! You won’t be scared by the unique hand-made treasures you find at the Salem Arts Association Gallery Shop! Located in the historic Maritime District in Downtown Salem Massachusetts, it’s a fabulous place to go any time of the year; but at Halloween, it is a truly special place to visit.

On display are one-of-a-kind creations by local artists, members of the Salem Arts Association. The collection includes original paintings and matted prints — including many of mine, handmade jewelry and clothing, housewares, ceramics, hand-turned wood, leather items, and much more. Wander around and marvel.

Also on the shelves are a collection of my mini original paintings, each with its own wee easel. These are ideal to tuck onto a shelf or table in your home, give for a thoughtful gift, and are very easy to carry in your pocket as you tour Salem during Haunted Happenings! I paint seasonal and holiday specific minis and offer them all year, so come back to see what I have in store for you next.

Upstairs in the SAA building, you will discover our Art Gallery which features rotating exhibits of members’ work. Right now, of course, the gallery is showing Artoberfest, an exhibit of all things spooky and/or autumnal! The SAA is located at 159 Derby Street, Salem; and gallery hours are every Saturday and Sunday from noon until 6:00 p.m. Keep your eyes open for our famous Friday night Art Openings every month or so!

For more information:

website: www.salemarts.org

phone: 978- 745-4850

email: info@salemarts.org



Artoberfest Art Exhibit

The Salem Arts Association is proud to present the annual Artoberfest Exhibit as a kickoff to the Haunted Happenings season in Salem, Massachusetts. The exhibit features all things spooky and autumnal and will be on display on the second floor gallery of the association building at 159 Derby Street, Salem — right beside Pickering Wharf.

The exhibit will open with a reception on Friday night, September 15, 2023 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. In addition to fabulous art by local artists, the evening will feature live music, refreshments, and is free and open to the public. After that you can see the show during regular gallery hours every Saturday and Sunday from noon until 6:00 p.m. Don’t forget to stop in to see the wonderful SAA Gallery Shop downstairs!

My painting in the show is called Sail Loft at Pickering Wharf (acrylic, 16″ x 20″). It was painted en plein air during the Salem Merrytime Festival. It was a warm, early autumn day and I greatly enjoyed being a part of the general merriment!

For more information, contact Salem Arts Association at www.salemarts.org


Fall Show — 2nd Place Award

Danvers Art Association is once more hosting an open art show at the Peabody Library of Danvers. The show includes the work of members of the art association as well as artwork from members of the community. The opening reception for the exhibit was held on Saturday, September 23, 2023 and I was very pleased to be awarded second place.

Once again, we are grateful to DAA member, Jim Morrocco, for doing a magnificent job organizing and hanging the exhibit. And thanks as well to Noelle Boc, the Library Director, for judging the show and speaking so eloquently about each winning painting at the art reception.

The exhibit will close on Sunday October 22, 2023. The Peabody Library of Danvers is located at 15 Sylvan Street, Danvers, MA and hours are Monday through Thursday 9:00 am to 9:00 pm, Friday and Saturday 9:00 to 5:00 , and Sunday 1 to 5:00 p.m. Telephone: 978-774-0554, www.danverslibrary.org, email: danversref@nobelnet.org


Coastal Blues Exhibit

Here’s some exciting news! A brand new gallery will be opening in Swampscott. Coastal Collective, 434 Humphrey Street, Swampscott, MA will host their first exhibit in this lovely seaside space. The opening reception will be held on Thursday, September 14 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. It is free and open to the public. I am delighted to have my work included in this show.

The theme of the show is Coastal Blues, and artists are invited to interpret that idea in any way this wish. I chose to take it literally this time. My painting, King’s Beach Seawall (acrylic, 12″ x 22″ framed) is both coastal and blue!

One day while taking a brisk walk on a chilly, windy day I was met with a stunning sight. The sun was breaking through the interesting cloud formations and making the horizon sparkle bright white. It was also casting dramatic shadows on the sea wall. I captured the image with my camera and went straight home to paint it.

This exhibit will be on display through November. When you visit Coastal Collective you will see not only the Coastal Blue Exhibit, but also other work by local artists: pottery, housewares, jewelry and much more.

#CoastalCollective #CoastalBlue #localartist #localart #KingsBeach #SwampscottMA #seascape #MAbeaches

Shore Lights

Swampscott Fall Show

The Swampscott Art Association is proud to present the Fall Member Show. The members of the association have been invited to share their best work, any subject, any medium. The show will be a treat.

My painting in the exhibit is titled King’s Beach Lights. It is done in acrylic on a 16″ x 20″ gallery wrapped canvas. The painting was inspired one very dark night when I was driving past King’s Beach in Swampscott. No moon or stars were visible, but the inky black water was illuminated by the lights of streetlights and passing automobiles. Each wave was delicately edged with reflections. and the low hanging clouds were glowing with reflected light. I stopped my car and took pictures trying to catch the parade of lapping waves.

There will be an artists’ reception on Sunday, September 10 at 2:00 p.m. which is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served and the public will have a chance to meet and talk with many of the artists displaying their work. The exhibit will hang until October 26 at the Swampscott Senior Center located behind the high school at 200 Essex Street, Swampscott, MA.

#seascapes #nightpaintings #localartists #KingsBeach #SwampscottMA #SwampscottArtAssociation


Inspired By Word Exhibit

Galleries at Lynn Arts (GALA) offers a new exhibit of work inspired by written, sung, and spoken words. My entry in the show was inspired by one of my favorite songs, Deep Purple. I have always liked the soft, relaxing sound of the music and the romantic lyrics which were written in the 1930s and covered by many musicians since then. My painting, Purple Twilight captures the magic of a warm spring evening as the sun sets and the full moon rises, reflecting in the gentle ripples of the water and glowing through the emerging leaves on the trees. It is done in acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas and is 16″ x 20″.

Galleries at Lynn Arts (GALA) presents an opening reception Friday, September 1 from 5:30-7:30 for “Inspired by Word” Exhibit. GALA openings are open to the public and offer beautiful art, good conversation with interesting people, music, food, and usually other surprises. The show runs from September 1 through October 22, 2023. Gallery hours are Monday, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Tuesdays and Sundays by appointment. GALA is located at 9/1-10/22/23. GALA’s lovely galleries are located at 25 Exchange St., Lynn, MA www.galleriesatlynnarts.org


Summer Member Showcase

The Salem Arts Association #SalemArts is presenting the Summer Member Showcase at their beautiful seaside galleries. The opening reception will be held on Friday, August 3 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

The opening reception will feature live music by musical guest Brian Cogger performing original compositions. There will be refreshments and an opportunity to visit the SAA Gallery Shop stocked with exquisite one-of-a-kind handmade creations by the artists.

My painting in the exhibit is Emerald Woods, acrylic on canvas, 16″ x 20″. This was done en plein air and is a view into the conservation area behind my house. In the early morning, the sun shines through the leaves, making them glow. I had to work fast before the sun rose too high and the light completely changed. The woods are an ever-changing subject for my paintings!

The artists were free to use any medium, and any subject for this exhibit and there is a huge array of different styles.

Salem Arts Association gallery is located at 159 Derby Street and has lovely ocean views of Pickering Wharf. The exhibit will run until September 9.


Becoming Exhibit

From the opening reception August 4 until September 9, the Salem Arts Association will feature an exhibit that features artwork inspired by artists’ transformative journeys and acts of becoming.

My drawing juried into the show is titled Celtic Peacocks, pen and colored pencil, 14″ x 18″ matted and framed. It is done in the style of the Book of Kells, and consists of intricate, meticulous knots and bright colors reminiscent of the work done by ancient Irish monks in their stone towers.

The exhibit is open to artists from the community as well as members of the Salem Arts Association. The reception will be held on Friday, August 4 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Salem Arts Association Gallery right beside historic Pickering Wharf on 159 Derby Street, Salem, MA. #SalemArts The reception will include live music by Brian Cogger performing his original compositions, refreshments, and is free and open to the public.

Regular gallery hours are noon until 6:00 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday. And when you are visiting our gallery exhibits, do not forget to check out the Gallery Shop on the first floor. It is full of original work by members: jewelry, paintings, clothing, fiber art, ceramics, glass, prints, and more — perfect for gifts, or treat yourself!


Wonder & Whimsy 7/21-8/19/23

Galleries at Lynn Arts (GALA) have invited member artists to exhibit work that fits the theme, Wonder & Whimsy: Portal to the Fey Realm. They sought artwork hat represented powerful feelings and deep yearnings, as well as subjects that are highly prized in the Fey Realm such as mushrooms, flowers, etc.

I was happy to have three paintings juried into the exhibit, all very small acrylic paintings which fit the fairy theme: Moondance, Fairy Garden, and Honeysuckles.

Moondance, acrylic, 6 x 6” This happy little painting was inspired by Van Morrison’s song of the same name. It has always been a favorite of mine; when I hear it I am transported to a dark, moonlit summer night where anything wonderful can happen, where fairies dance on trees and the summer breeze makes me want to dance too.

Fairy Garden, acrylic, 6”x 6”. My garden is one of my favorite places, and I spend many hours there planting flowers and tending to them. It seems the fairies also spend hours there because I constantly find lovely compositions of graceful ferns, mysterious mushrooms, and tiny wildflowers popping up overnight. Here is one, I was inspired to go outside and paint.

Honeysuckles, acrylic, 6” x 6”. It has been said that good fences make good neighbors. Well, I guess it is true because my good neighbor is growing the most gorgeous honeysuckle vine that drapes over her fence into my garden. This magnificent plant attracts legions of butterflies and hummingbirds giving endless pleasure to me and my grandchildren. They youngest ones believe that fairies sew dresses from the petals, and what fashion-conscious fairy wouldn’t do so? I was inspired to create this little outside in my garden one fine day.

The exhibit will run from the opening reception on Friday, July 21, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. until August 19, 2023.

The reception is open to the public, donations are requested to help support the work of GALA in the community. There will be food and music and all-round merriment! 

As a nonprofit, GALA depends on your generous support to continually produce exceptional art events that benefit artists, businesses, students, visitors, and the City of Lynn. Something amazing has been created here two years ago! $5, $10,  $15 … anything helps.

GALA’s beautiful galleries are located at 25 Exchange Street, Lynn, MA. Call us at 617-909-9211.


Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday — 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday & Sunday : By appointment or by chance

Saturday — 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.