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


Heart of History Show 11/14-12/20/20


Art is busting out all over! The Heart of History Exhibit at Salem Art Association’s gorgeous new gallery, is featuring artwork inspired by and painted at The House of the Seven Gables!

My two submissions: H7G Front Door, acrylic, 16×19″ framed, $250; and Gable Gardens, oil, 21×17″ framed, $300.

Gables Garden was done in oil as I sat in the shade under the beautiful wisteria arbors in the gardens at The House of the Seven Gables. You can see a peek of it on the left. The month was July, and the garden was in full bloom!

H7G Front Door was painted in the garden at the H7G in the springtime. The front door of The House of the Seven Gables faces the ocean. so you feel as if it is around the back! The front door is criss-crossed with metal nails placed at each cross — a sign of prosperity since houses were build using wooden pegs in those days! I was especially inspired by the strong diagonal shadow running across the front of the house. (Shown as Featured Image)

The grounds at H7G are one of my favorite places to sit and paint! Between the gardens, the historic buildings, and the ocean breezes it is heavenly!

The exhibit Heart of History can be seen at the Salem Arts Association Galleries, 159 Derby St., Salem, MA; Nov. 14 – Dec. 20. Gallery hours: Saturdays and Sundays noon-6pm. Virtual Gallery and Online Shop at salemarts.org


Winter Member Show 11/14-12/24/20

The Winter Member Show at the Marblehead Arts Association will be on exhibit from November 14 to December 24, 2020. The show features the best works of the artist members of MAA.

My submission is September Light, acrylic, 16×20″, $350. This painting was created on location on a perfect September day as I sat on the rocks near Fort Sewall in Marblehead.

Marblehead Arts Association is located at 8 Hooper St., Marblehead, MA. Gallery Hours are Wednesday through Friday from noon until 5:00 p.m.,  and Saturdays from noon until 4:00 p.m. The exhibit also includes the Hoopers Treasures 8″x8″ paintings. And don’t forget to visit the lovely Artisan Shop!


Melrose, MA Public Art Project 10/2020

I am excited to have been chosen to be part of The City of Melrose Wayfinding and Creative Placemaking Initiative for 2020. The project will be hosting the creative work of 9 area artists. This initiative is funded entirely from a grant secured by Mayor Brodeur last year in his capacity as State Representative. It is facilitated by Follow Your Art Community Studios.

My project is to paint a utility box on the corner of Main Street and Lynn Fells Parkway in Melrose. The design was inspired by a Newbury Award book by Elizabeth George Speare who was born in Melrose, MA. The Witch of Blackbird Pond was my childhood favorite, and was the book that cemented my love of reading.

Check out the other public art being created in Melrose, MA and this link about the initiative:   https://www.fyamelrose.org/public-art/


Hubie Halloween Movie Cameo!!! Oct. 2020

Hey! Check this out! My artwork has a cameo in Hubie Halloween! The set designers borrowed one of my painted figureheads from its lamppost in Salem and placed it in Marblehead during filming, and it survived the cutting room! Does this make me part of the Hollywood elite?

The figurehead is part of the Salem Beautification Committee’s Ladies of Salem initiative. Businesses can sponsor an artist to paint a Jenny Lind figurehead to grace a lamppost in Downtown Salem, both as an advertisement for their company and as a lovely way to make Salem even more beautiful and historical. The Jenny Lind figurehead memorializes the hand-carved figure that graced the bow of the Salem ship, Nightingale.

I have been selected to paint five Ladies of Salem. The first, which is the one chosen by the Hubie Halloween set designers, was done for Cabot Wealth Management. She is done in the colors of the company: blues and greens. Her skirt features a map of the world to signify the company’s origins in the Salem shipping trade, and her cameo is painted with a compass rose.

The next three were done for The Village Tavern, a wonderful restaurant on the Essex Street Mall. One of the Ladies is mounted over the restaurant door, right by the Salem Harbor fountain on Essex Street; the other two are displayed inside the restaurant. These figureheads’ dresses  are painted in colors shown on the company’s logo: red, brown, black and white. The outside Lady features part of the restauranteur’s collection of tap handles.

My fifth Lady of Salem was commissioned by the Beautification Committee. Salem has a well-known history in the China Trade. But the city was also a major trader in the Caribbean, some of it was regrettably and shamefully during the Triangle Trade. Some of the trade was regular shipping of fish, lumber, etc. The beautiful Caribbean Lady of Salem has a blouse which reflects the pink and coral island sunset, and her skirt is painted in the blues and greens of the warm tropical waters with schools of fish spiraling across it.

Come to Salem and find all the Ladies of Salem done by local artists for many businesses all over the Downtown area. This is a fun way to see the city and learn about Salem’s history.