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14 Artists/3 Days – Please come!

November 26, 2016

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Coming up next week!
I’ll have many small mounted (affordable!) pieces at this wonderful, annual show and sale put on by Brattleboro West Arts. I’ve made some new work for this event including this here gem, Biome V.

There will also be oodles of yummy gorgeous art created by my brilliant fellow artists.
A wonderful opportunity to peruse lovely artwork, find unique gifts and support local artists.

118 Elliot St.- Brattleboro, Vermont
Friday      December 2    5-8
Saturday  December 3   10-6
Sunday    December 4   11-5

 

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17 Artists – 3 Days

December 1, 2015

17 ARTISTS – 3 DAYS
December 4-6
Brattleboro West Arts 2015 Holiday Show and Sale
118 Elliot St, Brattleboro, Vermont
Friday 5:00-8:00, Saturday and Sunday 10:00-5:00

If you’re close by this weekend, please come and say hello! There will be a rich variety of creations by my artist friends at Brattleboro West Arts and also many of my smaller (more affordable) works priced at over 20% off! They are each mounted on silk wrapped canvas stretchers and ready to hang. I will also have several giclee prints for sale.
Consider giving art.

Roots of Rhythm VIII

                              Roots of Rhythm VIII

Give Art

November 14, 2015

Are you near Brattleboro, Vermont?
If so, you have a one time opportunity to see a selection of my smaller mounted pieces.  They feature vibrant colors,  most with extensive felting and are mounted on silk covered canvas stretchers. Ready to hang.
I am offering these at over 20% off during a 3 day only Brattleboro West Arts group show the first weekend in December.  Each would be a lovely gift or addition to your own wall!

Biome IV

Biome IV

Sixteen other fantastic artists will also be displaying their creations! Lots of holiday shopping opportunities! Details:

17 Artists-3 Days

17 Artists-3 Days

New Gallery news

October 6, 2015

I am really honored to announce that my art is now being represented by Mitchell Giddings Fine Art in Brattleboro, Vermont. Petey Mitchell and Jim Giddings, both amazing painters themselves have created a beautiful and warm gallery filled with the work of both regionally and nationally known innovative artists.  I’m thrilled to have my work hanging there in such great company! If you are ever in the area, this is one gallery not to miss.

Cultivating Connections II

Cultivating Connections II
31″ x 44″ (approx.)

Cellscape II up for auction!

April 15, 2013

 

Cellscape II

Cellscape II

Are you anywhere near southern Vermont or NH?

Cellscape II will be auctioned off at the Apple Blossom Gala Auction, on Friday May 10 which is put on by the amazing  Brattleboro Museum & Art Center. Proceeds will go to the museum’s education programs. I went last year and had a blast so I will definitely be there this year! Lots of wonderful, innovative art for auction, a good cause, great people, delicious food and a raucous wine tasting!

Cellscape II  detail

Cellscape II detail

 

Nailed it!

October 9, 2011

I looked forward to my Artist Talk last Thursday evening at the Brattleboro Museum with a mixture of excitement and dread-mostly excitement. The process of creating and organizing a slide show that would best allow me to explain my process was daunting but valuable. Being forced to articulate my somewhat meandering creative process was a healthy exercise and actually gave me some new perspective on my work.
How and why does a series get started and continue? What about cellular imagery fires up my imagination? How do I put these babies together?

Before the talk-me on the right.

Before the talk-me on the right.

It was a full house which made me happy. Once I got started, I relaxed and was able to enjoy the experience! It helped to get a few initial laughs (you’d think I was a stand up comic-but that’s how I was raised…humor is important).

During the talk

During the talk

Lots of great questions from the audience which included students from a local college fiber arts class!

Viewing the exhibit

Viewing the exhibit

So very pleased with the whole experience!

My wonderful crit group-I’m so very lucky

July 23, 2011

I’ve mentioned before that I am fortunate to be part of a critique group with four other members of Brattleboro West Arts. My fellow members Steve Lloyd, Naomi Lindenfeld, Walter Slowinski and Petey Mitchell are all inspiring artist in their chosen media and we’ve established a sense of trust and safety that needs to be at the heart of a critique group.  We meet about monthly and the focus is on one of us at a time.

Petey, Steve, Naomi and me

Petey, Steve, Naomi and me

This time we met at the Brattleboro Museum to discuss my solo show. What a perfect opportunity. My 10 newest pieces all beautifully hung and lit and these talented artists committing several hours to asking questions that really challenged me to articulate my creative process and then carefully listening to my answers and sharing insights.

Petey, Steve, me and Naomi

Petey, Steve, me and Naomi

I saw connections in my work of a few years ago and now, how I like to circle back to forms and lines that I had been in love with making in older pieces and some ideas of where to move forward. I also re-connected with the place in me that has been so inspired by cellular imagery and why it resonates with me so deeply.

Must have been a hard question.

Must have been a hard question.

I learn so much from this group. My thanks to them.

Leonard Ragouzeos workshop

June 8, 2011

Last summer during the Rock River Studio Tour, I visited Leonard Ragouzeos‘ studio and watched fascinated as he playfully sloshed ink on  shiny paper using unconventional tools to create subtle monochromatic values. But I also noticed that this technique caused the wet ink to form intricate visually interesting organic/cellular textures. I was blown away and wanted to push him out of the way and play with this new toy!
Well, last weekend, I had the delightful privilege of taking a one day ink on paper workshop with Leonard. He uses this medium (he invented) to make gorgeous  large scale representational monochromatic paintings like this:

Europa

Europa

and this:

Leonard Ragouzeos creating

Leonard Ragouzeos creating

Using ultra smooth Yupo paper, water soluable ink, spray bottles of water and diluted ammonia, brushes, squeegees, blow dryers and brayers,  I happily played for 4 hours. I was not so successful (an understatement) at trying to control the ink and create representational images BUT I had a blast experimenting with creating small scale mini-universes with amazing depth and organic texture and line. These scans don’t really capture it…

ink 1

ink 1

ink 2

ink 2

I have a fierce hankering now to try to use the wet ink patterns on the paper to make monoprints onto fabric and even bought a pad of Yupo.  Ink comes in lots of colors, too! Anyone out there have any suggestions to help me be successful?

 

got art?

May 26, 2011
got art?  15 Artists-3 Days

got art? 15 Artists-3 Days

If you’re anywhere near Brattleboro, VT or coming by for the Strolling of the Heifers parade in a week, plan to walk around the corner after the cows go by to this fantastic show I’m part of. I’ll have 14 pieces- including 7 newly framed- for sale. Also see the work of 14 other innovative artists. Only up for 3 days!

A busy art filled summer ahead

April 8, 2011

I finally sat down with a calendar to plot out all the upcoming shows and events that my art will be a part of. It was feeling overwhelming and too much for my small brain to keep tabs on but now it all seems doable and exciting.

Fundamental Change IV

Fundamental Change IV

Here are some of the highlights:

Gallery in the Woods-I’m part of a 3 person show at this unique Brattleboro, Vermont gallery. Happening now!

got art?-Have you heard of the annual Strolling of the Heifers parade, an event to celebrate Vermont’s dairy tradition? Well it’s grown into a huge all day pun-filled affair with tens of thousands of visitors descending on Brattleboro. My fellow artists at Brattleboro West Arts will present a 3 day only exhibit at a downtown gallery space. Lots of luscious art. All dairy-free!      June 3-5

Vermont Quilt Festival-Look for my work as part of a special show of contemporary fiber artists.       June 24-26

Brattleboro Museum & Art Center-My solo show!! Ten never before displayed pieces!           July-October

So there will be lots of shipping and hanging and de-cathairing and postering and schmoozing with folks in my future! Life’s good.