Sunday, December 31, 2023

When The Day Is New & Happy New Year’s Eve

When The Day Is New is my last sale of the year- painted while feeling and thinking about the magic that happens when I look for the promise and hope of each new day. One day at a time. This one is 30x48- with a big thank you to CamelliaArt on Hilton Head Island, SC. 


Wednesday, December 13, 2023

Her Broken Wing

This angel is part of a set my Mom had. She used to arrange them on a mirrored lazy susan, among some evergreens, with a candle in the center. Over the years, some were broken, some forgotten, some fell out of favor by their dated looks. All kinds of reasons to stay tucked away, on a shelf.

But this year I painted one- the one with the broken wing. At first I painted her with her wing as I imagined it would be - intact. But then…I thought….tell the truth!

She wants to be accepted as she is. All of us do. So here she is- her real self. Perfect in her imperfections. Transcending her limitations and her fears; she stands with grace in her light.

Saturday, December 2, 2023

Hand Picked

 A new venture for me- I’ve decided to offer my art available as merchandise through Pixels-a company that prints on demand. Here’s the link to take you there- I’m very excited that more people who love my art will be able to own it!

Here’s a painting titled Side By Side from the Take a Seat collection made into a big, beautiful beach bag!

This painting is titled In This Together-from the Hand Picked collection. Check out all the merchandise it can be made into!

Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Honey Crisp


Here’s one that was fun to paint! A big juicy apple, with one slice taken out- painted from direct observation in the campground. The background was an exercise in simplification-I’m happy with the abstract nature of it, but still portraying the colors of Fall. 8”x8”, oil on panel.

Tuesday, October 10, 2023

Seal Cove

 Seal Cove, Oregon- what a magical place. We are traveling in our motorhome and the campground is right across from the Pacific Ocean. Cross the 101-look carefully!- then a set of steps to the beach. At the first landing is a bench where I set up to paint the magnificent rocky shoreline. The painting is 8x16 and already has been SOLD! 

People walking on the beach asked for a photo of the painting- of course I said yes, but then asked them to take one of me. The artist in her happy place!

Sunday, September 17, 2023



My painting Harmony was selected by Kevin Gilmore for a new show at Spring Bull Gallery titled Out of the Blue. This painting is 12x24 on gallery wrapped canvas and was originally titled- An Experiment. Using only yellow ochre, Indian red, ultramarine blue and titanium white to make as many hues as I could while minimizing repetition and showing a full range of values. The show runs through 10/29/23- hope when you’re in Newport you’ll stop in. Open daily except for Tuesdays.

Sunday, July 30, 2023

Best of Mystic

So very excited and honored to have been juried into this upcoming show titled Best of Mystic at the Providence Art Club! August 6-25 with the opening reception on August 12th- from 4 to 6.

My painting is titled Hauled Out and is 24x24. My inspiration is the hard working fleet of fishing boats right here in Newport, RI. This image is from the State Pier, filled with the sight, sounds, and yes the aromas of a working harbor.


Monday, July 24, 2023

I’m Going to Maine

I’m headed to Maine- that is my painting Audacious is! I showed my very good friend my basement studio, and the inroads I’ve made- organizing and decluttering and she stopped in front of this painting (48x60) and just said WOW!

I love this- she exclaimed! I want this! And so it went into her car. I’m just happy it can see the light of day and be around the energy of her family. When she got home she texted that her husband loves it too- It’s not going to Maine he said- it’s staying right here in our new home. 

A housewarming gift that really brought me so much pleasure!


Saturday, July 15, 2023

Summer Rain

 We were determined to paint, but the forecast predicted rain. We found a spot under the Sakonnet Bridge, which protected us from the downpours which happened on and off. Cooper found his happy place and settled down.

Then the sun came out, and as my fellow painters know, everything changed! See the fourth picture to see that bright sunlight! It’s tempting to follow that, but I stuck with my plan- a rainy day painting.

Here’s the final painting- Summer Rain. Available for sale Spring Bull Gallery in Newport, RI and from my gallery on the Daily Paintworks.

Monday, July 3, 2023

Quiet Cove

So much fun painting at Brenton Cove this morning in Newport. The first two pics are details, then the final painting. Finished in the studio- tweaking the values- my eyes seemed to have trouble with the brightness of the day. I’ve never worn my glasses, never mind dark glasses to paint- but…..

This one is 12x24 and looks great in this wide frame rimmed with gold. I’m in love with the lobster boat in the foreground, but there’s a cat boat at anchor and some Opti’s racing in the background. 


Wednesday, June 21, 2023

Cuttyhunk Plein Air Festival

Postponed because of rain, 45 artists boarded the ferry from New Bedford, MA to the tiny island of Cuttyhunk on Father’s Day- which turned out to be a glorious day.

I set up near the marina (and the bathrooms) after checking in and picking up a lovely boxed lunch. Ready to get started, the time was precious as the last ferry departs an hour earlier on Sunday.

I painted an 11x14 painting in just under two hours- there was a fast but fun reception and award ceremony- then off to catch the ferry home. Happy that my painting sold and a huge Thank You to the organizers of this special event

Leaving New Bedford- the fishing fleet is spectacular.

                            I found my motif to paint!

                              Lots of people stopped by to ask- “what’s going on             with all the artists?”

Final painting!

Happy me- see the red dot! Got to meet the person who bought my painting too- able to thank them in person!

The old decommissioned Coast Guard Station on Cuttyhunk- that would make a great painting too! 

Sunday, May 28, 2023

Morning Has Broken

The members show is up at Spring Bull Gallery and my painting Morning Has Broken is on display til June 18th. This oil painting is 30x40, on a gallery wrapped canvas (no need to frame!) A big beautiful beach scene will transport you to a place of serenity and peace.