December 2014 Update

This has been a game-changing year for me. In February, a long-held dream came true when we purchased a home in East Gloucester just a few minutes walk from Good Harbor Beach. Previously, we only had a boat in Gloucester from May to October. This opens the door to really becoming part of the community, and to having access to Cape Ann year-round. For the time being we are renting the house weekly during July and August to help pay for it throughout the year. During that time we stay on our boat like we always have. This is not an experience I was even remotely willing to give up.

Spring 2014 Update

May 6, 2014: Currently I have a solo show hanging at the Shrewsbury Federal Credit Union, on route 9 westbound at Lake Street. It will up through May 29 and can be viewed during their normal business hours. This show is sponsored by the Artist Guild of Shrewsbury. Thanks to Nancy Allen for cornering me in Wegman's and talking me into doing it! I'm glad I did.

Opening of My Show at the Art & Frame Emporium, Wed., March 19

If you happen to catch this: show opening tomorrow night at the Art and Frame Emporium in Westborough. Owner Ed Turner has been very good to me over the many years I have been framing and purchasing art supplies there. I happily emptied my inventory of framed original pieces and brought them all to Ed. We'll be serving wine and light refreshments from 6:00-8:00 pm. It's a good chance to see the four new oil paintings that came out of this winter's efforts.

New Year, New Start: Welcome 2014!

It's been a while since I've added content to my site. 2013 was a turbulent year. For my real estate business, it was The Spring Market Gone Wild. My volume nearly doubled from 2012 to 2013. I got some painting done early in the year but after that, I could only find the time to produce pen and ink home portraits for all my sales. During the summer months when I usually get to relax, this year it was tough. On the phone and on the computer, too much of my downtime was invaded by business. The result: precious little photography got done. I was simply too tired to find the energy.

Inspiration: I See Myself In This Article!


New Show Opening at Khan Studio/Good Morning Gloucester Gallery

I will be featured as the Guest Artist at the Khan Studio/Good Morning Gloucester Gallery on Rocky Neck starting July 20 and running through August 16th. The opening reception will be Saturday, July 21 from 5-8:00 pm. The gallery is located at 77 Rocky Neck Ave., Gloucester, at the entrance to the Madfish Grille. Parking is on the street or at the public lot right over the causeway at the entrance to the Neck.  Sangria, wine and h'ors d'oeuvres will be served.

June 2012: Galleries Open in Gloucester!

It's been a bit insane getting my work in place but I'm finally up and running in three locations for Summer 2012! I'm proud to be a new member of the Rocky Neck Gallery, which is a co-op located at 53 Rocky Neck Ave. next to The Rudder (restaurant) right on Smith Cove in Gloucester Harbor. I'm just getting to know my fellow artists but it's a friendly and creative group. My obligation is to work there every other Saturday morning from 11-3 starting on June 16th.

January-April 2012: The Lucky Whale Tale & more...

It's been a productive winter. I dove right in to painting after the boating season ended and produced close to one painting every week. Armed with plenty of my own photos, I started with the yellow dories and some nice reflections. With my inventory building, I started thinking about getting some additional gallery space lined up. My first lucky break was running into Mona Fahery at the Pier 7 Christmas Party. She offered me space in her office at the Rocky Neck Accommodations! I'm looking forward to setting that up as a gallery soon.

Shrewsbury Artists Guild Annual Show February 2012

Won "Best in Show" for my piece titled "Gannett".

Update: December 2011

I've been busy at the drawing table for the past three months since the end of the boating (and photography) season. Commissioned work includes two watercolors and whole bunch of pen-and-ink home portraits. My favorite subject matter continues to be boats and their reflections. I've developed a particular fascination with the yellow Gloucester dories. To me they are nearly as iconic as the Fisherman himself, or Gloucester's "motif", the old paint factory.