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Cape Ann Artisans Open Studio Tour this Weekend!

I am pleased to be a part of this talented and diverse group of artists and artisans. June1 & 2 is our Spring Open Studio Tour! 15 studios will be open and free to the public. It's a great chance to have a scenic drive around Cape Ann and do a little off-the-beaten-path exploring, while meeting the artists and seeing their work. I am #6 on the tour, which is self-guided and includes both the towns of Gloucester and Rockport. Visit to download a map and read the artist's bio's.

Coming up for Spring 2019

It's going to be a busy season this year! First event is the one-night Art Show at the Beauport Hotel in Gloucester. It's Tuesday, April 30 from 5:30-8:30. If you haven't been to the Beauport you're in for a treat. This new, luxurious hotel has a comfortable, beachy vibe and gorgeous views of Gloucester Harbor. The outdoor deck is the best, bar none. It has cozy seating arrangement, fire pits, outdoor heaters, high tops, and more, all facing the ocean. Stay overnight and enjoy the rooftop pool!

Maritime Gloucester Show this weekend

Four of my watercolors have been selected for the First Annual Maritime Gloucester Show. They are: Red Rizla; Red, White & Blue; Gannet Gold; and The Annie B at Rest. Two of these boats, the Annie B and Gannet, are rowing gigs docked at Maritime Gloucester. 

The Opening Reception is Friday, Dec. 7 from 5-8 pm at Maritime Gloucester, 23 Harbor Loop. The show continues Saturday 10-3. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Maritime Gloucester. 

My notecards will also be for sale, of these paintings and others. 

Juried in to The Cape Ann Artisans, November 2018

I am thrilled to be a new member of the Cape Ann Artisans! This diverse group features artists and artisans from Gloucester and Rockport. Twice a year, spring and fall, they host an Open Studio tour that is very popular. A list of artisans and a map is published, and people do a self-guided tour. It's a great opportunity for artists to interact with the public, who get to see a working studio and chat with the artist about his or her work. Both events are all weekend, with the fall tour being 3 days. 

Rock N Art Gallery Open Today, Black Friday!

I will be at my gallery on Bearskin Neck in Rockport today, Friday, Nov. 23,from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm; and tomorrow, Saturday the 24th for Small Business Saturday. In addition to framed original art, I have framed and unframed giclee prints; greeting cards, Rockport calendars, and a bin of unframed original watercolors at discount prices. It's exciting to be open during the holiday season!

Rock N Art Open on Bearskin Neck through Christmas

Rock N Art is a gallery I have with my neighbor, Anthony Ciaramitaro, at 12 Old Harbor Road on Bearskin Neck. We opened it August 1, 2018. Anthony does very cool stone sculptures out of local beach stones. He got the shop and offered me space there if we split the expenses. It's been a great opportunity for us. 

Starting the day after Thanksgiving I plan to be at the shop for the many themed events Rockport has during the holidays. It will be mostly Saturday and Sunday from 12-5 but I will publish a schedule here soon. 

Juried into the Rockport Art Association Nov. 2018

I am very happy to announce that I've been juried into the RAAM. There were 57 painters that applied and only 6 got in. This was my second try. I submitted five watercolors, all were boats with reflections. 

It's a real honor to get into Rockport. Now that we live there, this was something I really wanted. They get a lot of foot traffic and have several nice galleries plus a gift shop. I am looking forward to participating there on a regular basis. 

Juried in to Rockport!!! November 2018

I'm pleased to announce that I was juried in to the Rockport Art Association this week. They had 57 painters apply for membership and 6 got in. This was my second try. Last year after I didn't get in, I went to the jury critique, and their advice: be consistent with subject matter. Their exact words: if you do boats with reflections, then submit five pieces of boats with reflections. So I did. And got in. OK!!!

Prints are Available of Any Piece You See Here!

Please email or call me for pricing. Any image seen on my site is available as a high-quality "giclee" print, done on watercolor paper in beautiful color, true to the original. This is an affordable way to own the image you love. Framing is available at a nominal cost. 

Rockport is now home!

In May 2018 we sold our home in Westborough and moved to Rockport. This fulfills a longtime goal of living and working in an artcentered community by the sea. We are thrilled to be here. The house we purchased at 4 Normanstone Drive has a gallery space on the first floor that is nearing completion. It's been freshly painted white; track lighting installed, and a wall-hanging system was added. The grand opening of this gallery is scheduled for Saturday, September 29th from 1:00-6:00. Invitations will be going out by mail and email, and will be posted on Facebook. 


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