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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. 

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.


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