Saturday, August 12, 2017

Jumping on Board with Gallery No. 9!

For the last two summers, I have put illustration and books on hold and have been doing some traditional painting. I've been focusing on things that interest me, mostly natural elements like birds' nests and ocean stuff!

I'm very excited to announce that I am now part of the Gallery No. 9 Artist Collective who will be representing me and selling my art work in our local area. You can purchase my original paintings through Gallery No. 9! I am also willing to take limited commissions.

Check out the Gallery No. 9 Facebook page and stay posted for opportunities to purchase my work as well as the other artists' work. It is a diverse group and there is so much to choose from for affordable prices.

Check out my updated portfolios on my web page, too! A few of the works there have been purchased already, but some are still available. You can contact Gallery No. 9 through Facebook page Messenger to ask about availability and prices.

A few of my recent works: local seascapes and a trompe l'oeil.
Right now, I'm painting a seashore-themed series and enjoying the summer. In a few weeks I will be back to teaching, so wishing you all a very long, beautiful, and relaxing remainder of summer!!

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Amoré on April 2!

So, some of you may be surprised that in addition to teaching art, painting, writing, and illustrating books, I also love to sing, and have been studying opera for quite a few years now. It is one of my passions, and this weekend I am proud to be part of a unique concert production in Southeast MA!

Sunday, April 2, 2017 at 3 p.m., I will be performing in the chorus of Seaglass Theater Company's "Amoré" at Grace Episcopal Church in New Bedford, MA. Artistic director Patrice Tiedemann has put an amazing program together of opera's "greatest hits", and the principal singers on this program are truly inspiring! The entire cast has been been a pleasure to work with, and even if you don't know anything about opera, I guarantee you will enjoy this program!

Tickets and more info are available on the Seaglass web page:

Okay, I can't stop doing art stuff, so I also designed the promo materials, including the facebook banner, postcard, and poster. Very pleased with how these turned out:

Postcard Design

Poster Design

FB Banner Design

Hope to see you at this concert, and make sure you follow Seaglass Theater Company on Facebook and Twitter for more events in the future!

Friday, November 11, 2016

Old-Time Holiday Fun Ahead!!

Join me on Saturday, December 10, 2016 from 10-2 at the Millicent Library in Fairhaven for Millicent's Holiday Book Fair!! I'll be reading Irresistible Cookie at 10:15, signing, and selling my books, along with many other local authors. This is my only book signing before the holidays, so hope to see you there!!

This event is just one part of Fairhaven's Old-Time Holiday Weekend which is jam-packed with events for all ages and interests. If you have never visited Fairhaven, there isn't a better time to get into the spirit of the season while seeing our historical buildings and waterfront.

You can also pop over to Art on Center where I have original art for sale as well as signed books. Their gallery shop is a perfect place to find special gifts throughout the holiday season. On Dec. 10, they will have a family old-time craft activity and hot cocoa!

Remember this season to buy local and support our local artists!!