new work

Since transitioning to my new website, I have sorely neglected my blog.  I am excited to share some new work with you, along with some of the ideas and inspiration behind it.  Today I brought eight new pieces to my photographer, Christine Olmstead.   I am excited about venturing in some new directions with collage and [...]

Small Works in September

I’m excited to announce two shows in Maine featuring small works.  The first opening will be a group show at Circling the Square Press featuring miniature prints that are 2″ square.  The show runs from September 20 through October 27 at the Press on Water Street in Gardiner, Maine.  The opening reception to meet the [...]

March Against Monsanto

On Saturday March 25th, the UMVA ARRTists gathered once again for a morning of banner painting.  The day was a global day of action against the dark lord of genetically modified seeds, Monsanto.  We met at the Meg Perry Center on Congress Street in Portland and commenced painting on the banner which was conceived and [...]

Limited Edition Digital Prints Available

I had three copies of this piece made yesterday using a high quality digital reproduction process.  It was a marvel to work with a skilled photographer and printer, Jim Nickelson of Nickelson Editions in Camden, Maine.  I can now offer digital reproduction of selected works based on client request.  Reproductions can be sized according to [...]

10×10 Brunswick coming up on September 28!

For the fourth consecutive year I will be participating in the 10×10 exhibit to support Arts Are Elementary, an organization that provides arts enrichment to children in the Brunswick Public Schools.   This one night event features a wide range of artwork created by local artists.  All work is displayed in 10″x10″ black frames. In addition [...]

a glimpse into the evolution of a painting

I am fascinated with the many ways paint over textured surfaces can play with light.  This piece called “Tree of Life”, is another Klee-inspired fantasy with color predominating over form and space.  I am using opaque and semi-transparent layers of acrylic paint over textural elements glued on to create a tree that vibrates with color. [...]

time pieces and creative community

Seth Thomas mantle clock ca. 1910, rear view with works exposedTime Piece, monotype, 15″x 15″, 2011 Time Piece is another of my print explorations from December 2011.  It is a monotype print with trace monotype and collage elements integrated into the composition.  Today I shared this piece and four others with members of our print [...]

Time Piece: a response print

Introduction: I am taking part in a printmaking adventure with at least eleven other artists.  The “One of a Kind” monotype group I showed with in September of 2010 joined with some members of the Circling the Square Press community.  We all agreed to be paired in random fashion with another printmaker and we drew [...]

Works on Paper, November, 2011

Works on Paper 2011 opens on Monday November 7 at the Gallery Hair Studio and Spa at 10 Main Street in Topsham and will remain on display through December 31st.  Gallery Hair is located on Main Street diagonally across from the Bowdoin Mill and just over the Frank Wood Memorial Bridge, a short walk from [...]

Globes 2011–Skowhegan and Portland, Maine

Organized by Abby Shahn, the globes show was an open and participatory exhbit for artists to create their view of the world, seen or unseen.  After much planning, Abby received permission from business owners in downtown Skowhegan to allow us to install our globes in empty storefronts on the main street of town.  The artists [...]