Brickbottom Open Studios 2016

Brickbottom Open Studios are always interesting and fun!  Over 1000 people came through the building, according to our counters.  And, with over 100 artists between the Brickbottom complex and nearby Joy Street Studios there was a lot for those visitors to see.

A good chunk of those folks came through my studio – engaging in conversation, enjoying my work, and buying some too!  I sold over a dozen paintings overall.

I can’t express enough gratitude to everyone who came out to talk, look, and buy.  The investment in my passion gives me a boost (mentally and monetarily) to keep painting.  The conversations I have during these events also provides insight and fresh perspectives about my work.

Among those sold:

And special thanks to Lance, who puts up with 3 days of furniture moving, curtain hanging, labelling, and a steady flow of strangers marching through the house.




What an incredible weekend!  I am fortunate to live in a community that appreciates and engages the arts as much as Somerville does.

A huge thank you to the dozens of people who came through my space to view, buy, and best of all – talk about art!

Talking to people about my work is the most valuable part of Open Studios because it opens me up to many new ideas.  It is a profound experience to create something that – to me- can only mean one thing, and then observe ten people engage and relate to the same painting from ten unique perspectives.

Another big thank you to the patrons who like my work enough to buy it.  I’m sad to see these paintings go – but I know they are all going to good homes!  I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed creating them.

Salon 21 at the Nave Gallery

I’ve been tied up with a few other projects so haven’t done much painting in a couple weeks.

However, I did have two works -including “Night Light” accepted into Salon 21, a juried show at the Nave Gallery in Somerville!!

Come by Thursday, May 1 for the reception. The show runs from May 1-11th and will span Open Studios weekend. Very exciting!!!


Open Studios Take Away

Just finished up Somerville Open Studios and an outstanding weekend!  I had about 200 people come through my space. I sold five pieces: two “When These Are Gone” watercolors, one of the “Echoes” oil paintings, and two figure drawings!  I gave away dozens of my postcards and business cards.  It was a significantly better event than last year.

Probably most important thing I took away from the weekend: incredible perspective on my work.  Repeatedly trying to explain my process or ideas in 30 seconds or less really helps crystallize them for me.  It’s also interesting to see what types of work people respond to.  I put one idea into a piece and that is what makes it interesting for me, but viewers bring their own attachments and responses and will get something completely different from it.

I’ve got a lot of notes to make while the weekend is still fresh in my mind, and then a lot of work to make in the coming months.

When I am Gone (number 17)

When I am Gone (number 17)