My classes and workshops fill a niche for art experiences that are both fun and focus on the technique of painting! Our classes fill a niche between costly art-for-credit classes and
painting parties - The difference being you learn to paint from a subject you are inspired by! - from your own photo reference, or from one of ours. We also have special topic painting classes
such as still-life and landscape painting.
Each student will create either a 8" x 10", 11" x 14" or 16" x 20" painting on canvas during one class period and bring it home the same day!
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News and Events
During this year of social distancing, I've been enjoying painting in the Berkshires and getting inspiration every day from driving to the top of Mnt. Graylock. Climbing higher, the various lookouts offer ever-changing view of the clouds and distant mountains of Massachusetts, New York State and Vermont. I'm always struck by how fragile the landscape looks; as if it is pockets of air covered with a thin veneer of glass that catches the most subtle changes in light and reflects back endless color combinations.
These views inspired my new acrylic painting series, Earth Waves. Herman Melville looked out his Berkshire window and saw the rolling, rounded old New England mountains and they inspired his classic novel Moby Dick, as he thought they looked like the backs of whales breaching the surface of the ocean.
Of course, underneath the mountain surface is the hardest of rocks, granite, but after a summer with news of fires, floods and other ravages of climate change, the surface earth seems increasingly delicate. And, of course, the surface of the earth that contains all of life is only 3 to 46 miles deep!
FINALLY, I'll be opening the studio for an in-person workshop during SouthCoast Spring Arts! I'll be offering a free open painting workshops the weekend of May 14 through 16 using water media and non-traditional painting tools, like sticks and sponges at Studio #211 Hatch Street Studios, 88 Hatch Street, New Bedford, MA 01245
I have a new studio mate, Amy Lund, Handweaver. We'll be opening our space for limited visitation during SouthCoast Spring Arts! Amy has lovely handwoven items and I'll be offering matted and framed prints from paintings in my Earth Stretched Thin and Common Birds series, in addition to my Lasting Leaf ceramic wall pieces!
Email email@example.com for more information and check out SouthCoast Spring Arts.
My large-scale ceramic mirrors are now available year-round at Gotta Have It! in Fairhaven, MA!