Friday, March 14, 2014

Artwork Up In Jersey City this month!!!

I’ve got 6 paintings up in CITY HALL in Jersey City – in celebration of Women’s History Month. It’s a great show with some wonderful artists and works. City Hall is open until 5pm M-F and there are weekend hours, but I’m not sure what they are. Please check it out. Pieces are on the 2nd floor rotunda, a beautiful space. If the Main Session room is open (the heavy wooden doors in the center), try to check it out, there are wonderful stained glass windows and a full stained glass DOME in there that are just breathtaking! Here is the postcard for the show! The address is 280 Grove St., Jersey City NJ! 

Monday, January 20, 2014

The Barn Theatre In Montville, NJ!

I have a few of my paintings hanging in the beautiful lobby at The Barn Theatre in Montville NJ! Thanks to Antionette, Lillian and Sal for connecting the dots! This is a wonderful theatre and kind of out of the way; I don't know if I ever would have found it on my own! The play they are presenting currently is The Master Class.  Here is a piece called SOLID THOUGHTS. I am incorporating some stamping as well as watercolor and enjoying the effects; I hope you do too!! In the meantime, check out the Barn Theatre's website for their upcoming plays; they are at 32 Skyline Drive in Montville!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

On Friday I just hung 24 paintings at Parlor Hair Studio in Montclair NJ. The opening celebration is this Friday, October 18th 6-9 pm, and it coincides with the Montclair Art Walk, so there'll be plenty of places to walk around and check out! Proceeds from commissions on paintings will go to the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund. In honor of that, this piece is named Rainbow In The Dark, and you can see it in Montclair now! The work hangs until mid-November, so please stop by Parlor when you can!!! Their address is 223 Glenridge Ave., right next to the awesome bookstore!!
Rainbow In The Dark                         5/13

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Looking West, Warming Up!

Looking West 2/2012

Going through the archives a bit. I've been sewing and silkscreening and prepping a lot of fabric for some new creations! Very excited! I have no photos yet, as I have nothing complete, and the learning curve is a LOT of fun! I love noticing a spot of ink on my arm that's been there for doesn't happen like that with watercolor!  This is called Looking West. I worked on it over a year ago, and I did name it, so I guess it's done. I remember when making it I wanted to throw some green in there, but I didn't want to go heavy on the cool colors. It was cold out and I was wanting the warm colors to penetrate the blue, or at least keep it from getting any icier. I like imagining that this blue bit is actually some kind of creature carrying a party hat to someone's birthday celebration...THIS IS WHAT COMES OUT OF ME!! And it's never too early to mark your calendars...September 21st I'll be at the Court Tavern in New Brunswick NJ. I'm hoping to have more than just my paintings there, perhaps some wearable art will grace the premises as well!

Friday, July 5, 2013

Hot Day, Sky Brush

Aaaaah! 90 degrees and other hot news! At my recent showing at The Fine Grind in Little Falls, two paintings were sold! They are chronicled here, so we can always visit Psychedelic Beatdown and Whale Outing virtually whenever we want, yay! I've had three pieces published in Catapult magazine, I've been busy. I'm also working on silk scarves! Nothing to post yet, as my technique leaves something to be desired, and I'm working on getting that skill level up right away!! Here's a piece called Sky Brush; it's one of my larger pieces. Sometimes the sky just seems like it's got oil dripping right out of it after the sun blinds you by simply opening your eyes...
Sky Brush 2012

Monday, May 6, 2013

Yummy Treats!

It's a repeat performance!  Actually, the great folks at The Fine Grind in Little Falls, have extended the stay of my watercolor show there through May! They are at 101 Newark Pompton Turnpike (Rte 23) just south of the Willowbrook Mall, and are open til 10pm or later 7 days a week. Here's a piece that's hanging there now. It's called TREATS and is my first foray into using
 rubber stamps in decades. I used to use them in my work 
constantly when I was at Rutgers, and thought I'd give it 
another shot! And it's the perfect piece to show in mentioning 
the Fine Grind, because they do have some yummy treats! 
I went there last week with my nieces Carla and Sara, and we 
had hot chocolate and sampled some wonderful flavored
 biscotti and tollhouse pie!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

The Fine Grind Coffee Bar!

Yesterday I hung almost 30 paintings at a great place, The Fine Grind, a coffee bar in Little Falls NJ. My work along with the paintings of Matthew Ribaudo, an autistic teen will hang for the month of April. This is a really super place! Here is one of the pieces that is hanging; I tried to include all of my styles (I count 5) so there's a little something for everyone! Check it out! They are open til 10pm 7 days a week!
This piece is called "Christopher Walken." It reminds me of him dancing in that Fatboy Slim video, so smooth and all over the place, especially the flying part!

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Sunny Day, Sunny Disposition

Psychedelic Beatdown - Watercolor - February 2013

..and the perfect time for a PSYCHEDELIC BEATDOWN! I thought this piece looked like an abstract wrestling move, hence it's name. The movement! The mat! The impact! Whoosh! It's a sunny day indeed...This Is What Comes Out Of Me!