All Prints Great & Small
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All Prints Great & Small
We'll be spending so much time indoors this season, some of us may be climbing the walls! So I’m thinking why not brighten up those walls and bring fresh air and a sea breeze home for the Holidays? Treat yourself or a loved one, to one or two of my new prints.
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In the meantime here's a cute cat video
Winslow wants to show you a few of his fav prints coming tomorrow. These are just a couple in the smallest size. Don’t worry these are proofs, I won’t be shipping out any paw prints lol.
Things are gonna get easier
I was invited to participate in a show at the Velvet Mill, where I used to have a studio. The exhibition features work from local artists and reflects on the current crisis/pandemic, and is sponsored by ARC.
I wasn't sure I hav anything suitable, but one piece came to mind, from a few years back that was originally titled Loves Me, Loves Me Not, and was created to evoke the vulnerability and fragility of a child.
I decided to embellish the print by adding a mask. After all we all have to adapt. This will also be available as an edition of giclee prints. All profits will be donated to Feeding America. But I felt I needed a different title and started to mull it over.
In the early hours of the morning, a time that I consistently wake these days with anxiety, I woke with the melody and words ‘O-o-h Child, things are gonna get easier’, in my head. A wonderful uplifting soulful song. I thought that’s it! it’s perfect for the piece and for the times. Later that morning while drinking my coffee, I listened to the song by the Five Stairs Steps on YouTube, and searched for the lyrics to print out, and came across The New Yorker article by Amanda Petrusich.
Written November 7, 2016, days before the election, Amanda declared 'O-o-h Child' as the best song for soothing your election anxiety, and here we are 4 years later in darker and more treacherous times. Reading the article further I learned that the song was released in the spring of 1970. A tumultuous and desperate time in America, that feels in such parallel with were we are today.
It’s a reminder that in some of the darkest times we crave a salve and that salve often comes from the Arts – music, poetry, literature, film, art, and nature. Starting my mornings with music is one way I can dissolve the anxiety of the night and start my day a little lighter. I’m pleased to be reunited with this 70’s classic.
You can listen to the Five Stair Steps sing O-o-h Child here
I'm also waking up to this tune
A lovely Day by Bill Withers, give it a listen, it'll put a skip in your step!
is an embellished giclee fine art print
she is available in 4 sizes 11x14 up to 28x36in
starting at $50 - $500
20% of the profits from print sales will go to Feeding America.
1 in 7 kids in America struggle with hunger.
Each one will be hand embellished with gold petal leaves on the flower and a gold mask. But you can get creative too and customize the mask with polka dots, stripes, flowers, words like vote, peace, whatever you like have fun - let me know!
Here are the Song Lyrics
Michelle Poirier Mozzone, Will Kurtz & Annie Wildey
Coastal Contemporary Gallery, 491 Thames Street, Newport, RI
When work leaves the studio, there is an emotional as well as a the physical separation that happens. As a result I’m always a little surprised to see it again hanging in the gallery. Especially when a gallery does such a wonderful job of hanging a show. Shari @coastalcontemporarygallery pays such attention to detail that every sightline is considered.
Can;'t get to Newport?
You can have a virtual tour of the show in this video.
I love this sightline shown below, capturing a view of several smaller works in the show.
Shop small work and other seascapes
Sunlit Seas 48x60" below is a painting that captures the fluidity of the sea, as the waves begin to form and rise. Beads of sunlight glisten on the surface and the surf begins to form as it get closer to shore.
if you can't get to Newport in person, you can also shop the seascapes in the show online
One silver lining with this whole coronavirus pandemic and quarantine is that it has renewed my love of cooking. Which in turn has been a wonderful way to destress. What started as stress cooking, has transitioned to comfort cooking to feed the soul.
I haven't been able to focus much or concentrate on painting so cooking has been a welcome distraction from the anxiety of life right now. I've found that chopping vegetables, stir the pot, revisiting old familiar recipes and trying new ones has become a soothing and calming experience. Not to mention enjoying a delicious and nutritious home cooked meal.
Many of the meals I've made are pretty basic, and standard, but they still pack a punch in terms of taste and comfort. But as I now live alone, I've had the opportunity to experiment a little bit and explore more vegetarian/vegan recipes (that is after using up all the animal protein in the freezer).
Here are some of the recipes that have been a comfort during this time of corona! I hope you enjoy them.
40 mins at 400 temp
A great dish as a meal in itself, or as side dish. I use what ever veggies I have in the fridge. Everything tastes better roasted!
De stressing through cooking - a few veggies can be a tasty meal for a few $. I'll use any combination of broccoli, caulifIower, onion, potates, beets, carrots, squash, take your pick. I usually also include garlic, and lemon. this is all then tossed ina generous coating of olive oil, salt and pepper, and occassionally some dried or fresh herbs. often have this as a meal served up with a knob of homemade Kale pesto, and a sprinkling of grated parmesan with a sprinkling of ground flax seed.
Prints for a Cause
Help me nourish those on the frontline during this pandemic. New York has been hit hard in this crisis. I’d love for you to join me if you can, and bring a little of what I love about New York into your home and heart with this series of prints.
Please enjoy 20% savings on my ILOVENY prints
and in turn I'll donate an additional 20% Frontlinefoods.org
Frontline Foods supports healthcare workers with healthy meals from local kitchens. This network of grassroots volunteers, work with restaurants, hospitals and other medical facilities to feed those working on the frontline.
Each of these prints capture a fleeting moment, and reveal a fond memory of my time living in the city.
Read about the stories and inspirations behind the other prints.
Perhaps you'll fall in love with the city as I did.
New Year, New Decade, New Horizons.
After nine years at the Velvet Mill, I've decided it's time to move my studio. I've loved being part of the community of artists and entrepreneurs at the mill, but I'm ready for a change. So what better time than now for a studio moving sale.
The last time I had a big studio sale was 10 years ago when I moved from Orient, Long Island to Mystic, CT. So they don't come along that often!
All studio inventory will be on sale for the first time in 10 years!
many pieces will be available 20% and even up to 50% below estimated retail.
As I've been sorting through the flat files, portfolios and the studio closet, I realize I have quite a lot of work in the archives from various stages of my creative journey. The work brings back many fond memories of places I've been, ideas I've explored, and stages of life. I'd love to give you an opportunity to bring this work home with you.
I'll have large and small works, both studies and finished pieces in a wide range of subject matter, and medium. Including figurative work, landscapes and cityscapes, drawings, etchings, watercolors, mixed media, oil paintings, and plein air studies.
Please stop by, I'd love to see you, and you might just find the perfect piece of art that speaks to you.
Not Local? Not to worry...
For those of you that aren't local, I've got ya covered. I will be listing many pieces online. The online shop will be available (fingers crossed!) Thursday Jan 16.
So keep an eye on your inbox.
A Glimpse into the Printmaking Process
As artists we are often encouraged to focus and to specialize, to work only in one media. To me this has always seemed to be something that goes against the nature of creativity itself. To explore and allow one's curiosity to the lead the way seems a far more natural and intuitive way to work.
I often find the subject matter or idea will let me know how it wants to be expressed, my job is to listen.
I'm both a painter and a printmaker. Each requires it's own tools and unique approach to mark-making and process. I find switching back and forth between the two, keeps my studio practice fresh.
This short video provides a glimpse into the the printmaking process showing the etching plate 'Cape Terrain', being inked, printed and editioned. Cape Terrain is part of the Coastal Portfolio.
I find it such a meditative, romantic and quite magical process, I hope it speaks to you too.
Click image below to view video
Several prints from the Coastal Portfolio are currently on view in the
8th Annual Connecticut Printmakers Invitational,
curated by Annabel Lebel at Five Points Gallery in Torrington. CT.
I'm thrilled to be exhibiting alongside seven other artists: Irene Bednarczyk, Emily Larned, Michael Levine, Chris O'Flaherty, Margot Rocklen, Sarah Sparkowski, Deborah Weiss.
August 15 - September 14
Opening reception Friday,August 16th, 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Artists' panel discussion: Friday, September 6th, 6:30 p.m.
Five Points Gallery
33 Main Street, Torrington, CT
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This collection of twenty two paintings celebrates the sun, sea, wind and moon.
I hope you enjoy it!
Sun, Sea ,Wind & Moon
This intoxicating combination of elements can nourish, nurture and surprise us in both dramatic and quiet ways. While Mother Nature puts on a spectacular display of beauty at sunset, the sun can also sparkle like jewels on the ocean. In the next moment glistening beads of water explode into the air as the wind catches the surf. The moon on the other hand has a serene like presence, quietly hoping you will take notice as it peeks above the horizon without much fanfare, or it bids the night goodbye in an early morning sky, as the waves gently lap ashore.
I bring these experiences into the studio as I explore the smells, feelings, energy and movement. My process is fluid, moving between freedom and control, accident and intention, as I push and pull the paint to interpret this subject in motion.
"I hope the work resonates with you and sparks your own sensations, and experiences".
Size isn't everything...
You'll find ten small works in the collection. I love how small works look hung as a gallery wall. It's a nice way to display a range of work from one artist or to mix it up and show several artists in your growing collection.
Small works are also an affordable way to start your collection, and offer the versatility of placing them in little nooks and crannies in your home. Like a powder room, bedside table, or nestled amongst books and collectibles on a bookshelf.
The size is also intimate and beckons the viewer to take a closer look.
I find working on a small scale exciting and fun to let paint be paint, and explore mark making and happy accidents. Creating lots of energy and texture! I try to bring this experience to the easel when I am working on larger paintings too. At least thats the goal!
But Location is...
Coastal Breeze is on view at Avondale Arts, in the beautiful coastal town of Watch Hill, Rhode Island. It's a lovely place to vacation even for a day trip.
Watch Hill Tips
If you visit be sure to check out the lighthouse, or take a walk a Napatree point. Stop for a light lunch at the Cooked Goose, then pop across the road to Avondale Arts and view the exhibiton. On your way home I highly recommend stopping at the fabulous Ocean house for a cocktail with a spectacular view!
The show runs through July 31, 2019
There will be an artist reception on Friday July 12, from 5-7pm.
Would love for you to join me, on the outdoor deck overlooking the water. You'll also have a chance to view Holly Wach's delightful watercolor exhibition in the Art Box of Shorebirds bird of the Ocean State.
Holly is a fellow New York Academy of Fine Art graduate and together, our work is a perfect fit for a little summer celebration at Avondale Arts, located on the water in Westerly, RI.
New works by Annie Wildey at Avondale Arts
The exhibition is on view from July 1-31 2019
Please join me for the opening reception on Friday July 12, from 5-7.
Here is a sneak peek or two new paintings 'Here Comes the Sun' I and II. Both capture the feeling of a bright sunny summer day at the shore, with the sunlight glistening on the water.
Can't you just feel that breeze and smell that fresh salty air!
To preview the works in the exhibition please join my mailing list here.
Hope to see you soon!
Avondale Arts is located at 95 Watch Hill Road, Westerly, RI 02891
A delight for the senses
We had a glimpse of summer on Saturday here in the North East. The sun was shinning and a lovely breeze drifted into the gallery during the opening as we listened to the ethereal sounds of the live performance of Music for Water Music by @auroracollaborative. it was a sensory delight and complimented the show so well. I know this won't do it justice but I tried to captured a little snippet of the performance in video. You can watch here.
Description of Music for Water Music (2019) by Antonio Forte, written by the composer
Music for Water Music is a piece of sound art composed for live flute accompanied by pre-recorded digital tape manipulations. The piece embodies a transformation of the second movement ("Alla Hornpipe") of the Water Music suite in D major, composed by George Frederic Handel in 1717. The original recording has been digitally stretched out from 3 minutes 45 seconds to last nearly 2 hours, while maintaining its relative pitch (being transposed down just a half-step from D to Db). In addition to being stretched, the original recording is played backwards over itself at the same time as it is going forwards, a total structural retrograde. The flute part incorporates similar rhythmic stretching of the original melody, structural retrograde on local and global levels, as well as repetitions of smaller note clusters within larger melodic phrases; all played freely, senza misura with the stretched recording. Techniques such as key slaps, wind sounds, and overblown harmonics are used to further create watery effects. The overall aesthetic of Music for Water Music is the evocation of the sea, ocean waves, and the ebb and flow of the tides.
This three person exhibition is curated by gallery owner and director Shari Weschler, she explains that ".each artists Annie Wildey Susan Schultz and Michele Poirier Mozzone focus on water, examining the life that resides and plays within, or the destructive realities of waste that are discarded into its magnificence. All also recognize and honor time that passes as a journey. Be it through erosion, an emotion or recreation, water carries strength, offers a cleansing breath, a moment to honor the past or sit in the present. It breaks down surface with relentless persistence, is vastly deep holding darkness and mystery, distorts reality and can exist in three physical states. Water makes up sixty percent of our adult bodies and it is a relevant metaphor for our complex lives and the human condition; fleeting as each wave, bubbles and reflections of light travel up and out".
you can read more about the show and the other artisits work here.
For those of you that are unable to drop by the exhibit, I created an online gallery for you to view the paintings. Take a peek here and see how I styled them, It was fun!
Ei was excited to help hang a show which features work by my stepson Jack!
Opening Wednesday, May 1st, the show celebrates young artists in our community, who have nurtured their creativity at Julie Duba's Art Studio. Julie and I hung almost 60 works of art yesterday at Setra Artes gallery in the Boro. The show looks great and features several pieces by High School seniors who will be heading off to college this fall including Jack you can see some of his work here.
We would love you to join us at the opening tomorrow
Wednesday, May 1, 4.30pm -8pm
Setra Artes Gallery
11 Grand Street, Stonington Borough, CT
Can you Smell The Salty Air
I was recently invited to make an artist video. I said yes I'd love to. But the truth is up until now I've been resistant to making one.
luckily I watched my stepson Jack create a video in iMovie for his art school portfolio last month. It looked a little complicated seeing the backend of his movie, all the slicing of layers of video, sound, music, and titles, But it also looked like a lot of fun watching him make tweaks along the way, fine-tuning his vision.
I love how he picks things up so quickly and dives right in. Rarely is there any hesitation, it's inspiring. I'll miss having him around when he heads off to college this fall.
As I sat down to start, I realized my resistance wasn't so much about learning to use iMovie, it was actually resistance to putting myself out there in a video. I felt vulnerable and still do. But as I pulled some images into iMove I started to have fun and enjoy the creative aspect of trying to make a video and tell a story, so here you go.
Put the kettle on, make yourself a cuppa, sit back and hopefully enjoy. I'd love to know what you think ;-)
I'm kind of excited to make more so watch out for version 2.0 with video footage and narration!
Browse the collections featured in this video
This month I will be exhibiting in TriBeCa, alongside fellow alumni and faculty of The New York Academy of Art. The show is curated by Rick Davidman of the former DFN gallery, Kim Power graduate of the school, and art dealer Elizabeth Garvey.
Thinking about the show this month reminded me of a time back in 2005 when I found myself wandering around TriBeCa on a Saturday afternoon. I came across some exquisite figurative sculptures in the windows of a building that turned out to be the New York Academy of Art. The sign also said that it was a graduate school for figurative Art and that HRH the Prince of Wales was the Parton. I had goosebumps!
I had been working with a coach to help me figure out how I could transition from my career at the British Consulate to an artistic one. Returning to education and graduate school was something I was considering but hadn't fully explored. Changing career and moving to another city seemed overwhelming. So as I stood outside the school, a 2o minute walk from apartment, I couldn’t help but think this was a sign. I walked in and picked up their catalogue.
I felt pretty excited and inspired, so with a spring in my step I carried on walking. A block or two away, I found myself again stopping because of something exquisite in a window. This time it was DFN gallery and a figurative painting that caught my eye. I walked in to take a closer look at the exhibition and felt I'd stepped into a little piece of heaven. I was surrounded by amazing figurative paintings by Alyssa Monks. I couldn't help but smile when I looked at the catalogue to find out she was a graduate of the Academy.
I heard a little voice inside say 'I'm going to study there,' it seemed like fate. I wasn't sure how I could make it happen, but the seed was sewn.
Fast forward to Sept of 2006, when I walked into the building as a mature student in the MFA program. I spent a magical three years there, two as an MFA student and one as a post-graduate fellow. Shortly thereafter, I also had the opportunity to participate in a couple of group shows with Rick at DFN gallery before it closed.
It will be nice to think of these memories and connections, as I return to TriBeCa this month and see the painting Deep Water III hanging in some good company.
Feeling very grateful.
As a painter I am always looking for interesting and exciting ways to apply paint, and make marks that express and describe the energy and movement of water. The sweet spot is that place in between freedom and control where the spontaneity and energy of the mark is preserved, but is also successful in describing the form.
Deep Water III will be on view in February in a special exhibition
Representing:Selected Works from Alumni and Faculty
of The New York Academy of Art,
at Artisan Lofts building (143 Reade St., New York, NY 10013
The opening reception will take place on
the 5th of February from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
hope to see you there!
Popping Up at My Favorite Little Creative Spot in Mystic 'Salt'
I took the show on the road Saturday and popped up at Salt one of my favorite creative places in downtown Mystic. I raided the studio and packed up a good selection of arty offerings which included small original painting, etchings, prints, art cards. and even some original watercolor paingtngs from the studio artchives! It was lovely to get festive with Salt owner Patti Murphy and two other popup makers Laura Gaffke Studio and Pork Chop Studios.Enjoy a little holiday shopping with festive sips and treats!. The Salt store is a beautiful as it's instagram feed!
Here's a couple of shots:
I have to say this is my favorite time of year. The air is crisp, skies are blue, beaches are empty, and I get to throw on a chunky sweater and head to the studio.
I decided to reconfigure the studio, after returning from the annual printmaking workshop I do with Dan Welden, at The Omega Institute. I now have two distinct areas, allowing me to switch back and forth between painting and printing more easily.
It feels good to play with ink again, and the meditative process of editioning. I've been sharing some of what I've been printing over on instagram and will be releasing a portfolio of edition prints shortly, so keep your eyes open for the release coming soon!.
Here's a peek of the Cape Portfolio...
I'm excited to be returning to the East End of Long Island this weekend, and I hope you can join me for the opening of INTRIGUE a printmaking exhibition curated by Chris Anne Ambrey, at the William Ris Gallery in Jamesport. I'll be exhibiting alongside master printmaker Dan Welden, Chris Anne Ambrey, Justin Greenwald, and Lorena Salcedo-Watson.
Opening Reception: Saturday, Oct 27, 4-7pm
William Ris Gallery
1291 Main Road, Jamesport, NY
Here are two of the prints that will be on view through November 18.
Left: Underpass 125th II, Monotype,18x12in - Right: Rain Clouds, Monotype, 8x5in
Many of you may know, Long Island has a special place in my heart. For many years back in the 2000's, I would hop on the jitney and escape the city and my full-time job. I'd spend weekends painting in my studio, (a little room at the back of the old health food store in Southold), and enjoy time with good friends.
Fast forward several years and a few opens studios later, I gave up my creative space on the East End, and the full-time job, to pursue an MFA in Fine Art. It would be three years before I would return to Long Island as the Artist in Residence at the William Steeple Davis House in Orient. It felt like I was returning home. I spent the next two years there painting and enjoying the landscape and community.
In fact, it was during this time in Orient that I first met Dan Welden at a weekend workshop in Greenport. In typical Dan fashion, when he realized I was an enthusiastic printmaker without a press, I found myself driving home after the workshop with his tabletop press in the back of my car and an open-ended loan arrangement! I couldn't believe my luck or his generosity, but anyone who knows Dan knows that this is how he rolls!. He is generous to a fault and so supportive of other artists.
Since then I've had the privilege of assisting him at many workshops and our friendship is close to 10 years old. As for that tabletop Etam press, it has been loaned to many, many printmakers since then!
Needless to say, I'm thrilled to be exhibiting alongside Dan and the other printmakers! I'll be hopping on the ferry on Saturday and would love to see you if you can make it to the opening. If not perhaps our paths will cross on another visit back home ;-).
Dan Welden Workshops
Enjoy two opportunities to print with Dan Welden in the wonderful environment at the Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, NY
For the past 5 years I've had the opportunity to assist Dan with these two workshops and they are the highlight of my year. Whether you do one or both, they make for a wonderful creative retreat in the peaceful and picturesque Omega Campus in Rhinebeck NY. These workshops always seem to attract a beautiful group of people. I'm so looking forward to seeing familiar faces and meeting some new ones!
You can take one or both workshops, and there is still time to register. Come along on this special creative journey with Dan.
For more info and to register click the links below.
Intro to Solarplate Etching - two days
Aug 24 - Aug 26 2018
For more information and to register
The Art of Monoprinting Workshop - five days
Aug 26 - Aug 31 2018
For more information and to register
I'm so honored and excited to have been invited to participate in this exhibition. I would never have thought my work would one day hang alongside such an amazing list of artists. Can someone pinch me, I must be dreaming!
LAND & SEA & SKY
August 4 - 15, 2018
Curated by Rick Davidman & Catherine McCormick
Saturday, August 4
6 to 8 PM
Alan Bray, Dina Brodsky, Zaria Forman, Cornelia Foss, April Gornik, Susan Grossman, John Hardy, Catherine Howe, Shiva Jlayer, Lisa Lebofsky, Alyssa Monks, Mary Reilly, Joan Semmel, Susan Shatter, Keiji Shinohara, Daniel Sprick, Emma Tapley, Tula Telfair, Annie Wildey, Andrew Wyeth, Jamie Wyeth
About the Curators
Rick Davidman, a financial advisor based in New York, opened DFN Gallery in SoHo in 1996. At first, DFN exhibited artwork in various styles and media – painting, photography, sculpture, video, and installation. There were also frequent theatre and dance performances, as well as book and poetry readings. But by the time Rick moved the gallery to Tribeca in September 2001, the focus of the program became contemporary representational painting and drawing. Many of the artists in the Land & Sea & Sky exhibition, such as Susan Grossman, Mary Reilly, Alyssa Monks, and Zaria Forman, were just beginning their careers when they became represented by DFN. Others, including Cornelia Foss, Tula Telfair, John Hardy, and Susan Shatter were already quite established, but were attracted to the energy and commitment of DFN. Rick closed DFN after 15 years in 2011, but he continues to work behind the scenes advising artists, dealers, and collectors. Rick also curates exhibitions in galleries and public spaces around the U.S. and Europe that feature many of today’s top artists.
MM Fine Art is the collaboration of Peter Marcelle and Catherine McCormick. With over a half century of combined experience in the art business, they work closely with both firmly established blue chip and emerging contemporary artists and present exhibitions regularly in both NYC and Southampton, NY. In this exhibition, noted gallery artists Daniel Sprick and Cornelia Foss are included, along with works by Andrew and Jamie Wyeth, in whom the gallery specializes.
Land & Sea & Sky, which opens August 4th at MM Fine Art in Southampton, predominantly features paintings and drawings by artists who are well known for landscapes – such as April Gornik, Tula Telfair and Cornelia Foss. Also in this exhibition are landscapes by artists better known for their figurative works, including Joan Semmel, Alyssa Monks and others.
Rick, Catherine and Peter have known and worked together for many years and are excited to bring some of their favorite artists together. Many of the artists are close friends and are thrilled to have this opportunity to show together in Southampton on the first weekend in August.
Read more about the curators and the exhibition here
MM Fine Art, 4 North Main Street, Southampton, NY
Opening Friday,August 4, 5-8pm
Thrilled to be a part of this new venture for a wonderful friend and artist Nancy Pinney. As she officially reopens The Chester Gallery as the new owner and curator.
Friday, August 3, 5 to8pm
presents work by new gallery artists and some of the regions favorites:
Sosse Baker, Sheila Barbone, Serena Bates, Gil Boro, Rosamund Christianson, Stephanie Chubbuck, Ignacia Gana, Sean Kratzert, Sol Lewitt, Michael Mclaughlin, Nancy Pinney, Frederich Schavoir, Fred Trinkaus, Jerry Weiss, Annie Wildey, Richard Ziemann.
The Chester Gallery, 76 Main Street, Chester, CT
On the Vineyard
Entirely Twelve Square
You can find these six paintings currently on view at the Eisenhauer Gallery in a curated exhibition of 12 x 12 compositions by gallery and guest artists.
Eisenhauer Gallery, 38 North Water Street Edgartown, Marthas Vineyard.
and if you find yourself in Newport
Pop into the new Coastal Contemporary Gallery
and check out their current exhibition which includes Surf's Up.
Surfs Up, Oil on Canvas 36x48
491 Thames Street, Newport, Rhode Island
Summer's here, and so are some new paintings
view new and available works online here
or in person at
in the three-person show Equanimous
artist reception Thursday, June 28, 2018
6:00pm to 8:00pm
I got the chance to visit a client's home this month which is always a treat for me.
I bet I'd have no trouble getting to sleep in this room ;-)
I am now accepting orders for commissions
through the end of the year
Find out more about the process and hear what my clients have to say
There are limited spots available, so drop me a line, I'd love to chat!
and if you find yourself in Newport
Pop into the new Coastal Contemporary Gallery
and check out their current exhibition of gallery artists.
Coastal Contemorary Gallery.
491 Thames Street, Newport, Rhode Island
Just a quick hello for now, to let you know about a brand new gallery opening this week in beautiful, Newport R.I. These two paintings will be on view in the gallery's first exhibition, alongside a selection of work by other gallery artists.
You can read about the gallery's Owner/Director, Shari Rubeck in this article in theNewport Mercury Paper Page A9, and visit the website for more info on the other exhibiting artists.
I'll be sharing more summer news with you later this month so stay tuned ;-)
On Exhibit May 10 - 31, 2018
Coastal Contemporary Gallery
Artist Reception: Thursday, May 10th
from 4:00–8:00 PM
Art & Wine
NEWPORT GALLERY NIGHT
If you are in the neighborhood or feel like making the trip, to Newport this Thursday, please stop by the artists' reception opening. Celebrate with us, and join the wider festivities as the Volvo Ocean Race 2018 teams arrive in town for a much deserved break.
Happy New Year
Happy April Fool's Day
This will be the first time in 62 years that Easter has fallen on April fools day. So I'd keep your wits about you, in case the pranksters in your family or circle of friends are feeling frisky!
Did you know that April 1st used to mark the new year up until the 1500s when the Gregorian calendar took over from the Julian calendar. Those who forgot the change and attempted to celebrate New Year’s on the wrong date were teased as “April fools.”
April 1st has come to mark new beginnings for me and holds quite a few memories. Rewind a few years...
It was always a day to watch your back growing up in the UK, especially at my high school. It was often the teachers you had to watch out for not the kids! Every year our mischeivous art teacher would manage to out smart and out prank us, in often elaborate ways, planned over months! I feel for one hook line a sinker one year... I was an excited but insecure 17-year-old, high on life after being accepted into art school. That is until I received a formal letter on April 1st, from the art school, with instructions for an essay and self-directed project. Loaded with art speak gobbledy gook, my heart stopped and my excitement turned to fear and dread. That morning, I hurried into the art room in a panic waving the letter at my art teacher, who had a huge smirk on his face. Thankfully, he didn’t leave me in my misery too long. I’d been had, well and truly! Fast forward 5 years...
...At 24, young and carefree, I arrived in the US at JFK airport, on April's Fools Day 1989. I was just as relieved to find my best friend from high school, waiting for me, as she was to see me in the flesh. I think both of us were quietly suspecting this cross Atlantic reunion might just be a prank. Fast forward quite a few more years...
...After an 18 year career with the British Government in New York City. I decided to start a new career in the Arts. My last day at work kept getting pushed back until March 31st and yep, April 1st, 2006 I, began another new chapter as a full-time MFA student at the New York Academy of Art...
...fast forward a few more years...
...on April 1st, 2012, I married my husband at Dubois Beach in Stonington, CT. became a stepmom, and settled into a new life in Mystic, CT with a studio a the Velvet Mill.
April Fools offer!
This year rather than try to PRANK you, I've decided to THANK you, with a one time
Special April Fool's offer of 25% off all prints in the shop.
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,Today, I came across a post at @Elisemorrispaint. Ellie had been invited to join the #atouchofkind project initiated by @featherandwild. To join you would offer to pay something forward and invite your followers to do the same. I've always wanted one of Elise Morris's paintings, and love the idea. So I jumped on the project with my Acadia Rocks art print. Want to join me in a @touchofkind project too, and receive my art print? Here's what you have to do ....
Hop on over to my instagram post add a comment, letting me know what gift you have to pay it forward, and tag a friend (your gift doesn’t have to be art by the way). Then on Friday March 16, I’ll pick one of you to receive my print. In exchange, you promise to pay it forward.
Let's spread some kindness!
Celebrating Creative Women at The Velvet Mill
On International Women's Day, I want to give a shout out to all of the women at Velvet Mill! The Velvet Mill has been home to my studio since moving to Mystic CT 7 years ago. It's a community of artists, small businesses and entrepreneurs. Since being at the mill, many tenants have come and gone and now I'm one of the old timers ;-). I created our tenant website thevelvetmill.com, a few years back, so that we would have a presence on the web and visitors could find information on our growing community. It was only today Intl Women's Day, that I realized women probably make up the majority of the tenants with over 45 women artists and small business. This photo highlights just a few great women. Visit our wider community online or in person at thevelvetmill.com.
Follow these lovely ladies on instagram:
j.noelle.jewelry @lauragaffke, @anniewildey @harrietmooreballard @lisa.simonds, @aliciapiccoloart @frommisstobliss, @zestfreshpastry @the_velvetmill MaryLys Jackson
Art collecting and Haystack School of Crafts
I was going through my flat files in the studio and I came across this print portfolio that I love !. It's a collection of prints that we made during Dan Welden's printmaking workshop up at Haystack School of Crafts, Deer Isle, Maine. back in 2014.
It was a wonderful group of students and we bonded well. So much so that at the end of the week we all decided to participate in a print portfolio including Dan and myself. We each editioned 11 of our best prints for the portfolio and one of the student was a book binder, so she generously agreed to make portfolio to hod the prints. Such a lovely memento of our week, and a great wat to collect art!
Haystack Print Portfolio
Annie is a British painter and printmaker and lover of the sea.