2017 end of the year update
2017 was a terrific year filled with art.. Several big exhibitions including the New Hampshire Art Association Parfitt Exhibition where I won third prize, Art 3 and the New Hampshire Art Wall at the Elliott Hospital in Manchester, Millbrook Gallery and a painting displayed in the Government Office in Concord. Exhibiting and painting with my favorite artists in The Merrimack Rivers Painters at the Kimball Jenkins Historical Mansion and Art School.
2017 Annual New Castle Watercolor Workshop
Announcing 2017 New Castle Watercolor Workshop
July 12 - July 15 Four full days of painting in beautiful island community
$320 catered, open kitchen, daily short demos, great indoor studio space, insider views of the island, easy access to sites
contact firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a spot
NEWS / EVENTS ***Press Release***
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PAINTING THE IMPRESSIONISTIC LANDSCAPE Exploring Light and Color in Watercolor and Acrylic
Dustan will be scheduling short demos and signings . Please contact her if you are interested
Classes on going at Brush and Palette
Brush and Palette North Hampton
I am too busy in the studio to teach very much these days, but I do keep up a class and/or a monthly workshop here at Brush and Palette in Centenniel Hall in North Hampton NH
Mary, the owner, and I have been friends for many many years and it is my pleasure to continue working with her to inspire new and old students to be creative. check out the website Brush and Palette to see what classes and fun workshop themes are coming up
Merrimack River Painters
Check out our Blog Merrimack River Painters
This is a fabulous group of women artists I have been blessed to share creative energy with. We have been painting together for more than ten years, meeting monthly to critique and discuss pressing art and life ideas.
Ogunquit Art Association
Ogunquit Art Association
Exhibition Silver Center Show, Plymouth State U
What is it about this group that enchants me so much that despite the traffic jams on Route One all summer, I continue to look forward to exhibiting with them? They are just a fun group of crazy (and accomplished artists)
Come see our summer exhibitions and get a good sense of how art should be
2016 BOOK – Painting the Impressionistic Landscape in Watercolor and Acrylic DUE DATE OCTOBER 2016 This is an important year for me, as my book will be published by Rockport Publishers, NYNY. Both Amazon and Barnes and Nobles are listing it as a new release. I am feeling sky-high. New opportunities to produce and exhibit my artwork are revealing themselves. I am also involved with the wonderful Wild Apple Graphic Fine Art Publishers. This is a wonderful vital International art publishing company. I am so grateful.
2015 PRESENTED me with the wonderful opportunity to author a book of my artwork and my teaching techniques for Rockport Publishing. What a remarkable opportunity. My calm and hardworking NYC editor and my art school BFF Karen Hill (who is doing the photography for the book ) are making this the best experience I could imagine. I am loving it. Hopefully book will be published in 2016
2014 and 2015 BOTH were busy family years and that showed up with even more artistic energy in the studio. I seem to be more interested in layering patterns, perpetually inspired by Asian Art, ikabana and kimonos and recently.. suddenly, by the opulent unapologetic patterns of Klimpt and Hundertwasser. I continue to get a lot of my art work out to Corporations, hospitals and hotels and now have original paintings all over the United States in the Macy’s Collections. Thrilling. I am anticipating a great year of business success and artistic growth.
2013 DURING the summer of 2013 I began to revisit a more physical gestural approach to my florals using oil and acrylic as well as watercolor. I am inspired by the expressionist semi abstract painters of the sixties as I continue to refine my sense of color to more vibrant combinations and emphasis on transitions between passages. Thematically I attempt to unravel my fascination with the garden..whether it is a hidden sanctuary or a metaphor, or both.