Baby Filia (30 x 48″)

I feel like this is my Madonna and Child of dog paintings. This was one of those commissions in which we were both in immediate agreement of which photo to use. With “adopt, don’t shop” as the battle cry of mixed-breed and rescue homes, this image offers a peek into the whelping box of aContinue reading “Baby Filia (30 x 48″)”

The Merrimack 4 (60 x 36″)

Feb 19, 2021: Completed I wasn’t satisfied with this until the last day I had to work on it. I kept waiting for it to pull together, but every night I would dab and get distracted and dab a little more. One night I went to the studio and spent the entire evening avoiding theContinue reading “The Merrimack 4 (60 x 36″)”

Shadows & Light (Rummy)

For someone who says she doesn’t paint the standard ‘head shot’ types of portraits, I certainly have done a few.  Sometimes I take the commission, but just don’t post it here; as it’s not the type of work that represents what I do. And yet, it does. Sure, my paintings are usually animated or goofy orContinue reading “Shadows & Light (Rummy)”

Experience or Exhibit?

  The first time I visited Somerville Open Studios, I was living just south of Boston, and some friends and I hopped on the train and rode in.  As a latent artist myself (I hadn’t been painting for years), I was intrigued by this concept of visiting artists in their workspace; just roaming through and seeingContinue reading “Experience or Exhibit?”

Barney and a Daffodil

I’ve been in somewhat of a state of simmering, sniveling discontent since about Nov 2016. It’s not that injustice didn’t exist before then; it’s more that it wasn’t waved so freely and incitefully in the faces of those with a moral conscience. So, going to the studio, there has been a certain inadequacy to theContinue reading “Barney and a Daffodil”