Monday, October 31, 2011

Moonlight for Miracles 2011





Moonlight for Miracles, a fundraiser for the Dana Farber Hospital in Weymouth, Ma pulled off another fantastic night raising over 1/2 million dollars in one evening. Jen Kelly again brought together artists to raise money for alternative treatments, such as acupuncture and massage at the hospital. Diane Scott, Pam Copeman, Fran Andahazy and Bonnie Hobbs as well as Jen Kelly all had beautiful original work on display. My painting "Repose Study" brought in over $2000 for evening! Bebe Neuwirth sang All that Jazz from Chicago and totally mesmerized the room! Billy Costa was the auctioneer and you couldn't help but give all of your money towards his offerings! Tim Wakefield also showed up. All together it was a very memorable evening. Sultans of Swing kept the dance floor full with their powerful music!






Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Boston Harbor Islands Plein Air Tour with the NEPAP

Saturday, July 30. 2011 the New England Plein Air Painters got together for their annual show, this year held at the South Shore Art Center's satellite show at the Shipyard Gallery in beautiful Hingham, Ma. Sergio Roffo, Ted Charron, Stapleton Kearns and Robert Duffy are preparing to board our water taxi to take us to Grape and Bumpkin Islands where we will split up and paint our paintings for the Wet Paint Auction held later in the day.


Mike Graves, Chris Magadini and Bill Hanson talk to some art lovers.



Above, Chris Magadini painting on Grape Island. Below Marjorie Whorf who is in her 80's paints in the sun.

Jenn Willms, who did so much to bring this wonderful show together introduces our leader Barbara Lussier before the auction begins.



Stapleton Kearns, Dianne Panarelli Miller, Chris Magadini, Sergio Roffo and Bill Hanson fresh off the islands after painting all day.


Above, here I am presenting Paul Wahlberg, chef of Alma Nove (brother of Mark Wahlberg) a painting of his restaurant as a thank you for supporting our gallery by providing the food. Below, art lovers enjoying the music, art and beautiful evening.





In the end, most artists sold one, or two paintings. Below, I am with a lovely couple who purchased my Nor'Easter painting.

























Tuesday, June 28, 2011

South Shore Arts Festival 56th Annual Arts Festival

Thanks to wonderful hosts Jenn and Rob Willms at the Dine Around Event I sold this painting of the back yard view from their house! Lobster bisque and grilled steaks and chicken were masterfully cooked and the company of many neighbors made the night so much fun!







This was the South Shore Art Center's 56th Annual Arts Festival Father's Day weekend. The weather held out for a really successful weekend.

This year I went to Braintree and Weymouth High Schools to consult with the students to build a mural about their towns. The students were surprisingly confident with their ideas and I basically tried to cheer them on and encourage a life of art. Thank you to the South Shore Art Center and all of their wonderful staff and volunteers for making this a great weekend!








Saturday, May 28, 2011

Marblehead Plein Air Paint Out





















The Arnould Gallery once again sponsored it's annual Plein Air Paint Out in historic Marblehead. Participating artists included myself, Yves Parent, Sergio Roffo, Jim Magner, Leonard Mezerek John Bonner, Bill Hansen, Sandy Wakeen, Doug Smith, Robert Norieka, Rokhaya Waring, T A Charron, Patricia Warfield, Brechin Morgan, Cindy Baron, Anthony Migiaccio and more.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

The New England Plein Air Painters Paint the South Shore and Islands

SOUTH SHORE ART CENTER

Presents

Boston Harbor Islands Plein Air Tour!

THIS WEEKEND!!!



Join artists from the New England Plein Air Painters for an afternoon

exploring and celebrating the beauty of the Boston Harbor Islands.

Tour two islands - Grape and Bumpkin -

and watch artists as they capture the spirit of these unique places.



SATURDAY JULY 30TH

10:00 am - 5:00 pm



  • Reserve a seat on our private charter, $75 - seating is limited. (Charter must be reserved in advance online at http://www.ssac.org/).


  • Tour the islands on your boat.


  • Tour the islands on the Boston Harbor Islands Ferry from Hingham or Boston. Visit www.bostonislands.org /ferry-schedule-summer for schedule and fees.

Complete your afternoon at the Hingham Shipyard Marina


Cocktail Reception & Wet Paint Auction 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm




  • Enjoy appetizers provided by Alma Nove


  • Enjoy the live music of the Aldous Collins Band


  • Meet the artists and view the paintings


  • Bid on a one-of-a-kind view of the Harbour Islands


$75 Private Charter Boat tour, Cocktails and Wet Paint Auction (leaving the Hingham Shipyard Marina docks at either 3:15 or 3:45)


$35 Cocktails and Wet Paint Auction


Purchace tickets online at http://www.ssac.org/ or call 781-383-2787, tickets are going FAST!

Hingham, MA- Summer in New England celebrates light dancing on the water and painters gathering where the land meets the sea. The South Shore Art Center welcomes award winning landscape artists, the New England Plein Air Painters in a special exhibition Paint the South Shore at the Shipyard Gallery, 18 Shipyard Drive, Hinham, Ma 02043. The show will open Friday July 8 from 6 - 8pm. The exhibition will be on display ghtoufh August 28, 2011.

Each year, New England Plein Air Painters gather at a picturesque location, create exceptional landscapes, enjoy friendship and camaraderie, hold afresh paint event and display the year's top creations. The event at Shipyard Gallery promises to attract nautical art collectors and water sport enthusiasts.
Shipyard is part of a new complex of shops, restaurants and marine yard amenities. Beautiful architecture and boatyard ambience make it a pleasant place to idle a summer day while watching light dance on the water.

"We are delighted and honored to welcome these artists to Hingham, " notes gallery manager Alice Sloan. Art lovers and collectors eagerly await this annual show of quality paintings for sale by New England's most talented landscape artists. Among the nationally recognized artists participating in Paint the South Shore exhibition include local artists Dianne Panarelli Miller, Margaret McWethy, Sergio Roffo and Marjorie Whorf joined by fellow NEPAP artists T. A. Charron, Robert Duffy, Michael Graves, William G Hanson, Stapleton Kearns, Barbara Lussier Christopher Magadini and Caleb Stone.

"What makes this show so popular is the exquisite quality, freshness and dazzling technique that these award winning artists demonstrate in painting en plein air, or on location. Visitors to New England, especially at this time of year when the boats are in the water and the light dances with reflections, will delight in seeing these magnificent landscapes", say Sloan.

Monday, February 28, 2011

New Work


I haven't written anything on my blog for a while, so I thought I would add my new work and talk a little about what inspired me. Since Christmas, I have been mostly in the studio working on a commission and trying to replenish my inventory.
"Out to Pasture" was a scene that moved me while I was at the Shaker village in Hancock, Ma earlier this year. Years ago I remember seeing a painting by David Curtis, who was one of my mentors growing up, and this painting stayed in my memory till this day. I remembered a sloping hill, a large tree with sheep under it. I wanted my painting to provoke the same feeling that I felt looking at that piece. I have a sloping hill with a majestic tree and cows leasurely dining on the grass. I like that the painting has a foreground and a distance. This was one of those days with perfect temperature and light. I hope you feel what I felt when you look at this painting.