Fresh off the easel-
This still life was done on commission, composed of the eclectic objects the clients had collected over the years. The quilt, from Bali, family heirlooms, and the gong once used to call meetings in an office setting- a variety of textures, colors and cultures. Once installed, some of the objects [...]
Here’s a link to a recent feature on me in the local paper, the Waltham News Tribune. You never know what will come out of an interview, but I thought this was very nicely written. Here’s a blog post about the arts in Waltham, with some discussion spurred on by the article.
Now that Boston’s enjoyed its first real snowfall of the season, I thought I would mention- Winter is my favorite time of year to paint outside- if you’re dressed well and prepared, that is.
Not only for the snow and bare trees, but with the sun lower in the sky [...]
Waltham Mills Artist Association is hosting its 36th annual open studios event this November 3rd and 4th. It’ll be my first year participating, but from what my neighbors tell me, it’s a lot of fun, and tons of people.
Some of my new larger work will be finished by then, so come by for [...]
In the studio here in Waltham, MA, I’ll be offering classes in traditional drawing and painting techniques for small groups of students.
We’ll be running the course Mondays and Thursdays, and all levels are welcome. We can cover a variety of material for different levels of experience: Bargue copies, Cast [...]
Last month I bought a beautiful, though in dire need of repair, antique easel. I’ve since been restoring it. It’s a good, sturdy old easel, and it has some unique features integrated into its design… I figured it would be worth sharing.
The easel’s made of oak…I could see clearly that it was old, as it had [...]
The other day, I noticed for the first time part of the façade of the Beth Israel Medical Center- I had never noticed it was once the Massachusetts School of Art (which is now MassArt). It had been taken over by Beth Israel in the late 80′s. I was struck with the beauty of the [...]
Certainly one of the most difficult aspects of our move from Florence to Boston has been looking for a studio. Frustration abounds in Boston’s high-property-value environment…when I first arrived, other painters told me not to bother looking for a North-Lit studio, they ‘don’t exist’. After years working in a beautiful 19th-century artist studio, built explicitly [...]
After a long search, we’ve slowly started putting together a studio. It’s a nice big loft space in a traditional New England mill building. The good news is that the size of the room, proportion of the windows, and quality of light are all fantastic… The bad news is, there’s a lot of work to [...]