Posts Tagged ‘2016’

Spring Summer Autumn Winter

Spring Summer Autumn Winter

“Spring Summer Autumn Winter” is a 4-part collage (quadriptych) that shows the same tree scene as imagined across the four seasons. The trees were inspired by a recent boating trip along the Canal du Midi in France. Here’s a photo that I took during the trip and used for inspiration: I found the shapes of […]

Holiday Art Hop on December 9th

Holiday Art Hop on December 9th

The last art walk of 2016 is on Friday, December 9th, 5-8pm. My studio will be open (at Uncommon Art), along with 13 other locations. We’ll have plenty of art, music, and good cheer to put you in the holiday spirit! For details and a map, visit www.hudsonarthop.com. At Uncommon Art, we’ll have our “Tiny […]

Holiday Artists’ Market

Holiday Artists’ Market

For my “northern” friends 🙂 check out the Holiday Artists Market at Lakeland Community College on November 28 and 29. About 2 dozen of us artists will be there with jewelry, clay, wearables, accessories, mixed media, textile design, wall art, and other gifty goodies. It’s held at Lakeland Community College in the “A” building Atrium hallway between the […]


Painting Parties!

Painting Parties!

Did you know that I do painting parties? You know, those paint and wine kind of parties? Yep. Have you tried one? They are an absolute blast! I walk you through a painting, step-by-step and make it easy for you. Even if you think, “I can’t draw a straight line!” that’s ok. Straight lines are boring! […]

Tall Tree, collage

Tall Tree, collage

This piece was inspired by the forests in Oregon, where the trees are impossibly tall and seem go on forever. I was struck by how hard it was to see the individual trees because there were so many. They seemed to be defined by the space around them rather than by themselves. I wanted to […]

Tiny Homes For The Holidays

Tiny Homes For The Holidays

Have you been following the tiny house trend? They’re popping up everywhere! You can’t turn on TV without catching a show about them or a news program doing a tour of one. They’re just so darn cute, aren’t they? So, you know us artists. We had to do our own take on them. But…ours are […]


East Shore Art Show, Nov. 11-13

East Shore Art Show, Nov. 11-13

Over the summer, I met several members of the East Shore Unitarian Universalist Church in Kirtland.  They asked if I would participate in their fall art show. Of course, I was flattered to be asked and am delighted to be part of it! The show is this coming weekend. About 45 artists are participating, and from […]

Discover Hudson 2016

Discover Hudson 2016

Imagine my surprise when I opened my Hudson Hub Times recently and found the Discover Hudson 2016 magazine inside – with my artwork on the cover! The magazine has a well-written and beautifully designed article titled “Art On The Green” about the artists in town. They interviewed Mary Kay Haneline, Kathy Johnson (of Hudson Fine […]

Wine Tasting and Art Show, Nov. 3

Wine Tasting and Art Show, Nov. 3

For one night only, join us at Viva Bene Gourmet for a wine tasting and art show! Thursday, November 3rd, from 6-8pm, sample a lovely selection of wines while you browse art from three Hudson artists. I’ll be one of the artists, as will Dana Giel-Ray and Mary McKee Distefano. At the wine tasting, you’ll enjoy […]


Trees I Have Known, And A Few Shrubs

Trees I Have Known, And A Few Shrubs

One of the joys of sharing a studio with other artists is having the opportunity to work together. As we have come to know each other’s styles and inspiration, we discovered that we have a common love of nature, and that inspiration takes many forms in our work. With that common ground, plus a nod to the […]

Art Classes for Fall 2016

Art Classes for Fall 2016

This fall, I’m offering several classes as well as plenty of events. Collage Class, Session 2: 4 weeks beginning Tuesday, Nov. 15th. We’ll work in a series and learn more collage techniques. Attending session 1 is helpful but not mandatory. You won’t be lost if you start with this session. Register at https://squareup.com/store/uncommon-art-llc/item/collage-class Night of Unfinished […]

Kent Art In The Park, Sept. 10-11

Kent Art In The Park, Sept. 10-11

New to my show roster this year is Kent’s Art In The Park. I’ve attended the show as a guest many times, but this is the first year I’ve had a booth there. Held in Kent’s Fred Fuller Park on Middlebury Rd., the location is beautiful and shaded. The festival has plenty of artists, food, […]


Art Break Day, September 2, 2016

Art Break Day, September 2, 2016

Friday, September 2, is Art Break Day, a day when everyone is encouraged to sit down for a few minutes and make art. You will be pleasantly surprised at how good you feel after only a few minutes of drawing or painting. Stop by my studio that day: I’ll have lots of art supplies to use […]

Uncommon Book Club, September 13

Uncommon Book Club, September 13

The Uncommon  Book Club continues in September with Delicious! by Ruth Reichl. It’s not an art book, but an entertaining read set partly in NYC and partly in WWII era Akron. Ruth Reichl is a born storyteller. Through her restaurant reviews, where she celebrated the pleasures of a well-made meal, and her bestselling memoirs that […]

Art on the Green 2016

Art on the Green 2016

It’s August in Hudson, so that must mean it’s time for Art On The Green! This year, it is on August 27-28 in its usual location. It’s always a good show and a fun way to wind down the summer. Show dates and times are: Saturday, August 27: 10am – 5pm Sunday, August 28: 11am – […]


Coming Soon To An Art-o-Mat Near You

Coming Soon To An Art-o-Mat Near You

It’s been a while since my last series of artwork for Art-o-mat, and I’ve missed making them. I really enjoy working on these series, and love seeing these little guys come together. This series is a bit different than my earlier ones. (See some of them here: Miles of Paintings.) My larger artwork has been exploring […]

Insufficiently Wrapped

Insufficiently Wrapped

“Insufficiently Wrapped” plays on the envelope theme with an image that couldn’t be contained. I liked the idea of a neat and tidy envelope spilling messy contents all over the place. Envelopes are meant to contain, but sometimes they just can’t hold it in anymore. The envelope is made from a magazine image that I […]

Too Much To Contain

Too Much To Contain

“Too Much To Contain” again looks at what happens when the envelope is too full and the contents are released. I love the mix of modern and vintage bits here: you’ll see graphs from a 1950s physics book, vintage elements from the 1880s, mixed with modern snapshots and maps. It’s a wonderful, complex mix of […]


Remembrance

Remembrance

“Remembrance” uses a modern envelope paired with a vintage greeting card. I wanted to echo the greeting card with the other elements in the piece, so looked for papers with similar colors and feel. As I have tried to do in other recent pieces, I was somewhat spontaneous in my approach and did not over […]

Going Forth

Going Forth

Remember the excitement of finding a real envelope in the mail, one with a card or letter? Envelopes are more than paper: their purpose lies equally in being able to wrap, contain, and conceal, as well as open and release. They are the messenger, so rarely (never?) are they the reason for the missive. Yet […]

Walk In The Woods

Walk In The Woods

“Walk In The Woods” continues my exploration with a collage process that is more free and intuitive. No carefully analyzed plan, no agonizing over each piece. Instead, I tried to put pieces together because they “belonged” together. “Belonged” is in quotation marks because do vintage buttons, corrugated cardboard, and French knots really belong together? Who […]


Waterfall

Waterfall

“Waterfall” began, as so many of my abstract paintings do, with quick and instinctive swatches of paint on paper. Quick and energetic, applied in an intuitive, physical way. Love that stuff. After the paint was dry, I enhanced the paint with some machine stitching to draw attention to it and add texture, then added the […]

Deep Blue Sea

Deep Blue Sea

“Deep Blue Sea” is a bit different for me. Collage, the way I do it, is deliberate. I think about each piece before applying it to the artwork, weighing color, placement, size carefully. I’ll often look at a piece for several days before gluing anything down. It’s a very different process than painting, which for […]

Book Club In An Art Studio

Book Club In An Art Studio

Introducing the Artsy Book Club, a book club in an art studio. Join a group of art lovers who like to read books and chat! Our first meeting will be August 9, 6:30-8:30, and our book will be: The Lady in Gold by Anne-Marie O’Connor This award-winning book tells the true story of Gustav Klimt’s famous portrait […]



 
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