Just a reminder, this Friday I’ll be at the space from 6-8 pm, hope you can join us!
It has been an amazing experience showing at The Lucky Finn, but all good things must come to a close, so this is your last chance to see the solo exhibit before it’s gone! JHS will be on hand to demo her technique and answer any questions. Hope to see you there!
The Lucky Finn, 206 Front St, Scituate, MA
I’ve been working on a new group of water paintings where silvery light played of the ocean one night as the sun was setting off of Peggoty Beach. There were lots of great shots, so far, I have three ‘Mercury’ pieces which will all be in my upcoming solo show at The Lucky Finn which opens June 26th and runs through July 14th.
I had been posting on Instagram about a series of canvases I had been working on. They were in part an idea for a friend’s wedding and an exercise in loosening up at a large scale. I got a lot of great feedback on them so I wanted to share them as a whole. They are each 36 x 48″ framed in black, flush mount, solid hardwood frame.
The last of the series, Minot Tide, will be on view at the South Shore Art Center’s 60th Arts Festival June 19th-21st.
The first and third of the series, “Nantucket Sound, #3” and “Cisco” respectively, have already been SOLD.
Not what I normally do, but it was great to shake things up and work in canvas for a bit!
While I’m working on a number of larger paintings, I have a recent new small scale piece that was accepted in the 60th South Shore Arts Festival Juried Show coming up June 19th, 20th & 21st. It is 5″ x 13″ and is acrylic paint on three separate panels of acrylic.
The reference for the work was an evening at Cisco beach in Nantucket. This piece is all about light and the translucency of water and I loved how the waves were back lit that day. I’m looking forward to doing more (and larger!) pieces in this vein.
The Art Festival is on Cohasset Common among many other artists and artisans. It’s Father’s Day weekend too so bring your dad! I’m working on a number of new pieces so will update soon!
UPDATE: This piece has been sold.
This painting which I just completed is the largest I’ve completed yet. At 18″h x 44″w it has a great presence and I’m loving the detail and impact I can get at a larger scale. Entitled, ‘Sunder and Spray’, it’s a wild wave breaking in different directions as it slams into the shore.
It’s messy, angry, which was only amplified when I broke the image up into different layers of paint and acrylic. There’s no horizon, no actual shore, just the layered rolling water.
As with all of my paintings, the piece is layers of acrylic spaced and suspended in acrylic framing. The space between the layers allows the light of the external environment play into the work while having it totally encased.
“Sunder and Spray” is also joining me on the ferry to Nantucket for my artist showcase this weekend at Trinity Collection with jewelry artist Kerrin Falk Forsyth of Falk Jewelry Designs. It’s quite an organic and fun collaboration. I love that custom surf boards, exclusive watch designs, precious corals and stones and these waves will be all in one space.
The show runs from Friday, December 5th through Sunday, December 7th at The Trinity Collection. They are at 50 Main Street, and we’ll be exhibiting from 10 am to 5 pm. Kerrin and I will be serving a little holiday cheer if you’re on the island and want to stop in to visit!
Thrilled to finally assemble this new painting this weekend titled, “The Wave Falters”. It is a larger piece, at 21″h x 30″w, but I was fascinated with the texture and translucency of this shot so having a larger scale to work with was key.
The piece is comprised of 3 layers of clear acrylic paneling that is entirely hand painted and framed in custom routered acrylic framing. I love how the light moves through this painting and the foam takes on so much emotion and character.
I’ll be bringing this along to the Nantucket Christmas Stroll this weekend, December 5-7th at The Trinity Collection. I’ll be spending the weekend doing a weekend artist showcase with the fabulous Kerrin Falk Forsyth of Falk Jewelry Designs. This will be among a dozen or so pieces that I’ll have on hand for the show.
The Trinity Collection is at 50 Main Street, open from 10 am – 5 pm, if you’re on the island I hope you’ll stop in to see us!