31 March 2017
It's raining. This I know for sure, it's going to be one lush spring.
Without the gray days, we wouldn't appreciate the sun when it shines, shines, shines .... and it will. Always does.
12 March 2017
The almighty fox took a long gaze my way the other day gingerly sauntering away as my dog, Weez, went bezerk. Animal sightings do not go unnoticed and I immediately look to see what they are telling me. This is what I found.
The symbolism of a fox sighting :
31 January 2017
Seeing the sun through the tunnel of darkness on my walk sends calm and hope to my being. We have our share of gray days here in Northeaster Pa, so when the sun comes out it, everyone want to shout out "Hallelujah!." Hence, the title of this piece - 40" x 40" on charmeuse silk.
25 January 2017
She said: "I hadnt' seen one of these in a long time when your text came in."
01 January 2017
10 December 2016
There's something about ferns that intrigue me. They seem to be the sort of 'oak tree of plants' with their sturdiness, beauty and quiet strength. These two 30" x 40" acrylic and collage on wood titles 'Verdant 1 and 2' can be seen at Marquis Gallery in Scranton, Pa.
20 November 2016
For a couples first anniversary I was commissioned to do a painting that symbolized their love. Years later, after they had breakfast nook completed in their farm house I was asked to paint their kids when toddlers. Their special talents, personalities, birth date and quotes from Mamma all snuck inside a 12" x 12" panel. I smiled the entire time I did them.
05 October 2016
This building which used to be both an orphanage and animal shelter got a 'redo'. A contest was held for submissions to create a design which would capture the feeling of warmth and hope. Katie Nork's design won and I was the painter. Truly a group effort. A lot of things need to line up for this sort of thing to come to fruition, the indian summer didn't hurt matters. : )
04 August 2016
I have openings the first and second Friday in September . I hope you will come because YOU are invited!
First Friday in Scranton, PA at Artworks Gallery with Sharon Cosgrove. Second Friday - Kingston, PA at Wyoming Seminary's new Rusty Flack Art Gallery.
11 September 2016
01 August 2016
Spending time in the woods renews and grounds me. Here is a commission I recently did of three things I love trees, birds and stone walls.
04 September 2016
Scranton had so much great energy Friday night. Art with musicians at all the galleries and the Italian Festival.... people connecting through the arts. It's magical.
Me and Sharon with Herb Simon looking on......
Peter and Maureen Anania and Rosie
Looking in with Red Circle (Triptych) in the background
Viewers observing Sharon's gems
Sharon Cosgrove and John Bromberg (he gave us garlic)
26 June 2016
The last two Fridays I have done a 'Paint and Sip' for Geisinger's fifty-five and olders. It's open to the public, and very well received. These ladies didn't 'sip' much as they were painting away replicating Gustav Klimpt's Apple Tree and the following week Van Gogh's Cypress Tree with Wheat Field. It takes a lot of couraget to do something new. Hats off the the participants!!
12 June 2016
Some recent works inspired by nature.
'Whoosh' Mixed Medium tripych each "36 x 18"
"LL Birch" mixed medium 36" x 18"
"Columbine 2016" mixed medium 40" x 30"
04 June 2016
Forty Seven. You Are Loved. Rest in Peace L.M.
26 May 2016
In 2005 I was asked by Sharon Cosgrove artist and professor at Wilkes University to participate in an extraordinary 'paint along' with Turkish artists who were coming to Wilkes-Barre to paint for the week. We were sponsored by Linde Corporation who is business partners with Mete Bora who sponsors artist 'residencies' throughout the world. He is a huge patron of the arts hence creating SummArt - a huge platform in Istanbul for performing and visual art. Three years ago Scott flew Sharon and me to Moldova where we were hosted by Mete. We painted along Turkish and Romanian artists for a week and treated like royalty.
Recently Scott asked Mete for a smattering of Turkish art to display at his office in Pittston, Pa. The work is hanging there as well as some works from the artists who participated in the 2005 paint-extravaganza. As a tribute to Mete whose birthday is June 5 there will be an open house and viewing of the artwork from 2-pm.
17 May 2016
A beautifully renovated home in Kingston,Pa had this spot 'framed out' begging for a piece of artwork. The square shape (I love squares!) on a panel 36" x 36" fits perfectly.
25 April 2016
There are reoccurring themes in my works - and the circle - oh my ! The almighty circle .... always charges me with tingling happiness. So - I paint them - and as of late, I'm really attracted to orange.
13 March 2016
I have been working away on this mural for the Wilkes Barre Area Practical Nursing school. The director of the school, Mary Beth Pacuska, saw me working on the mural I did for Steve Taren's building Wet Paint in Wilkes Barre. The school being newly spiffed up, had a long hallway which Mary Beth felt needed something.... a mural, perhaps? We worked together coming up with the idea to depict the history of nursing visually. Working in sections on cloth all winter in my studio, it was adhered it to the wall on Thursday. The students came out of class to a transformed hallway which they really apprecatied! I really enjoyed learning about nursing - some strong woman - Florence Nightingale and Clara Barton.... and meeting another one - Mary Beth : )
13 March 2016
I have been working away on this mural for the Wilkes Barre Area Practical Nursing school. The director of the school, Mary Beth Pacuska, saw me working on the mural I did last summer for Steve Tarens building Wet Paint in Wilkes Barre. The school being newly spiffed up, had a long hallway which Mary Beth felt needed something.... a mural, perhaps? We worked together coming up with the idea to depict the history of nursing visually. I worked on it on cloth in my studio and we adhered it to the wall on Thursday. The students came out of class astonished! I really enjoyed learning about nursing - some stong woman - Florence Nightengale and Clara Barton.... and meeting Mary Beth, the staff and great students.
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