New Print Collections Released

I am so excited to share that after some ‘simmering’ through the summer and fall I am able to finally release some new prints. There are two color palettes here, one definitely summer, and one transitioning into fall. Depending on your taste, decor, or what appeals to you, I think you’ll find they are really special offerings. And, I might add, affordably priced for one of a kind original art!

See the full collection in my shop here

Path to the Beach, Sanibel Summer Collection 2019, 4”x6” original print

Path to the Beach, Sanibel Summer Collection 2019, 4”x6” original print

The Sanibel Summer Collection includes five small abstract prints with a teal and pink background emphasized by purple highlights. The abstract designs are evocative of beach days with glistening ocean views.

The Sanibel Summer Collection prints are $40 each. Print size is 4” x 6” with recommended framing to 8”x 10”.

If you’d like more than one or framing assistance please email me.

See the full Sanibel Summer Collection in my shop here

Climbing, New England Autumn Collection 2019, 7.5” x 9.5” original print

Climbing, New England Autumn Collection 2019, 7.5” x 9.5” original print

The New England Autumn Collection brings us to the present, with what I think are pretty unique primary color combinations of red, yellow (ochre), and dark blue. In these five prints, areas of the abstract background are masked out by white shapes that accentuate the lines and marks throughout.

These are $75 each unframed. Print size is 7.5” x 9.5” with recommended framing to 12”x 14”.

If you’d like more than one or framing assistance please email me.

See the full New England Autumn collection in my shop here

100 Day Project Update - New Collection Coming!

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Currently, I am on day 79 of the 100 Day Project, which formally wraps up this month. To be honest, I am behind and might not ever catch up and that is going to be ok… in fact, I’m going to turn these lemons into lemonade!

I have wanted to try releasing my work as a ‘collection’ for some time. This means, rather than one at a time trickling onto IG when they are done, when the series is complete I plan to release the final 20 prints together here on my site.

I’d like to use this opportunity to let more people know about my work and to seek collaborative partnerships with interior designers and other professionals who cross promote artwork. If you know of anyone who fits this description and you think might be interested, please forward my website link along.

As a recap, I chose a select group of 20 from the first 79 days of the project to add to my shop for the time being, take a look here! These are very affordably priced and so sweet to have as a set or a single print in a frame.

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Thank you for your support!

Making an Impression - 16th Annual Printmakers Show at Newburyport Art Association

As a member of the Printmakers Featured Artist Group at the Newburyport Art Association, I was able to participate in their annual show this week. The reception was on Saturday and another printmaking friend, Cara Gonier, made a video of the reception. I asked Cara if she would mind me sharing the video here. It is so great, and gives you a feeling like you were there. Also, you get a glimpse of each artists’ work… really such a strong show!

Show is on view through July 7, 5pm.

Please take a look at Cara’s work, both paintings and prints. Her work is so beautiful, moody, and ethereal. She has a unique sensitivity to paint, light and color!

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100 Day Project - 50 days complete!

I have been happily rolling along with the 100 Day Project this year and thought I would share a little round up of some recent posts. I picked #100daysofprintmaking as my focus, and I have for the most part explored transfer monotypes. I shared a short process video on my You Tube Channel here. Please subscribe to my channel to be notified of future videos.

I have more recently been incorporating stencils cut from Dua-Lar film that I had on hand for other projects and I am liking the silkscreen effect that is coming across. I shared a link to this product on my resources page waaay at the bottom under ‘other recommended supplies’ if you are interested.

Hey, don’t forget! Prints are for sale too! They are $40 each which includes a backing board and mat cut to 8”x10”. Easy to slip into any standard frame that size. Or I could also send to you or a friend in a simple, matte, black wood frame for another $35. An example of the framed option is below the gallery. They look so great in the mat and frame!

The full collection of prints is on my Instagram page and many (but not all) are also on my shop page. If you see one on IG that isn’t on the shop yet, email me with the print number and I will get it set up for you. I’m making them faster than I can post! Thanks and enjoy!

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The 100 Day Project - Printmaking... a Process Video

I’ve been having fun experimenting with my 100 Day Project this year. I focused on printmaking, and came across a few videos by artist Dan Tierels where he uses a plastic bag to make his prints. Have a look at his youtube channel for his style and technique.

I decided to give it a whirl. I want to work loose and abstract for this project and experiment with color combinations. I made a video of my process completing a recent print (which I shared over on Instagram a few weeks ago).

Here is the link to my YouTube channel and the video is below! Like and subscribe to get updates when I post new videos!

Thoughts on #The100DayProject and new work!

Split, from the universe series, oil and cold wax monotype 2019

Split, from the universe series, oil and cold wax monotype 2019

Have you heard of this project? It is an online (mostly Instagram I think) accountability exercise to do something for 100 Days. Can be anything, eat vegetarian, go running, learn a skill, meditate, clean out your house… or also art related projects. Last year I did illustrations, see the blog post here and here.

I considered doing those again, but my heart just wasn’t in it. I also have been trying to learn ProCreate on the iPad, and thought maybe that could be a great way to learn. In the end I picked something that “lights me up” a bit more and I have really been having fun with it. See more over on Instagram. I did post a few new prints for sale in my shop at very reasonable prices too.

Marsh Side, from the line and pattern series, monotype 2019

Marsh Side, from the line and pattern series, monotype 2019

This project can have some challenges. I was most worried about getting too busy for it, or getting burned out on my project theme. I chose #100daysofprintmaking for 2019 because I am loving working on printmaking right now and also I can do some of this work in batches, which helps for those days when I am swamped with work and life.

My first series of work is my “universe” series of monotypes using oil paint mixed with cold wax, and exploring resist and pattern. They are deceptively simple! Definitely exploring more here, especially with the subtle resist effects.

The second series which I just started sharing on Friday, are monotypes using a plastic bags to apply the color. Artist Dan Tirels shows some excellent videos on the process at his YouTube channel. Messy, loose and fun, I am exploring color and pattern in this series. Also, I’m working small here… finished prints are around 5”x7” and they really very sweet.

All prints are for sale, of course, and will be in a few upcoming exhibits this summer!