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January 2023: Welcome to a bold, bright new year!

Hi Everyone! Please accept one more wish for a fantastic new year ahead for all of us- fully inspired, energized and abundant with fulfilled intentions! So far we seem to be off to a good start. To kick it off I want to first thank all of you for your support last year and for making my 25 Days of Minis program the best on record. I had a fantastic year in building new relationships and bringing new collectors into my world and for both of these things I am most grateful. Our newly branded Aston Mills Arts has a new roof and fresh paint on my gallery walls and with my home downsizing Phase 2 under my belt I’m ready to blast off into a brand new, shiny year of art making. So much to look forward to. Bedazzle Gallery at the Community Art Center

First, a final reminder that 8 pieces of my small works will be on hand in the Bedazzle Gallery at the Community Arts Center in Wallingford this month as part of our Aston Mills Arts Group Show. Opening reception is this Sunday, January 15 from 2-4 pm. Please join us for a great way to spend a chilly winter afternoon. Talk art. Reconnect. Meet my fellow AMA artists. Valentines….Calling all Valentines Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Roses, cards, candy…and a nice little painting? One of the best ways to celebrate your special someone is with a piece of art selected just for them. Take a look here at some of the imaginaries and petites- landscapes inspired by childlike wonder and memories of days gone by.

Contact me by email or message me through the CONNECT section of my website if you want to talk about a specific piece. These little gems are ready to go. Surprise wrapping all set. Red, of course. Featured from the Collection Today is unseasonably warm and exactly the kind of day that would ordinarily signal Winter’s Edge- the time of year when the dunes at the coast wake up and celebrate the victory over the winter season’s forces.

Winter’s Edge (No 4) is one of my favorite new pieces from this series. And as always I created this by starting with a memory or experience, in this case the thrill of a walk at the dunes when spring is just around the corner. I use the memory as mood setter/my context and paint intuitively until my thinking has to kick in to compete the work. And there is always a story because when I write the story behind the piece it creates a place for you to join me in the experience and a pathway to making the painting more than a picture for you, too. Link to the work- The Story:

Our beach house sits on the north end of a small barrier island, just before the start of the protected wildlife refuge. The dunes hold fort for miles bordering the sea, home for all things wild and beautiful. About a mile up the beach line someone planted their Xmas tree at the end of the season which, like the dunes, stands strong and hardy against the wind and the weather all year long.

One of my favorite times along this stretch of pristine beauty is the season that marks the winter’s edge. The sights and smells, the colors and textures announce the change, seem to welcome it. And when the spring arrives you can almost hear the sigh of relief, celebrating another victory of nature over its own forces. The dunes offer this courage and inspiration for the taking.

Mark Your Calendar!

Details are still being finalized but my next show- IRELAND: The Place, The Impressions, The Imaginary- will open March 11 (4-8 pm) and 12 (11-5 pm) at the Aston Mills Arts studios. Four artists, four views. If Ireland has a special place in your heart please plan to join us. And feel free to get your Irish on!

Have a great month ahead!

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