Well, the leaves are turning, the sweaters are coming out, and it's getting dark before dinner - I guess summer is officially over. As much as I adore the warmer months living in New England, the buzz of energy in the air that autumn brings is quite enchanting.This summer was all about The Love for me. I kept painting and selling on Ebay, but didn't seek out as many shows as I did last year (spending many Sundays at the South End Open Market in Boston for example - haven't done one this year and their season is over in 3 weeks - hopefully next year I'll get back up there). I guess it's understandable considering I just got married in June! We were able to have an extended honeymoon roaming around the Cape, and when we got back the relaxed, happy feeling lingered through all the warm days of summer. As much as I'd love to be a beach bum wanderer for a few months, or ahem, YEARS, there is work to be done, and I'm pretty excited about getting down to it. So let's get down to the interesting bits....
Photograph by Jessica Torrant, all rights reserved.
WGBY ART AUCTION: I have donated a large painting called Unbridled Joy to the annual WGBY art auction. WGBY is the Western Massachusetts PBS station. Last year I watched the auction on TV and that was where I first heard of Indian Orchard Mills. I was at that time still working from my home studio (in my very tiny second bedroom) and was searching for something just like the Button Factory in Portsmouth NH (the COOLEST artist collective of studios in a renovated mill building - check it out if you are in the area). That night I looked up IOM and emailed them immediately to see if any studios were available. One was. Very shortly after I signed the lease and a dream came true. Now that you know the whole story, you can see why I am SO happy to be able to contribute to this years auction!!
30" x 40" acrylic on canvas
Estimated value: $750
Starting Bid: $300
The online auction will run from October 15, 2006 to October 31, 2006, with a live event taking place on Sunday, October 29, 2006 from 7-9pm on WGBY.
Visit the online gallery collection here: http://www.cmarket.com/catalog/browseCatalog.do?ID=acb6259854a4a5b4182686312f027a2e
Visit my auction here:http://www.cmarket.com/catalog/itemDetail.do?ID=f5c7e55454a4a58c303177952ffe5f63&cate=Acrylic%20Painting&sortby=&pg=null
OPEN STUDIOS ART SHOW AND SALE - Indian Orchard Mills, 40 Front St, Indian Orchard, MA. Visit the show and studios of over 40 artists (including mine!) Saturday and Sunday, November 11 and 12, 12-4pm.