Sunday, October 08, 2006

Kicking it into high gear...

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!!

Donated original painting - Unbridled Joy
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:

Visit my auction here:

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.


MaĐ said...

Finally someone else who uses this stupit blog to show art! Great! I like it this way. Your work is quite different from mine, the form, the sence and the view. But I like it, I mean your art. Your way of working looks a bit like Picasso's style, Karel Appel and a couple of other artist I know. I really like that piece of work with those green and blue-ish circles.. made me think of something I saw before. Well done! (Because to my opinion an piece of art is not only a piece of art it's something withc shows you a part of the artist's soul and something which says you anything, what exactly you need to find out, in other words: art makes you think about things, if you reach that than you did completed your mission..!)
Well nice work well done and keep it up,
unknown artist

donnatella said...

Jessica Torrant is ON FIRE!