It’s been almost two years since I’ve sat at my easel. I had to put painting aside for a bit. Over the past two years I’ve been working full time in an elementary school and going to school full time in pursuit of a teaching certificate (which I received in June, yay!). I also had a baby girl in July and didn’t want to expose myself or her to the fumes. It feels so good to paint again and the ideas have been flowing. I was delighted to be asked back to Nahcotta for their 22nd Enormous Tiny Art Show in September.
This series is inspired by simple pleasures and the exuberant enjoyment of life, what the French refer to as “ joie de vivre” (and also by my daughter’s nursery).
The show opens with a reception on Friday, September 1st, 5-8pm.
110 Congress Street
All works from this show are available to view and purchase online at <a href=”https://www.enormoustinyart.com/collections/show-22″ target=”blank”>EnormousTinyArt.com</a>
My dream of becoming a mom finally came true this summer when my husband and I welcomed a baby girl, Iris Ray. It has been a long journey getting to this beautiful place in my life. Feeling so very blessed and inspired.
It’s that time of year again, the Enormous Tiny Art Show is happening at Nahcotta!
I’ve been wanting to experiment with acrylics and thought this would be the perfect opportunity. This series of paintings was directly inspired by a passage in An Island Garden by Celia Thaxter. She wintered on the mainland and describes making the journey from Portsmouth with her precious seedlings and household belongings out to Appledore Island on a small steam tug, the Pinafore.
“… a pretty sight is the little vessel when she starts out from the old brown wharves and steams away down the Piscataqua River, with her hurricane deck awave with green leaves and flowers, for all the world like a May Day procession.”
Like Ms. Thaxter, I am obsessed with my garden.
I will be exhibiting a group of larger works (and a few small bears) from my Gardener & the Bear series at the lovely White Heron Cafe in Portsmouth. I am excited to be able to exhibit works from this series together in such a bright and sunny setting. They specialize in organic tea — I’m loving their Capetown Sunset herbal tea at the moment;)
This is my latest painting in the series, “Weekend Warrior”, 24 by 24 inches
I am super excited to be included in the 17th Enormous Tiny Art Show at Nahcotta! The opening reception is Friday, February 6th at Nahcotta in downtown Portsmouth. All works from this show will available to view and purchase online as well here! The show runs thru March 1st…
I am still obsessed with William Morris Patterns and will always believe in mythic beasts…for this show, I present the forever elusive Jackalope!
I am thrilled to be included in Nahcotta’s 16th incarnation of the Enormous Tiny Art Show exhibitions! I created a series of squirrels and acorns featuring one of my favorite William Morris patterns…I’ve always had a soft spot for the little critters, they never seem to be able to make up their minds.
This month, EnormousTiny Art: Autumn offers up elaborate illustrations, classic portraits of exceptionally small proportions, abstract renderings, dreamy little landscapes, captivating cityscapes, petite sculptures, and much more. True to form, over 300 pieces of art from 40 artists all over the world are in this exhibition, each measuring 10″ x 10″ or smaller, making them perfect for the first-time art buyer or avid collector wanting to add more original art to their beloved collection.
The show opens on Friday between 5-8pm and all works are available online here
I am excited to be exhibiting some new paintings at the Bowersock Gallery in Provincetown, MA. An exhibition they are calling “The Teeny Tiny Territory” opens Friday, June 20th and runs throught July 21st. The show features work by yours truly alongside three fabulous women artists — Cindy Rizza, Donna Baldassari and Carey Armstrong-Ellis, all of whom I was lucky to work with at Three Graces!
I will be exhibiting works from my new series “Foolish Friends” inspired by the fable about the Gardener and the Bear.
Bowersock Gallery is located at 373 Commercial Street in Provincetown, Mass.
I am honored to be included in an exhibition at the George Marshall Store Gallery in York, ME featuring artists/instructors at Sanctuary Arts!
I will be exhibiting a few pieces from my new series “Foolish Friends” inspired by the fable of The Gardener and the Bear.
Sanctuary Arts is the home of a visually inspiring teaching studio, private art studios, sculpture gardens, and bronze casting foundry – all located in or on the property of a converted 1850’s New England church in Eliot, Maine. I have been offering Photoshop and WordPress classes for artists.
The opening reception is on Saturday, April 26 from 5-7 pm. The exhibition will run through June 1st with gallery hours of Thursday-Saturday 10-5, Sunday 1-5 and by appointment.
Saturday, December 7 and Sunday 8, 2013
11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
I specially created these ornaments for the occasion.
The Button Factory is located on Islington Street in Portsmouth, across from Plaza 800 and the Hannaford Supermarket (formerly Pic ‘n’ Pay), and a short drive from the Portsmouth Traffic Circle.
Visit the Button Factory website for more info.
I am delighted to be sending works to the Bowersock Gallery in Provincetown, MA for their small works show in December. The Opening Reception is December 7th from 4 to 6 PM.
I have started a new series, “Hearts and Flowers”, inspired by vintage photographs and patterns. I find myself wishing and hoping that I had been born in another decade … my vision is a romantic one, of hearts and flowers.
I am very excited to be exhibiting in this enormous exhibition of teeny tiny splendor! These paintings are a tiny tangent from my current series “Roman Holiday”, inspired by a recent trip to Italy. I decided to take a break from severed heads, virtuous saints and mythic beasts, to express my adoration of the classic film from which my series borrows it’s name.
I am thrilled to be exhibiting works from my new series “Roman Holiday” at 100 Market Street in downtown Portsmouth. The series is inspired by my recent honeymoon in Italy!
The opening reception is August 2nd, from 5 to 7pm and the exhibition runs thru October 12th.
Opening Friday, April 5th @ 3S Artspace, Portsmouth NH
The Enormous Tiny Art Show #13
February 1st -25th
Nahcotta, Portsmouth NH
*Opening Reception with the artists is Friday, February 2nd, from 5 to 8 pm in conjunction with the art ’round town gallery walk
I created 8 new pieces for this show, they are to be delivered as soon as the paint dries! All works will be available at Nahcotta and thru their online shop!
I recently, became interested in Aesop’s fables, in particular, the story of the Tortoise and the Hare. I found myself identifying on a very personal level to the timeless story of the dynamic duo. Intending to depict the simple story of a wildly impatient hare in contrast to a slow poke turtle, the series came to represent an epic journey of unconditional love and all of the emotions that go along with it.
Repeating Patterns: The Tortoise & The Hare opens December 7th at Three Graces in downtown Portsmouth.
This exhibition is bittersweet as it marks the end of Three Graces Gallery. I’ve been the owner/curator of this special place in Portsmouth, NH since opening in 2004. I put my heart and soul into the gallery for nine years, and found myself wanting to put my heart and soul into other things. Three Graces will live on as Three Graces Creative, where I will focus on creating my own artwork, continue to design websites (as I have for the past six years), and promote artists and art in general thru a blog.
Join us at the opening Reception, Friday December 7th, 5-8pm in conjunction with art ’round town. This exhibition runs thru December 31st and will be Three Graces’ last exhibition. Thank you for an amazing nine years! xx
A lovely article by Chloe Kanner appeared in the week’s Wire. She writes about my decision to close the gallery and describes the new body of work for my upcoming show! I am so thankful to have this article to look back on and remember what the gallery meant to so many artists and people in my community.
In classical mythology, the Three Graces are goddesses of human creativity, and have stood for and served as muses for many artists.
Three Graces Gallery in downtown Portsmouth has done much the same. It has forwarded the careers of all the talented artists that showed their work under its sign, an image of the goddesses immortalized by Italian painter Raphael.
While owner Kim Ferreira is understandably proud of how the gallery has promoted other artists for the past nine years, she has made personal sacrifices to do so, including putting her own artwork last.
For this and other reasons, Three Graces will close at the end of this year. Its last exhibit will be the first solo show of paintings by Ferreira, opening with a reception during Art ’Round Town on Friday, Dec. 7, from 5 to 8 p.m.
Read the rest of the article here.