Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Wood Pile at Jim and Julie's House Alford

 Well somehow I missed October? I have been very busy with life and painting....trying to avoid covid?....I spent several lovely summer days  focused on this great stack of logs....I saw them as very interesting shapes , sizes.and to paint in the shade on a hot day...22x30" w/c gouache

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Block Island Autumn Sunset

 A desolate view from our island home painted many years ago...and yet the same as today...having spent the last week on island painting and falling in love all over again...20x20 oil on canvas

Sunday, August 2, 2020

Block Island Landscapes Changing Light at Jessie Edwards Gallery BI 7/31/20. -8/12/20

Here are some recent paintings of the Island....24x24 oil Sunset and Wiggle Trees.  24x30 Mansion Beach  Morning Light Incoming Ferry.  go to

Friday, June 19, 2020

My Corona Covid19 Experience

 Working in my studio , March April May, as the world spun into pandemic fear and suffering I decided to try and paint what might express my wonder and despair.....Here is the first "abstract" (ie I was not looking at anything) I have worked on  in many years....Really a virus is simply another part of the natural world...right? ...And how it affected me? Guess it felt like my idea of Hell (fear) and darkness....I just started putting paint scraped from my pallet with a knife onto  36x48 "300 lb Arche watercolor paper and this is what came out...The days seemed to just keep rolling along in quarantine unreality...I  kept painting....Still am, just for today

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Dreaming of the Tropics as it Snows in April During the Pandemic

This chair caught my eye in the Caribbean Museum in Fredricksted St Croix USVI ....I painted it in my warm studio while it rained and snowed and the pandemic raged outside...A peaceful moment to remember a few weeks ago....24x36" oil on canvas

Saturday, March 28, 2020

St Croix USVI Views Recent Past Weeks

 A stormy sunset in front of our beach cottage at Chenay Bay always entertaining....changing every minute....and the view from the kitchen window of the cottage next door ...I love the shadow of the palm tree on the white roof...well actually I love EVERYTHING I see down there mostly...Now back to REALITY??? So grateful for the peace of mind down there....9x12" watercolor and gouache on paper

Friday, February 28, 2020

Winter Outside, Warm Inside

In the cold of January and February I am very grateful to be looking out at the snow and stormy skies while I stand at my kitchen window warm and cozy also admiring the blooming red roses and other fun things on my window sill.....30x30" oil on canvas

Monday, January 27, 2020


All of the Flowers in My Garden 30x30" oil on canvas

Flower Pots in the Sunlight 36x36" oil on canvas

Here are some of the recent paintings of flowers from the summer months now exhibited at 
January 31- February 23 2020 
Saturday February 1 3-6pm


Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Manhattan Scene

                 This chair sits in my friend Claudia's bedroom in her apartment in NYC . I thought it was beautiful with the lovely conch shell sitting there in the light from the window and the rooftops in the distance, such a long way from its original home. Pink and green always turn me on....and so did all the angles of the walls and moldings, not to mention the shape of the chair and the wonderful there you have it...the last painting of this year. 24x30" oil on canvas

Friday, November 29, 2019

Alford Valley Late Autumn with Cows at Sunset

                I loved the sky and the shadows that the cows were casting over the still green grass in the late autumn light.  The leaves are gone and the hills  on theater side of the valley  are the color of bare trees. One lone Maple  in the foreground anchors the painting and the barbed wire fence holds all of that beauty together...or so I think..30x40" oil on canvas

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Sheffield Garden Potted Plants in Summer

             A beautiful summer day in the garden at Ricky and Elizabeth's...Such wonderful plants and containers  sitting in the sun casting cool shadows all around on a warm day....I am very happy and grateful to be  painting  here... a fond memory now that the summer is past and these plants are indoors to be protected from the frost as am I....36x36" oil on canvas

Thursday, September 26, 2019

September on Block Island 2019

        Walking north from Mansion Beach on Block Island, one comes upon this scene....I had noticed it in the summer and returned to paint it one early morning last week. The wind was formidable and the waves were breaking almost on me! Of course the ferry saved the day!
        This old house I have always loved...across the street from"painted rock"...There was a "soon to be wed" couple there , Dylan and Lily, painting the rock with their wedding date, Sept 21, also mine 45 years ago.  As I worked on this study , I wondered which was harder to do, the rock or the canvas? Mansion Beach Bluffs 24x30" oil on canvas    Little House at Painted Rock, 16x20" oil on canvas

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Blue Chair with Still Life and Paintings

Well I just posted a repeat painting and had to remove it! So here is one that I have not posted before....I hope! I really like the paintings on  the floor behind the chair...Block Island and Provincetown studies....30x30 oil  on canvas

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Recent Work at Jessie Edwards Gallery Block Island RI

  My most recent paintings of Block Island are being exhibited this week at Jessie's gallery....This scene is the view from our back yard on the west side of the island...wonderful sky...great feeling of space and freedom is what I get here...24x36 oil on canvas...Check out the rest of the show at

Monday, July 22, 2019

June on Block Island

        June's a month that went by very quickly, but I did get out to the island. One incredible (still felt like Spring) morning standing in the middle of the most beautiful bunch of wild flowers I painted this view of the Springhouse Pond and Atlantic beyond. A memorable day for me...It will hang at Jessie Edwards Studio beginning this weekend, come have a look ?....20x30"oil on canvas

Saturday, May 25, 2019


A jar of daffodils...what could be simpler? Little trumpets of Spring! 16x20" oil on canvas

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Venice at Night in Hudson NY

                               Both of these paintings are truly reminiscent of what I saw in Venice Italy....not romanticized but what it was really me...night time studies are fairly difficult but these work... they are both watercolor and gouache on 140lb hot pressed paper 22x30" come see them in person in Hudson at 510 Warren St Gallery this is the last weekend of the show...

Monday, April 1, 2019

April in Paris Venice and Sicily at 510 Warren St Gallery Hudson NY

I am having an exhibit at 510 Warren St Gallery in Hudson NY ....April 5-28  Opening reception Saturday April 6 3-6 pm ALL ARE WELCOME. !!!!!The painting at the top is A Garden in Toramina Sicily... The second one is a study of Inside a Gondola in Venice, and the third painting is of A Barge on The Seine in Paris ...All are 22x30" watercolor and gouache ...A wonderful way to bring in the SPRING!

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Full Moonlight on the Alford Valley

A long walk home one cold night and this is what I saw....The moonlight was amazing... 30x40"oil on canvas

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Snowy Day From My Studio Window

This scene never fails to inspire...But today the snow was lovely and the red mill building with the green railroad bridge just made me the little red STOP sign and the little green street sign ...all held together with the snow falling....18x24" oil on canvas

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Self Portrait January 2019

       Here I am  standing in front of a mirror in my studio, again. Well haven't done a self portrait since last year this time, New Years Day...Now I need to keep the glasses on no matter what... I don't know where January went but it just dashed away over the frozen hills...I am wearing a very warm cashmere scarf I found at a thrift shop which works well to keep the cold at bay...16x20 oil on canvas

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Same Chair Different Scene Just Sold

      The painting at the top was completed in October 2017 ...The lower one was painted this August 2018 ....Both of them were done at Ricky and Elizabeth's  farm in  Sheffield MA.  A good French chair will always inspire especially surrounded by wonderful things.... They were both just sold at 510 Warren St Gallery in Hudson NY  to very lucky people!  36x36" oil on canvas

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Merry Christmas and Happy New Bouquet!

                              Presents from some of my students( the bouquet) and the pears)...a good reason to find a canvas and start painting...looking...putting the puzzle I heard Van Gogh say in a new film about his life " I paint so that I don't have to think" ( close to that) a sentiment I have shared many times with anyone who will listen... and so a beautiful bunch of strange flowers ( I love each and every one of them) with a Georgia O'Keefe book in the "background"  ....oh yes....Merry Merry for all that believe in this day... Thank you for all of your kind gifts...I stay peacefully at home! 24x24" oil on canvas

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

A Bowl Of Pears On Three Different Days

Day one a lovely blue fly landed on the arrangement...Day two I tried a new cloth, one of the pears had come from a tree on Block Island( it was rounder and not quite so pink)....On the third day of Christmas my true love gave to me A White Bowl Filled With  Seven Pears.....20x20"  16x20".  20x20" all oil on canvas

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Alford Valley in Autumn

Same valley different day....different time of year...always the same feeling of how much I love this place and the changes I watch it go through... soon there will be snow!30x40" oil on canvas

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Late Summer Scene

These chairs looked inviting to me...French outdoor seating... Just trying to keep up with the past months ...all of that time flew by so quickly isn't that true?...30x30' oil on canvas

Saturday, November 17, 2018

October Dahlias

 I was so busy painting and traveling in October no time to post! These are some of the paintings I worked on ...The first was done at my sister Thea's house, I loved the leaves in the yellow water and the goldfish tank behind....well I loved it all, the window with the autumn leaves falling, the Mexican fabric the vase is sitting on....24x30 oil on canvas ...The second study was done after I went and picked a huge bouquet of Dahlias at Naumkeag gardens in Stockbridge Ma.... These blossoms  are just reaching their peak before the first frost...this I painted at my house, The petals and colors are so lush and gorgeous!  24x30 oil on canvas

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Block Island September Scenes

On the Island painting for a week as the storms rolled in and out over the sea...and sky...I am so in love with this place and how magnificent it all appears to me....Westside View From Our House 20x30" oil on canvas.   Eastside View From Sue's House 24x30" oil on canvas

Saturday, August 25, 2018


August 1- September 2 2018 OPENING RECEPTION Sunday Aug 26 2-5pm

ALL WELCOME!    Alford Valley Springtime 30x40" oil on canvas

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Block Island Paintings at Jessie Edwards Gallery August 3-23 2018

Some recent paintings exhibited at Jessie Edwards Studio on Block Island... A beautiful show if  I don't say so myself...Mohegan Bluffs Morning Light 30x40" oil on canvas  Dunn's Cartway 30x40" oil on canvas