Seize the Moment- Happy New Year!

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Seize the Moment- Happy New Year!

Dini and Maggie, especially Dini expect (a.k.a. demand!) a daily walk. And that’s a good thing, because it gets me out, walking, even when it is 20 degrees out and quite frankly, my tropically inclined body- and mind would rather not venture out. And, besides the exercise, fresh air and natural beauty of Chester County, […]

Painting by the Pond 2017

Painting by the Pond  2017

Painting by the Pond is one of my favorite weeks of the summer. It’s when I share my backyard gardens and beloved koi pond with creative, talented, energetic, and warm individuals. Each participant comes a few hours a day  to paint, draw, and this year, make prints with my table top press. “A most delightful […]

Great Week of Painting Wrapped Up

Great Week of Painting Wrapped Up

What a great week of Painting by the Pond 2016! If you’ve ever taken- or taught an art workshop before you know that you come away renewed and inspired by the others in the group, whether you are an experienced painter or it is your first time working with a new medium. As the instructor, I […]

Remembering John Bain

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Remembering John Bain

John was tall, lanky and always dressed in baggy shorts with a t-shirt, often one he designed. Funny, biting wit, all delivered by a crisp South African cadence. He was an artist, a designer, a friend- and host to many people through out the world. He passed on early this month surrounded by a small circle […]

Ebb & Flow at Gallery 37: A Destination for Artful Living

Ebb & Flow at Gallery 37: A Destination for Artful Living

“As the years passed the layers of netting multiplied and she began to rely on a different kind of memory. The memory of things she knew but no longer saw.” Brick Lane by Monica Ali. Spent the day yesterday installing my exhibition Ebb & Flow at Gallery 37: A Destination for Artful Living, 8 So. […]

Commissioning a Work of Art

Commissioning a Work of Art

Reflection Pond is finished, and ready to be packed and shipped to it’s new home in Hawaii! The commissioned diptych will hang in the new home of a longtime friend and collector, Cathalene. Scott and I spent some time in her beautiful piece of paradise last November to get a feel for the space and desired site for […]

Laying Low: Life Lesson from the Koi Pond

Laying Low: Life Lesson from the Koi Pond

Nothing like a blizzard with howling winds, dumping 2-3′ of snow to remind us what many mammals and some fish know. Winter is a time to hibernate, or at least, lay low, like the fish in our backyard koi pond. While fish don’t truly hibernate, they do go into a “state of torpor.” As the temperatures fall, they drop to the bottom of the pond where the […]

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