Photo reference trips!

Okemo Fog

Taking a trip to collect photo reference does not always work out the way you “picture” it will. Take for instance, this weekend’s trip to Vermont. We set out for a 3 day adventure in the Green Mountains. The trip up was lovely, sunny and I was awarded with a few opportunities to pull over […]

Art Festivals: a learning curve

Wrentham Arts on Common Display

On May 31, 2014 I participated in Arts on the Common in Wrentham, MA, hosted by the Wrentham Cultural Council. It was a first for me; setting up a borrowed canopy to display my pastel paintings outdoors was quite frankly a little scary.  The rain or shine event, turned out to be a cool, partly […]

A great day at the IAPS show at the Vose Gallery in Boston

Excited to talk shop

Being in the 24th annual juried exhibition of the International Pastel Societies (IAPS) at the Vose Gallery in Boston on May 10th was very cool.  Sharing the experience with some of the medium’s contemporary leaders such as Liz Haywood Sullivan, Claudia Seymour, Margaret Dyer, Aline Ordman, Stan Sperlak, Deborah Quinn-Munson and many other fine artists […]

Blogging again!

Joan viewing florals in Gallery

Writing about my art process, experiences and highlights took a back seat recently as I prepared for my one person Art Show and Sale at Community VNA Gallery on March 8th.  Thanks to supportive family, friends and co-workers, “Light Embrace” was a wonderful success. It was an honor to have visitors travel from as far […]