Sunday, May 27, 2012

Fresh Paint - New Space

This is an older photo of my studio. Its amazing to see that most of these paintings have found homes!

The reason I am posting it today is to say goodbye to my cream walls and indigo floor.  Over the next few days I will be repainting the walls a soft white and the floor a coffee brown.  I am looking forward to the fresh paint- new space feel that will be created.  Over the last few years I have realized that although I LOVE my floor this color, it has impacted my paintings by reflecting blue onto their surfaces causing me to over paint in the yellow spectrum. I am hoping that the brown floor will be neutral enough as to not affect my color usage.  I was looking at greys but shied away because of the bluish tints that can happen in them.
I will post some photos soon of the new space but remember if you would like to see it in person I am welcoming studio visits all month long.

Friday, May 25, 2012

My Open Studio this June Located in Scenic Leyden, MA

I have decided that I will be opening my scenic Leyden, MA studio up to the public for the month of June. It will be my first open studio since my accident last year. If you would like a studio visit please email me to arrange a time. I will also be picking a day or weekend to have an official opening where people can just stop in, hang out, have a snack and check out the work.

Also I am considering doing eye portraits is the link for details and to some of the ones I have done in the past.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012


Ten years ago TransCultural Exchange's launched one of the largest democratic, global art projects in the world: 'The Coaster Project, Destination: The World.'

Between March 9 and May 19, 2002, 99+ artists transcended geographical, political and cultural boundaries to stage 99+ exhibitions throughout the world. Afterwards, all 10,000+ art works were given away in the guise of "coasters" at bars, cafes and restaurants.

To celebrate, TransCultural Exchange will stage a 10th year anniversary exhibit and give-away of 'The Coaster Project, Destination: The World' at Toronto's '2012 Culture Works Festival

I have been having some fun with this project!  Here are a few examples of some of the coasters I have been making. I hope to do a few sets along with the one I will exhibit with the TCE and which will eventually be given away in Toronto. 

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Cosmology : We Are Stardust

7.5” x 8”, Acrylic on Cradleboard, 2011
Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded. And, the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics: You are all stardust."

– Lawrence Krauss (cosmologist)

Thursday, May 3, 2012


I have had lots of opportunities come my way of late.  I am being pretty selective and am only committing to those I find really exciting.  One of two that I have committed to is to curate a show dealing with a topic I am now exploring in my work. I will post more details as things progress. The other is a fellowship invitation to do a residency in Austria this fall.  This residency usually includes a show at a local museum as well as day trips to surrounding areas.  One year they took a train to Venice for the day! J   I would really love to do this and have been researching travel grants to pay for airfare and train costs. I am not having much luck though!  I may have to do a Kickstarter or raffle to raise the necessary funds for travel to this residency. It is a wonderful opportunity. 

Painting in Progress, 18"x 24", acrylic on cradleboard, 2012

In the studio I have been thinking a lot about the word Stream in all its meanings and connotations. This is a painting in progress that I am still working on.  I am really enjoying the direction this one is taking me.  I hope to do a few in this possible new series.
Here is a wonderful article I found in Parabola Magazine called
The Cosmic Metabolism of Form

I am loving articles and anything really that bridge science and spirituality the way I aspire to do with my paintings.
Alicia Hunsicker's art is undeniably beautiful. She is an expert at extracting the highly-detailed textures and fibers of the human body, bringing them from darkness, into the light, with a technical precision that rivals any modern-day master.
David Aquino, Brattleboro Reformer