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“You may own the best gadgets, the coolest fashions, and the swiftest cars, but the next generation’s hipper iterations have already been imagined. When all else is replaced, repaired, expired, or obsolete only your paintings will remain and will say the most about who you are and what you value. “
~Questroyal Fine Art, LLC
Last week I attended the opening reception for this year’s Webster Art Project at the Webster & Co. Showroom located at the Boston Design Center. David Webster along with Marni Kaufman Katz (freelance writer/editor of Boston magazine) curated artwork by New England artists to display in the showroom. Not only do these vignettes beautifully showcase art pieces in real room settings, a portion of the proceeds from the sale of these works goes to support the Massachusetts College of Art & Design Scholarship Fund. What a genius concept!
The theme for June’s Girls Just Wanna Paint challenge was Marsh. Being on the coast, our towns are full of beautiful, marshy vistas. However this is not my usual subject matter but I did my best…
Thou know’st ‘tis common; all that lives must die,
Passing through nature to eternity.
—William Shakespeare (Hamlet. 1.2.72–73)
I recently visited an amazing art show at the South Shore Art Center’s Bancroft Gallery entitled Forever & After. As the above quote selected by curator Bill Houser alludes to, the show’s themes revolve around the subjects of mortality, death, loss, mourning, monument, and commemoration.
“Sculpture has been used to commemorate and honor the dead since before the Egyptians built the pyramids, to ensure immortality for the spirits of those buried within. The essence of Forever & After is the exploration of the ubiquitous and prophetic themes of loss, commemoration, and belief in spirit with its uncertain evolution or transcendence, through the medium of contemporary sculpture.”
-Bill Houser, Curator
I adore mixed media artwork and this exhibit features pieces created with a wide variety of materials including reclaimed wood, doors, newspaper, and even a typewriter. Here’s a peek at a few of the pieces from the show…
Now that the September 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge has wrapped up and I’ve had a chance to catch my breath, I thought I’d share three of my favorite fellow artists’ paintings from the Challenge. I encourage you to check out their work!
Last week Boston GLOW held their annual Ignite the Nite Gala to raise funds in support of aspiring girl leaders from Boston’s most under-resourced schools. I had a wonderful time socializing, admiring (and bidding on) great items in the silent auction, noshing on delicious food, and of course, dancing! Enjoy a few photos of the event taken by Courtney Perkins Ryan of Lens Cap Productions and Mike Johnson of FestPics.com…
Our BIG art showing opening was November 21 at Thayer Academy in Braintree. This art show was a labor of love and took a year of preparation! Not only were we painting but also reserving the space, planning the marketing materials and then working together to make it happen ~ yes, 12 women!
Here are some of the photos of the “hanging” (of the artwork, of course!), before pictures of the gallery as well as some of the event photos. The exhibit is open to the public through December 18, 8am- 3pm Mon.-Fri. The gallery is located in the Southworth Library Building at Thayer Academy, please stop by to see over 120 works of art that are for sale and make perfect for Holiday gifts!
For the next several weeks, my Pamela’s Posh Picks feature will be transformed into Pamela’s Posh Gift Guide. Each Friday I will feature a different Posh Gift Guide, all with fabulous picks for everyone on your list! Let’s get started with Gifts for the Home…
Thanksgiving and the holiday entertaining season is fast approaching. If you are hosting a gathering in your home this year, chances are you’ll need a place to serve refreshments from. Whether it’s drinks and appetizers or a Thanksgiving feast, I’ve rounded up several creative options for Buffets. Come take a peek…
The Hingham Arts Walk is this Sunday, October 20 from 12-4pm.
The October issue of South Shore Living Magazine highlights a group of artists of which I am proud to be a part of. Under the leadership of Jen Kelly, for many years we have donated paintings to the fundraising auction that is part of South Shore Hospital’s Moonlight and Miracles Gala. The funds raised benefit cancer care programs at the hospital, a wonderful and worthy cause.
This past weekend I attended the graduation of a dear friend and artist, Lisa Daria Kennedy from the Mass Art Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. This is an incredible accomplishment for Lisa. It has taken her 2 years to get to this point, including 6 month long residencies, countless readings and papers, and a thesis ~not to mention a body of original art work.
Whether you are hanging a photograph, an individual painting or several pieces to create a Gallery Wall, here are some basic guidelines to keep in mind when hanging artwork:
This week’s Posh Pinterest board curator is the uber-talented Courtney Price. There are not enough words to describe her vast talents. Courtney is an interior designer, a writer, and a photographer to name just a few of her areas of expertise. Whatever she does, she does with excellence. Not only that, but she is generous, kind, and has a great, dry sense of humor. Courtney is a true beauty, inside and out, and I am lucky to call her a friend!
Ahhhh, how I wish my vacation had never come to an end! It was wonderful in every way~ my traveling companion planned the perfect trip to Maine that combined both of our passions: boats and art complemented by beautiful landscapes.
We attended the Annual Boat and Home Show in Rockland, Maine. Here are a just a few of the stand out boats:
While this week’s board is entitled ‘All About My Art‘, it doesn’t actually feature my art but rather that of my dear friend, artist Sandy Welch. Sandy has been involved with color since we first met selling lipsticks and eyeshadows with Clinique. Her best use of color is evident when she paints. Her brave use of technicolor shades of pinks, oranges, and yellows are my favorite ~ so vibrant and juicy you can almost taste them!
Come take a peek at a few of my favorite pins (paintings) by artist Sandy Welch…
The Living Room is always the center of the home and a gathering place for family. It is a place to come together for celebrations, conversation and the making of memories. In this house the Living Room is literally and figuratively in the center of the home. The prime location means the space boasts breathtaking, panoramic views of the waterfront. This Living Room is also replete with character-building architectural details ~ which means we had another great starting point for our interior design. Come on in…
“The ornaments of your house will be the guests who frequent it”
~ Author Unknown
When we last checked in at our Cape Cod seaside home, I shared with you the transformation of the Children’s Suite. Well, this luxurious home boasts three additional guest rooms in the main house. Even though each bedroom has water views, we opted for a more sophisticated design that compliments the blue of the sky and the water with a reference to sand and seashells. Come take a peek…
I am thrilled to be a featured artist today over on the Decor Arts Now blog! Lynn Byrne has started a new series entitled ART SCHOOL in which she aims to give people more confidence when purchasing art. I am honored that Lynn is featuring some of my Faces paintings alongside British artist Lucien Freud. Visit Decor Arts Now to read this lovely and informative post. Thank you Lynn!…
At nearly every Designer’s Show House I’ve attended, the Children’s Room is always among the favorite spaces. Designing children’s spaces presents the opportunity to incorporate whimsical touches, plenty of color and to think like a child again ~ how grand! The Children’s Suite in the Cape Cod retreat seems to me the perfect place to start our tour…
While visiting NYC a couple of weeks ago I had the great pleasure of viewing the Matisse exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum during the member’s preview. The exhibit spanned his career and included paintings in pairs, trios and series. Matisse (1869-1954) was continually trying, as he put it, “to push further and deeper into true painting”. Along with my friend and fellow artist Page, we explored the exhibit, Matisse: In Search of True Painting.