In the Studio | Summer 2016

Now that summer is over and the school year begins, my goal is share more posts with the ideas that fuel work in the studio. This was started back in June, so is being posted a little late. In the studio I find myself working to incorporate multiple creative impulses into something cohesive and honest.  I follow my hand’s growing desire to draw and to make new marks beyond the dot. Back in June, my eyes feasted on the fat buds of lilies as they prepared to bloom. These shapes are pregnant, weighty, and promising and they pull me back…

New Work at FSFA | Jun-Oct 2016

I am pleased to have two paintings included in a show of new work by core members at Fountain Street Fine Arts Small Gallery from June to October 2016. Additional exhibiting artists Sarah Alexander, Brenda Cirioni, Cheryl Clinton, Marie Craig, Sara Fine-Wilson,  Kay Hartung, Joel Moskowitz, Iris Osterman, Pat Paxson, Cory Shea, Tracy Spadafora, Mary Spencer, Leslie Zelamsky Additional images and gallery hours Fountain Street Fine Art 59 Fountain Street Framingham, MA 01702 508-879-4200

8×8 | Apr 21 to Jun 12, 2016

I’m pleased to have two paintings included in the 8×8 Group Member’s Show at Fountain Street Fine Arts in Framingham, MA. The exhibit features affordable works by 50+ members and is in the Small Gallery. Also showing in the Main Gallery is 20 Odd Years by Michelle Albert, C. Clinton and Nicole Maynard-Sahar. Reception: April 30, 5 to 7 pm Fountain Street Fine Arts 59 Fountain Street Framingham, MA 01702 Gallery Hours: Th-Su, 11 am to 5 pm

Online Store!

I’m excited to launch my new online store by offering the twenty remaining Fragments of the Mandala for Marriage Equality, painted in 2013. This was shown in entirety in Materialize at Fountain Street Fine Art as a 42 x 42 inch mandala in forty-nine Fragments. The back of each Fragment is numbered, signed, and includes a small image of the full Mandala. Mandala for Marriage Equality in 49 Fragments  acrylic on cradled panel 6 x 6 in. $85 each Add the Promo Code DDBLOG before May 15 for $10 off.

People’s Choice | FSFA | Jan 21 to Mar 6, 2016

Opening Reception and 5th Anniversary Party, Saturday, Feb 6 from 5 to 7 pm. I’m very pleased to be showing work in Fountain Street Fine Arts‘ People’s Choice with fellow member artists Sarah Alexander, Lisa Barthelson, Brenda Cirioni, Cheryl Clinton, Marie Craig, Nan Hass Feldman, Sara Fine-Wilson, Kay Hartung, Iris Osterman, Joel Moskowitz, Pat Paxson, Roy Perkinson, Cory Shea,Tracy Spadafora, Mary Spencer, and Leslie Zelamsky. Our annual member’s exhibit invited the public to select their favorite image by each of 17 artists and the results are currently on display in the gallery until March 6. Two new paintings from my…

Playing with Pattern | Tenacre Art Gallery | Jan 6 to Feb 21, 2016

I am pleased to be the current Artist in Residence at Tenacre Country Day School in Wellesley, MA. Playing with Pattern is installed in the Tenacre Art Gallery (TAG) as of this morning and will be on display until February 21, 2016. I’m looking forward to sharing my process and inspiration with the full student body in morning assembly and meeting them at a following reception on Monday, January 11. Later in the day we’ll kick off a collaborative art project with the second and third grade art students of Barbara Owen and Catherine Gruetzke-Blais. Many thanks to Wanda Patterson…

Fresh Start

The past few months have been focused on exhibits and new opportunities to show my work, all time-consuming processes that often interrupt the flow of work in the studio. Exhibits have come down or been installed, Open Studios is over, the studio is clean, and today I begin preparing a stack of large panels for painting. Hurray! Since 2013 I have been working with a grid of squares and circles and am now exploring the possibilities offered by a grid of equilateral triangles which yields diamonds, hexagons, and six-petaled flowers. I’m also incorporating the distressed metallic and opaque shapes that…