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SOLD – Elizabeth Carol Winchester

SOLD – Elizabeth Carol Winchester

A rash of red sold spots started spreading across the walls on 1978 last weekend.

Most artists are local, so new art will begin appearing this weekend. Stop by again to see what new goodies have arrived

Saturday & Sunday, 14th & 15th 2013

11-5pm B.A.N.G. VIII 1978 Maplewood Arts Center 1978 Springfield Avenue Maplewood, NJ 07040

Rustic Splendor - art sale at Sparta, NJ

Rustic Splendor - oil - 5x7"

Tonight is the opening party for the Hilltop Art Show, with wine and beer tastings, and fine food samples from local Inns and Cafes and of course a wealth of art from 50 artists to delight you as you nibble.

Wednesday morning's art delivered turned into a joyful surprise as I swooped along the graceful curves of Rt 15 surrounded by the ripening golden mountains  - I am even looking forward to the return journey as the sun sets this evening, despite the prospect of Friday night traffic. Tickets for tonight's extravaganza are $60, but the art show is open for free for the rest of the weekend, so get you Foliage Fix this year with a wee trip to Sparta!

Saturday, October 26 10-5pm & Sunday, October 27 11-3pm admission free

Opening Night Preview : Friday October 25th, 6:30 - 9:30pm : tickets $60

36th Annual Hilltop Country Day School Art Exhibition and Sale Hilltop Country Day School 32 Lafayette Road Sparta, NJ 07871

A Salty Reflection

Salty Reflection : oil on paper : 9.5” x 12.5”
Salty Reflection : oil on paper : 9.5” x 12.5”

I love the deep rich brown of soy sauce, such a beguiling mixture of opacity and translucence. And the reflection in the white plate brings out those spicy orange undertones

There are lots of good brushy bits (an artistic technical term) which I'm quite pleased with. I think painting larger is definitely started to have an impact on my small still life paintings, with more expressive brushstrokes and intense saturated color left visible for you to enjoy.

Salty Reflection Detail
Salty Reflection Detail
Salty Reflection Detail
Salty Reflection Detail

ooey gooey sweet deliciousness in Montclair

Red Velvet Ruffle : oil 8x8"

Gallery U will be offering up some tempting treats this summer with their new show "Confection"

Stop by the opening on Thursday 29th June and treat your taste buds to some delicious morsels from many local bakeries whilst you feast your eyes on the talent of your local artists

(I believe there may be pie)

June 28 - July 28

Opening Reception : Thursday June 28, 6-9pm


Gallery U 179 Glenridge Ave Montclair, NJ 07042

A trash heap with silver service?

the aliens have landed!

I am getting some great feedback from the “Carbon Footprints” exhibition at the Park Avenue Club

It seems people are really enjoying sipping their cocktails and munching their posh nosh, amongst my inedible remains and dusty discards.

The restaurant is for members only, so call ahead for a good time to visit the show between sittings : (973) 301-8233

April 16 - September 10 2012

Carbon Footprints Park Avenue Club 184 Park Avenue Florham Park, NJ

Affordable Art Fair at Montclair Art Museum

Sushi Spirals oil 4x2"

I am really enjoying painting these mini morsels. Up close they have an abstract quality, where you can enjoy the patterns, colors and brushstrokes. As you get further away, those patterns of colors and blobs of paint dissolve into a tasty little picture

Today is the Affordable Art Fair at Montclair Art Museum where you can meet 25 local artists in the beautiful Leir Hall Assembly Room.

All the art will be priced under $500, in fact these little Morsels are only $75 - so you can help support local emerging artists while expanding your own collection, without breaking the bank!

After you have enjoyed the Fair and the live music, continue your art fest with free admission to the Museum

Check out the current exhibits

sushi box mini paintings

Saturday June 2, 10-5pm (includes FREE admission to the Museum) Affordable Art Fair Montclair Art Museum 3 South Mountain Ave Montclair, NJ 07042

Select from art made by a diverse group of artists offering pieces at prices under $500. Help support local and emerging artists while expanding your own collection! Visitors will also have the opportunity to hear local musicians, sponsored by Whole Foods Market Montclair. PLUS free admission to the Museum

*Participating Artists* Luis Alves Collage, Alina Bliach, Jo Bradney, Aric Calfee, Gabrielle D’Angelo, Liz Demaree, Robyn Ellenbogen, Susan Fidlon, Michael Hart, Linda A. Ippolito, Ji Yong Kim, Wendy Letven, Maria Lupo, Cathy Pilkin, Adam Pitt, Christopher Reach, Brandon Rechten, Janice Reis, Christine Sauerteig-Pilaar, Christine Soccio, Lisa Stoeffel, Doreen Tighe, Victoria Tullo, and Julian Weitzenfeld.

Red Velvet Perfection

Red Velvet : oil

The wrapper is just starting to peel away from this moist Red Velvet cupcake. Get ready to sink your teeth through that perfect swirl of icing, as your taste buds start to tingle in anticipation of the moist cake hidden beneath

This velvety little oil painting will be at the Affordable Art Fair at Montclair Museum this year

Saturday June 2, 10-5pmAffordable Art Fair Montclair Art Museum 3 South Mountain Ave Montclair, NJ 07042

oh wow - CWOW!

A Cheezy Moment - small still life oil painting

How very exciting - one of my little paintings has been chosen for Metro 28, the annual small works show at City Without Walls (CWOW), in Newark NJ

The question is which one?

A Small Fortune - small still life oil painting

Guess I will have to wait for the opening this Thursday night to discover which of these little beauties made it through the Swimsuit Round and on to the Personality Test

So tell me, how would you solve world hunger? A Bag of Cheese Doodles, left over fortune cookies and a couple of beers - Inspired!

Crown Caps - small still life oil painting
Crown Caps - small still life oil painting

So who would you vote for? Check back later this week and I'll let you know the results

Or stop by the show and see for yourself

November 17 - February 17, 2012

Metro 28

City Without Walls 6 Crawford Street Newark, NJ 07102

Fall Flourish at the Farmer's Market

Flourish : oil painting

I am off to sell my wares at the Morris Plains Farmer's Market today. Or rather to sit in the warm fall sunshine and enjoy nibbling on the last of the summer fruits.

Come say howdy and pick up some crusty bread, fresh mozzerella, and home made pie as well as your onions.

My mouth is watering already!

September 17th 10-2pm Forecast: GLORIOUS!

Morris Plains, NJ (just 2 steps from the train station)

PS the sprouty onions painting - "Flourish" can be seen at 73 See Gallery until the end of the month : Montclair, NJ

Invite to Sunday Afternoon Tea

Everyday Illuminations : 73 See Gallery

If you did not receive an evite or a gorgeous postcard in the snail mail, this is your official invite (blogvite?) to come to the opening of Everyday Illuminations at 73 See Gallery

Opening Reception : Sunday August 21 3-6pm Show Dates : August 21 – September 30

73 See Gallery 73 Pine Street, Suite C Montclair, NJ 07042

There will be nibbles and drinkies and even fresh roast chicken to waft its delicious scent around the gallery - so come early, before I munch my way through the entire buffet. My work will be in the nibbles room, of course... as will I

Grazing and Gazing : the perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon

PS : if you would like an evite to future shows, please leave your info on my contact page - cheers!