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fig.1 | oil painting | 8x8"   SOLD

I was trying to catch the exquisite pleasure of munching fresh figs - a fairly recent discovery for me. A Christmas packet of squashed-together-figs and a barge of dried dates were always knocking around the fruit bowl well into the New Year, when all the satsumas were long gone. But they were the dried-up golden variety.

Nothing wrong with them. Quite like them in fact. But it was a while before I realized that figs are not flat and wizened and all about those crunchy seeds

Not a hint of the honeyed, moist flesh of the fresh ones; the joy of soft, fuzzy skin yielding to plump, rosy...

a-hem ... excuse me, I must just go and eat a fig...

PS - this one sold before it was even finished, let alone dry! But you can still buy a print on Etsy - free US shipping

Look out for fig.2...coming soon

cWOW : Small Works in Newark NJ

Got Sushi? oil : 8x8"

Got Sushi? has been chosen for this year's Metro show at City Without Walls in Newark, NJ This small works show will be in Newark until March and then it is off on its travels around NJ in 2014.

December 12th 2013 - March 8th 2014 Opening Preview : December 12th 6-8pm Metro 30 cWOW City Without Walls 6 Crawford Street Newark, NJ

B.A.N.G. Viii - small works show and sale

Wine Dark : oil : 8x8"

B.A.N.G VIII opens tonight and there is a 10% discount for Members tonight only (new memberships accepted on the door!)

So are you looking for a unique splurge gift for your sweetie? Or something to stuff a stocking? Or a delighting thank you gift for your gracious hostess this year?

BANG has drawings, paintings, photography, sculpture, ceramics, lots of jewelry, striped sock toys, metal ornaments, note cards, calendars - hey we could be your one stop shop this year! So come on by for some hot mulled cider and a cookie or two, and squeeze a little Art Break in your busy Christmas schedule.

B.A.N.G VIII : preview this Friday December 6th 7-9pm 10% Discount for Members on Friday night only

Saturday & Sunday December 7 & 8th, 14th & 15th 2013

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

Morristown Art Walk : Sunday 12-5pm

Ginger Gold : oil : 12x9"

With over 70 artists this year there should be be able to find a little something to warm up your home this fall, and with only 13 venues you can easily see the whole show! I shall be at Kathryn Joseph Salon, 168 South Street (@corner of Elm), along with Mike Dziomba and Chris Siasat.

Venues are mostly along Elm and South Street, you can stroll along the avenue, taking in the art along with the great bakeries, restaurants and boutiques on the way. Then stop on the green to enjoy the first hints of autumnal red leaves with an afternoon snack. Maps are available at all the venues - or click to see venues pdf Morristown Art Walk Venues

Sunday, October 6th 12-5pmMorristown Art Walk Kathyrn Joseph Salon 168 South Street Morristown, NJ

Mike Dziomba : Early AM in PA

Mike Dziomba : Early AM in PA see more of Mike's Work

Take an Small Art Break in Brooklyn

Can't make it to Brooklyn? - Grab yourself something tall and cool and enjoy some of my favorites at the Small Works show at Trestle Gallery in Brooklyn, NY.

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July 26th – August 9th 2013

Visitor Information Address: 168 7th Street, 3rd Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11215 Hours: Monday through Friday, 11AM – 6PM, Saturdays by appointment Website:

Like what you see? Check out their websites Rachel Sharp Marcy Sperry Stacey Holloway Michael Aurbach Nimer Aleck

Warm Pears in Burgundy

Warm Pears in Burgundy - still life oil painting | SOLD

Day off for you today. This one named itself as the pears slowly toasted under the hot studio light and filled the room with their delicious autumnal scent. Not at all the thing for a cool spring day!

All these new paintings will be out and about the first weekend in June.

I shall be at Art on the Avenue - Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell NJ - June 1st 10-5pm and at SOMA Studio Tour 1978 Arts Center, Springfield Ave, Maplewood NJ - June 2nd 11-5pm

Phew! and then I shall be sitting down for a nice cup of tea

New Oil Paintings at Last! - Blueberry Rinse

blueberries still life oil painting 8x8" | SOLD

At LAST! the juicy new oil paintings are making their way out of the studio, onto the scanner and out into the wwworld. They are gradually making their way down to the basement for a coat of varnish, ready for framing for the summer art fairs.

I have about 20 new pieces to share with you over the next few weeks, and I might be needing just a wee bit of help with all those titles.

This little chap got a head start into a frame and out into the real world. Blueberry Rinse will be part of TEN, an exhibit to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of The South Orange, Maplewood Studio Tour. (psst - I'll be sneaking in as an honorary Maplewoodian again this year)

May 23 - Saturday, June 23, 2013 TEN Pierro Gallery 5 Mead St. South Orange, NJ 973.378.7754

Small Wonders (and furry spider suits) in Annapolis, MD

Red Velvet Ruffles : oil painting | SOLD

The Small Wonders show in Annapolis, MD is a great spot to pick up something for your special someone, even if they are impossible to buy for. For instance,  I bet they haven't got a cute hand knitted spider sweater. I'm told it's what all the best dressed arachnids have on their Christmas list this year

November 30 – December 28, 2012Reception: Thursday, December 6th, 6-8pmSmall Wonders MFA Circle Gallery 18 State Circle Annapolis, MD 21401

Hand knitted spider sweater, by Jen Liu

Seeing Spots at CWOW

Metro 29 at cWOW

lots of good paintings, interesting sculptures and intriguing collages at Metro 29 - City Without Walls, Newark NJ. And lots of sales from the opening night too.

But what do you know? I just managed to squeeze 2 photos out of a dying battery, only to find that the spare was dead as well. So I only have this delicate cut paper collage by Patricia Ritchie to share with you. If you want to see the rest, well you'll just have to hop in the car...or wait till I get back there with a fully operational camera.

Now, where did I put that charger?

Blue Table : paper collage by Patricia Ritchie

November 30th – February 16th, 2013 29th Annual Metro Show City Without Walls 6 Crawford Street Newark, NJ 07102

last weekend to go BANG!

Suzanne Henning
photography by Annette Kushen

There were lots of little red SOLD spots by the end of last Sunday, including one for myself, which I failed to photograph for some reason! Not to worry though - the gaps have all been filled with new work, so even if you stopped by last weekend pop by again to see what new goodies arrived during the week.

The mulled cider will be back on the menu, along with some Triple Ginger Cookies, or something equally as evil no doubt. So put on your wellies and stop by for something warming.

December 8&9 2012 11-5pm BANG! 7 1978 Arts Center 1978 Springfield Avenue Maplewood, NJ 07041