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Do you stir early or late?

Morning Stir : oil : 9x12"

With this painting, I wanted to capture that time of the day when all you can focus on is the hot cup in front of you, its aroma gently rousing your brain to bring the rest of the world into focus.

Sometimes that time of day is 6am...sometimes it is noon...and at this time of the year especially, it sometimes involves a pounding headache and a bit of a delicate stomach.

Original Painting for Sale on Etsy

Holiday Bazaar is 20% off at the Noyes Museum Shop

Autumnal Glow : oil : 7x5"    SOLD

Kindle some Christmas warmth with a visit to Downtown Hammonton today (December 19th) for Third Thursday: Glitz, Glimmer & Holiday Shimmer.

Visitors to the Noyes Museum Shop can take advantage of their sale where everything is 20% off. And with every purchase made, you can enter for a chance to win a gift basket filled with beautiful art & fine crafts valued at $200.00.

So grab a delicious winter warm up with a complimentary cup of hot chocolate from the hot chocolate bar, whilst you enjoy the Holiday Bazaar featuring an eclectic array of fine art and handcrafted items from over 30 skilled local and regional artists.

Jewelry, ceramics, paintings, prints, photography, glass work and many more unique items for everyone on your list

December 19th

Third Thursday: Glitz, Glimmer & Holiday Shimmer

Noyes Museum Shop 5 South Second Street

Hammonton, NJ, 08037

(609) 561-8006

fig.1

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

Last Weekend to go B.A.N.G.

Sugar Snare : oil : 5x7"

Last chance to pick up some great art gifts this weekend...and maybe something delicious for yourself!

I will be helping to drink the mulled cider on Saturday 11-5pm, so stop by and give me a hand with the cookies

Saturday & Sunday, 14th & 15th 2013

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

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 cwow.org

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 1978artscenter.org

Are you sure the paint is dry?

Strawberry Crescent : oil on paper : 12x9"    SOLD

The paint on this wee still life study barely had time to dry before it was whisked away to a new home last Sunday. Would that the day had been slightly drier also!

A big "Thank you" to all who braved the elements- not so much the glorious fall sunshine as promised, but more the persistently moist mists of autumn. I think all my upcoming shows are indoors from now on!

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 facebook.com/MorristownArtWalk

Mike Dziomba : Early AM in PA

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

Soul of SoMa moves on

Blueberry Rinse still life oil painting 8x8"    SOLD

Blueberry Rinse still life oil painting 8x8"    SOLD

If you missed the show celebrating TEN years of South Orange & Maplewood Studio Tour, then you now have a second chance.

The show has traveled on to Maplewood Library, where you can stop by for the rest of the summer

August 8th - September 2013TEN : The Soul of SOMA Maplewood Library 51 Baker St, Maplewood, NJ maplewoodlibrary.org

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: www.trestlegallery.org

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