Friday, December 23, 2011

Sabal Palm Closes 5 pm Today

Visit me today at Sabal Palm Gallery 2 - 5 pm. Sip Apple Cider, nibble cookies and pick out unique, art-inspired gifts for everyone. I have painted more ornaments and have all three available: White Egret, Tom Turkey and Roseate Spoonbill. Horse Fever mugs have arrived! "Horse Feathers" by me and "Brick City" by Margaret Watts would make great stocking stuffers.
Of course, there is a wide selection of paintings, prints, note cards, and post cards.

Receive 20% off your total purchase AND get a $10.00 gift certificate as my Thank You for your support and patronage.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Holiday Sale at Sabal Palm Gallery

Sabal Palm Gallery is offering 20% off everything!!

The gallery has been turned into a Holiday Boutique filled with Original Paintings, Fine Art Giclee Reproductions, Hand-Painted Christmas Ornaments, Mugs, and Note Cards. Now is the time to get unique art-inspired gifts for everyone on your list and enjoy saving 20% off of your total purchase.

The sale runs through December 23, but shop now...when these hand made items are gone there will be no more.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Gallery East Opening

Gallery East in Bellview on HWY 441/27 has invited me to be the Featured Artist this month. I will be at the Opening Reception this evening 5 - 7 pm.

This is a Co-Op with a great group of artists. Their gallery is filled with everything from paintings to jewelry and sculpture. Be sure to stop in during the holidays, I am confident you can find that perfect gift for everyone on your list.

I won't have my Christmas Ornaments at the show but you can get them at Sabal Palm Gallery in Ocala. There are just a few left, so contact me and I will hold one for you.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Christmas Ornaments

I have added two new images to my Christmas Ornament Collection:

Tom Turkey is painted on a luscious reddish-brown glass ornament, Great White Egret on a deep red glass ornament and the Roseate Spoonbill on a beautiful blue glass ornament. All have gold ribbons and are approximately 3 1/2 inches in diameter.

Moisture or himidity and high temperatures may adversely affect the finish. If soiled use soft, dry cloth to clean surfaces.

The cost is $40 each, the same as last year, plus shipping and sales tax.

Contact me now with your order so they will arrive in time for you to use in your decorations and/or give as presents to everyone on your list.

Monday, November 28, 2011

First Friday Art Walk

This month's First Friday Art Walk in Historic Downtown Ocala will be great fun. Stop in Sabal Palm Gallery for Punch and Cookies. The Holiday Boutique opens that night filled with miniature original paintings, note cards, post cars, Horse Fever mugs, hand painted ornaments and much more. This will be the perfect time to select gifts for the special people on your list.

Ft. King Street between Osceola and 1st Avenue will be jumping with activity:
Jim Allen will keep you entertained with his style of playing a wide range of music on his acoustic guitar.
Cindy Mikell's display of outstanding photographs are not to be missed.
Appleton Museum of Art will be there to hand out information and even sign up new members.
Lucy Tobias will be on hand to personally signed her newest book

My new Hand-Painted Ornaments will be available: Roseate Spoonbill, Tom Turkey and Great White Egret. These make great Hostess Gifts, Teacher Appreciation or for anyone on your list.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Appleton Museum Exhibit Closing

My Solo Exhibition at the Appleton Museum of Art in Ocala, Florida is closing this coming Sunday, November 20. Some of the paintings in the exhibit will go back into private collections, not to be on public view, and others will go to galleries and offered for sale. Paintings labeled "Artists Collection" will be available after the show closes. Contact me for details.

It has been an honor and privilege to have my work displayed in such a magnificent museum. The Appleton is certainly a "Crown Jewel" for Ocala and Marion County.

There is a great deal of behind-the-scenes work that goes into putting on a show of this type. My thanks go to Dr. John Lofgren, Director of the Appleton, Ruth Grim, Steve Specht, David Reutter and all those who helped make the show a success. You did an outstanding job.

I cordially invite all to see the exhibit before it is dismantled. Quite frankly, I don't know when I will have this many paintings together again. It has been great fun!!!!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Hopkins Prairie

Hopkins Prairie in the heart of the Ocala National Forest is a perfect example of Florida's unique landscape. . . flat, filled with varying sizes of lakes, tall grasses surrounded by thick forest of pines, oaks and sabal palms.

Walking the perimeter of the prairie, exploring it for the first time was exciting. No sound other than the breeze, birds and bugs (the holy trinity of Bs for landscape painters). I didn't have time to pant on site because of a huge thunderhead rolling in from the east so I took lots of photographs to paint from in the studio.

Check back here to see the paintings as they come off my easel.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

FAFO - Ocala Art Festival

Ocala's Art Festival -- or FAFO--is this weekend. This is one of the top ranked festivals in the South East United States. Artists from across the nation compete to be one of the 200 artists selected to participate.

I am happy to have been selected again this year to exhibit at FAFO. I will be in Booth # G11 on the north side of the festival in my usual spot.

FAFO artists offer a variety of things for gift giving from coffee mugs to fine art paintings. Come on out, enjoy the fall weather and get a head start on your holiday shopping.

In addition to my original oil paintings and reproductions I will have this years new ornaments. I have added two images to the collection: Tom Turkey and Great White Egret. Roseate Spoonbills were the first in the series last year. If you did not get one then, I will paint one for you on request.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Fall is Finally Here!!

Yes, it is finally Fall! There is a crispness in the air and the leaves have a slight color change going on. The holidays are just around the corner.

Join me, Margaret Watts and Linda Harlow this Friday, October 21 for Complimentary Home Made Cookies and Apple Cider. Sabal Palm Gallery will be open until 8 pm to help you get a head start on your holiday shopping.

Select Downtown Restaurants are selling "Passports" for the Wine and Tapas Event from 4 - 8 pm. Stroll the downtown streets, see new Horse Fever horses on the Square and enjoy wine tasting paired with unique tapas at the restaurants.

Stop in Sabal Palm Gallery for Complimentary Apple Cider and Home Made Cookies.

Linda, Margaret and I have a wide selection of Original Paintings and Giclee Reproductions that make wonderful gifts. We also offer a variety other items that will fit all of your needs such as Hand Turned Bottle Stoppers, Note Cards, and Holiday Ornaments.

The weather is going to be great...come on out we would love to see you!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Horse Fever is Unveiled

The herd has been let out of the barn...or should I say studio? Visit Ocala's Historic Square this evening and join the celebration. Five of the 27 horses will be displayed.

"Horse Feathers" won't be on the Square tonight, but you can take a ride out to Ocala Stud Farm to see him, 4400 SW 27 Avenue. He isn't right on the road, but you can go down the drive way a bit...and there he is. Yes, you have permission to get out and take photos. Please do not get onto the horse or put your little ones on his back for a quick photo. The fiber glass forms are not made to take the weight and the paint is fragile and will chip.

Go to to see "Horse Feathers" up close and personal. Then go to for an interactive map showing the location of each horse.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Festival + Rain = ?

The Thornebrook Village Art Festival was a challenge. Saturday was hot and muggy....surprising since last week's temps were on the cool side (for Florida that is). Lots of people turned out anyway. Sunday was pretty much the same with rain in the afternoon. As a result, the show officials allowed the artists to pack up about 3:30 pm. since patrons had already headed for shelter.

Even with the weather issues this is a nice show. Everyone is always upbeat and pleasant and the whole weekend has a festive atmosphere. People do come out and buy which is an even bigger plus for the artists. I had several low end things go home with collectors and then this delightful young man got my attention saying "I want to buy that one". I reached for the small print I thought he was pointing to and he said "no, the really big one". Yep it turned out to be a great weekend!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Art Festival at Thornebrook

Art Festival at Thornebrook is this weekend Saturday Sept. 24 and Sunday Sept. 25, 10 am to 5 pm each day.

This is a the finest small arts festival in North Central Florida. If you have not been to this festival you have missed some fun. Come on out and stroll the covered walkway and grounds of the Thornebrook Village Outdoor Mall in Gainesville, Florida.

Visit me in Booth # 66 on the south side of the mall. The gift-giving holidays are upon us and I have new paintings and prints to fit everyone's budget.

Something new has been added to give you more choices in prints: 8"x10" Fine Art Reproductions matted and ready for you frame. These are priced right and make wonderful gifts for teachers, friends and family.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Fast Approaching Shows

The week ahead is daunting: pick up the last two paintings from patrons for the Appleton Museum Exhibition , tweak a couple in my studio, finish painting the one I started yesterday, varnish, frame and label them all. The collection of approximately 37 paintings must be delivered to the Appleton Monday morning, Sept. 26. The exhibit opens to the public Saturday, Oct. 1 and runs through Nov. 20. I have been asked to speak about the collection on Friday night, Sept. 30 at the Member Preview Reception....oh my, always makes me nervous. The "Rainbow Springs" painting posted here is in the exhibition.

Show Festival season is here and my first one is this weekend at the Thornebrook Village Festival in Gainesville, Sept. 24-25. In addition to finalizing the Appleton Exhibition I need to put together the collection I am taking to the Festival.

The herd of horses painted for the Horse Fever Project is to be unveiled and the artists introduced to the media Tuesday evening Sept. 20 at Signature Brands Corp. It will be exciting to see all the horses together, since only 5 are being shown to the public Friday, Sept. 29.

This is a wonderful way to start the busy week temps with a slight breeze blowing, birds singing, steaming cup of java as I read the morning paper on my patio. Yep, I still like to sit quietly and read a newspaper I can hold and turn pages.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Hectic Pace

The last few months have been extremely hectic for me. But, I can only blame myself for over scheduling. I have a problem saying no, like many of you, which causes me to obligate myself to more than time will allow so I scramble to get it all done. Luckily I have an understanding husband, who after 44 years of marriage, puts up with me until the storm blows over.

I started the summer re-inventing my gallery, changing the name to Sabal Palm Art Gallery and Studio, taking on 2 new wonderful partners and throwing a fabulous opening party with champagne flowing throughout the evening. All the time and work that went into publicity paid off with several articles and photos in the newspaper as well as each of the Ocala magazines. The gallery was packed and a number of paintings found new homes.

Six Artists Six Prairies is a super project that I have been working on with 5 other professional artists. We are visiting and painting six prairies in the area with the goal of using our art to draw attention to Florida's unique prairies and the need to preserve them and to the importance of encouraging and supporting art and artists in the community. Look for our first show November 12 sponsored by Alachua Conservation Trust at Tuscawilla Cabin in Micanopy. A portion of the painting sales goes to non-profit conservation groups.

Then came painting "Horse Feathers" for Marion Cultural Alliance's Horse Fever fund raiser. Painting a life-sized horse and learning to use acrylics at the same time was no easy task. MCA also invited me to participate in another fund raiser for the arts called Artist Within. I am paired with a super lady and have been working with her as she creates a painting for the final auction.

One would think that was enough but nooooo, while all this was going on I was gathering paintings from several patrons around the state and creating new ones for my solo exhibition at the Appleton Museum of Art in Ocala. I had no idea that putting together a collection of over 35 paintings was such a big job.

Thornebrook Gallery in Gainesville invited me to participate in a group show this month, of course I said yes. The Thornebrook Village Art Festival is coming up and Fine Arts for Ocala Art Festival is in October. Yes, you will find me at both shows.

And that brings me to the holidays! I have plans for new Christmas Ornaments similar to the ones I made last year with Roseate Spoonbills on them. And, of course, all the other things planned for the will hear more about that later.

Don't get me wrong....I am not complaining just explaining.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Painting Auction

"Power and Grace" 4"x12" Oil on Gallery Wrapped Canvas

This weeks auction painting is all about alligators. I painted it at Kanapaha Botanical Gardens in Gainesville, Florida. The birds and turtles saw him coming and scampered out of the way.

Alligators are definitely prehistoric creatures. That thick, leathery hide provides great protection. They move slowly on land unless attacking a bite to eat. In the water they are graceful and glide through the water.

Bids start at just .99 cents and shipping and packaging are FREE. The deadline to place a bid is 6 pm EST, Tuesday September 13.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Gallery Opening

Sabal Palm Art Gallery & Studio is about to open. The champagne is on ice, the paintings are almost hung and Linda, Margaret and I are about to have a nervous breakdown! Lots of last minute things yet to be done, but we are on schedule.

Jack Thursby hangs his paintings this morning, so if you want a sneak preview come by tomorrow or Wednesday.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Horse Fever

I have been very pleased with my progress on "Horse Feathers". Yes, I have struggled with learning to paint with very fast drying acrylics, having used oils my whole professional career. But all in all it has been fun.

Finishing the last details even on a painting on canvas always seems to drag. And so it is with the horse design. He must be turned in by Sept. 6 but I have given myself a deadline of Monday, Aug. 22.

I show a snippit of the design here just to heighten the excitement and suspense in hopes you will attend the unveiling of all the horses Sept. 29 in Ocala's Hisotric Downtown Square.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Rawlings Vegetable Garden

The title of this painting is "Cabbages and Kings" because of the ornamental cabbage in the center of all those wild flowers. I painted it en plein air in the vegetable garden at the Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings State Park in Cross Creek, Florida.

The park is actually the home and property of Rawlings where she wrote many books including "The Yearling" and "Cross Creek". If you enjoy reading about Florida the way it used to be I recommend these books ... they give you a good idea about what it was like in the beginning.

This painting has hung in my home and I have just put it in my on line auction. Bids start at just 99 cents with a deadline of 6 pm EST Tuesday August 16. It is painted in oil on canvas mounted on board, 8"x10".

Friday, August 5, 2011

First Friday Art Walk

Don't miss Ocala's First Friday Art Walk this evening. The weather is going to be great so get out of the house and visit Historic Downtown Ocala. Stroll around town to see, and purchase, unique art items, talk with the artists, have dinner at one of the wonderful restaurants and discover or revisit shops not found in the mall.

Sabal Palm Gallery will be open 5 pm - 9 pm. Margaret Watts, Linda Harlow and I will be in the gallery to greet you and personally show you our new work.

"Horse Feathers" for MCA's Horse Fever Project is almost finished and will be heading to the stables soon, so stop in to get a sneak preview.

Sabal Palm Gallery and Studio
108 E. Ft. King Street
(Next to the Candy Store)

Monday, August 1, 2011

Sabal Palm Gallery and Studio

Join me, Margaret Watts and Linda Harlow for the grand opening celebration of the hottest gallery in Ocala!

Sabal Palm Gallery and Studio
108 E. Ft. King Street
Historic Downtown Ocala
5PM - 9 PM
Friday, September 2

Sip complimentary wine, nibble hors d'ouervres, chat with friends and enjoy the art. Margaret, Linda and I will have the gallery filled with our new paintings and prints.

Jack Thursby, former Chairman of the Art Department for Central Florida College, is the September Featured Artist. You won't want to miss visiting with Jack and seeing his collection of new paintings.

During the evening we will be happy to help you select just that perfect painting for your collection. Don 't forget, the holidays are just around the corner...what better way to say I care about you than with the unique gift of art?

Saturday, July 30, 2011

"Horse Feathers"

Marion Cultural Alliance supports all the arts in Ocala/Marion County. MCA doles out financial assistance as well as giving artists a venue in which to exhibit their work. So, it was not a hard decision for me to make whether or not to respond to their Call to Artists for the Horse Fever 10th Anniversary Fund Raising Project.

I am delighted my design titled "Horse Feathers" was one of 31 chosen from a field of over 200 design entries submitted for the herd. During the Matching Party I was thrilled to have Ocala Stud Farm select "Horse Feathers" to sponsor.

As you can see from the photo these are life sized, fiberglass white horses. Talk about a blank slate! This is a challenge for me and I thought you would like to work through the process with me. So check back here often to see my progress ... successes ... struggles ... and failures.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Six Artists Six Prairies

I have been invited to join a group of six professional artists in a fabulous 18 month project. Our aim is to draw attention to 1. Florida's unique prairies and the need to preserve them; and 2. the importance of encouraging and supporting art and artists in the community.

During the next 18 months we will be traveling through six north Florida prairies, painting the varied aspects of the prairies from vistas to vignettes as the seasons change: Fish Prairie, Hopkins Prairie, Kanapaha Prairie, Ledwith Prairie, Paynes Prairie and Putnam Prairie.

Several exhibitions are planned so the public can enjoy the paintings created for the project. All the paintings will be for sale with a portion of the proceeds being donated to charities such as the Conservation Land Trust.

Become a follower of the Six Artists Six Prairies blog and read about the adventures of each artists over the next year and a half.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Reno Trip Was Great

When my husband retired he took up bowling and began participating in the National Bowling Tournament which was in Reno, Nevada this year again. After he bowled last year we went on to Lake Tahoe and spent a week exploring. This year we went to Carson City.

We got really lucky when we visited the Tourist/Visitors Bureau and discovered all the neat things happening while we were there. The Southwest Rendevous was in full swing with cowboys and Indians, Civil War Reenactors, demonstrations about making knives and arrowheads, grinding corn, etc. Lots of western performers singing, telling jokes, and playing banjos. Many locals decked themselves out in period costumes and strolled through the park.

The next day we rode the Steam Engine train from Carson City up to Virginia City. As the train huffed and puffed along the conductor told us about mining on the Comstock. We had about 3 hours in Virginia City which was just long enough to have lunch in the Red Dog Cafe and then back on the train.

When the mines began to fail so did Virginia City. But it has now gotten a second life as a tourist destination for those of us who remember TV shows like Bonanza and Gun Smoke and those who just like to take a step back into America's history. Since we fit into that demographic we needed more time in the City so back we went the next day.

There is lots to see as gunslingers put on a show in the streets, dance hall gals take your order at the Bucket of Blood Saloon and the "ole miner" walks the streets with his burrow loaded with silver. We toured Pipers Opera House, Ponderosa Mine and the Fourth Ward School in addition to strolling through all the shops and "saloons".

If you get a chance to visit Virginia City you will need a full day to see and do everything!

Friday, May 13, 2011

One Door Closes another One Opens

It has been 1 1/2 years but seems like just yesterday Sharon Crute and I opened VoilART! Gallery in Historic Downtown Ocala. We have had a great ride (pun intended)....met lots of wonderful people and have learned a lot. But, life is constantly changing and we are both looking forward to new ventures.

Sharon is leaving the gallery at the end of May to pursue a number of exciting things developing in her professional career. Trips to Lexington and Saratoga to exhibit her Dynamic Equine Paintings are just a couple of the head-spinning adventures she has already booked.

As for me, I plan to continue with the gallery. I will be open June 3 for Ocala's First Friday Art Walk then closed for the rest of the month. The Grande "New" Opening will be announced.

I consider myself fortunate to have shared VoilART! Gallery with Sharon Crute, a consumate artist and wonderful friend. I will miss her greatly!!!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

New Beginnings

The last several months have been extremely busy for me. My show at Thornebrook Village Fine Art Gallery opened February 4 and then I was off to the Vero Beach Plein Air Invitational. The Wekiva Springs Plein Air Invitational came up fast and I was in the woods painting March 6 - 12 then to EPCOT 24 - 26 to paint during the Flower And Garden Festival. April got even busier with the Gainesville Spring Arts Festival April 9 - 10, Evinston Plein Air Invitational 11 - 16 and Ft. Pierce "Souvenirs of Downtown" Plein Air Invitational 20 - 22.

In additional to the above I also taught two 4-class series at my gallery in historic downtown Ocala.

I have enjoyed all of these shows, paint outs and classes but am happy to slow down now that summer is here. I have a couple of exciting things in the fire I will be telling you about as they develope, but I won't be working at such a hectic pace.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Evinston Plein Air Invitational Paint Out

The Evinston Paint Out begins Monday, April 11 and runs through Saturday April 16. Leslie Long, "promoter extraordinaire", has fun things planned to enhance the experience for the public. Not only will you see 25 extraordinary artists painting from sun up to sun down each day but there will be hay rides onto private farms, Bar-B-Q each day, and a Family Fun Day for everyone to enjoy.

Kick back and relax, breath in the country air, watch cows grazing in the pastures, see herons, egrets and Sandhill Cranes coming in for a landing, and marvel at the beauty of all the wild flowers scattered across the landscape. Sit with an artist as she/he creates a painting right before your eyes and then visit the wet room to see finished paintings as they arrive wet, right off the easel.

This is an excellent time to add to your own art collection and to buy unique art gifts for family and friends. A portion of the sales is donated to the Wood & Swink Country Store and Post Office Presrvation Society.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Santa Fe College Spring Arts Festival

Spring is here and with it comes the Santa Fe College Spring Arts Festival. This is one of the top Fine Art Festivals in the State with 700 artists applying for just 200 Booth spaces. I am fortunate to be one of the 200 juried into the Festival. You will find me in Booth #448 just north of 4thAvenue on N.E. lst Street in Downtown Gainesville.

It is going to be a beautiful weekend
so come on out and see some great art.

Santa Fe College Spring Arts Festival
Saturday April 9 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday April 10 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Thursday, March 24, 2011

EPCOT Flower & Garden Festival

International Flower & Garden Festival
Plein Air Event

EPCOT has invited me again this year to paint in the gardens during the International Flower & Garden Festival. You can find me in Canada Friday March 25 through Sunday March 27, from
9 am to 5 pm each day.

There will be 16 artists painting, 4 in each country. This is a great way to learn more about plein air painting directly from the artists, watch them create a painting and even take one home as a souvenir of your visit to EPCOT.

If you are at the Festival this weekend please find me in Canada and receive a special momento when you mention reading by blog.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Event Schedule

This is a busy time of year for me. Back to back paint outs and shows keep me on the run. You can also see my work at Thornebrook Gallery at Thornebrook Village in Gainesville, Ice House Gallery in MacIntosh, VoilART! Gallery in Ocala, A.E. Backus Museum in Ft. Pierce and miniature paintings in the gift shop at the Florida Museum for Women in the Arts in Deland.

Please say hello if you attend any of the following events:

March 7 - 12
Wekiva Plein Air Invitational
Wekiva State Park'
Apopka, Florida

March 24 - 27
Flower and Garden Festival
Plein Air Invitational
Orlando, Florida

April 1
Ocala's First Friday Art Walk
6 - 8 PM
VoilART Gallery
108 E. Ft. King St.
Ocala, Florida

April 9-10
Santa Fe Spring Arts Festival
Booth # 448 (just North of 4th Ave.)
Gainesville, Florida

April 11 - 16
Evinston Plein Air Invitational
(Just north of MacIntosh)
Evinston, Florida

April 20-22
Souvenirs of Downtown
Plein Air Invitational
Ft. Pierce, Florida

May 1
First Friday Art Walk
6 - 8 PM
VoilART! Gallery
108 E. Ft. King St
Ocala, Florida

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Painting Class

There is is one opening left in my Painting Class Series. Please make your reservation now to secure your place in the class.

March 16, 23, 30, April 6
1 - 4 PM
VoilART Gallery
108 E. Ft. King Street
Ocala, Florida 34471

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Painting Class

The dates for my next painting class has been finalized. This will be a series of 4 classes, 3 hours each from 1 - 4 pm March 16, 23, 30, April 6 at VoilART! Gallery in Ocala. The make-up date is April 27 for anyone who might need to miss one of the scheduled classes.

Emphasis will be on landscapes painted in oil. I will conduct demonstrations and give individual instruction so each artist can build on their current level of skill at their own pace. This is a hands on class so come prepared to paint as I move from student to student.

Painting basics such as value, color, composition and perspective will be emphasized. These elements are the backbone of creating art so students may use the medium and subject of their choice.

Taking all four classes is required. Tuition may be paid per class ($32.50) or save $30.00 and pay $100.00 in advance, that is like getting 1 class free.

The class series is limited to just 6 artists. So, if you are interested please get in touch with me as soon as possible.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Thornebrook Gallery Exhibit/Sale

"Distant Hammock" 15"x25"

My collection of new paintings for the Thornebrook Gallery Exhibit/Sale titled "Southern Exposures" is put to bed. I delivered over 20 paintings yesterday and will bring a few table-top miniatures to the opening Friday.
As I mentioned in a previous blog I am a deadline producer and work like crazy right up to the last minute. One of the paintings was still tacky, having just finished it Tuesday morning. So, I hope you will come by to see my new paintings on exhibit for the first time.

Thornebrook Gallery
Thornebrook Village
2441 NW 43 Street
Gainesville, Florida

Opening Reception: Friday, February 4 6 - 9 pm
Exhibit and Sale: February 5 - 26

Monday, January 24, 2011

Gallery Exhibit

"Oak Hammock" 12" x 25" Oil on Canvas

This is another painting fresh off the easel that will be in the Thornebrook Gallery exhibit titled "Southern Exposure". The show/sale opens Friday, February 4, 6 - 9 PM and runs through February26.

After many years of painting as a professional artist I have discovered that I am a deadline producer. In other words, the more time I have the less I produce. Although I say I don't like pressure it seems I wait until the last minute to create the paintings needed for a show. When this happens my husband says..."get out of the way Jackie is on a rip!"

Of course, while I am on this "rip" nothing else gets done because I am painting night and day. Thank goodness I have a super husband who can and does fix his own meals and does his own wash when needed.

Well, gotta go.....a blank canvas is waiting!!!!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Thornebrook Gallery Exhibit

"Grace in Shadow" 24" x 18" Oil on Canvas
The new year has begun with shows, festivals and plein air events already scheduled. Adding to that list is a Painting Demonstration for the Ocala Art Group at the Appleton Museum in Ocala and painting classes at VoilART! Gallery.

First up is a show at Thornebrook Gallery in the Thornebrook Mall in Gainesville. Gallery owner David Arrighi has invited me along with the well respected landscape artist Dean Gioia to exhibit our new works in a show titled "Southern Exposure". Opening night is Friday, February 4, 6 - 9 pm during the monthly Art Hop. If you can't come by opening night you can see the show through February 26. This is not just an can add any of the paintings to your collection. The painting above will be in the show.

Thornebrook Gallery
2441-6D NW 43 Street
Gainesville, Fl 32606
Monday - Friday 10 AM - 6 PM
Saturday 10 AM - 5 PM