Click on the image to get to the website for the 32nd Annual Pelham Art Festival Show & Sale

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The trees are blooming and the lawns are green and lush.  This seemed to happen over night!  Spring has burst onto the scene after only a few recent warm days (and one very windy day) to trigger it.

Deep Summer

Mother’s Day weekend is upon us and that means so is the Pelham Art Festival.  On this weekend at the Pelham Arena in the beautiful Niagara town of Fonthill, where 75 artists will be gathered under one roof.  Bring Mom!

I have been busy finishing new paintings for this exhibit, including “Under the Pergola,” “Deep Summer,” and the “Urban” pair, found on the Abstracts on Canvas page, and the six new paintings in the Memories of Summer Set.

A Break in the Storm, 24″x48″, acrylic on gallery canvas

I have also completed another very large painting which is now hanging at Club Roma, called “A Break in the Storm.”


I am currently planning my next painting, which is a “response” to the poem I was given for this year’s Poets and Painters event in October.  I have already begun by preparing the canvas with layers of gesso (which can only mean I am quite serious about it!).  Watch its development in Easel Tales over the next several weeks.

Delight, acrylic on paper, 21″x27″ (framed)

Meanwhile, a different poet is preparing her literary response to my painting, Delight.  As in the past, all of the poems and paintings from the 30 participants will be on display for a month, and a reception held at the Rosberg Room in the Niagara Falls Public Library.  Stay tuned for more information coming soon.


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In the meantime, read about my latest art escapades in Easel Tales, find all the details on my current and upcoming shows in Exhibits and Shows, and keep checking My Paintings for the many new additions to my inventory. 

And, if this looks like a very small bunny eating a carrot, it is!  We have discovered this baby bunny living under our shed and coming out in the mornings to feed on the new grass, birdseed, and the carrots that we will continue to put out for it.