Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Painted Birches



A staple in a New England first. ..I remember learning about paper Birches as a kid.  I liked thinking about writing secret messages on the bark I could peel off in sheets.   Size 24x36

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Spring Trees


Yes....spring is starting to make her appearance.   Slowly the trees will produce light greens and reds as they fill out.   I look forward to the sound of the wind through the leaves on a breezy summer day.  Size 18x36.. This was one of 6 paintings just delivered to J.Todd Gallery in Wellesley.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Crisp blue sky


It's no secret. ... Looking up at a crisp blue sky in the fall is a treat we New Enganders enjoy.  This painting, sized at 24x24, gives just that perspective!

Friday, March 28, 2014

The Cove


At 36x36, the painting can make you feel like you are sitting among the coastal trees....feeling that great New England breeze and speckled sun.   I can hear the rustling of the leaves now. ....

Monday, March 24, 2014

Zoi's Sunrise



"Zoi 's Sunrise". After Zoi passed away late that Saturday night, I spent the night with my brother crying, talking, disbelieving. As night turned into dawn, I opened the small curtains in his room and was presented with a bright, glorious sunrise...oranges. .. purples. ...greys. It struck me clearly to hold faith and remember that after the dark comes the light... If you open the curtains and just look for it.


Saturday, March 15, 2014

Sunset Divine


Just delivered to the Wright Gallery in cape porpoise, KPT.... Getting ready for " Opening Art Season." It's 18x36 and full of color and reflections.  

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Woodside


24x36. I loved playing in the woods behind my house in Brunswick. ... building forts, chasing rabbits, looking for lady slippers. Perhaps that's why I tend to paint trees. ..


Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Breaking Through


Building up my inventory for a strong spring presence in Maine at the Wright Gallery and for J.Todd in Chatham.  This painting is 24x48 and looks terrific above MY mantel.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Purple Morning


24x30 Purple and orange. .. many shades always paired together in nature.   Mother nature's color wheel in action.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Cobalt Blue


It's the blue that's hard to describe but unmistakable.  And this blue against the New England trees in autumn is perfection. I am drawn to looking up and this was the perfect composition!  Size 20x24, already delivered to J. Todd in Wellesley!

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Twice as productive!



I received a good sized table top easel from my parents for Christmas and now I can paint 2 paintings at the same time!  With acrylics  is actually beneficial to do this so I don't spend to much time on any one spot. ... my best work occurs when I am deliberate with my strokes and prioritize color values. ... 

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Winding Stream


24x36 and a bit different than usual.   I am pleased with the final composition and I am glad I finally painted this- I have been contemplating it for years.   J.Todd was pleased to receive it.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Snow day!


10x30 acrylic on canvas.  As a teacher I am always hoping for a snow day (esp. since we don't have to make them up).  I am very productive on a snow day. .. With several more in the works!

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Painted Forest


One of several to be delivered to J. Todd this snowy long weekend!   Size 18x36.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Promises II



I was asked to repaint this in a larger format, so I happily did.  It is always enticing to me when I see sun coming through the dark vertical trees- it gives promise to light breaking through in hope.  I promise to keep hoping....  size 18 x 18- just delivered to the J. Todd gallery.

Friday, January 3, 2014

Forest Yellows



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Christmas break has allowed me to feel so productive! Here is a completed piece ready for delivery to J.Todd Gallery in Wellesley.  18x36.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Seven pines


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So happy to paint this winter break. .. size 20x36.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Art for the Holidays!



J.Todd Galleries Rte. 16 Wellesley. Consider art for the holidays! What better way to capture your favorite coastal view or appreciate a sunny landscape. I accept all commissions for landscapes through the gallery-I can work from your photos. Bob and Phyllis are amazing to work with-mention my name and they'll extend you a 10% discount.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Skyward


Made a BIG delivery to the gallery today....literally! This piece is 40x60 and when it was hung on my wall, it really looked like I was looking up at a large piece of our great blue sky this fall.  I hope it makes an impact on someone else's wall- I kinda wish I had left it here!
This painting is available exclusively through J. Todd Galleries.
Please email your inquiry to:
fineart@jtodd.com

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Sunset Glow


Ready for delivery to the gallery, this stand of trees is painted on a deep 2 1/2" canvas. It gives it a prominent profile against the wall and really makes a statement. I've said before, fall is my favorite season, if only I could paint the smells of the colorful, rustling leaves.  Size 24x30.
This painting is available exclusively through J. Todd Galleries.
Please email your inquiry to:
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Monday, September 2, 2013

Sliced at sunset

 

Because clouds are ever changing in their color, shape and location, every single sunset is different. I've often said that while beautiful, a cloudless sunset to me is almost "boring".  This sunset reminded me of the slices of color that can slash through even the darkest of clouds given just a little space to appear.  Size 24x24.

This painting is available exclusively through The Wright Gallery.
Please email your inquiry to:
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Dappled Fall

 
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After a few crisp mornings, I KNOW fall is just around the corner...hence the dappled painting!  I

Monday, August 19, 2013

Maine Retreat


I've said it before...nature knows her color wheel.  When she displays great peaches and oranges in a sunset, she compliments it with purples and blues in the sand. This painting is 18x18 and really reflects the greatness of nature's palette.

This painting is available exclusively through The Wright Gallery.
Please email your inquiry to:
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Sunny Geraniums

 

A small burst of red can do anyone good, and I particularly like the summer reds found in Geraniums!  Size 6x12...a little bit of fun!

This painting is available exclusively through The Wright Gallery.
Please email your inquiry to:
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The Bay


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Often riding along the coast of Maine, a surprise can be found if you look through the woods in an area you're not familiar with. This can come in the form of a bay of water, sparkling and clear...leading you out to the open ocean eventually.  Size 20x20.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Waves of Green



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The deep greens and purples of the Atlantic Ocean are characteristic in nature and causes by the unique sand.   This painting is 10x20 and takes me back to Maine on an overcast day.

Atlantic Whispers


The swooshing and rumbling of the sea. ... calming. ... soothing.   Size 10x20.

This painting is available exclusively through The Wright Gallery.
Please email your inquiry to:
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Rock Lobster


Fun to paint. ..  BETTER to eat!  Size 18x18.

This painting is available exclusively through The Wright Gallery.
Please email your inquiry to:
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Sunday, August 4, 2013

Marsh storm


One of several I have painted while in Maine which will be delivered to the Wright Gallery in  Kennebunkport this week.   The storms that move across the Marsh are awesome in size and colors.   This painting is 10x20.

This painting is available exclusively through The Wright Gallery.
Please email your inquiry to:
info@thewrightgallery.com

Friday, August 2, 2013

Small Beach Triptych

 
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To make up this beach scene, each canvas is only 6x12.  I like the idea of telling a story across several canvases.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Beach Path II



This beach path has proven popular in the past, so I painted it in a 24x24 format.  Who doesn't like turning the corner and seeing that crystal blue water waiting for you at the end of the dunes? 

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Marsh View


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There's something intriguing about marshes...I'm not sure if it's the greens and browns of the grasses, or the way the channels draw you in when you look at one. We love to kayak through the marsh in Maine, winding our way through the channels that always lead us out to the main waterway.  This diptych is made up of two panels, each 12x12.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Yellow forest


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Trees. They are mathematical.  They are vertical.  They are logical.  I think this is why I continue to paint trees- the geometry of lines is refreshing and predictable, until the branches are added.  I like the Mondrian effect, almost a stained glass window into the forest.  Size 18x20 on gallery wrapped canvas.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Full Sturgeon Moon


As named by the American Indians, the full moon each month has a name which originates from an event in nature.  In August, the full moon is called the Sturgeon moon.  I took this photo last year during the full moon and it was quite amazing to see it appear just over the horizon and rise majestically into the beautiful sunset.  Size 18x18 on gallery wrapped canvas.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Afternoon trees


The dappled sunlight on tall trees against a clear New England sky makes for a great painting....I always try to remember to look UP when I'm outside- some of my favorite photos are found this way!  Size 18x24 on gallery wrapped canvas.
This painting is available exclusively through J. Todd Galleries.
Please email your inquiry to:
fineart@jtodd.com

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Sunny Trees- Klimt inspired


As as self-taught artist, I have been excited to learn about various techniques and have enjoyed researching the many artists who influence my work- some of whom I discover when someone mentions a similarity.  These trees are modeled after work I've seen by Klimt- himself not known as much for his own trees but for the "Golden Phase" of his work where he used a lot of gold leaf.  The bright sun reflecting off of these trees reminded me of just that. Size 18x24, acrylic on canvas.
This painting is available exclusively through J. Todd Galleries.
Please email your inquiry to:
fineart@jtodd.com

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Promises


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The kind of promises held in the sun after a great snowfall, or rainstorm.  Strong shadows played against green grasses and vibrant light.  Size 12x12

Storm cleared



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A smaller 12x12 piece...playing with painting negative space and lighting....I love the effect when a grey storm clears and the warmth of the orange light is evident on everything that can reflect it. 
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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Blue Beyond



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A smaller piece at 10x20....I liked how using lighter shades of blue/purple create the effect of distance.  I can feel the coolness of the forest behind the warm field of gold.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Forest Flowers


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My newfound sense of calmness and inspiration led me to this vista of a deep New England forest bounded by coneflowers.  The blues, purples and greens as nature's palette continue to draw me in and I love to discover hidden treasures like this in our woods.  Size 24 x 24, original acrylic on canvas.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Purple Fog


I've been eyeing this photo for a while...and when I knew exactly which colors to use, I was ready to go!  Thing is...this looks like "procrastination painting"since I have a large looming commision that I've started..and since starting it, I get this flurry of ideas and inspiration. This large painting is 36x36 original acrylic on canvas.
This painting is available exclusively through J. Todd Galleries.
Please email your inquiry to:
fineart@jtodd.com

Friday, June 21, 2013

Newton Wellesley Hospital Commission!


and a closer view of the suite- each painting is 24x24:



When I am commissioned through J. Todd to paint, I never know who the clients are unless they make a request to meet with me, which I personally enjoy.  In this case, I heard that a four-season suite of paintings was hanging at Newton Wellesley Hospital when I was approached by a designer warehouse in Boston who saw my work there. I remembered painting them but did not know who had commissioned them.  I inquired at the information desk and was so pleased that they knew exactly which paintings I was talking about and where they hung- third floor PULMONARY area.  So...I found them and took a picture...and was so excited to see an acrylic plate affixed next to them with my name and "Commissioned".  This is the part I love!

Monday, June 17, 2013

Cranberry Reflections


 
An appropriate theme for Chatham....I hope J Todd takes this one to the Cape.  It's 12x36.
This painting is available exclusively through J. Todd Galleries.
Please email your inquiry to:
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Sunday, June 2, 2013

New England Dusk


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The salt air of New England and the coniferous sihouettes against the perfect blue sky make the ideal painting.  A cool New England evening, crickets slowing their chirps and lighning bugs ready to light.  Size 36x18.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Vertical Blues


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On this sunset night, the sun setting behind me left bright swatches of sunlight on the crashing waves. I cannot describe the blues and purples, pinks and peaches, but I can paint them. This fun vertical format measures 18x36 and really represents my favorite part of sunsets in Maine- the depth of color.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Rocky Cliffs


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The east coast is characterized by rocky cliffs made up of blues, greys and browns that contrast nicely with the greens in the pines.  This painting, another on its way to the Wright Gallery, is 24x36 and nicely brings me home to the coast of Maine.


Saturday, April 13, 2013

"My Wall" at J. Todd Gallery!



I am so proud to be a displaying artist at the J. Todd Galleries in Wellesley- with approximately 45 of my paintings on site.  And with their second location opening April 20th at 492 Main Street in Chatham (right across from the Chatham Bars Inn), I have fulfilled a desire to show my work on the Cape. I hope you'll stop in and say hi to Bob and Phyllis if you go down to Chatham or happen to be in Wellesley, and please tell them Holly sent you!
These paintings and commissions are available exclusively through J. Todd Galleries.
Please email your inquiry to:
fineart@jtodd.com

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Looking Up!


SOLD 30x40 original acrylic on canvas.  When I hike in the woods or ride along the coast, the warm orange glow on the top of shaded trees is my favorite color, up against the perfect purples and blues that natures knows belong next to their complementary colors.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Red Buoy

The coast of Maine is my favorite, and I could spend endless time wandering a dock looking at the colors and textures that can be found in and out of the water. This dock is 20x24 and comes with everything but the sound of seagulls!
This painting is available exclusively through J. Todd Galleries.
Please email your inquiry to:
fineart@jtodd.com