About me-

Originally a watercolor artist, hence "PAPER" in my blog title, I now paint exclusively with bright acrylics, capturing the coast, the light-play in trees and the combination of both.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Coral Reef

Coral reefs are part of my past desire to be a marine biologist.  The diversity and colors always catch my eye. Size 24x24 on cradled birch panel.  To be offered on WizzieBroach.com.

Forest Blue II

One of several to be offered exclusively at WizzieBroach.com.  36x36

Monday, March 2, 2015

Sunset Glow

I am known around town as one who takes pictures out of her sunroof- I truly cannot pass up a stunning display of colors and New England gives then to me in all 4 perfect seasons. Size 12x30 acrylic on canvas.

Coastal Orange

The coast of Maine is not just about evergreens.  There is much color to be found which always compliments the bluish-green water.  This painting of Maine proves just that- mother nature knows what she is doing.  Size 24x36 acrylic on canvas.

Upward Blue

I am forever looking up-all seasons,  all weather.  Here,  my view did not disappoint. Size 18x18 acrylic on canvas.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Storm Clearing

At 30x40 this painting shows how well mother nature pairs greyish-Blue clouds with brightened oranges and yellows on the trees....the natural color wheel.  Just delivered to J. Todd gallery.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Three Friends

As a child who played in the woods I often imagined the trees having personalities.   I imagine these three sharing many secrets,  many winters and spring leaves.   Size 18x18.  Headed north to the Wright Gallery soon!

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Reflected Pines

This is one of my paintings that just fell into place from the beginning.   For me this is the hardest task to accomplish...but every time I manage it I feel so accomplished!   Size 30x40. Also headed north to Maine to the Wright Gallery!

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Blue Marsh

I love the colors of the marsh grasses in the fall and the crisp pale blue reflections of the sky in the mud flats at low tide.  Size 12×24.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Winter Warmth

Another 36x36 headed to the gallery. ..I hope we get some of our own snow soon!

Forest Reds

This painting along with a few companions will be making their way to the J. Todd  gallery this afternoon.  Size 36x36 acrylic on canvas.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Abstracted Dunes

I started this 18×18 a while ago and finally finished it to my liking in a more abstract manner.

New England Home Ad

I really still get so excited when J.Todd uses one of my paintings in their advertisements in New England Home and Design New England magazines! My winter painting is the one in the middle on the bottom.


"Glow" 18×36....I've certainly held up traffic by sticking my camera out my car window.   That's how this picture originated.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Late Sun

I'm always looking to photograph that perfect late sun....purples in the shadows and glowing oranges in the light.  This painting is 24x24 on canvas and is headed to the gallery today!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Wolf's Neck Park

12x12 on a deeper 2 3/8" canvas, this view is one of my favorites from Maine.  Walking through the woods at Wolf's Neck, and finding the ocean at the other end.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Autumn Pond

Sized 18x18 this piece represents the amazing fall colors we see in New England. I'm not sure I could ever give up my four seasons...

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Blue Harbor

A view all too familiar- hopefully someday it will be my own to enjoy every morning for every season.   Size 18x36 acrylic on gallery-wrapped canvas.   Headed to the gallery soon!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Commissioned Stream

Recently delivered commission- 38×40.  I hear it made the customer very happy!

Forest Blue

Donated to Charity
Size 18x18- I was happy to donate this to the St.Mary's Center for Women and Children Diamonds of Dorchester gala and auction. What an amazing place serving amazing young ladies!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Mere Point Gold

Donated to Charity
My hometown of Brunswick reached into the ocean in just the right places. ...Mere Point was one of those places- so beautiful.   Size 8x24 acrylic on canvas.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Eastern Sunrise

I head to the beach early to witness beauty... and the fact that each sunrise is not only beautiful but unique is humbling.  Size 11x14 - one of nine just delivered to The Wright Gallery today!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Autumn Berries

I love the coast in the fall. All of the colors are enhanced by the encroaching colder weather.   This painting is 12x30.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Sunset Inlet

Even at low tide an inlet can provide the perfect mirror for a New England sunset.   This painting is 10x30... and heard to a gallery soon!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Mini Maine sketches

Some small beach sketches done in Wells beach as thank you for kind cottage neighbors. ... good neighbors make for great vacations!

Monday, August 11, 2014

Sunset Orange

One of 7 just delivered to The Wright Gallery in Cape Porpoise. ...I love to capture the sunsets off of the Marsh as each one is as unique as snowflakes can be.  Size 10x24 on gallery wrapped canvas.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Atlantic Greens

The cold green waters of Maine.....20x24.

Friday, July 18, 2014


The crackle of twigs under my feet. .. the smell of pine needles warmed by the sun.  Some of my favorite reasons for spending so much time in the woods of Maine as a child.  24x36 acrylic on gallery-wrapped canvas. ... headed to J. Todd!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Sunset Pinks

I know....I keep saying it but the pinks in the New England sunset sky are unreproducible.... so I try!  This painting of a sunset over a bay reminds me of my Maine roots...still planted firmly.   Size 18x36

Friday, June 13, 2014

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!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Making Waves

I'm so happy school is out and the beach is only 50-something days away....I can hear the ocean as I paint the waves. ... If only I could also smell the salt air!   Size 10x20.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Maine Berries

I am looking forward to spending some time in Maine this summer- looking for views like this. ...views that remind me to be grateful for all that I have.  Size 12x12.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Forest Delight

The bigger... The better when it comes to trees.  This painting is 40x60 and fills a large wall so well.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

My View

This large 40x60 brings back the best memories of walking the shores of Maine and finding that perfect view into one of the many coves.  Headed soon to J.Todd in Wellesley where many of my paintings are currently on display in the window and inside.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Across the Cove

Yearning to go to Maine. ... That coastal breeze and perfect view.  Hidden coves and great blue waters.   This painting is 24x24 and will hopefully go to the gallery soon.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Vertical Blues II (commissioned)

The beach.   Sunset.   Blues.  Enough said. .... Size 10x20

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Dunes (commissioned)

Who ISN'T ready for the beach? ...a quick trip to Wells Beach this week confirmed that I am ready!   Size 12x12

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


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 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.