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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Holiday Show @ Studio Place Arts

This year's holiday show is festive and magical as always. You will find many gifts for others and for yourself.

Days & Hours:
November 12 − 29  (Tuesday - Friday 11 − 5; Saturday noon - 5)
December 2 − 20 (Tuesday - Friday 11 − 5; Saturday 11 − 8)*** late hours
December 22, 23, 26, and 27 (noon - 4)

Location: 201 North Main Street, Barre
Office: 802.479.7069

lost and found // found objects in old Mexican frame //5x3.5x1" // 2014 // $90
wheel of fortune // collage w/oil & encaustic //8x8x1" // 2014 // $180
saint elizabeth // collage w/oil //8x8x1" // 2014 // $180
three muses (music)// collage w/oil & encaustic //8x8x1" // 2014 // $180

light of winter (ten females) // collage w/oil & encaustic //10x18x1" // 2014 // $275

Monday, November 24, 2014

Opening & Show @ Catamount in St. Johnsbury

2nd Tuesday (the group of eight artists with whom I meet monthly, on the second Tuesday of each month) is having an exhibit at Catamount Arts in St. Johnsbury. We set the work up today, and it looks really good! There will be an opening reception on Friday, December 12, from 5-7 PM. Come if you can! 

Opening Dec 12th from 5 to 7

located at 115 Eastern Avenue, St. Johnsbury

Show throughout December

Artists are Cheryl Betz, myself, Mark Lorah, Maggie Neal, Elizabeth Nelson, Kathy Stark, Janet van Fleet, and Ann Young.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

collages from 2014

Although I spent most of the winter of 2013-2014 making sculptures from found wood, spring brought the urge to do collage again — So when the annual 2 week trip to art-camp at Small Point Maine arrived I decided to jump in both feet ...I purchased many "elephant" panels and beautiful paper from France at the great "Artists & Craftsman Store" in Portland.

child's memory // collage w/oil on  panel // 2014 // 48x24x2" // $1800

princess grace // collage w/oil on paper & panel // 2014 // 14x14x1" // $450
twelve figures // collage w/oil on paper & panel // 2014 // 14x14x1" // $450

she's an artist... // collage w/oil on paper & panel // 2014 // 14x14x1" // $450

girl with wings // collage w/oil on panel // 2014 // 11x8x1" // $350

winter light (10 females) // collage w/oil on paper & panel // 2014 // 10x18x1" // $275

wheel of fortune// collage w/oil  & encaustic on paper & panel // 2014 // 8x8x1" // $180

saint elizabeth// collage w/oil on paper & panel // 2014 // 8x8x1" // $180
three muses (music) // collage w/oil on paper & panel // 2014 // 8x8x1" // $180

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Seasons Change....Work Changes

A delight of living in a temperate climate is the four seasons — they are each so different that their effect on the mind/body/spirit is noticeable.  So it follows that ones inspiration for art will manifest anew....Spring brought with it the new idea for the wood sculptures — wooden vessels holding wood. It started with the piece shown here...
box of sticks (black) // found wood,beeswax, encaustic // 3x11x4" // $150
circle of life (manganese blue) //

circle of life (black & courbet green //

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Loving Winter

It is difficult to be cold yet the quiet and whiteness of winter is deeply enriching. Soon enough it will be warm and then I will have to be outside with garden adventures. I love not having to wonder if I belong in my studio — thus these past months and hopefully another 2 will provide me with a lot of studio time. What have I been making? Everything —— more wooden sculptures (I truly believe are magical) encaustic paintings (to be shown here) and finally back into collages — they are very slow going and not always successful (so none yet).

sand tracks 20 // 2013 // encaustic on handmade paper // 14x14x1" // $400

six oysters // 2014 // 6x6x1" // encaustic w/oyster shell // $500

Thursday, December 26, 2013

End of 2013

three columns of primary colors
found blocks, pure beeswax, encaustic pigment, steel rods
2x2 blocks w/heights 13, 11, 14" // 2013 

What a year! Clearly making assemblages was my inspiration and there is no end in sight. The ingredients are abundant challenging and fun — pure beeswax, found wood, and encaustic pigments. The compositions are getting more varied and I move toward perfection without becoming a perfectionist — room for the acceptable flaw.

five assorted wood pieces
hanging totem, 3 beaver pieces, and assemblage

atlantic eighty-seven
found wood, pure beeswax, encaustic pigment, key, steel rod
13x10x4.5" // 2013 

atlantic eight-nine
found wood, pure beeswax, encaustic pigment, steel rod
6.5x4x4" // 2013 

atlantic eighty-four
found wood, pure beeswax, encaustic pigment, steel rod
15x18x5" // 2013 

atlantic eighty-three
found wood, pure beeswax, encaustic pigment, nails, steel rod
16.5x23x7.5" // 2013 

atlantic eighty-two
found wood, pure beeswax, encaustic pigment, nails, steel rod
9x12x5" // 2013 

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Nataha Durham opens Studio Store in Norway Maine

Natasha, the oldest of my six kids, has been entrepreneurial from early on — as a young teen she created the best grilled tofu sandwiches known and sold them to office workers in Portland Maine...although she was an art student/artist at the Portland Art School she seemed to innately know how to run a forward to today and voila — her international handbag business now has a store front and workshop — in Norway Maine.

Natasha wants all family members to have something for sale in the date, Monique Henriksen Payne is silk-screening original fabric designs and I am providing wooden assemblages for ambiance & sale.

atlantic #43 (14x7x5"// $300) 
atlantic #42 (20x9x4"// $350) 

atlantic #22 (9x5x5"// $170) 
atlantic #40 (11x10x5"// $240) 

Saturday, July 27, 2013

artifacts show at Studio Place Arts in Barre july & august 2013

the wood is found along the atlantic ocean — it has tossed around so all the edges are curves and altered.

The wood pieces are dried out in the air and then soaked in beeswax — encaustic is also melted into the wood for strength and color.

totem 1 (13x3x4"// $70) 

totem 2 (19x2.5x5"// $60) 

atlantic #59 (7x6.5x2.5"// $150) 

atlantic #60 (8x8.5x3"// $170) 

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Summer series CALM 2013

 A series called calm came about with the desire/need to work with just color fields and lines/shapes. I was having such difficulty resolving some collages I started in early spring — the following 10 pieces were a welcome reprieve although not easy either. They are all oil stick on board, 12x10x1" or 10x10x1" and $250 each. or $2000 for the complete series.

Current Shows

2nd TUESDAY @ Catamount Arts show of 2nd Tuesday art group: Cheryl Betz, Alexandra Bottinelli, Mark Lorah, Maggie Neal, Elizabeth Nelson, Kathy Stark, Janet Van Fleet, Ann Young. OPENING Dec 12 — 5 to 7 in St. Johnsbury. Throughout December.

GARAGE Pop-Up ART during month of October 2014 // with special events of music and poetry!

Upcoming Juried Show IT'S BLACK & WHITE @ Studio Place Arts from april 15 - May 31.
Reception Friday May 9, 7-p PM (Big Artsy SPA Happening)

Studio Place Arts (SPA) is located at 201 N. Main St., Barre

Please visit me at my studio at SPA — call for appointment @ 595.1759


  • Shows

    2008 - 2014
  • 2nd Tuesday, Catamount Arts, St. Johnsbury, Vermont
  • Pop-Up Garage Show, Montpelier, Vermont
  • Millers Thumb Art Gallery, Greensboro, Vermont
  • 2nd Tuesday -- New Work, Christine Price Gallery, Castleton State College, Vermont
  • New Work, show w/Kathy Stark, Catamount Arts, St. Johnsbury, Vermont
  • Four Today, T.W.Wood Art Gallery, (with Tari Swenson, Beth Pearson, Deborah Hillman)
  • Inspired by Stories, Sullivan Museum, Norwich University
  • Lazy Pear Gallery, Montpelier, Vermont
  • Art House Gallery, Craftsbury Common, Vermont
  • Caspian Art Works, Greensboro, Vermont
  • Encaustics, Studio Place Arts, Barre, Vermont
  • Second Tuesday, AVA Gallery, Lebanon, New Hampshire
  • Earlier Shows
  • Tamarack Gallery, East Crafrtsbury, Vermont
  • Jewels, Elan Gallery, Rockland, Maine
  • Leighton Gallery, Blue Hill, Maine
  • Early Memory as Icon, Doll Anstadt Gallery, Burlington, Vermont
  • Small Point Artists, New O’Farrell Gallery, Brunswick, Maine
  • Small Point Artists, Eastland Gallery, Portland, Maine
  • In Depth: Seven Vermont Artists, Jullian Scott Memorial Gallery, Johnson State College, Vermont
  • Life & Death, Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury, Vermont
  • Education & Residencies
  • Connecticut College, BA, New London, Connecticut
  • Vermont Studio Center
  • Small Point Art Colony, Maine
  • 2nd Tuesday Art Group, Vermont