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The Art Connection

Posted on Sep 26, 2013 in Blog, Featured | 0 comments

The Art Connection

Six degrees of separation is the theory that everyone and everything is six or fewer steps away, by way of introduction, from any other person in the world. On our way to grab dinner before our opening reception on Saturday, Nanci Hersh and I talked about how often this rings true in our lives.  Our reception that night was all about introductions to new faces and reminiscing with old friends but our connection to everyone was through the art on the walls. In her blog “See For Yourself” Nanci Hersh talks about the energy of the evening, “Our work spoke to each other from across the room while the non stop flow of people mingled, mixed and reunited.”     Transformations Gallery is a great venue to showcase Nanci’s koi paintings and my photographs. If you missed us this weekend, I will be at Transformations at the Old Franklin School in Metuchen, NJ on Sunday, October 13th for a Gallery Walk.  The show runs through November 16th so please stop by!  ...

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The Hull Story

Posted on Aug 11, 2013 in Blog, Featured, Landscapes | 0 comments

The Hull Story

We are always checking out boats in harbors and docks.  My husband grew up sailing and loves to provide me with the history and specs of every vessel. During our annual Vineyard trip this year, we did our usual harbor walk. While Jack rattled on about the boats, I could not stop noticing the hulls.  They all have a history.  Some old, peeling, rusted, colorful; others are sleek, shiny and new. It’s really the waterline where the hull meets the water that has a unique reflective quality.  This is where the light dances and creates beautiful design and movement.  The colors are always different and the light bounce from the water is ever changing. Which brings me to this shot and a new appreciation for the beauty of the “hull”.  I’ve decided to include this image in my upcoming show at the Transformations Gallery in NJ with painter and friend Nanci Hersh because of the net-like quality of the light. “Catching Up” opens on September 21st and includes my photographs and Nanci’s paintings with recurring images of nets in our work.  ...

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Spools of inspiration

Posted on Jul 1, 2013 in Blog, Featured, Landscapes | 0 comments

Spools of inspiration

Inspiration is derived from all sorts of things.  As an artist and photographer my inspiration comes from the very visual things that I encounter every day. Last summer while biking in Menemsha on Martha’s Vineyard, I found myself surrounded by beautiful nets and rope.  The bold color of the nets was a striking contrast against the rusted steel and created some great imagery.  A large rusted fishing spool dripping with color was the shot that hooked me in (no pun intended!).  I spent more time shooting…stacks of lobster traps, twisted rope, aging metal and lots of nets. With a full day of sun, biking and camera work behind us, we headed out in search of the ultimate lobster roll. I returned to the docks a few more times to capture different light levels and see if any new fishing boats had come in. The results were very powerful images with strong contrast, vibrant color and interesting texture.  Inspired by the fishing spool, what followed was the culmination of a series titled: “Menemsha”. In a few weeks we will be back on the Vineyard with a list of places to explore for new inspiration! The “Menemsha” series is part of a two person exhibit with Nanci Hersh at the Transformation Gallery in Metuchen, New Jersey on September 21, 2013.  ...

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