Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Swampscott Makes News

As the entire east coast prepared for Hurricane Irene, my daughters and I were home bound and ready to take whatever action would keep us safe. Fortunately, there was minimal damage in town, none to our home, although 14 boats were ripped away from their moorings. For this reason, Swampscott was a news headliner.

Watching the cleanup yesterday was a main event. Last time I checked there were just under 14,000 residents in this coastal town, just 15 miles North of Boston.

As summer comes to a close (with the first day of school tomorrow) I am ready to get back into the studio. It's been a hectic month with everything going on except for art activities, although I did submit one of my new Water Life paintings to a juried water themed show in Salem, "Just Add Water". This show is running in conjunction with "Ripple Effect, the art of H2O" at the Peabody Essex Museum, and will be juried by Sarah Fraser Robbins, director of the nature center at the museum.

I will hear tomorrow if my piece was accepted.

"Waves", 18" x 24", encaustic on panel


  1. This piece is all that I envision of the northeastern US coastal waters. Truly beautiful and so glad to know you are all ok!

  2. Waves is a beautiful painting and certainly perfect for a water themed show. I'm glad you're safe.

  3. Thank you Sherry and Hallie.
    News continues to be loaded with people who still don't have electricity, and the flooding in VT continues to isolate towns. It's inspirational, may lead me to another large water life painting.