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November 2007

Small Paintings of Big Impressions

Italy, Kitties in Flower Pot I just got back from my first trip to Italy, where my sister and I spent a week exploring tiny villages, Etruscan tombs, and the mountainous terrain of Umbria. Picturesque doesn't begin to describe the incredible beauty of the landscape or the acute awareness of history that was everywhere around us.

Forget shampoo and hand lotion; my quart-size Ziploc bag was filled to absolute maximum capacity with tubes of paint; the important thing in my carry-on, outbound, is my painting supplies. On the way back, however, it's the little paintings that, I hope, have captured the sweet essence of our experience in a foreign land.

Paintings from Italy and my other travels will be included in a show of 24 small paintings at Skeins, on the second floor of the Senate Building at 175 Franklin Street. Starting Friday, December 7th, from 4:30 to 8:00, the show will continue daily through the weekend.

To preview the show, just click on "December Gallery Walk" on the screen to your left.


Thank You!

Canvas Opening So many thanks to give to everyone who helped with the opening on Friday! We had a huge turnout, an extravagant selection of refreshments, and a gratifying number of sales.

My sister came to Juneau to help me hang the show, friends joined in to keep the hors d'oeuvres coming and the beverages flowing. MK of the Canvas Gallery handled sales in the crush of the crowd with the calm and grace of Queen Elizabeth.

My sister took photos, made sure I wore my fancy dress, and kept me in balance, and I talked with more people in a few hours than I usually do in months.

Thank you, people of Juneau, for coming to see my work, and for supporting me in a big way!