Newburyport Art Association “Floral Pastels”

“Floral Pastels & Miniatures” is an exhibition to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the NAA Hills Gallery and honor its namesake, Newburyport Art founder Laura Coombs Hills. Newburyport, MA, Dec. 6 – Jan. 15, 2023.

Christine Molitor Johnson, Sue Ferlazzo, Wanda Blanchard, and Jamie Yalla, four members of the Newburyport Garden Club, have contributed to the show by creating interpretive floral arrangements to accompany select artworks.

Happy that “Tundra Flowers 2” was one of the selected pieces.

Tundra Flowers 2, Pastel, 10″ x 7″ (2022)
Tundra Flowers, Pastel, 7″ x 10″ (2022)

Pastel Society of New Hampshire

“Sabbaday Falls 3″ (Pastel, 7″ x 10”) and “Marconi Beach 3″ (Pastel, 9″ x 12”) at Pastel Society of New Hampshire’s 17th Members’ Exhibition, Wolfeboro Public Library. July 2-30.

Sabbaday Falls 3, Pastel, 7″ x 10″ (2019)
Marconi Beach 3, Pastel, 9″ x 12″ (2022)

Woodman Museum

This year’s “Holiday Artisan Faire” at the Woodman Museum’s Thom Hindle Gallery, Keefe House, Dover, NH, runs Dec. 8 – 23. Pleased to be included with a number of pastel paintings, such as “Sylvan Rhapsody” and “Fall Colors,” and note cards with reproductions if my work.

Sylvan Rhapsody, Pastel, 7″ x 13″ (2019)
Fall Colors, Pastel, 8″ x 8″ (2018)

Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery (NHAA) “Let It Snow”

Three examples in different media (pastel, oil, acrylic) of my work are on display at the 2021 Holiday Exhibition in Portsmouth, NH, which runs Dec. 1, 2021 – Jan. 2, 2022. Also available for sale: smaller unframed paintings and notecards with reproductions of my work.

Evening Glow, Pastel, 9″ x 12″ (2018)
Alpine View, Oil on Canvas, 10″ x 10″ (2020)
Exploration, Acrylic on Canvas, 20″ x 16″ (2017)

Art Guild of the Kennebunks: Awards Show

The Art Guild of the Kennebunk’s annual Awards Show at the Community House in Kennebunkport, ME took place Oct. 9 – 11. Happy to report that “Monhegan” received the First Place Pastel award and that it found a new home. Also sold two unframed pieces (“Winter Marsh” and “White Crest Beach 2”):

Monhegan, Pastel, 8″ x 8′ (2021) – Sold
Winter Marsh, Pastel, 5″ x 7″ (2020) – Sold
White Crest Beach 2, Pastel, 5′ x 7″ (2021) – Sold

Pastel Society of America

I’m honored and excited to have my painting “Foss Mountain” juried into the Pastel Society of America’s 49th Annual “Enduring Brilliance” exhibit (2021). Many thanks to the jurors Richard McKinley, Colette Odya Smith, and Otto Stürcke. The show opened online September 7, 2021.

Foss Mountain, Pastel, 9″ x 12″ (2020)

Newburyport Art Association / Firehouse Gallery – Love is Love

Pleased that “Fantasia” (Pastel, 11″ x 14″) was selected to be included in this exhibition in collaboration with the Firehouse Center for the Arts in Newburyport, MA. Like many of my abstract or semi-abstract pieces it is based on observed landscapes that are expanded and transformed into an imaginary world in the process of painting.

Fantasia, Pastel, 11″ x 14″ (2020)

Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery (NHAA) – “Perfect Pairings”

These are two pastels, based on a view from the cliffs of Monhegan Island in Maine, which I transformed in various paintings of my “Looking Down” series. Most of the pieces in this series, which encompasses works in pastel, oil, and acrylic, are in private collections, but some are still available. These are my first paintings fresh off the easel this year, framed and ready to go to the New Hampshire Art Association’s “Perfect Pairings” show, which runs February 3 – 28. They can be purchased separately or with a 10% discount as a set.

Downward View 1, Pastel, 8″ x 8″ (2021) – Sold
Downward View 2, Pastel, 8″ x 8″ (2021) – Sold

Also available at this exhibit: a pair of abstracts in acrylic:

Improvisation 1, Acrylic on Canvas, 11″ x 14″ (2018)
Improvisation 2, Acrylic on Canvas, 8″ x 10″ (2017)

Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery (NHAA) 80th Anniversary Auction

The New Hampshire Art Association is celebrating its 80th anniversary with a silent auction and fundraiser (in the open gallery in Portsmouth NH and online). The exhibit runs Nov. 6 to Jan. 2. Here are my 3 works available for purchase:

Waterfalls 4, Pastel, 16″ x 20″ (2018) – Sold
Autumn Falls 9, Pastel, 16″ x 12″ (2017) – Sold
Blue Musing 3, Pastel, 7″ x 13″ (2019) – Sold

Also a new piece in the Small Works Gallery, a recent addition to my abstract “Fantasia” series:

Fantasia 2, Pastel, 7″ x 10″ (2020)

NAA Fall Members’ Juried Show, Part 1

“In the Park” (Oil, 9″ x 12″) and “Loisach River” (Oil, 9″ x 12″) at the Newburyport Art Association’s Fall Members’ Juried Show, Part 1 (Oct. 18 – Nov. 2). Excited that “In the Park” received the Newburyport Bank Award for Best Work in Oil and that it also sold. Many thanks to juror Lauren O’Neal, the organizers of the exhibit, and the collector.

In the Park, Oil on Panel, 9″ x 12″ (2019) – Sold
Loisach River, Oil on Panel, 9″ x 12″ (2019)

Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery (NHAA)

 Pleased that these two paintings have been juried into the 20th Annual Joan L. Dunfey Open Juried Exhibition. New Hampshire Art Association, Portsmouth, NH, Oct. 30 – Dec. 1:

Sawgrass Lake Park 3, Pastel, 12″ x 18″ (2019)
Sylvan Rhapsody, Pastel, 7″ x 13″ (2019)

Pleased that “Sawgrass Lake Park 3” received an Honorable Mention award.

Summer paintings from Bavaria

Here are five new pastels done on location this summer in beautiful Kochel am See and Walchensee near the Bavarian Alps. Another one needs finishing touches and is on my easel in my studio back home in Hampton, NH. “Walchensee, Bavaria” sold at the August Show of the Art Guild of the Kennebunks in Kennebunkport, ME.

Kochelsee, Bavaria 3, Pastel, 7″ x 10″ (2019)
Kochelsee, Bavaria 4, Pastel, 7″ x 10″ (2019)
Loisach, Bavaria 3, Pastel, 9″ x 12″ (2019)
Walchensee, Bavaria, Pastel, 5″ x 7″ (2019) – Sold
Walchensee, Bavaria 2, Pastel, 8″ x 8″ (2019)