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Cathedral, River Road (2017). Mixed Media Painting. 36 x 24 inches, (46 x 34 inches framed). Private Collection.

Cathedral, River Road (2017). Mixed Media Painting. 36 x 24 inches, (46 x 34 inches framed). Private Collection. Order a limited edition print.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The design for Gothic Cathedrals was inspired by the forests of medieval Europe. The stone rib vaults that seem to soar to the heavens echo the intertwining tree branches that hang heavily over the forest floor while the stained glass windows reflect a light considered spiritual to many, and the work of fairies to others.

It was this very sort of image that I was met with as I walked on River Road, Topsfield, one afternoon. The way the light was dancing off the trees, and the arch of the intertwining branches as they crossed the road mimicked the interior of a Gothic Cathedral. Even though I have walked this road so many times, I had never seen it quite this way before. Inspired, I went into my studio to “build” my own Cathedral.

 

 

Register for a Papermaking Workshop

Have you ever wanted to learn to make paper, expand your artistic practice to include handmade paper in variety of colors and textures, or make a set of handmade paper stationery and matching envelopes? What about giving Mom a special gift for Mother’s Day by treating her to a paper making workshop? Better yet, join Mom and make it a mother daughter/son event.

Sign up for the workshop below that best suits your interests.

Introduction to Papermaking: Saturday, May 13, 10:00-4:00, 120.00.
This 6-hour workshop will introduce students to the fundamentals of the papermaking process. The workshop will be held at Meg Black’s fully equipped papermaking studio located at 48 Prospect St. Topsfield, MA. The studio is complete with a Hollander Pulp Beater, paper making molds, deckles, raw and beaten fibers, and hydraulic paper press. Students will be introduced to both historic and contemporary techniques of papermaking, which fibers are suitable for the papermaking process, and will become familiar with handmade paper artwork, both the artist’s as well as that of other artists who work in this exciting and unique medium. Limited to 8 students. 120.00 includes all materials. Refreshments served.

What to bring to the workshop:
1. Waterproof boots or shoes and old clothes. Do not wear crocks-they are slippery in water and you will get your feet wet!

2. Collage elements such as any artwork you are comfortable tearing up and
re-working, yarn or pieces of cloth, flat found objects natural or synthetic, scissors, a
sketch book to write notes in, pencil to write with, magazine images, personal photographs for collaging.

3. A sense of adventure and a vivid imagination.

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Pulp painting workshop: Saturday, June 3, 10:00-4:00, 120.00.

In this 6-hour workshop students will explore pulp-painting techniques using cotton fiber, linen, and overbeaten abaca. The workshop will be held at Meg Black’s fully equipped papermaking studio located at 48 Prospect St. Topsfield, MA. The studio is complete with a Hollander Pulp Beater, paper making molds, deckles, raw and beaten fibers, and hydraulic paper press. Painting “tools” including spoons, turkey basters, squeeze bottles, syringes, brushes, and plastic cards will used to “paint” handmade paper. Each student will create a piece of paper art approximately 18 x 24. Limited to 6 students. Refreshments served, bring your own lunch.

What to bring to the workshop:
1. Waterproof boots or shoes and old clothes. Do not wear crocks-they are slippery in water and you will get your feet wet!

2. Collage elements such as any artwork you have done that you are comfortable tearing up and re-working, scissors, flat found objects that can be immersed in water, a sketch book to write notes in, pencil to write with, magazine images, photographs.

3. An open mind and sense of adventure! This will be a lot of fun.

Click to register for the Workshop

Sail Boat Triptych, 16 x 10 inch frame. 85.00.

This triptych features three 4 x 4-inch prints inspired by the sailing regatta in Marblehead Harbor.  Custom framed by the Art of Framing in Middleton, MA.

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Sail Boat Triptych, 16 x 10 inch Custom Frame, 85.00.

 

A gracious note from a long time collector

Hi Meg!

Here are photos of your beautiful pieces.  The smaller ones we bought are in friends houses.

Happy Holidays!

Best,

Dawn
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Autumn Marsh Triptych, 15 x 7 inches. 85.00.

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Small Works for Small Spaces

sail-boat-triptych-iiSail Boat Triptych, 15 x 7 inches.  85.00.

Happy Birthday DADA!

Mary Melilli, Graphic Designer, calligrapher, and Chair of the Art and Design department at Salem State University, and  I collaborated on a painting inspired by the DADA movement which is “celebrating” its 100th anniversary this year. This artistic and literary movement arose as a reaction to the atrocities of war and the absurdity of early twentieth century culture. The Art + Design faculty at Salem State University continue this lineage of provocative art making and create diverse works of art that generate questions about our contemporary society, the role of the artist and the purpose of art in the twenty-first century.

http://essex.wickedlocal.com/news/20161016/on-exhibit-endicott-features-magic-of-william-meyerowitz-while-salem-state-turns-to-dada-art

Marblehead Harbor painting, installed, private residence.

marblehead-harbor-de                                                                                                                                                                              I love the way the colors of the room bring out the palette of the painting.

 

 

 

 

Painting 40 x 26 inches. Mixed media handmade paper.  Private collection.

FAN Sea That!

If you didn’t get to the beach or the Boston Public Gardens this summer, why not bring a taste of either into your home or office? These Mixed Media Wall Reliefs capture the natural beauty of New England and add an up to date look to any interior design concept. Made with shaped abaca pulp, folded Giclee prints on German Watercolor paper, and mounted onto 1″ Gator Board, these large scale sculptural works are lightweight, ready to install, and guaranteed not to fade. Enjoy the beauty of New England all year round!

North Shore Fan installed insitu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

North Shore Wall Relief,

60 x 28 x 5 inches.

2.500.00.

Sailing Installed, insitu

 

 

 

 

Sailing Boats Wall Relief,

60 x 23 x 4 inches.

2,500.00.

 

fireplace with brick wall and sofas


Boston Public Garden Fan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boston Public Garden Wall Relief

56 x 26 x 4 inches.

2,500.00.

Fall 2016 Preview: Wall Art for a country family room

I just completed this triptych of wall reliefs for a lovely family room, complete with comfy chairs, over stuffed pillows and tasteful accessories.  I plan to add another Spring image to make this a polyptych, once we get through another New England winter!

Boxford Pond Installed