Small Business Saturday, Saturday, November 28, 2020.

Alas, Small Business Saturday will have to wait until next year, 2021. Stay safe and enjoy Thanksgiving with your friends and family.

Join me, Thursday, August 20, IG Live, 4:00 PM, EST. How to add “water” to a pulp painting.

I will demonstrate my pulp painting technique for adding water imagery to the painting. I’ll discuss the materials and process I use to make the water shimmer and flow. These are some of my most coveted trade secrets so you won’t want to miss it! Post your questions in the question box and I’ll happily answer them. See you at 4:00 EST. Videos are available on IG TV after each session.

Join me for IG Live, Thursday, July 30: mounting the background armature.

Join me for IG Live, 4:00 EST

I will be featured on the Sunday Paper Podcast

I am happy to announce I will be featured on an upcoming podcast for the Sunday Paper, a weekly newsletter for pulp painters and papermakers. The Sunday Paper is published each Sunday by Helen Hiebart Studio.

I will be interviewed in August and the podcast will be available in the Fall. Check back for updates.

Massachusetts Cultural Council Award, 2020. Connecting the picturesque in England with the local landscape of Topsfield.

I am pleased to announce I will be offering a lecture in the Topsfield Town Library this coming spring in conjunction with my award from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. The focus of this year’s lecture will be connecting the picturesque movement in England with the local landscape of Topsfield. The picturesque movement was meant to offset the negative impact of the Industrial Revolution by creating landscape gardens free from smog filled and crowded London.

I am starting a new series of landscape paintings inspired by the Picturesque Movement and will discuss this connection during the lecture. More information to follow.

June Morning Light, River Road. (2019). 24 x 40 inches. Mixed media painting. Photo: Gary Tardiff.

I will be presenting a check to the Tri-Town Council on January 6, 2020.

As part of my on-going fund-raiser for the Autumn, River Road print sale, I will be presenting a check to the Tri Town Council on January 6, 2020 for 1000.00 dollars.

I will be participating in the Crane Estate Art Show Soiree: Dynamic Motion, November 1-3, 2019.

Sailing Fan, Installed, (2016). Mixed Media Wall Relief. 60 x 23 x 4 inches. Mounted on Gator Board.

I will be participating in the Crane Estate Art Soiree: Dynamic Motion, November 1-3, 2019. This year’s theme, Dynamic Motion, suggests the energy-light, wind, rain, snow-so much a part of the New England coast. I have chosen to display my wall sculpture, Sailing Fan, in this year’s exhibit.


I will also display several small framed sculptural works.

New Commission for our new town hall: Topsfield Town Hall

These are the five panels that will make up the commission of River Road for our new town hall.

And we’re off! Within a few weeks, these very incomplete panels will be ready for installation in their new setting in the Topsfield, Ma town hall. Right now, it feels a bit intimidating looking at so much empty space. #commission, #megblackstudios, #topsfieldma #design #interiordesign