Thursday, December 23, 2010

Happy Holidays Everyone!

Hope everyone has an awesome holiday. I'm spending the next few days baking and preparing for Christmas.

Monday, November 29, 2010

New Paintings

Currently I'm working on a few new paintings for the Three Graces Gallery show and trying to prepare for the holidays, so I will not be doing many holiday sales.

This week I will be re-stocking the FPAC store with prints and a few new paintings. I will also be posting some more of my work on Etsy. I still have fairly cheep un matted unsigned prints on Deviant Art.

Happy Christmas shopping

My Favorite Supplies

Here are some of my favorite art supplies:

A mechanical pencil (it keeps a nice sharp point) A 005 Sakura pen, I find the nibs in these tend to sink into the tip fairly quickly, but I have not found a pen I like better yet. A tiny tiny paintbrush. I also have a "large" 1 1/2" paintbrush for doing washes over a whole painting.

Weekly Walks

Recently we decided to take a weekly walk. It is really quite surprising how close everything is in Boston and what neat little nooks and crannies there are out there to be discovered. The day after thanksgiving we went to the South End to check out Gaslight. Sadly, they were closed, but we got a nice peek in the window. Then we were off to the Butcher shop ( I love the pig sign).

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Thanksgiving Eve

Oh sad day. My favorite Starbucks mug broke this morning. I checked e-bay to see if I could get a new one and they are $75. Holy crap! I guess it is time to find a new mug. The next few days I will be taking a little rest from painting. I will be cooking up a big Thanksgiving feast, bacon covered turkey, pretzel rolls, green beans, baked Brussels sprouts, homemade orange ginger cranberry sauce, and four kinds of pies. Yummm! Oh how I love the fall weather and harvest-time cooking. Over the holidays I will be showing in a few small works group shows. I will also have some small works and prints in the FPAC small works group show at the Fort Point store, by the awesome Flour bakery. Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Rotten Teeth

I just came back from the dentist,, and I have more cavities! My penchant for sweets has caught up with me. Inspired by my tooth-woes I'm doing a mini series, little paintings of all my cavities selling at the price they will cost to fill. I will be posting the paintings on Etsy.

Monday, October 18, 2010


A big giant thank you to everyone that made it out for this years Fort Point Open Studios. It was such an awesome blast! and a very full weekend. We very much appreciated Barlows Fort Point breakfast which kept us fed and caffeinated while coffee maker and dishes were all stored out of reach. This weekend I'm looking forward to a quick relaxing vacation in Upstate New York. With the fall weather I have weddings on the mind, Tom and I will be getting married this time next year. eeekkkk! We hasd a fairly long engagement but I think we needed the time to prepare. I'm very busy with my art shows and still want to make all my own invites. Yay Fall! -Jen

Monday, September 27, 2010

Half Finished

I often have more than a few half finished paintings laying around my studio. These pieces range from small pieces that just never seem to turn out right to huge paintings that will just take forever. I am always working on a million projects at once so the paintings tend to build up in the corner. Every once in a while I will rifle through my painting stack and pull something out. Yesterday I found this cute little painting on my desk after a frenzy of cleaning. The texture of the canvas had been bugging me and I just could not seem to get it to turn out right: I usually work on a smoother surface like wood or paper. Miraculously after a few hours of work it developed into this little gem. (I think I found my magic paintbrush)

Sunday, September 05, 2010

Pieces in the Show

The show opened last night! I have posted some photos above of the work just before it was sent out. The show will be up September 4th to the 18th 2010. There are now "preview" images up at:

Friday, August 13, 2010

Almost Time

It is almost time to send out the paintings to Gallery Meltdown. I'm getting the final touches finished, Windexing glass, making sure I have records of everything, writing labels and sorting out the price list. Above are some preview images of "Stormy Seas" and "Blackbirds". -almost done -Jen

Friday, July 30, 2010

Meltdown Gallery Show

New works are emerging. I just ordered some fancy new picture frames and my pieces for the show are steadily developing into shiny little jewels. The next few weeks will be full of painting. Below is a little sneak peek of some of my pieces in the process of being painted.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Mail Me Art 2 2010

Once again there will be a Mail Me Art show and book. I'm not sure if my work will be in either, but it is a great project. Awesome work! The show will be at the Red Gate Gallery

Exhibition dates: Friday 30th July – Thursday 5th August 2010 Opening reception Friday July 30th 6-11pm

Location: Red Gate Gallery 209a Coldharbour Lane London SW9 8RU United Kingdom

For more information please visit:

Monday, June 28, 2010

Sketch Book Project

I always enjoy participating in little projects and viewing other people's work, especially if it involves mailing things. I rarely have the time, but what fun! Currently, in-between work and preparing for my Sep. show, I have been filling up a little Moleskin sketchbook for the Sketchbook Project. I figured that I would try and put together a little comic book of mini stories. Working on a comic has been on my to-do list for a while.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Call to Heroes and Villians

SPACE 242 CALL TO ARTISTS! GOOD VS EEEEEVIL! Superheroes VS Villains Smackdown! Open call for original artwork depicting original superheroes/villains/both! -Email for a submission form. -Submit by June 2, notifications by June 7. -Accepted work delivered by June 16. -Exhibition June 25 through July 23, 2010.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

New Work at the FPAC Store

Last weekend after a nice lunch at Flour bakery, I dropped off some work at the FPAC store. It was a great weekend with lots of good food, sunny weather, fun and friends. I think I now have 4 original pieces at the store and about 10 prints. The top image is "Uprooted" "Warm Wishes" or "Red Shoes" acrylic on wood. "Cold Feet" acrylic on wood. "Ribbit" acrylic on wood Made in Fort Point: The FPAC Store 12 Farnsworth Street Boston, MA 02210 (617) 423-1100

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Show At Space 242 Opening

Below are some photos of the opening at Space 242. What a fun night! such great artists and people. The art was awesome. If anyone did not make it to the opening you can still check out the show Fridays until April 23rd. I have also posted more photos here. Above is some of my work, the three piggies are mine as well as the big rat painting. The other pieces are by Christopher Lyles, one of my friends actually bought me and my fiance one of his pieces. Yay! Above is a photo I took at a recent trip to the Harvard Natural History Museum. We had a early Easter Sunday breakfast at Mul's and then headed out to Harvard. What a perfect day. I think this little yellow guy is a great way to usher in spring. -Happy Day! -Jen

Monday, March 22, 2010

Spring Feaver

Wow! It is starting to get really nice out. My recent trip to Paris and the spring weather has induced a cleaning and baking tirade. This weekend, after my Space 242 opening, I'm going to try to make some of the traditional french macaroons. I have a feeling it may be a blusterous undertaking, but well worth the effort if they work out. My latest show "Vagabond Blues" part of the "6 Pack" show opens this Friday at Space 242. The openings at space 242 are always great. I will be showing with 5 other very talented artists: Dave Macmahon, Patt Kelley and my favorites Christopher Lyles and George Pfromm II

The opening will be Friday the 26th from 6-8pm

Please RSVP on the website:

Saturday, February 13, 2010


I have a give-away! My little Buka Piggy is looking for a new home. He is a small little guy about three inches tall, painted with acrylic with shiny glass eyes. Here is a picture: The rules: Please comment on this post and include your e-mail. The first week in March I will randomly choose one winner. I will e-mail for your address, and send this little piggy to his new home. Thanks and Good Luck ----Contest Now Over-------

Sunday, January 03, 2010

Gulu-Gulu Salem

Today, through all the snow and in-climate weather, we made the trek to Salem to hang the show. Between trying to level paintings, sorting through bubble wrap and scaling ladders we sipped on lattes. We rewarded ourselves with a break for a much needed lunch and a relaxing commuter rail ride home. I love riding the commuter rail, it reminds me of traveling in Europe, something about the seats and suitcase racks. The snow added to the illusion. Everything is now up and the walls look great. Below I have posted some process pictures of some of my pieces. Hope you all can make it to the show opening on Jan 14th. I will be enjoying a vanilla latte martini, my favorite.