Summer Reflections

October 2020

Coming back to Naples always reinforces my love for it. Naples is truly my hometown.

Left: Amy Art, my gallery in Bay Harbor

This time of year, I can feel the quickening of the tempo as the social season approaches, even if so much socializing is transitioning to virtual.

The summer in Bay Harbor was amazingly productive. If you follow me on Facebook and Instagram, you know I moved into a larger gallery on Bay Harbor’s Main Street. With the move came a greater influx of visitors. It was so inspiring to visit with them, learn about their lives, and hear their feedback about my work.

The move to the new, expansive space accompanied a burst of creativity.

I continued to experiment with my coastals, my blue palette, and layering techniques. While partial to thick, textural layers of paint, I transitioned to applying layers of thin paint to arrive at a new translucency. You can see this especially in the waves of “Let’s Dance” and “Frame of Mind.”

Above: "Frame of Mind" 48 x 48 inches.

Above: "Let's Dance" 48 x 60 inches

And “the girls” continued to emerge! Every one of the figures in these paintings taps into a special feeling of joy even during these trying times. They express their joy with dancing and friendship, even while being alone or in a virtual world.

Above: "Strawberry Shortcake" 36 x 48 inches

Above: "Where's the Dance Floor" 36 x 48 inches

Naples gallery update: Arsenault Gallery on Third Street South is open Tuesday thru Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. or by appointment. Paul and Eileen Arsenault exhibit my work as well as artwork from a diverse group of artists. Explore the gallery’s two floors of art, and combine the experience with lunch at your choice of downtown’s best restaurants just steps from the gallery.

I would be delighted to meet you at Arsenault or at my home studio by appointment.

Let’s keep in touch.

Above: "5 Peas in a Pod" 60 x 48 inches

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