I’ve always loved floor cloths in historic interiors and was excited to see this ad (above) in a magazine for a new line of William Morris patterns on floor cloths from Spicher and Co. Floorcloths came out of England in the 18th century and was made from painted and varnished cloth. They were used to … Read more
How was your weekend? I was invited to attend Art on the Green at The Pinehills in Plymouth, their annual arts and crafts show. I’ve been in the past and it gets bigger and better every year. The weather was beautiful – which was lucky because it’s raining and humid today! [Disclosure: the … Read more
On Saturday night, I attended a lovely event at the Arclinea and Rimadesio showroom in Boston. They are currently hosting an art exhibit of oil on canvas works by Christos Hamawi, whose Blue Brick Studios space is located in the SoWa section of Boston’s South End. Arclinea Boston owner Philip Guarino introduces Christos Hamawi Artist … Read more
The South Street Gallery is located in Hingham, MA. Get more information here.
I’m a little late posting this, but last Friday my neice Katie and I spent a lovely evening among several talented artists and their art at the SoWa Artists Guild First Fridays Open Studios in Boston’s South End. The weather was cold and rainy, but it was warm and inviting at 450 Harrison Avenue. My … Read more
I’d like to welcome Marie Fox Studio – A Painting A Day as a new sponsor of ::Surroundings::! Marie, whom I blogged about here and here, produces charming small oil on canvas still life paintings on a daily basis, which she profiles on her blog here and sells on her Etsy shop, here. I’d like … Read more
Scituate, MA based Darlene Bradlee is a multi-dimensional artist whose work in the visual arts includes photography, painting, and mixed media work. I’ve always enjoyed Darlene’s photography for her saturated colors and spirited subjects. I was just introduced to her fantastic mixed media pieces (where have I been to have missed these!!) including these trays … Read more
Architectural colorist Barbara Jacobs is known for her decorative painting and color consulting to both homeowners and designers alike. A woman of many talents, she has branched out and is designing some pretty stunning – and barefoot worthy! – silk and wool rugs via her business Silk Road Weaves. Here are some of her latest … Read more
I received an email today from artist Allison Malinsky sharing with me her amazing work – a group of four works titled “Grand Hotels, Quite the Circus”. She is currently profiled on Phillips Art Expert as an Emerging Artist. Click here to read “Quite the Ringmaster” which showcases these pieces inspired by the amazing lobbies … Read more
Marie Fox, a noted folk art painter, has launched her “A painting a day” studio on Etsy and also has a new blog. Welcome to the wonderful world of blogging, Marie! These small scale oil on board paintings are so sweet!Check out Marie’s shop here.