Gearing up for “GRAFT” – a solo exhibition!

Creating site-specific installation at The Weil Gallery

The process began two years ago…unsure of what I wanted to make at the time, I would go into the studio each day, beginning in the Fall of 2015, trust my impulses and intuition, piece together disparate, fabrics, papers and painted patterns and slowly move from two-dimensions into three.

Piece by piece, the work has slowly evolved into a multi-media exhibition…and you’re invited to experience it!

 

 

 

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June Encaustic Workshop

I’ll be hosting a weekend Encaustic workshop at my new, bright, spacious studio at The Mill at 80 Fountain St.,Pawtucket.


Day 1: Beginner workshop for those new to or curious about learning encaustic. Or… if you need a refresher on the basics,

Day 2: Continuation from Day 1; Or… for those who already have work(s) in- progress and need the space and set-up to keep going.

Click on the Classes and Workshops page to enroll!

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March Encaustic workshop at my studio

I’ll be hosting a weekend Encaustic workshop at my new, bright, spacious studio at The Mill at 80 Fountain St.,Pawtucket.

 
Day 1: Beginner workshop for those new to or curious about learning encaustic. Or… if you need a refresher on the basics,

Day 2: Continuation from Day 1; Or… for those who already have work(s) in- progress and need the space and set-up to keep going.

Click on the classes/workshops page to enroll in Day 1, Day 2 or BOTH days!

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Me, The Burren and Sean Scully

I recently visited Ireland and fell in love with The Burren region. It’s covered in limestone and feels otherworldly and weird.

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Taleen Batalian, The Burren

It didn’t take long in my travels to discover that I wasn’t alone in feeling inspired by this landscape. Sean Scully, originally from Ireland and who’s work I love, used the arrangement of the limestone to create a large body of work consisting of photographs…

Sean Scully, from the Walls of Aran series

Sean Scully, from the Walls of Aran series

and paintings…

Sean Scully, Wall of Light Burren

This Burren contains a lifetime worth of ideas. I can’t wait to get back to my studio and dive in to my own photographs and memories of this magical place.

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“Feeding the Creative Spirit” workshop a success!!

Great day all around at the “Feeding the Creative Spirit” workshop, held at The Newport Art Museum last week. Participants were busy making shadow drawings in the morning; spent time at mark-making stations mid-day, and, later in the afternoon, “worked into” shadow drawings with paint. Good vibes, good learning and tons of art-making at this SOLD-OUT, 6-hour art workshop in Newport, RI.

Working at the collage station

Working at the collage station

Drawing shadows

Drawing shadows

Adding paint to shadow drawings

Adding paint to shadow drawings

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“Feeding the Creative Spirit” workshop coming to Newport, RI

The Newport Art Museum studios will serve as the venue for an upcoming workshop “Feeding the Creative Spirit” that I’ll be co-teaching with artist friend, Emily Vickers. In case you didn’t realize just how beautiful the surroundings are, here’s a sneak peak …

Newport Art Museum

Newport Art Museum

 

 

 

 

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This workshop is designed to help you tap into your best creative energy and is for artists and non-artists alike. Come, explore and start making! Click here to sign up.

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Going back to my roots

Something is definitely getting very close to culminating in my creative process – relatively speaking. I had been painting, exclusively for over 10 years and suddenly (thanks to an honest conversation with friend and fellow artist), it occurred to me to move back to my roots (in fashion design) and finish what I started there…not with clothing – per se – but with experimenting and manipulating fabric as sculpture for the body and the performance aspect of a runway show.

So, that is what I’m doing…working toward a performance that will attempt to transport an audience to experience my inner world for 20 minutes or so.

Stay tuned for updates…and in the meantime, here’s a sneak peak …

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Preparing for “Feeding the Creative Spirit” workshop …

I visited the Fuller Craft Museum yesterday.

I’m kind of in love with this place …

The museum will serve as the venue for my upcoming workshop “Feeding the Creative Spirit” that I’ll be co-teaching with artist friend, Emily Vickers. We didn’t realize just how beautiful the surroundings are …

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Did you know that Fuller Craft Museum has serene 22-acre campus surrounded by over 700 acres of scenic woodland and the brilliant architectural landscape of Frederick Law Olmstead’s D.W. Field Park in Brockton, MA.? The Museum also has an award-winning 21,000 square foot building, sculpture garden, courtyards, and nature trails (like Caroline’s Pathway).

Entrance to the FCM

Entrance to the FCM

 

 

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In the sculpture garden

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View from inside the museum

 

 

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2014 Staff Invitational at South County Art Association

As many of you know, I have been teaching at the South County Art Association for a few years and I’m happy to be showing eight of my encaustic paintings in their beautiful gallery from July 10 – August 23.

Opening Reception: July 10 from 7:30-9:00pm

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All at the same time

This gallery contains 2 photos.

I’ve not seen the show Shinique Smith:Firsthand — at LACMA through mid-July — and probably won’t make it to LA before it closes, but this work stopped me in my tracks. It feels like the convergence of old and new, random … Continue reading

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