Another Art Exhibit~My local Art Guild

The 17th Annual Massasoit Art Guild Show is up and live at the website at massasoitartguild.com.

I am proud to have 5 pieces in this show and even more excited to have won 1st place in watercolor with “Old Friend”. I also received 2 Memorial Awards for “Baby Sparrow” and “Suer Shed”.

This was an especially lovely show as I exhibited with my talented sister Sue Wiseheart and her piece “Talk’s Cheap” one 3rd place in Other Media.

Art is so personal. Art helps me express the beauty I see in this world and I am grateful to be able to paint.

I hope you find something to make you smile here.

Maggie

Behind Our Doors # 5

This is the 5th and final door in my series Living Behind our Doors. This project was inspired by Covid-19, racial injustice and the continuing discrimination against the LGBTQ+ community. You can see the original post and my thoughts by clicking http://maggiehartart.com/living-behind-our-doors/ and you can see all the doors in my series in my gallery.

I hope you saw something that inspired you. If so, leave a comment.

May you have ease of being in all you do today.

Maggie

March 2020 Exhibit~The Gallery at Cormier Jewelry

So thrilled to have the opportunity to exhibit six of my paintings in the Gallery at Cormier Jewelers in Spencer Ma.  It is so amazing to have my work on display in a local setting. It is more than I could ever have imagined for myself.

So far this year I have painted 8 watercolors that I am happy with. I have had 3 commissions and sold 2 paintings. It’s been a great start to 2020 in terms of my painting goals.  Painting everyday has made all the difference in my growth as an artist. I have done a series of dogs which was very rewarding, two big cats and a doe, but I always seem to be called back to painting birds. There is something special for me about the details of the feathers and overall sweetness of these little ones.

My next few paintings will most likely be birds. There are so many local species I have yet to paint and as spring approaches, they will be migrating back to New England and make me smile with their songs.

Happy Spring to all!

Maggie

First Art Show ~ Best In Show

 I had the first exhibition of my work at the Massasoit Art Guilds 16th Annual Show this last weekend Oct 19th & 20th. To my great surprise and joy I won Best In Show for my painting Sparrow Love. I also received a Memorial Award for my painting Blue Eyes. It was such a wonderful experience and gave my confidence in my work a boost. We all have occasional self doubt and I have an abundance of it at times.  This award certainly reinforces my identity as an artist. I am thankful the to Guild for the opportunity to show my work and and the support and encouragement from the other guild members.  It was so great to have my sister Sue with me on Saturday when the awards were given out and the support of my family and friends throughout the weekend. What a wonderful experience!