Friday, July 10, 2015

Williamsburg, MA en plein air

Old Tree in back of Post Office-Alma

Toward the Bank-Steve

Toward the Library and Congregational Church-Mary

Friday, June 12, 2015

Friday, June 5, 2015

A perfect plain air day

Carol, Jackie, Mary & Jo-Ann 
In a perfect location!!

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Group Show

Jo-Ann Denehy                Steve Schneider

Friday, May 29, 2015

Stanley Park, Westfield MA

A beautiful day…a beautiful place…

Painting Critique…with ice cream at Friendlies Parking Lot!
A great Day painting outdoors!! (thanks, Lisa!) 

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Group Show Historic North Hall Arts Fest 2015

Hilltown Plein Air exhibit May 23-July21, 2015

North Hall Art Fest  (Click this link to see Summer 2015 Events)

Charcoal by Carol Chandler: Oils by J0-Ann Denehy

Oil Landscapes by Jackie Brodeur

Watching the Finches, Watercolor by Natalie Birrell

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

International Academic Artist Annual Show 2015: Anne Kusiak & Jo-Ann Denehy

Wyben Haflingers, by Anne Kusiak

JoAnn Denehy was also represented in the 2015 Exhibit.

For a complete list of exhibitors and awards, follow link below:

Academic Artist Association 2015 Annual Show

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Plein Air 2015

Mary Montague chasing the Light

Natalie looking for a painting spot  on her property along the Westfield River
May 8th

Friday, April 24, 2015

April 24, 2015: We were determined to get outside and paint!

A few of us went out to paint en plain air this morning. Windy and cold. We took some photos, then headed to the nearest coffee Shop!

Too windy to paint but not too cold to take photos and plan..

Mary and Jackie

Outlook Farm Orchard: 

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

"What does great art do?" 

"Think of a painting you think is a great work of art and ask yourself "Why?" i.e.:
  • it inspires me
  • it stimulates me
  • it moves me….
Then ask:

How does it accomplish that? What is different about this work of art? Why do I think this is happening?

There is no wrong answer. Here are some possibilities:
  • technique
  • beauty
  • innovation
  • evocative
Finally, here's the most significant question - a great one to reflect on:

Are you applying what you think makes other art great to your own work?

"Paint your own paintings, don’t be swayed. Have the courage to paint the paintings that you are meant to do, that are uniquely yours. Just do it, no excuses." - Daniel Graves

Friday, January 2, 2015

Get it Out There


 "Ring the bells that still can ring 
Forget your perfect offering 
There is a crack in everything 
That's how the light gets in."

 (Leonard Cohen)

Friday, November 7, 2014

Burnett Gallery Reception

In spite of a cold rain and chill, we had a nice turnout for the opening reception of our group show: Barns of New England"

Hilltown Plein Air Painters Group Exhibitions and Events

2003: Huntington Public Library-Huntington & Hilltown Scenes
2005: Westhampton Congregational Church Benefit Exhibit-The Villiage and Farms of Westhampton
2006: Westfield Public Library Gallery -Westfield River Watershed
2006: Wyben Union Chapel Benefit Exhibit Westfield MA-Scenes in Wyben
2006: Chester Miniature Theater-The Chesterfield Gorge, Chester Train Station and Village
2006: Cooley Dickinson Hospital-Upper Gallery-Plein Air Local Scenes
2006: Old Courthouse Gallery , Northampton MA 2006-Plein Air Local Scenes
2006: Hilltown Community Development Corp Gallery: -Chesterfield -New Mexico Plein Air
2007: Meekins Library Gallery in Wiliamsburg Gallery:Plein air scenes of Graves Farm, Williamsburg
2007: Lathrop Community Gallery in Easthampton-Arcadia
2007: The Becket Land Trust-Scenes of the Becket Quarry
2008: July: Cummington Community House: "Peace of the River"
2009: March: Cooley Dickinson Hospital: "Who we Are."
2009: July 25: Paint Out and Outdoor Exhibit, 9am-2 pm: 99 Main Street, Northampton MA: Hampshire Council of Governments
2009: September 5-7: Blandford Fair Art Show
2009: September 11th: International Plein Air Paint Out: Stanley Park, Westfield MA
2010: Old Courthouse Gallery, Northampton: "Views from the Lawn." Plein air around the Northampton MA Area
2010: Huntington Porter Phelps Museum, Hadley MA; Aug-October
2010: Huntington Town Hall, Huntington MA: Nov & December: Scenes Around Town
2011: Huntington Town Hall: Ongoing, rotating exhibit of recent works.
2011: Westhampton Public Library: Hilltown Views: Month of May
2011: Westhampton Public Library: Hilltown Painters in the SouthWest
2012: Cummington Community Center: "Between Two Cities in Poetry and Art." April.
2013: Sunderland Public Library: Sugarloaf Views
2013 Outlook Farm Post and Beam Barn Gallery October
2014: October: Jones Library, Amherst MA Nov 1-30
2015 Hampshire Regional YMCA March-May 2015
2015: Historic North Hall Arts Fest May-July 2015
2015 Westhampton Public Library: "Summer Escapes" June 1-30.