Tuesday, February 22, 2011
This little lady resides atop a building in Old Town. The tile was placed sometime in the 1920's, during Prohibition. Most probably the place was a Speak Easy and her picture signaled those interested that the building housed 'ladies of the night'. I'm told there are other tiles around Old Town. I'm planning to take the 'historic tour' which should peel back more of the interesting history in this old town...more later.
Thursday, February 10, 2011
- Mary Anne Hoffmann
- The quote "Art is the only way to run away without leaving home" by Twyla Tharp, best describes the attraction to every part of the painting process for me. Having painted for nearly 25 years intermittently while raising 3 valuable citizens, I took up the endeavor nearly fulltime in 1990. Soaking up art history and technique books, taking workshops with Coleman Cohen, Gifford Nicolaides, Susan Gallagher, Michelle Chrisman, J. K. Drummond, Leo Neufeld, Joe Lorusso. My inspiration is whatever touches my heart. I admire the work of The Boston Women's Artists Guild, the California Impressionists and such contemporary artists as Greg Kreutz, Susan Lyon, Thomas Buechner, Clyde Aspevig. I keep my drawing board occupied with plans for still lifes, floral portraits, and scenes from travels; keeping my enthusiasm vital and fresh.