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We saw some wonderful art at The Metropolitan this week while in NYC.  Here are two wonderful Van Gogh’s.  Take a look at the close up of the Cypress painting….so MUCH PAINT!


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Here are more works by David Hockney that we saw at the exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City this week.

It was an interesting exhibit as we saw the way his art transformed over the years.

And you can see the scope of some of the work.  It was an interesting exhibit.

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While in NYC this week we went to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and caught a special exhibit of David Hockney’s work and it was interesting to see the transformation over the years.

More to come tomorrow.

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We made it up to the dog show….the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York City at Madison Square Garden.

What fun for anyone who loves dogs.

There were 202 breeds showing and about 2100 dogs.  Heaven for someone like me!

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I got to spend a few hours at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City yesterday.

I love seeing the size of paintings that we see in books and then realize how large…or small they really are.


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20180113_074950495727157While at Belle Grove this week I got a couple of photos of one of my favorite things there….a Nanny Bench Rocker.   “Nanny rockers” (in some cases called “mammy rockers”) are benches that have a place for the caretaker to sit while the baby lies beside her. There is a slat in front of the baby portion to prevent the child from rolling off as he or she is rocked gently back and forth.  Sometimes the slats are removable so the bench can be used by two people once it’s not needed for the baby.

True “nanny rockers” were most often made in the Windsor style and usually date to the first half of the 19th century.  The one at Belle Grove is estimated around 1820.  As luck had it there was a staff member with her baby there taking photos for their newsletter so I got a shot of how it really works.  And in the last photo you see the placement of the rocker….often in front of the fireplace.  Interesting things you’ll see at Belle Grove.

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I’m excited to announce that I have been invited to show my art at Belle Grove this June along with two other regional artists. We visited the house yesterday to meet and discuss the show.  It’s the first time they are going to display local art throughout the house.  I’m so excited.

This beautiful old home is a terrific place to show art and for people to see a wonderful example of a manor house.  We will keep you updated on all the details as we get closer to the show on June 22-24, 2018.  There will be an “Meet the Artists” Reception on June 23rd as well as classes and workshops on June 23rd and 24th.  It will be a great time to visit Belle Grove.

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