Pepsi Hybrid Electric Delivery Truck, Canton, MA.
New Glass Courtyard, Art of the Americas Wing Expansion, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
The Passage of the Delaware, Thomas Sully painter, 1819, Boston Museum of Fine Arts
William Wetmore Story’s “Medea,” 19th-Century Gallery, Art of the Americas Wing, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Art of the Americas Wing view, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
As a photorealist painter, Scott Prior caught my eye 28 years ago with his massive, exquisitely detailed photorealist painting ‘Nanny and Rose’ (right). A print of it has been in my home for almost as long. So when I walked into William Baczek Fine Arts in Northampton, MA and noticed a woman standing with friends, I said “you look familiar.” It happened to be Prior’s wife Nanny Vonnegut, also a painter (and Kurt Vonnegut’s daughter) and the subject of the painting. Prior’s paintings have always been important to me because his blend of hyper-realism, energized light and ordinary subjects illustrate an almost animist view that all things are infused with spirit. Prior has worked with various familiar motifs close to home: family, domestic still lifes, rural infrastructure and pastoral gardens.
I photographed Prior and Vonnegut (left) at the Gallery’s ‘Annual Still Life Exhibition’ where both painters will be showing through March 12. A portion of ‘Nanny and Scott,’ another large piece, can be seen to the left in the MFA photo above.
David Harrison, seen here with ‘Large Still Life with Roll,’ (2010), lived a few blocks from me in Allston, the Boston “student ghetto,” when we drove cabs together in the early 1980′s. He is currently the featured artist at William Baczek Fine Arts, Northampton, MA and is represented by galleries as far away as Houston. David is married to painter Maureen O’Connor, who has her own opening at the Atlantic Works Gallery in East Boston March 3.
I first met painter Sarah Rutherford at a show of her work in Wellfleet, MA. So deft was her use of color and texture I later purchased two large pieces. Fresh out of the University of Vermont and “practically living” in her car, she showed early promise with excellent drawing and the ability to project poetic intuition into a variety of painterly designs. She left shortly after to explore the New York City art scene and got a job working at Frankies Spuntino, where she was later contracted to do over 100 illustrations for a book of recipes the restaurant intended to publish. For her work (in its second printing), she was recently mentioned in Food and Wine Magazine. Still only 26, she has ample room to grow beyond her initial successes. Sarah currently lives in Rochester, NY where she has helped to establish “The Sweet Meat Co.,” an art collective, creating paintings, accepting commissions and doing illustration work. If you’re looking for a portrait or illustration, I highly recommend this intelligent and driven painter while she is still affordable. See www.sarahrutherford.net.
The evening of the Inaugural Address for newly re-elected Governor Deval Patrick, First Lady Diane Patrick spoke before the Posse Foundation. The couple stole away from an Inaugural party at the Boston Public Party to walk across Copley Square to the Posse Scholars Awards Ceremony at the Copley Fairmont Hotel, one of Diane Patrick’s favorite programs.
Tabletop Decor, The State Room, Boston, MA
The State Room’s Great Room, Boston, MA
Didriks Dinner Series, Combining Didriks Housewares, Food and Friends
Crispy Confit Quail on Free-Form Butternut Squash Gratin with Grilled Frisee and Cranberry Gastrique, served on a Pillivuyt Quartet Plate, by Season To Taste Caterering; Chef Robert Harris
Didriks, Simon Pearce Bowl and Plate
Dinner Setting by Didriks, Match Pewter Round Incised Bowl
iittala Toikka Ruby Red Bird for Didriks
Grimes & Company, Westborough, MA
Kristin Nordahl, The MNE Group, Boston, MA
Governor Deval Patrick, Campaign Victory Party
Republican Candidate Charlie Baker, Boston SIGMA Conference
Instructor-Student Patient Case Reviews
Medical Students’ Morning Rounds With Instructor
Biochemistry Lab, Dr. Jamie Maguire (l) and Assistant
From the Archives: Curry College Freshman Convocation 2009
Colonial Williamsburg Musket Discharge Scene, Williamsburg, VA for National Geographic by Boston Photographer Glenn Kulbako
The Dugan Henderson Group, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, Boston, MA
Ladies Hat Winners, Senator Scott Brown, Putnam Boston Jumper Classic, Hamilton, MA
Rider Prepares For Jump, Putnam Boston Jumper Classic Pre-Party, Intercontinental Hotel, Boston, MA
Clyde Lee III Pulls Ball Down For Touchdown Against Kent State Univertsity, Chestnut Hill, MA
Dairy Joy Ice Cream Stand, Weston, MA
Returning Tall Ship, Gloucester Harbor, Gloucester, MA
Record Heirloom Tomato Crop, Small Farm, Stow, MA
Purple and White Onions, Small Farm, Stow, MA
Grand Stands From Final Turn, Saratoga Race Track, Saratoga, NY
New York State Governor David Paterson, Travers Stakes, Saratoga, NY
Kentucky Winner Duo Jockey Calvin Borel on Super Saver, Travers Stakes, Saratoga, NY
Woman in Fancy Hat, Travers Stakes, Saratoga, NY
Club House Guests, Saratoga Race Track, Saratoga, NY
Drummer, Saratoga, NY Night Club
Street Hawker, Saratoga, NY
Cigar Maker, Saratoga, NY
The John and Abigail Adams, John Q. and Louisa Catherine Adams Family Mansion and Tombs, Quincy, MA
Tour Boats, Wind Turbines and Deer Island Water Treatment Plant, Boston, MA
Sunset Over Farm Field, Sharon, MA
Fiddle Player, Kathy Mattea Band, Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival, Oak Hill, NY
Lustre Kings Band, Grey Fox Festival, Oak Hill, NY
Kathy Mattea, The Gibson Brothers, Grey Fox Festival
Aspiring Performer, Grey Fox Festival, Oak Hill, NY