They are hanging the Arsenal Center for the Arts Member's Show today. It will be on display through January 2, 2010. I have a watercolor painting in it, The Treasure Finders, watercolor on 300 lb CP Fabriano paper, 16.5" x 22.5", pictured here. Some time this summer, David took me on a drive and we ended up at Salem Willows, an awesome peninsula up on the North Shore. He happily stayed in the van with the AC on watching the X-Files (The Truth Is Out There) while I explored the neighborhood and seaside. I found a tiny beach where a number of people were enjoying the beautiful, sunny day, and saw these children exploring amidst the sea-weed covered stones. The painting was made up of a pastiche of several pictures I took that day. There are a number of other inspiring images I captured which will become future paintings from my photo safari at Salem Willows.
Visual Artist and Educator. My main medium is watercolor, but I also paint in acrylic and oil, and use pencil, pen & ink and airbrush. I am a Signature Member of the New England Watercolor Society. I create public art for Childrens' Hospital Boston and other facilities, and have a studio at the Arsenal Center for the Arts in Watertown. I have been on the board of the Arsenal Center since before it was created, and have been a board member of the Watertown Art Association, Watertown's oldest arts organization, for over 20 years. I teach at the Watertown, Brighton and Waltham Senior Centers, in adult classes at the Arsenal Center and through Watertown Community Education, and in many youth and intergenerational programs. I have been married for over 25 years to the best husband in the world, David Scaltreto, and we have a fantastic smart and talented son, Jake. David and I are musicians who play in a classic rock band, Perfect Crime. We are also in the Saint Patrick's of Watertown Choir under the direction of Paul White, the best choir in the Boston Archdiocese! In addition to my full life of art and music, I love to travel, photography and organic gardening.