Sorry, dear readers, for taking so long to blog. I am a bad blog-girl. I am reformed, though, and I am excited to formally announce that Watercolor Whirled, the new educational watercolor show, is getting ready to air on WCATV.org and on the Watertown Channel beginning February 2! I am officially inviting you to my Premiere Event of Thursday, February 2, 7 - 9 pm at the Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street in Watertown. I will air the first 30-minute episode, "Still Lifes that are Still Alive", followed by a Q & A and a live painting demonstration for those who just can't get enough of me painting stuff! I'll have some of my artwork on display, and have refreshments, and hold a raffle for one lucky participant to walk away with an original watercolor painting! Above is Blue Bowl with Pears, the subject of my first episode. Future episodes will highlight perspective featuring a Venetian canal scene, color mixing with a pair of colorful macaws, using mask material to create exciting crashing surf in a scene from Bass Rocks in Gloucester and cool gifts you can make with watercolor paper and your imagination. I hope you can come out for my "red carpet event", I would love to see you there!
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.