October 18, 2017

4 swans- danse des petits cygnets, pas de quatre

This was a commission painting that I forgot to put up!

4 swans
Arm in arm.
Hand in hand.
In sync.
Must dance as one.
When they part– they float to the ground.
As we all do if not together.

Watch them dance

Pastel, 20 x 9, [commission, Canada]

October 5, 2017


I started this painting right after 9/11 and didn't finish it not knowing that it would never be finished:

Thousands of tears. 
For New York, Orlando, Virginia, Newtown, Boston, Colorado, Wisconsin, Seattle, Texas, Little Rock, Las Vegas, and on and on and on.
The droplets shed from tired, troubled, fearful, sad eyes should not be wasted. 
They must sprinkle the flowers we leave for those we cry.

Pastel, 11.5 x 9.5

September 12, 2017

After the storms:
The beauteous blue.
The silky sea.
The ruffled edge.
The subtle sky.
The silence.
Defies it.

Pastel, 10 x 8 

August 1, 2017

Oasis in a desert, Bohoy

Two lovebirds coo in the desert.
Roses and cactus.
A diamond appears.
An oasis!

Pastel 8x10, commission SOLD

July 24, 2017

BAD banner, Bohoy

I'm happy to announce that my rose painting was chosen for the BAD (Beverly Arts District)
spring/summer banners lining downtown Cabot street in Beverly MA. 

Pastel, 2007

July 12, 2017

Windhover, Paul Taylor master class, Bohoy

Paul Taylor master class.

Modern, contemporary
We all move like glass.

Dance mirrors don't speak
But we all take a peek.

It's early morning.
The air is hot.

We dance to the music
And sweat a lot.

Pastel 7.5 x 9.5

Windhover was established in Pigeon Cove, a small village by the sea in Rockport, Ma. on five acres of farmland by dancer Ina, and Herb Hahn. They converted the barn into a dance studio, the stable into a library, sheds and out-buildings into dormitories for a performing arts camp, a chapel/theater, and an outdoor stage for dance and theater performances (a mini Jacob's Pillow). Today, besides dance classes, they present unique and historic dance performances. A gem.

June 14, 2017

BNN Portrait Exhibit, Boston, Bohoy

My self portrait will be in the juried:
"Portraits and the Stories Behind Them"  
at the Boston Neighborhood Network, 
BNN Neighborhood Art Gallery
June and July, 2017
Exhibit curated by Janice Williams, Art Studio 99. 

See the paintings:https://youtu.be/h26dcyU0pHg

See all the portraits and the stories behind them at:

Outakes from my interview with BNN TV.

June 12, 2017

Island House, Exhibit, Bohoy

My Painting "Island House" is currently in the juried Art Fest 2017 exhibit at the Walter J. Manninen Center for the Arts, Endicott College in Beverly, MA

Island house.

White from the sun.
Blue from the sea.
A stark serenity.

Pastel, 16 x 20, 2008
Framed, $500

June 5, 2017

June roses, mixer, Bohoy

My dear friend, the consummate baker, wanted her workhorse mixer to look less like a horse and more like art sitting on her counter. I painted trailing red roses on the little pony and now it's a "show horse."

Commission [sold]