Posts Tagged ‘soft paintings’

I dropped off some new pieces for the Shop at Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. In case you are not familiar with this beautiful shop showcasing local artists, it is housed in the PCA’s Marshall building at 6300 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, 15232.

“Pink Awning”  is a small stitched photo on cloth. It is floated in the frame, and measures 8.5 x 10.” It was inspired by my walks around the neighborhood. The pattern of the morning shadow on the houses is what caught my eye.

          On Saturday, June 9, 2012 Trinity Gallery will host artist, author, and illustrator, Anne Lee (also my friend!)

Anne will be presenting a family story time for all ages featuring her just-released book, When you are Camping. I was delighted with this story about two girls splashing in puddles, discovering bugs, and exploring the outdoors.

Original illustrations and art work will also be on display, and copies of the book will be available for purchase. 

Trinity Gallery is located at 4747 Hatfield St., Pittsburgh 15201  You can find more information at Trinity Gallery’s Facebook page.

You can learn more about Anne Lee and her work at

Her first illustrated book, Old Abe, Eagle Hero, (written by Pat Young) was published by Kane/Miller in 2010

I have updated the “Martha Ressler wall” in the backroom with a new piece. For the last year I have concentrated on intrepreting in fabric some of the paintings by “the Pittsburgh School” painters who depicted steel making in its heyday.

This one is of Otto Kuhler’s watercolor( n.d. on paper 11×8 inches) at Westmoreland Museum for American Art.

My piece is 15 x 11 made of fabrics, antique lace, and stitching. Mine is the top one.

Excited Sky is based on a painting by Hayley Lever, “The Allegheny in 1923.” Materials used: fabrics, antique lace, silk cord. Methods: free motion quilting, hand embroidery. Size 19 x 22 framed.  On the right is where the David L Lawrence Convention Center is today. This was created for a customer, and it is already hanging on her wall.  She reports that she is enjoying it a lot!