Friday, March 29, 2019

Wake up to Spring with Paula's Paintings!

       Belmont is fortunate to have a spacious art gallery in a town hall building, run by creative administrators. Not only are there a variety of shows, group and individual, but art shows pop up and are installed in the main library. Always surprises!
       Jumping into spring, the BGA called for Spring Awakening: birds, blossoms and botanicals. I had not been painting, but found past paintings w birds. Friend Paula didn't think she had something to enter, but I said, "You have lots of birds!" The juror was to be a landscape architect, botanical artist and editor of the papers of Frederick Law Olmsted who designed the green spaces in Boston.

        Paula teaches at the MFA and is a prolific artist who leaves me in the dust. I enjoyed classes with her. Her imagination, so obvious at her website, is always a thrill. I sent her photos of what I was entering and she mailed me hers. I thought you would enjoy the thrill I got when I saw her choices. They woke me up that Spring is here!

        You will want to look closely at the robins. As Paula said in an article in the Boston Voyager, "When I step out of my house each day, especially to walk my dog, I delight in the small animals I see along my way. I am also painfully aware how stressed they are by pollution, pesticides, traffic, noise and micromanaged plots of land. I am hoping my paintings can be a reminder for people to take care of animals and make better choices in how they maintain their properties and ultimately the planet."
All paintings below are by Paula Pitman Brown!



  1. What talent here! How wonderful to have friends like Paula who are inspirational to you! Her work is simply charming. I intend now to go to her website. And it's also wonderful that Belmont has such a great art gallery. Incidentally, I have seen robins here in Michigan in our front yard. A wonderful harbinger of spring!

  2. Love the business cards and the rabbits...we have a love/hate relationship with the five or six cottontails who visit from adjoining conservation land as they find our milkweed and aster so delicious...but these plants are for the pollinators! Try explaining that to a lagomorph (aren't you impressed I know the Latin taxonomy for bunnies?!) Great to learn about PPB and I'll try to get to the gallery soon. Ellen from Newton