End of the year wrap up - 2017

It has been a year filled with wonderful opportunities for my art along side some real personal challenges.  I am grateful that both turned out to be positive.

On the plus side, I enjoyed my second trip to Partridge Island (by kayak rather than hiking the breakwater this time), my daughter and her husband moved back to the area, I attended my first Powwow - an amazing experience, I participated in another plein air event at Kings Landing (one of my favorite places) and I managed to paint, paint, paint.  

One highlight was that the association I work for used my art on cards that are distributed to industry contacts.  This was a wonderful opportunity for me as we deal with people all across the communications industry.

The joy I experience when painting is matched by the joy I feel when buyers connect with something I have created.

I was commissioned for a painting.  After I asked the buyer why this place was so special that he wanted it painted as a gift for his wife.  

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*In this crazy, fast paced world of ours, we all look for a place to escape to, a respite from the daily grind where we can collect our thoughts, rest and rejuvenate.

For me and my family, it’s the front porch of our beach cottage in Misquamicut Beach, Rhode Island.

We spend hours on end just sitting on the porch , sometimes in quiet reflection, sometimes visiting with friends, feeling the warmth of the sunshine and always reminded how thankful we are for our blessings.

We can’t thank Dale enough for magnificently capturing all that in her amazing painting, which will be a family heirloom from this day forth.

Jim Babchak
A&E Television Networks

Looking forward to 2018

It has been an interesting year with some challenges and many delights. Painting figurative art has been exciting for me and I have so many planned for the upcoming year. In the meantime I plan to enjoy a restful Christmas. I thank all those who have encouraged me.

This is one painting I look forward to working on more.

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MERRY CHRISTMAS

Dale

Now represented by Handworks Gallery, Saint John, NB

Life is about moving forward and one of my favorite sayings is "Timing is everything". And for me, it felt right to make the move to gallery representation. In many ways it will make life easier for me and will challenge me to continue to grow and develop my skills as an artist.

It wasn't until I began painting more figurative work, that I felt comfortable with this move. This is where I really like to focus my growth. I will continue to paint plein air and studio landscapes and still life.

We do not live in isolation - especially in Saint John, and the support I have from my friends and family and from wonderful contacts I have made on social media has been uplifting.

So, thank you to Handworks for your confidence in me. I am moving forward.

New Website - How to drive myself crazy

This is my third webpage in about twenty years so I have limited experience. My goal was to create something SIMPLE AND EASY. Thank heavens for the how-to videos.

I feel like a kids pounding my fists and kicking my feet. I don't want to do this. I want to play. In my case that means find a quick and easy site and then sprend my time painting.

So forgive me if I goof up here and there on my page. Be patient and visit often to see if I have actually improved my website skills.

In the meantime, take a look at the artwork and know that each brushstroke brought me joy.

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putting on my thinking cap.