My 2017 City Sketches Calendar is available to purchase from Davis Squared in Somerville. It features twelve sketches made in Somerville and Cambridge, perforated and ready to mail as postcards at the end of each month.
Today I’m working on some of the last pieces for my show opening in November. Here’s the pencil sketch and the painting in progress for Osprey.
Kingston Gallery has a new blog feature talking about “5 Favorite Things” of Kingston artists. Shana Dumont Garr launches with a piece she wrote on five of my favorites in various arts.
Rachel Mello’s Favorite Things
A peek in my studio at how my Thursday Sketch Day work evolves into finished paintings. This piece will be part of my upcoming show: That Space Between Flying and Falling at Laconia Gallery in the Fall.
Today, and through the month of August, Thursday Sketch Day is going to be about sketches and design work for my upcoming solo show Laconia Gallery. It’s a little ways off, but I’m making all new work for this installation. I hope you enjoy these sneak peeks!
Last night I worked with Rachel Thern and Rachel Sevanich at the Kingston Gallery to hang the Kingston Associates show. I am honored to have my pieces shown with such great work, and delighted that these are my colleagues.
Ten: Our Voices, the Kingston Gallery Associates Show, opens this Friday, August 5th at 5:30pm. See you there!
(photo credit: Nat Martin)
Many of you know that I have a solo show coming up this Fall. All new work. These will be more cut-silhouettes, in the same mode as the “Instinct to Dream” installation I’ve had in my studio for the past two SOSes. Today I’ve crossed a major milestone in the project, in sending off the last of the vector files for laser cutting. From here I’ll be mostly in to painting for the next two – three months. I’m up to low-grade, long-range panic about it now, as I still have a lot of work to do. But I am incredibly psyched and relieved to have this part done!
That Space Between Flying and Falling opens with a reception, Friday, November 4 at Laconia Gallery on Harrison Ave., Boston.
Join me at the Tiny Tall Ships Festival, to build and color your own tiny paper tall ship. I created this design based on a Spanish Galeon, then laser cut the pieces from illustration board for you to assemble and color.
Saturday, May 14, 3pm in Somerville’s Union Square.
I’m creating a set of Tiny Spanish Galeons for the Tiny Tall Ship Festival produced by Greg Cook for the City of Somerville. Visitor will get to color and assemble their own ships to take home with them.
I used Autodesk Sketchbook for the quick sketching and mock ups, then switched to Adobe Illustrator for making vector files for the laser cutter.