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The Doodle Project

To be shown at 18 Holden Street. North Adams on

Thursday November 29 from 6pm-9pm.

In 2010 Downstreet Art presented a show of work by local people who found great joy in drawing and painting quietly in their homes.  The show “Local Color” ran for four months.  Inspired by Patrice Bolgen who is a serious doodler, the allocated gallery space was wrapped with 70 feet of 4 feet high paper and everyone passing by was encouraged to doodle on it.  Susan Hall purchased the entire “Grand Doodle”.  However, Susan moved to Florida and was unable to take the doodle with her.   It was decided that the piece should be cut into 6 foot pieces and artists were recruited to develop each piece in their own style and to keep as much of the existing marks as possible.

All pieces will be available at a silent auction with 50% of any proceeds going to the North Adams Food Bank.

Liz Cunningham, Jon Payne, Howard Itzkowitz, Wendy James, Barbara May, Viola Moriarty, Dawn Nelson, Dun Riddell, Wilma Rifkin. Sarah Sutro.




Plein air Vermont 4-9 SEP 2012

Our House  (22″ x 30″)and Chinese Lanterns (20 ” x 20″), oil on  mdf board, Plein air VT, SEP 2012.  Both on display at the Bennington Center for the ARts, through mid- December.


Comrades: Apples and Trees

My mom sent this to me for my birthday, which isn’t until the sixth of September, so I was quite surprised to get the envelope today, and even more surprised to open it.  My mom always says we didn’t get our artistic talents from her, but she’s wrong.  What is it they say about apples falling close to the tree?

Vi’s Birthday Drawing, colored pencils on heavy sketchbook paper, 2012, by Ruby Colleen Lubischer.

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Longview in Summer

Longview in Summer, 15 3/4″ x 24″, oil on board, 16 August 2012.

It was great to be painting at Kathy Link’s old mill house again today.  It’s my favorite plein air place to paint.  And Kathy is one of my favorite people.


Tim Foley Fishing at the Old Mill House

Tim Foley Fishing at the Old Mill Houseoil on board, 10″ x 18″, 2012.   Alla prima, plein air.


Life Drawing

Life Drawing:  Two twenty minute poses (12″ x 16″)  and one 90 minute pose 16″ x 23″), all oil on board, 2012.

This was my first time at Jaye and Thor’s place at the Beaver Mill in North Adams, Mass —  .If  you are local, it’s a great 3 hours of life drawing, especially complimenting a night of shorter poses.  Google Thor Wickstrom and contact him if you are interested in attending.

viola moriarty

(American, b. 1958)
Modern Expressionist Painter
2012-13 Recipient of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant

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