Sharon Zimmermann, Intertwined, acrylic on canvas, 10″ x 10″, $150
Sharon Zimmermann, Intertwined – I find great comfort in connection with all creatures, especially the in beauty, intelligence & uniqueness of the octopus and what we can learn from them.
Jodi Scaltreto, Cup Of Love, Watercolor, 8 1/2″ X 10 1/2″, $100
Jodi Scaltreto, Cup Of Love
Debra Claffey, Wood-Aster, oil, encaustic, monotype, collage on panel, 12″ x 12″, $850
Debra Claffey, Wood-Aster – Comfort is the home and the company of plants
Linda Graham, The Farm, oil on canvas, 10″ x 12″, NFS
Linda Graham, The Farm – I find comfort in this Plein Aire painting I did one sunny afternoon in Boscawen. It captures the iconic nature of what a farm means to our lives.
Laura Harper Lake, Carry On (Crying), digital illustration, 8″ x 10″, $15
Laura Harper Lake, Carry On (Crying) – The illustration “Carry On (Crying)” aims to show that sometimes there is comfort in crying and letting out the woes of your heart. The catharsis from releasing emotional energy or “baggage”, can be uplifting and just what is needed to move forward.
Wendy Wilson, Winter on the Bonds, oil painting, 11″ x 14″
Wendy Wilson – I find comfort in the White Mountains in winter. Thinking about weather conditions, trail finding, staying warm, dry and fed keeps my left brain fully occupied. This frees my right brain to take in the experience of my surroundings to carry home to inform my art.
Suzanne Pretty, Summer Reflections, Woven tapestry of wool, cotton on a linen warp, 33 1/2″ x 43″, $800
Suzanne Pretty, Summer Reflections – Summer in Maine relaxing out on the chairs in yard at camp. The warm summer air with the breezes from ocean as the tide changes blowing across the nearby dunes on a beautiful summer day. A very special relaxing place.
Linda Greenwood_Noone Falls WinterLinda Greenwood, The Huntress, photograph, 16″x19″, $175
Linda Greenwood, The Huntress – I love the crisp, clear and bright winter days in New Hampshire. Getting outside of myself in the wonderful and beautiful landscape of our town allows me to fill my mind with contentment. I can connect with nature.
Donna Catanzaro, Women Give Comfort, Digital Collage, 18″ x 24″, $200
Donna Catanzaro, Women Give Comfort – There’s nothing like a homemade meal or dessert to cure what ails you. And in difficult times, you can always count on neighbors or friends to drop off a hot dish or a pie. Homemade food is the ultimate comforting gesture!
Marcia Santore, Slip, acrylic paint on canvas, 36″ x 36″, NFS
Marcia Santore, Slip – I had been sort of haunted by the mental image of these red chairs for a while, and when I began working on some fish paintings (that became the Ichthyoforms series), “Slip” slipped out. I used it as the iconic image for my work for a long time. It has hung in our home on and off since I first painted it but was always for sale. My husband finally asked me if we could keep it, so it became part of our personal collection and the comforts of home.
C. M. Judge, Threshold #2, acrylic on canvas, 24” x 20” x 1.5”, $300
C. M. Judge, Threshold #2 – I find comfort in nature’s bounty as a connection to the Divine. This painting is an invitation, a point of entry to breathe deeply to ponder our miraculous world and our place in it.
Family Time Capsule, sculpture, 20″ sphere on support 36″ high, NFS
Lucy Mueller, Family Time Capsule – This sphere contains family treasures from five generations starting with an ashtray stolen in 1904 by my grandmother when she was on her honeymoon in Galveston, Texas, awards and metalwork from my parents, treasures from my siblings, children and grandchildren including my grandson’s first broken drum stick. These mementos bring me great comfort and remind me that such items are transient but when preserved together can represent continuity and hope…especially when the sun shines and the sculpture sparkles.
Margaret Femia, Snow Fun, Graphite on gray paper, 12″ x 15-1/2″, $100
Margaret Femia, Snow Fun – Children enjoying the thrill and fun of a snowy hillside. The laughter, free play and innocence reflect their delight in nature’s winter bounty. Their fun in the snow brings me cheer, contentment and pleasant memories on a winter day.
Hajosy,Cristina, Perfect Pairs, photograph, 16 x 20 inches, $275
Cristina Hajosy, Perfect Pairs – The stresses of the pandemic have caused us to adapt and to find comforts in unexpected and often polarized circumstances. For me, as the proud parent to a baby Bosc pear tree, its first harvest of only two seemed perfect in so many ways.