May 18, 2020

The Longest Day

The Longest Day is the day with the most light — the summer solstice. And it's the day the Alzheimer's Association calls on everyone to fight Alzheimer's disease by raising funds and awareness for care, support and research.
This will be the 3rd time I participate in the Longest Day Fundraiser for Alzheimers and I have created the 8"X10" oil painting above and on June 20, 2020 I will hold a drawing. For every donor who donated at least $20 or over, their name will be placed in a drawing for a chance to win the piece of artwork shown above. (U.S. Residents only, framing and easel is not included. If your name is the name drawn, I will cover the cost of shipping the painting to you.) If you do not wish to participate in the $20 drawing, any donation will be appreciated in support of the Alzheimer's Association.
All donations are in support of The Longest Day, a fundraising event to advance the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer's Association.

Today, over 35 million people across the world are living with Alzheimer's, including more than 5 million Americans. In the U.S. alone, more than 15 million caregivers generously dedicate themselves to those with Alzheimer's and dementia. We must take action now, or these numbers will continue to rise.

Together, we can show those facing Alzheimer's disease that they are not alone. Please click the link to make a donation today to help the Alzheimer's Association support all those facing the disease. Thank you!

Sep 14, 2019

Upcoming Show at the Bridgewater Public Library

Honored to be having an upcoming show at the Flora T. Little Art Gallery at the Bridgewater Public Library. The gallery space is a beautiful setting. Stop on in and say hello at the opening. All welcome.

Nov 1, 2018

New Group Show with Girls Just Wanna Paint

New group show starts Saturday, Nov. 3rd with the painting group I belong to,
 Girls Just Wanna Paint. 
To be held at Dolphin Hingham Library Gallery.
Opening reception, Monday, Nov. 5th, 5:30-7:30
Come join the fun!

Aug 6, 2018

The Trustees Auction at South Street Gallery

Worlds End View, Oil Painting, 8"X10" 

Help Support the Trustees by bidding on the paintings at South Street Gallery of Hingham. 
Local Artists, including yours truly, ventured to The Trustees properties of the South Shore to paint in Plein Air. The fun begins now with those paintings up for bid in a 3-week-long silent auction. Hurry bidding is ending on August 17. You may view all paintings on the South Street Gallery website and then simply call to place a bid or feel free to stop by and view the work in person.
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to support the on-going care of preserved reservations managed by The Trustees on the South Shore.
 Open hours are:
Tuesday-Saturday 10am-6pm

Jul 3, 2018

Calming Waves

Calming Waves (Plein Air)  8"X8" Oil Painting

My annual plein air trip to Maine with a group of my artist friends was, as always so productive, enjoyable and outright fun. I cannot quite decide if I need to work on this piece a yittle bit more in studio just to clean a few things up. Hmmm...
It was such a calming week especially during these tumultuous times. So it seemed a perfect fit to me for the GJWP category of "Calm" this month. It felt so good to be disconnected while up in Maine. Phones barely work. Internet kept giving the spinning wheel. I embraced and enjoyed it. Ignorance is bliss at times. Wishing everyone peace and calm in their lives.

I also wanted to let everyone know that the drawing was held for my fundraiser for Alzheimer's Association and Marina M. was the winner. Congratulations to Marina. I reached my goal of $2,000 with all your kind help so a big shout out of thank you to all of you that supported and contributed to this campaign in the fight against Alzheimer's. Although the drawing is done this year, you can still donate to this great cause here: Alzheimer's Longest Day. I will be joining the cause again next year, so if you are interested in a drawing of another one of my paintings, it is held the same time every year. Check back to my blog early spring of 2019 to join in on the fun for a great cause. 


May 26, 2018

Let's fight against Alzheimers together-with a possible chance to win a painting...

Alzheimers has effected so many of our loved ones lives. To help with this cause, I will be holding a drawing for one of my paintings in support of The Longest Day-The Alzheimer's organization yearly campaign in the fight against Alzheimers. 

I have created a pastel landscape painting sized 12"X12" and on June 21, will hold this drawing (no pun intended). For every donor who has donated at least $20 or over, their name will be placed in a drawing for a chance to win the piece of artwork shown above. (U.S. Residents only, Framing not included.) 
All details are in this link-Margaret Farrell Bruno-The Longest Day Alzheimer's Org campaign if you would like a chance to win this painting or would just like to donate to help with this cause. Thank you for any help in this wonderful cause. 

May 1, 2018

Into The Night

Into The Night, Pastel 12"X16" 

The Girls Just Wanna Paint group I belong to had the latest challenge of "Color" as our monthly theme. I was also producing a painting for an Invitational Show of Nocturne paintings being held at The Cecil Bryne Gallery in Charleston, SC, which fit right into the concept. Show runs from May 4TH - June 30TH, Link Here.
The scene was early night with the last of the brilliant color light piercing the sky before it fell off into the horizon. Local building's lights had all come on mimicking the sky color.

Feb 7, 2018

"Luxury Lake" 8"X8" Pastel Margaret Farrell Bruno

Latest GJWP challenge painting with the theme of "Luxury". Luxury to me is not a piece of jewelry, fancy clothing or a residence filled with expensive furnishings and items. More rewarding is a luxurious end of the day peaceful, beautiful sunset reflecting on a summer Maine Lake. 

Dec 25, 2017

Wishing Everyone 
A Happy Holiday and Christmas Season 
A Peaceful New Year. 

Sep 12, 2017

Sharing News!

Latest News to Share

I headed to France...

Well, sort of...Recently my work was featured in the French art magazine, Pratique Des Arts. I just have to take a refresher course in the language to be able to read it thoroughly. But since I was interviewed, I do have a pretty good idea what it says. Thank you, Pratique Des Arts for this opportunity! If you are fluent in French, or would like to look at the pictures, you can purchase their magazines here. There is a wonderful feature on IAPS in this issue above, also.
Speaking of IAPS, I received my "Master Circle" Status this year. It was so enjoyable heading out to New Mexico to receive my medal. I dragged along my husband and we side tripped to Santa Fe and also made a trip to the Georgia O'Keefe Studio. I recommend that trip to everyone, not only for the history lesson, but for the views in that area. I hope to return to do more painting in the surrounding hills.

Some other big news, I am Back to Painting Full Time

I will always dearly cherish all the friendships I made working at North River Arts Society, but there were too many signals that told me I needed to get back to painting full time. Life is short and I have to cherish the time I was given on this planet to do what I love most. So I started with my yearly jaunt to Maine with some of my sister artist friends. A week of painting dusk to dawn, good food and lots of laughter. I'll be sharing my creations soon.

Other news to share:
  • I'll be doing a demo tomorrow night for the Foxboro Art Association to be held at the Boyden Library at 7pm. Click here or their face book page here for more info
  • I'll be teaching a class on Beginner's pastel starting November at the North River Arts Society, haven't you always wanted to learn how to paint in pastel? Come join in the fun.
  • AND I have to share that my daughter Rachael Meyers and her friend Dani Nylan have cofounded a site for South Shore Moms. It features lots of great info not only for young Moms, but for everyone, including us "Nina's" (that is what my grandchildren call me.) Check it out! and you can also follow on Facebook here
  • And I also hope to blog a lot more now that I have more time, so stay tuned. Thanks so much for following. Follow my Instagram and Facebook page, too, if you like.