Mar 14, 2017

Art Complex Museum

"Winkle Harvest, Back Cove," pastel, - BEST IN SHOW

Honored to be included in this gallery talk: 

The Art Complex Museum’s first gallery talk of the year on Thursday, March 16, will feature Margaret Farrell Bruno, Preston Saunders and Rose Gates, all artists exhibiting in The Duxbury Art Association Annual Winter Juried Show. This free event begins with coffee at 10:30 a.m., followed by the talk at 11:00 a.m. and provides an excellent opportunity to hear the artists discuss their work. Please call (781)934-6634, extension 10 or email
781-934-6634 ext. 10

Feb 5, 2017


"Connection" 11"X14" Pastel by Margaret Farrell Bruno
"Give time to love, give time to speak, and give time to share the precious thoughts in your mind. And always remember: Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, 
but by the moments that take our breath away."
- George Carlin

Our Girls Just Wanna Paint Challenge this month, which I got to choose, was "Quotes".  We each could choose whatever quote we wanted and then do a painting expressing that quote in some way. I have a book in which I collect quotes. Some are comical. Others are thoughtful and wise in their words. Often times I need kleenex near when I reread. And some are even my own words. Ask my kids, I can be so enlightening. haha! And I even collect political quotes, but I thought we are thronged with enough politics these days to use any of those. Right?

I thought it was going to be an easy challenge, until I started reviewing all the quotes in my book. There were many I would love to base paintings on. In the end, I chose this one. Thanks, George. There are a few things in the painting I think I may still need to tweak, but deadline called.

This has inspired me to do more artwork based on quotes. Enjoy the game! Go Pats!