Apr 14, 2021

New Website/Blog and Newsletter

 I recently joined a new website platform and it includes a blog feature. I have decided to move my blog to that platform to keep it all in one place for editing and posting. I would love and appreciate if you continue to follow my blog on that platform. Here is a link to my website: www.mfbruno.com Just click on the Blog category in the headings and it will take you directly to the blog. You will then notice a "Follow this blog" in the upper right corner on the blog page where you can click and sign back up to receive notifications of my blog postings. There is also a separate newsletter feature you can also sign up for, which I hope to post once a month. Finger crossed. Thank you in advance. And if you have any questions, feel free to contact me via my website.  

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.