Wednesday, December 30, 2009

My Last Painting in '09

Trimble's Nursery 36" x 36"
I can't believe I finally finished this painting. I have been almost finished for a month now. Oh well, at least I will be starting fresh with new work for 2010.

This is the third painting I have finished from the Long Island Nursery. See the previous two below.

"Enjoying the Ride" 24" x 24"

" Taking Time Out" 10" x 10"

Happy New Year,

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Artists and Eggnog

Stop by this Sat., Dec 12th from 9 - 5. There will be an artist market with a variety of great work. I will have works for sale as well as my easel set up for demonstrations. Come in for a treat and say hello. Hope to see you there!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Love at the Pub

Not only is this my husbands favorite pub, I thought the Brick Store had so much charm, I painted it a few years back. Meet me at the Pub 36 x 30.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

New works from the studio

Both of these paintings are based on this great nursery on the North Fork of Long Island. This is the Trimble's of Corchaug Nursery, Cutchogue, NY. It's just about a 15 minute drive from Orient Point. (Where you catch the ferry to CT or Block Island).
Just finished! 24 x 24 "Enjoy the Ride" (see actual photo below)

This one, 36 x 36, is still in progress, but I hope to finish next week. I am so glad I made the time in my trip to stop at this nursery. The setting is so beautiful and artfully done. I hope to get a couple more paintings from their gardens.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

MudFire Clay Works and Gallery

Holiday Studio Sale 2009

Sale Begins Friday, November 27, at 12:00 Noon
Continues Through December 21
Over 100 artists combine forces for our biggest show of the year featuring high-quality, handmade, unique, affordable pottery and sculpture. We restock daily fresh and hot from the kilns to ensure an amazing selection throughout the nearly month-long sale. The show includes a huge mix of work from invited artists and juried work created right here at MudFire.

Avoid the mall, buy local, buy handmade!

For more information and representative imagery, visit the show page.

We'll be gathering to celebrate the season and visit with many of the artists who contributed to our Holiday Studio Sale. The shelves and pedestals will be packed with great ceramic art, and we'll be enjoying some holiday cheer.

Come enjoy the fun with us while taking care of some holiday shopping!

2010 Workshops Registration OWe've posted our full 2010 workshop schedule and registration is now open. Workshops have already started filling, so don't delay registering any longer. Print the schedule and leave it somewhere obvious...workshop tickets make a great gift! Visit our workshops listings page to see the incredible lineup.

Get away for a weekend, get inspired, and develop your skills!

MudFire Clayworks Location and Hours

175 Laredo Drive, Decatur, GA 30030

Regular Gallery Hours
Open Noon to 8:00 pm

Open Studio Hours

Monday-Thursday-Friday, Noon to 10pm
Saturday-Sunday, Noon to 8pm

maps and directions

Please call us with questions at 404-377-8033.
Loads of information and images available at

Monday, November 2, 2009

Fresh from the studio

"48 x 36 "Just off the Beaten Path"
This is a lovely garden gate Rob and I found trying to find a short cut while walking around the Forum. It turned out to be a dead end, but I got this great photo that inspired this painting. I have been working on this one on and off since June.
I am so happy to be finished. Now on to new works!

Cheers, Dawn

Thursday, October 15, 2009

New work at Decatur Gallery

On my work days at the gallery, I always like to set a mini studio and work on a painting. This is what I was working on this week. As you can see, It is a nice space for painting. Stop by and visit on my next work day.



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Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Decatur Gallery - Monthly reception Oct. 10

Decatur Gallery & Market
October, 2009
Dear Dawn Kinney,
It's time for our monthly gallery reception!
The Decatur Market & Gallery invites you to join us on
SATURDAY, OCT. 10 for a gallery reception honoring
"Outsider Art." Honored artists are James Loftus
and Betsy Halford. The reception will be from
5 - 10 p.m.and will include complimentary wine,
hors d'oeuvres and an outdoor artist market.
Free to attend.
Join us! After the reception, we encourage you to dine
at one of our neighboring restaurants: Natalie's Fish House
The Decatur Market & Gallery
is proud to host a free reception to celebrate two artists:
Betsy Halford

Folk Fest

James Loftus

Loftus detail James Loftus

Betsty Halford and James Loftus use found objects to create
unique 3-D narrative assemblages that are proudly "Outside"
the norm!These dynamic artists give new meaning to repurposed
materials. Each piece has an accompanying recipe, explanation
or documentation of authentictiy. From themes such as
introspection to capitalism, each piece is thought provoking,
evocative and unique, challenging the viewer to contemplate.
Some invoke whimsy and artistic flourishes, prompting a smile.
It's just too hard to explain... come see for yourself!
We invite you to come meet the artists in person during the

The Gallery also features pottery, handcrafted jewelry, encaustic
paintings, pastels, glasswork, woodwork, jewelry and much more!
Artists and artisans in residence are on a solid track to success and
highly collectable.

During the reception, the Gallery will also offer an outdoor
art market featuring handcrafted items. Hors d'oeuvres and wine
will be served.

The reception is free to attend. Join us!
We hope you will join us to meet the artists and see their
exciting new work. Support for art and artists can give your
own life color and texture!
The Decatur Market & Gallery
153 Ponce de Leon Pl.
Decatur, GA 30030
About Us
The Decatur Market & Gallery was created as a gallery space for
emerging artists and artisans. The Decatur Market & Gallery is
Atlanta's most unique local co-operative gallery, exclusively featuring
Georgian artists. Each of the artist and artisan participants work in the
gallery to help reduce expenses and each have creative input on the
day to day operations of the gallery. We strive to enhance the art
community by offering this venue to support emerging talent. The
gallery participates with neighboring businesses for stronger synergy
and presence. Join us in welcoming a new art collective in Decatur!

For additional information contact:
Patrick Dennis
Decatur Market & Gallery
404-377-0755 ::

Dawn Kinney Martin

Monday, October 5, 2009

A perfect weekend for an Art Festival

Finally, A weekend without rain. One of my students stopped by and took a photo of me painting at the Norcross Art Festival the past weekend. I was a great show, but I am looking forward to a weekend off.



Thursday, October 1, 2009

Norcross Art Festival this weekend

Stop by and visit this weekend Oct 3-4 at the Norcross Arts Festival
Sat 10 - 6 Sun 11 - 5
Norcross GA
What to Know Before You Go

Where is the show?
On the streets of Historic Downtown Norcross “Rain or Shine”

What is the cost?

Where can I park?
FREE parking is available at satellite lots located on Thrasher St. and Stevens Road, in the Rock Tenn parking lot. Click here for a map. Free shuttles run regularly between Historic Downtown Norcross and the parking lots. Look for the “Festival Parking” signs.

Parking for those with disabilities
Limited parking for visitors with motor scooters or wheelchairs is available on Thrasher Street near Park Drive, across from Art Fest headquarters. Additional parking for those with disabilities is available at City Hall on Lawrenceville Street.
Via Peachtree Ind. South – Turn left on Jimmy Carter Blvd.
Via I-285 – Turn right on Jimmy Carter Blvd.
Via I 85 N. – Turn left on Jimmy Carter Blvd.
Via Buford Hwy. traveling North – Turn left on Jimmy Carter Blvd. then right on South Peachtree.
Via Buford Hwy. traveling South – Turn right on Jimmy Carter Blvd. then right on South Peachtree.

Look for the “Festival Parking” signs.

Hope to see you there!



Thursday, September 17, 2009

Congrat's Chris

Hi all,

After a long nap and a couple of chocolate chip cookies...;-) I wanted to send a note to thank you for your donations to the MS150 Ride. We beat our goal and raised $1,260!!!

We rolled out Saturday morning at 8:00 and finished 65 miles under a partly sunny, overcast sky....PERFECT weather for a ride! The event was very well organized and SAGed with breakfast, lunch, & dinner provided. They had live muzak and Lisa's dogs were in heaven running about the grounds. The ride was beautiful, even made our way across the Georgia/Alabama state line for a few miles. The first 30 miles were gently rolling hills with about 1,000 ft elevation change but the remaining 35 were up and down with an elevation change of 2,000 ft. Needles to say, we crashed at the pool in the afternoon.

Today we rolled again at 8:00 and cruised through 25 miles under grey skies finishing just before some spitting rain started.

It was a great weekend but most of all because of your generosity we raised money to help our friends, family, and neighbors who suffer with MS.

Thank you for the support!!


Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Save the Date from The Art House


Save the Date
Artists' Open House

1574 Cave Road NW Friday, Sept. 18 12-6 pm
Atlanta, GA 30327 Saturday, Sept. 19 12-6 pm
404.539.7868 Sunday, Sept. 20 12-6 pm

Gallery Proceeds Benefit

There is nothing like an original.
Please visit our website to view samples of the artists' work.
We look forward to seeing you at the Open House.

Debi Lamb
The Art House
1574 Cave Road
Atlanta, Georgia 30327

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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

South Fork, Long Island

I was driving out to Orient Point to catch the ferry to Rhode Island when I passed this nursery.
I am so glad I turned around to get photos. There a so many great shots, I don't know what to paint first!!!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

A few photos from the Adirondacks, Mystic CT and Mount Gretna PA

After the show in Sryacuse, I spent a few days in the Adirondack nature preserve cycling and kayaking. This is one of the rivers I spent a few hours paddling along. This was one of the calmer of the rivers in the area. Such a nice way to spend the afternoon.

This truck is resting just outside a nursery in Niantic CT. I have been meaning to snap a photo for years and finally stopped my last day in the area. It's going to make a fun painting.
You never know what you are going to come across in Lancaster PA. Check out this Amish plowing team.
While out cycling in Mount Gretna, I came across the beautiful scenes. I think the one above will make a beautiful painting. It will be a challenge for me to capture the foggy atmosphere, but it invokes such a sense of peace, I have to give it a shot.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Northeast shows wrapping up

After camping for a month, I am truly enjoying the luxury of indoor plumbing and electricity.
I have so many great photos and stories to tell. I will get those up soon.



Monday, August 17, 2009

Wow! Sunset Oak has a new home as well

This is the Oak tree I photographed on Lake Pontchartrain after the Covington art show. A couple walked in my booth Sunday and just loved it. It turns out they are major art collectors in the area. Their art and their home is amazing and I am honored to be included!
Goodbye Sunset Oak. I am glad you found a good home.

Two more art shows up north. I hope they all go as well.



Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Willow Tree has a new home!

I have enjoyed meeting Mary Ann and Herschel at the Mystic art show for the past 2 years. They are such a delight. Well this year they decided to take the Willow Tree back home with them. It was interesting trying to get the 6 foot painting in to their SUV but they let me know that they all arrived home safely. I love this painting and I am so glad it is going to a good home. Thanks!

Mary Ann and Herschel in front of their new painting.

I am off to Mount Gretna Pa for another show this weekend. If you find yourself in the area stop by and say hello. I will be in booth R108


Wednesday, July 22, 2009

I finished the boat from the Estero River!!!!

Oh Happy Day! I have loved working on this painting. Every once and a while a really special one comes along and this was it. I will debut it in Syracuse NY this weekend. I look forward to the feed back. Check out how it has changed over the past 2 months. ( the edited edition )