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Sunday, November 6, 2016

Barrington RI Holiday Art Show

Barrington Public Library


Kindred Spirits Fine Art & Photography     

Holiday Art Show
"Give the Gift of Affordable Original Art!"

Barrington Public Library, Barrington, RI:  Beginning December 1st and running through the month of December, Gerri Bain and Mary Lou Conca of Kindred Spirits Fine Art & Photography are offering a great opportunity to make this a very special holiday season. Gerri and Mary Lou are exhibiting a combination of representational as well as abstract and impressionist art and photography which they hope will inspire you. 

Gerri has been painting for many years and has just begun to exhibit her work in various venues - the most recent of which was a successful showing of over 40 pieces of artwork at Hamilton House on the East Side of Providence during the months of July and August of this year.  Her current exhibit features a combination of landscape, floral and still life in what she describes as "vivid colors and shimmering lights" in watercolor,  acrylic and oil.  She also mixes media experimentally.  Brush stroke and distinctive play of light are important elements to her creative process.

She is a member of The Art Group of Northern RI, The Foxboro Artists Alliance, RI Watercolor Society, Attleboro Art Museum, Hamilton House and has donated work to The RI Art Connection.  She has enjoyed prior commission work creating children's subject matter and portraits of family homes and vacation houses.  Gerri is a former resident and now lives with her husband, Tom, in Lincoln.  This is the first of what she hopes will be an exciting opportunity to reconnect with old friends and neighbors and make new ones through the visual arts. 

Mary Lou is a photographer and also creates fine art.  She creates expressive pieces utilizing experimental combinations of watercolor, photography, paper, collage and found objects.  She says her past experiences and deep emotion play a large part in the creation of her artwork encompassing among other things, her love of animals, RI scenery and its flora and images of notable landmarks.  

As an artist,  she says she "sees a side of the world that is unique and always expanding".  She hopes to bring a viewer into a personally unique interpretation of her artwork and photography so that they are inspired, too.   Her professional life as a former RN and later in environmental science has had a bearing on how she approached individual care plans for patients and ultimately, a direct application to creating art within the context of the natural world.  Mary Lou's current project interest is monotyping. 

They hope you'll enjoy the show! 

Gerri's contact information is:  Primary: 401-334-6023 Mobile: 401-327-4337 and at

Mary Lou's contact information is:  Primary:  401-333-3350  Mobile:  401-474-0332 and

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Newest Inspirations in Acrylic

"Maine Lighthouse", Acrylic on Canvas

"Wildflowers Abstract", Acrylic on Canvas

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Our Trip to The Azores

This has to be the most quintessentially spiritual experience of my life.  Tom and I just returned from Sao Miguel on a tour with a small group from the US. We went to bed each night thinking the next day could never top the previous one.  And each day, it did!  Impossible.  But absolutely true. Lots of juicy opportunities to paint from life and moments of deep remembrance.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

A Post of Gratitude

Dear Family, Friends and Hamilton House Members:

Thank you to everyone who supported me by attending the artist reception on my behalf at Hamilton House.  The exhibit continues for the full month of August.  There is still an opportunity to see this historic house, learn about the extraordinary opportunities for lifelong learning that are offered there and see my paintings which are displayed throughout. 

It's been a blast for me to see them as a "holistic unit" as an artist.

Thanks again.



Saturday, July 2, 2016

Hamilton House Gallery Show Invitation

As a newer member of the Hamilton House lifelong learning community, I'm grateful for my first opportunity of this size to show my body of artwork for the months of July and August 2016.  I have 46 pieces displayed throughout historic Hamilton House which are now on display.  Many thanks to Anna and Jessica for making this happen for me - heavy lifting for a show this large.

Please come to the gallery show and opening on Thursday, July 28, 2016  at 5:00pm.  Light refreshments will be available together with a short "Conversation with the Artist" as part of the opening.  Invite your friends, too.

Feel free to stop by during normal business hours and walk through this vibrant chateaux style destination.  Check out the Hamilton House website and see what's happening.  (Please see link on this website landing page).  There are many RI artists that teach and continue to create inspirational works among many other creative offerings and classes.

This is awesome for me! 

Sunday, May 29, 2016

New Additions in Water Media and Acrylic

"Koi in Pond" Water Media

"Granite Shack" Acrylic on Board

"Nantucket Cottage II" Watercolor