Guest Artist Matthew Billey showing at Seven Suns Gallery Oct. 7 – Nov. 25

Artist Reception: Friday, Oct. 14 from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Seven Suns Gallery, 48 Bearskin Neck, Rockport, MA 01966

Matthew Billey has been a traditional wooden boat builder for the last 25 years. He has a special interest in Scandinavian designs and construction methods. Matt built and lives aboard his 27’ Danish Cutter, Jette. She appears frequently as the main subject matter in his artwork. His expertise in designing, building and sailing wooden sailboats lends a discerning eye when portraying them accurately in their element.

His 7 year old daughter, Naomi, was a major influence in getting him started as a painter. Since the Spring of 2022, he has made several works based on his interest in metaphysics, global ascension, astrology, perception beyond the ordinary five senses and spirituality. He merges that interest with his passion for landscapes and boats. Matt’s latest body of work, The “Red Sun” series, showcases 7 tall vertical paintings; all acrylic on wood and all fantastical in nature.

The “Red Sun” series and others of Matt’s paintings will be featured as a Fall Event at Loren Doucette Studio at Seven Suns Gallery from Oct. 7 – Nov. 25th. The guest artist reception will be Friday, Oct. 14 from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm and is free and open to the public. Seven Suns Gallery is located at 48 Bearskin Neck in Rockport, Ma. and is open 7 days a week from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm.

teen yoga series!!! spread the word!

Starting October 7, Teen Yoga at CAPY! Start your yoga journey now! You’ll strengthen your body, calm your mind, and gain practical skills for navigating your very real life.

Each fun session will include:

💫 breathwork
💫 strengthening for body, mind
💫 simple meditation
💫 restoration
Each session will have a different focus, including:

🤩sun salutations
🦅standing poses
🤸🏼‍♂️arm balances

AND no experience is required. Sara and Katelyn will give very accessible instructions while their years of yoga experience will inspire you to new heights! 

Getting it Done

The work on the bridge in Essex is coming along. Admittedly, I don’t know much about this project, but I have driven past it once every other week or so while construction has been underway. I’m sure everyone who drives past it more often will be happy to have it done. Personally, I miss seeing all the kids lined up jumping into the creek. It seemed like quite the rite of passage. I know that stopped a few years back….and I’m sure safety was an issue…but I loved seeing those kids enjoying simple summer fun.

Five Favorites

I have been away on a fall foliage photo tour in Vermont these past few days and it has been great. Though the foliage has not been brilliant in color this year due to drought/heat wave etc., it was still a wonderful experience to take this trip and open my eyes to some new places. I am sharing my favorite five photos from the trip for you to enjoy. For further story details and additional photos, please check out Pat D’s Photos and Adventures on Facebook. I took my trip with Slonina Photography if you are interested and I recommend him highly. I have taken several trips with him and would be happy to talk to you about it if you are interested.

Please remember to stop by Pat D’s Photos at the Cape Ann Time Bank Artisan Market Saturday at 44 Commercial St (10 AM – 3 PM) OR at Magtoberfest in Magnolia (at the library from 11-5). I’d love feedback on the Vermont photos so please feel free to share your thoughts.