Rocky Neck – Jeanne Greenleaf Gallery

The Jeanne Greenleaf Gallery on Rocky Neck is open through the end of October. Greenleaf features figurative series that are as much about perception: large floating swimmer oil paintings and smaller pastels of fish or the human form. She renders the luminosity of the natural world in watercolor. Greenleaf resides in northern Florida, and is a former New England resident, with family still here. While in Gloucester she lives by Coffins Beach.

Jeanne Greenleaf, Jeanne Greenleaf gallery, Rocky Neck, October 2017 (monumental figurative oil paintings from swimmers series)
Jeanne Greenleaf, Jeanne Greenleaf Gallery, Rocky Neck, October 2017
Jeanne Greenleaf, Sandpipers, watercolor

Greenleaf’s gallery is in the same building as artist, Stephen Lapierre whose website url is Both galleries are around the corner from The Rudder. Other nearby galleries include Gallery 53, Sallie Schacht StrandRegina Piantedosi and Ian Everard, the 5th and final Goetemann Artist in Residency for 2017 (from October 1 to October 31st).


No Mug Up Sunday, But Come to Marion Hall’s Opening Reception Sunday Afternoon

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There will be no mug up this Sunday morning, but do come by Sunday afternoon from 2-5:00 pm to the Opening Reception for Marion Hall’s truly wonderful watercolor exhibit, Life is a Beach.  Marion is from Manchester and is a member of both the North Shore and Rockport Art Associations.  If you love well executed traditional watercolor paintings of our beautiful area, at incredibly reasonable prices, you don’t want to miss this exhibit.

E.J. Lefavour

Life’s a Beach

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Saturday, July 13 – Friday, July 26th Manchester watercolor artist, Marion Hall, will be exhibiting her beautiful beach and seaside watercolor paintings at Khan Studio and the Good Morning Gloucester Gallery, 77 Rocky Neck Ave., Gallery 3. 

There will be an Opening Reception on Sunday, July 14th from 2-5:00pm. 

E.J. Lefavour

Christopher Wood’s paintings at Addison Gilbert Hospital

In the course of my ministry as a priest, it’s not uncommon that I go to the hospital to visit the sick and the dying.  Along the wall of the lobby of Addison Gilbert hospital, on the way to the elevator, there is usually a display of art.  I hardly ever stop to look, but I was really struck by Christopher Wood’s current display of abstract watercolor paintings.

To me, it seems somehow odd to go visit a hospital in order to see art, but at the very least, I recommend stopping to see the paintings if you are at the hospital for any reason at all.  Or maybe you can stop in to see the paintings, and pretend you are on your way to visit a sick relative or get some x-rays done…

He describes his work thus, on an explanatory panel next to the paintings:

“My work is organic, bold, gritty, sensual, and completely inspired by my mad scientist tendencies. I paint ferociously; this creates real energy within the piece.  My painting style and its looseness makes watercolor and optimal medium for me.  I paint wet on wet, this allows the colors to mix themselves on the paper, and allows little experiments/accidents to be created within the piece.”

Besides being an artist who has worked in various media, he has a Masters in Conservation Biology.  Check out his website…


Barbara Donnelly Watercolor Classes 10/19/2010


Barbara Donnelly Watercolor Classes

Ongoing Tuesday watercolor classes right on Gloucester harbor in warm, cozy gallery/studio. Outside on those warmer days! Subject matter all around us. Still lifes for studio painting will be available at all times. Class size is limited to allow for personal instruction. We will cover concept, compostition, shapes, values and color harmony in demos and practice. Individuality will be encouraged. All levels are welcome. Check my website at for more info.

"Fish Pier" Barbara Donnelly Watercolor
Barbara Donnelly Watercolor Classes


GMG FAN Spotlight

When you make a comment on a GMG Post and you link your Name to your website, you may find yourself right here on the pages of GMG. I’ll be checking the Highlighted names for Artists, Bloggers and Other Interesting Websites for future posts. 

Next up is Frequent commenter and Artist Leslie De Vaney;


Leslie De Vaney

Inspired by the sea, Leslie prefers painting nature, in all her glory. The mediums she most enjoys are watercolor and oil.

"After The Storm" Rockport, Ma by Leslie De Vaney




Painters of Cape Ann

Painters of Cape Ann

Nancy Motley Walton

I found Nancy Starting a Watercolor Painting of Smith’s Cove down at the North Shore Arts Assocations parking lot.

Nancy Starting the Drawing phase of Painting.
One of Nancy's Paintings of The Good Harbor Beach Creek

You Can Check out more of Nancy’s Beautiful Paintings by clicking the Link Below.


Marilyn Swift at Bank Gloucester through January 9, 2019

From Rocky Neck News-

Boats at Cripple Cove by Marilyn Swift
Boats at Cripple Cove, watercolor by Marilyn Swift

See Marilyn Swift’s recent watercolor paintings of Cape Ann at Bank Gloucester, 160 Main Street. Exhibition continues until January 9, 2010.