Emerging from winter hibernation

by Pat Nickerson in Miscellaneous

Every summer I’m busy as a bee, running back and forth to set up my artwork at outdoor exhibits in Chatham, Eastham, and Dennis, preparing for shows such as the Cahoon Brushoff in Cotuit, and taking photos for future paintings.

In winter, I become more like a bear in hibernation.

Unlike a bear, I don’t sleep. In fact, I’m quite busy painting for the next season. But I hunker down in my studio, my little gas stove keeping me warm and my Boston terrier Sammy keeping me company.

But now it’s spring, and we artists are emerging again, putting final touches on our artwork, framing our paintings, and getting ready for a bevy of shows and exhibits.

For example, the Eastham Painters Guild will have a special show called “Living in a Postcard” in May, the guild will also participate in Massachusetts ArtWeek, and I am one of dozens of artists chosen to take part in the biennial “Piece by Piece” installation at the Cotuit Center for the Arts. I’ll post more details on these later.

And in a week or so, I’ll post my schedule of shows in case you’re in the neighborhood and want to stop by to say hello.

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