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Rockport Harbor, Rockport ME

Fresh baked croissants in the mornings from SWF Market and Cafe


Green gazpacho was heavenly.

Salt Water Farm, Lincolnville, ME, a 15 minute drive from SWF at Union Hall  Market and Cafe in Rockport

Where all the produce is grown for the restaurant.

Salt Water Farm kitchen where classes are held.

Sailing in Rockport harbor

Dinner at Francine's in Camden, ME

Francine's chickens:) just outside in the side kitchen garden

Ferris wheel in Rockland, ME

Maine Media Workshop Gallery

Around the corner was GraffamBros...Best Lobster rolls....

and Lobsters!

Order them early in the morning and they will cook them to perfection for you:)





The Wyeths


N.C. Wyeth, Bright and Fair-Eight Bells, 1936, oil on canvas | Farnsworth Art Museum, Museum Purchase, 1989: 89.13

I have been reading a biography of Andrew Wyeth and naturally am learning more about his family including his father, famed illustrator and artist, NC Wyeth. The plan is to visit the Farnsworth Museum in Rockland where we will be in Maine soon.  I love this painting.   


Garlic time

Its that time....time to harvest garlic and hang to dry...


A recent postcard design for Cooperative Art Gallery.


Dill, from my garden, has a most interesting configuration.  


2013 Southern Tier Biennial



Very honored to be selected for the 2013 Southern Tier Biennial with two new darkfield monotypes. Thank you to the jurors, Kate Koperski and John Vanco. Here are the 2013 artists selected. 

Looking forward to a trip to Maine for some plein air watercolors. Have a good weekend!


Napa Valley Hills, © Peg Nocciolino, 2013, darkfield monotype.

Ballymaloe Woods, © Peg Nocciolino, 2013, darkfield monotype



IF: "Worn" Nerves/ Egg Tempera


For this weeks "Illustration Friday" prompt... quick experimenting with egg tempera.

Nerves can feel worn...



New Fall Art Classes


New Fall Art classes coming soon! Stay tuned.



© 2013 Peg Nocciolino


I'm still here.  Working on a new logo commission and some personal projects.





Roberson Regional

Happy to report that Koi and Avocado have been selected for the 2013 Roberson Regional


Spring Flings and Things


So, yes, I'm still here. But the Spring has meant lots of inspiring travel...


garlic in my garden!

Mother's Day Fling in Boston. The coolest museum. Like walking into a Jumanji stillife.


Blaschka Glass Flower Collection . G L A S S !

Tatte Bakery and Cafe in Cambridge. Ahhhmazing breakfasts!

Back to NYC.  "A Taste of Tribecca" and a birthday celebration.






Hudson, NY

Weekend in Hudson NY for third Annual Ramp Fest. 20 chefs showing off what they can do with this first edible sign of Spring foraged in the woods of the Hudson Valley and elsewhere. The Fest is held annually at the Basilica, a cool old warehouse turned event center. Hudson revolves around Warren Street and for good reason. Over a mile long, Warren Street is filled with art galleries, antiques shops, gourmet markets and restaurants. 

Go here to read newest restaurant Fish and Game's owner/chef Zak Pellaccio's picks for best of Hudson.

Swoon Kitchenbar our favorite...and Lilli and Loo Home too.

Cafe le Perche. Best pastries, apple beignets, croissants....

Warren Street architecture

Inside Verdigris, a tea and chocolate shop 

Warren Street

one of many interesting window boxes 

Fiddleheads at a gourmet market on Warren Street




Monotype Workshop


Two wonderful days of printmaking and exploring monotypes with Neil Berger at The Ink Shop in Ithaca, NY

Grounds at Ballymaloe, Cork Ireland, © Peg Nocciolino 2013, monotype

Dear Deer, ©Peg Nocciolino, 2013, monotype

Napa Hills, ©Peg Nocciolino 2013, monotype


rolling out the ink... 

informal critique


goodbye winter


goodbye winter....welcome back blue skies.....and blossoms

Stencil I made for cloth bags for annual easter egg hunt and Easter gathering this weekend. Sometimes its just the little things..... Have a wonderful weekend!





Cloth and yarn


A little printing on cloth bags...just to see...experiments for other projects.

And finally finished one mitten. As a newbie I was all thumbs doing "the thumb", but I think I finally have the hang of it:) 

Here's a nice blog of vintage children books I found over at Naomi Wilkinson's Pinterest site.

I love Naomi's illustration too! So nice to discover new illustrators!


Margaret Kilgallen and Barry McGee


Margaret Margaret Kilgallen was born in 1967 in Washington, DC, and received her BA in printmaking from Colorado College in 1989. Early experiences as a librarian and bookbinder contributed to her encyclopedic knowledge of signs, drawn from American folk tradition, printmaking, and letterpress. Kilgallen had a love of “things that show the evidence of the human hand.” Painting directly on the wall, Kilgallen created room-size murals that recall a time when personal craft and handmade signs were the dominant aesthetic. Strong, independent women—walking, surfing, fighting, and biking—are featured prominently in the artist’s compositions. Her work has been shown at Deitch Projects and the Drawing Room in New York, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and the Luggage Store in San Francisco, Forum for Contemporary Art in St. Louis, and the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston. Kilgallen’s work was presented at UCLA Hammer Museum. She died in June 2001 in San Francisco, where she lived with her husband, Barry McGee. (source: You can read more about her here.

Barry McGee is a lauded and much-respected cult figure in a bi-coastal subculture that comprises skaters, graffiti artists, and West Coast surfers, Barry McGee was born in 1966 in California, where he continues to live and work. In 1991, he received a BFA in painting and printmaking from the San Francisco Art Institute. His drawings, paintings, and mixed-media installations take their inspiration from contemporary urban culture, incorporating elements such as empty liquor bottles and spray-paint cans, tagged signs, wrenches, and scrap wood or metal. McGee is also a graffiti artist, working on the streets of America’s cities since the 1980s, where he is known by the tag name “Twist.” He views graffiti as a vital method of communication, one that keeps him in touch with a larger, more diverse audience than can be reached through the traditional spaces of a gallery or museum. His trademark icon, a male caricature with sagging eyes and a bemused expression, recalls the homeless people and transients who call the streets their home. McGee says, “Compelling art, to me, is a name carved into a tree.” His work has been shown at Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; and on streets and trains all over the United States. He and his daughter, Asha, live in San Francisco. He recently had a mid-career retrospective. (source