Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Late winter marsh, Rye, NH


Here is todays Plein air for the "31 in 31" Fundraiser.  Titled, "Late winter marsh, Rye, NH".  We are Completing 31 paintings in 31 days with fellow artist Dennis Poirier to raise funds for Ciara Brill, the 9 year old from Portsmouth who was recently diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor.  All the details are here:

Saturday, March 04, 2017

"Sunrise over the Shoals, (Odiorne Point, Rye, NH)" Plein air oil by Todd Bonita

"Sunrise over the Shoals, (Odiorne Point, Rye, NH)" Plein air oil by Todd Bonita

Here is my second submission for the "31 in 31" Fundraiser.  Completing 31 paintings in 31 days with fellow artist Dennis Poirier to raise funds for Ciara Brill, the 9 year old from Portsmouth who was recently diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor.  All the details are here:
Part of this project means getting out there on the road and finding places to paint, meeting new people and having interesting life experiences.  On the early morning of this painting, just after 7am, I found myself painting in the lens of local seacoast photographer Sheila Reardon.  Its nice to meet people who are chasing the same things as you are.  For us it's light in and around the incredibly picturesque seacoast.  Here are some pics Sheila sent me from this mornings painting and photographing.  Thanks Sheila.



 To see Sheilas awesome seacoast Photography work, click this link here: https://sheilareardon.smugmug.com

Friday, March 03, 2017

Opening reception tonight, Friday, March 03, 2017 (5 - 8pm) Todd Bonita Gallery

A new painting still wet from the magical brush of Alastair Dacey. This will be part of our month long exhibition opening tonight at the Todd Bonita Gallery in Portsmouth. 25 Artist exhibiting new original works to raise funds for Ciara Brill, the 9 year old from Portsmouth recently diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor.
WHERE: Todd Bonita Gallery, 39 Ceres St. Portsmouth, NH
WHEN: Opening reception tonight, Friday, March 03, 2017 (5 - 8pm)
Exhibit runs through the month of March.

Thursday, March 02, 2017

"Birds returning north. (Rye beach shanty)"
Plein air oil by Todd Bonita
....and away we go...This is my first painting of the "31 in 31" charity fundraiser event.  Local artist (Awesome guy and helluva painter) Dennis Poirier and I will be painting 31 Plein air paintings in the month of March.  This is part of a month long event raising funds and awareness for 9 year old Portsmouth resident, Ciara Brill who was recently diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor in December.  Funds will go to the family for their growing medical expenses and financial burden brought on by this recent diagnosis. 
For our part, Dennis and I will paint a painting each day of the month (Dennis will do 16 and I will do 15 paintings...yes, he's the heavy weight work horse!)...each painting is 6x8" oil and framed and priced at a fixed charity rate for this fundraiser of $300 each...50% of the gallery profit will go to Ciara family fund.  We will have an exhibition of all 31 paintings in the month of April at the Todd Bonita Gallery in Portsmouth, NH with an opening reception on Friday, April 7 (5-8pm). The show will run the whole month of April.  
There is a pre sale where you can purchase a painting before it's painted or simply buy them as they come off the easel.  We are more than half sold out at the time of this writing.  You can follow along on our website, click here: 

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Kids Art Exhibition, Saturday, Feb 18, 2017 (1 -3pm) Todd Bonita gallery, Portsmouth, NH

Kids Art Exhibition 
(Ciara Fundraiser event)
Saturday, February 18, 2017. (Public reception 1-3pm)
Todd Bonita Gallery, Portsmouth, NH

Join us for a weekend exhibition featuring artwork from more than 50 children (ages 12 and under).  Selling crayon drawings, sketches and paintings in support of our fundraising charity event for 9 year old Portsmouth resident Ciara, who was recently diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor in December 2016.  Childrens art will range in price from 1 to 10 dollars or any amount patrons wish to donate.  100% of the proceeds will go directly to Ciaras Family.

​If you know a child artist who would like to participate in our exhibit,  contact Janet Riley at  jrattiganriley@comcast.net
One piece of art per child.  8.5 x 11" or smaller.  PAPER ONLY PLEASE. Crayon drawing, colored pencil, pen and ink, marker, pastel, collage, watercolor, tempera paint, acrylic or oil welcome.  All work must be dry, unframed and signed by the artist.  Drop off date Thursday, February 16 (between 9 - 5pm) or simply mail to the gallery to arrive before the 16th. (Mail to: Todd Bonita Gallery, 39 Ceres Street, Portsmouth, NH.  03801) Public reception 1-3pm on Saturday, February 18, kids, families and all are welcome.  Refreshments, treats and your good company.

You can learn more about Ciara and make a donation directly to the family through their  GoFundMe page:  Click Here. 
  
Click here for Ciaras updates on 
Ciaras Family Facebook page