Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Painting to the Rescue

You Are My Sunshine, 12 X 16 "oil on aluminium, framed by Marian Dioguardi c2016

Survivor Tails of Somerville, MA is having their annual benefit art auction and I was invited to donate. Of course I said "Yes!" This 12 X 16 in. painting is dedicated to my rescue greyhound, Chickarina. The benefit auction is on September 16th at L'Aroma Cafe in West Newton. I'll be there.
More details will follow.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Painting In Between Life and Lives

Georgia O'Keeffe once said something to the effect that 'painting is what we do in between life'. I have been painting a full schedule of commissions, in between life and death and life. In February 2016 Bella my precious greyhound came to the end of a beautiful and long run of 14 years.
Bella 2002 at seven months

Bella February 16th , 2016 at the end of her  long life's run

I have all the feelings but none of the words to describe the loss of  our precious companion. All the left over love I had for Bella did have to find a place to go. It wasn't long before I had dreams of greyhounds. In a reoccurring dream event, my mother would walk through my dreamscapes with a brindle greyhound on a leash and in the dream I would always say "I'm not ready" and my mother would always reply "Well then I'll just keep walking her until you are." Thanks Mum.

In March this little girl came into our lives. Thank you Bella for leaving me with that leftover love because I needed it all to work through the issues of our new challenging rescue greyhound, Chickee.
Thank you to Greyhound Pets of America, MA. Four months later now and we are in a different world with our Chickarina. She is healthy now, willing to learn and earning more independence as she learns who she is as a retired greyhound, dog and part of our furry and un-furry family. And she is beautiful to me. 

Friday, February 5, 2016


Trans Apparent, oil on panel, 10 X 10" by Marian Dioguardi

Well, the Ground Hog said that there would be early an Spring but why wait? Make that happen tonight by coming to First Friday where you know it's warm, bright and fun. See you in Studio 223B.

Friday, January 1, 2016

FIRST FIRSTS - SoWa First Friday- First Day of the Year-Party First Showing of First 2016 Painting

Party On, oil painting, 8 X 16 inches by Marian Dioguardi c2016

This is the First Painting dated 2016! It's ready in time for SoWa First Friday open studios tonight, the first evening of the first day of the year. How can that not be fortuitous? So come on by Studio #223B at 450 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 5-9 PM and start your year off with firsts, fun and beauty.