Painting on Panel for Benefit Exhibit


Karen Kappe Nugent, Shades of Peach, Pear, and Purple, 10 x 10 x 2″ acrylic on cradled wood panel.

It’s fall and I’ve been back inside at the easel. The painting above explores a new process for me, and the evolution of my technique. This is part of my finding joy series that I started exploring last June along with many other artists worldwide. The painting is currently on view in Bridgette Mayer Gallery’s Hope & Possibility Benefit Exhibition in Philadelphia.

This show includes a wide array of artwork by artists from across the United States. At the opening reception, I had the pleasure to meet several of them in person including Ivette Vallejo an abstract artist from California, and Katie Collins, a portraitist who traveled from Florida. It was also good to see many colleagues from the Philadelphia region in person. You’re invited to view (and purchase) works online for the duration of the exhibit at this link:

If you are in Philadelphia stop in for the closing reception on Friday, November 19, 5:30–8pm. Or you can check out the dynamic space in person at 990 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA, through November 19.

November 20 post-show update – I’m so glad I went to the closing reception and met two artists from our region whose work I’d like to learn more about, Donna Conklin King and Chad Cortez Everett. They are both teaching artists. I also was able to catch up with Dan Oliva and learn more about the concept in his painting in the exhibit, which was couched in a playground setting to explore choices and meaning. It was also fascinating to learn more about Betsy Miraglia‘s handmade paper technique. If you missed the show, I invite you to visit the artists’ websites to see their work. And, I invite you to see more of my work at