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Thursday, February 18, 2016

Island Kitchen, 6x6 inch acrylic painting by Kelley MacDonald


There's a little island off the South Coast of Massachusetts called Cuttyhunk Island.  It's not a tourist destination.  It's tiny, very walkable, and you would go there for peach and quiet, for beauty and the salt air.  I was lucky 2 years ago to go and stay at the Avalon Inn, and this was their kitchen, which, btw, is my DREAM kitchen. If I ever built a kitchen it would be based on this one.  When I look at the photos I took I am taken right back to that magical time, where I met some great people and was able to sink into my art for a few days with no disruption.  And begin and end every day with stimulating conversation and fabulous food.  Every year the founders of this Artist's Retreat make magic happen for the artists, and imbed memories that last for years.  This year's spots are all taken, I believe but if you keep your eyes out, they open for registration early Fall, for the NEXT Fall.  Yoga in the morning, do what you will all day... cocktails and bonding and sharing in the evening.  Here's the website:


  1. This brings back wonderful memories. Looking forward to spending time with you there girlfriend. Love love love how this came out.

  2. sounds like a lovely place and I love the kitchen! thanks for the memories!

  3. The painting is wonderful.the kitchen reminds me of your old kitchen. Miss you

  4. Kelley - this painting evokes so much! I see summer and can hear the waves crashing on the rocks below the Cuttyhunk cliffs just to the east of the Avalon Inn! I can even smell the salt air and feel the breeze that crosses the expansive front porch! So sorry this is not available, but lucky is the owner of this painting! Love it! Thanks for sharing, Susan! And by the way, if anyone is interested, we DO have a few spots left for this year's Cuttyhunk Artists' Retreat, September 9 - 14. Check it out and let us know if you'd like to join us!


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