Monday, June 7, 2010

What's Next?

Well, in order to determine what's next, first I have to deal with what has come and gone. I seem to be having beach withdrawal and as such, I composed a lovely panorama from one of my final trips to the beach in Beverly.

I have several paintings of the sea to finish, as well as some older projects, several of which I have been itching to complete.

This Masks with Tea painting for example could use much love.

Another thing I need to complete is my website, so I can have a catalog of all of my paintings that I am working on, and have completed. I also need a working graphic design and illustration portfolio. All of which needs to be completed while looking for and acquiring a job.

New York City is going to prove to be a rather interesting challenge.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

A Sudden Awareness of Cranberries

My work is in another show, the main gallery of Montserrat in the all senior show, lovingly named "A Sudden Awareness of Cranberries".

The show runs from May 10th through May 28th, 2010, at Montserrat College of Art.
And yes, that's my roommate Blue's work to the right of mine.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

And a special thanks goes out to. ..

I have to thank my friend for her contribution to my sanity. She brought to my attention that she actually has documentation from my freshmen year installation. I'm psyched. I still have this sculpture, he's ready and waiting to go find himself a new context.
He's actually a life-sized version of me freshmen year (He had to be to fit in my clothes and boots). I just took off the chest area (to be honest, I'd do the same thing today, but for different reasons.)

He's one of my favorite projects to this day. His name is Noah, and he is the sexless headless (I wouldn't say faceless as he wears a mask and glasses), handless man-thing.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

This Never Happened. . . tomorrow :D

301 Cabot St. Beverly MA.
Please visit my installation blog for more info on my main project.

Sunday, May 2, 2010


The time is finally here, I no longer have to completely panic. My show is hung, and with these terribly pixelated images I present the hanging session.


Saturday, April 17, 2010

Open House

I submitted one of my favorite works to open house, Propaganda 1-6. While it's not the most skillfully created set of works, I still like them. They ended up in the Carol Schlosberg Alumni Gallery. Other pieces of my work hung in the third floor illustration display, and the third floor painting display were Flower Puff, Pheasant, and my purple Birds of Prey.


A few students at my college interviewed me for a videography class of theirs. It was rather a surprise interview. I found a strange note in my studio one day, and contacted them, not really knowing what to expect. This is the result. Thanks to Megan DeBlois, Stephanie Gravel, Liz Loyte and Shaundra Shattuck for sending me the link to the finished product!
And it seems that the camera really does add 50 pounds!
View it here!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Open House

Another exciting event happening at Montserrat College of Art in Beverly MA is Open House, April 17th from 1-5pm. Public welcome, it's a time to see what Montserratians are up to, as student work is showcased from the roof to the basement. Visit the 301 building where seniors' work is in progress as well as displayed in studios and in the fabulous 301 gallery. Even the main gallery inside the Hardie Building will be showcasing student work in a traditional Academy style, floor to ceiling. Visit for more details.

(Design by a student at Montserrat. Sorry for the poor image quality.)

This Never Happened

The Senior fine arts show on May 5th, featuring the magical talents of Hyunah Jang, myself, Amy Moore, Rikki Beaupre, Laura Bowman, Faith Martel, and James Grassia is coming to you in awesome-o-vision. This is our post card, text and layout by me, but the image and photos are by Faith and Hyunah, and photoshopped by Faith and Laura.

Come on by, it's at 301 Cabot St. Beverly MA. from 6-8.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Consider this a Comic in Motion

So I have decided to create a rather fine-artsy type of thing. A "Comic in Motion". His name is Potty McTrollkins and he is my facebook account. While I really created him because I was threatened with bad things if I didn't make a facebook to keep up with my gallery group, people can interact with Potty as Potty. His girlfriend's name is Phyllis (a special thanks to my boyfriend for this name), and she's a plunger. A cast of characters will be created for his album as soon as I can get around being forced to download the uploader.
(Also posted on my Illustration blog (linked on right) > see for more images)

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Bird Crazy

Anyone who knows me, knows that I love birds. I love how they look, how they act, their ability to fly (well, I'm more just jealous of that). On occasion, I go on bird painting sprees. Last semester was one of those times. This is a small sampling of the paintings I created last semester (I apologize for the low resolution. Once my camera is repaired I'll fix that).


Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Today's Special

Today's post is about show at the 301 Gallery at Montserrat College of Art (301 Cabot St. Beverly MA). The show, titled "All Dolled Up" was a collaboration of illustrators including seniors Erica (Blue) Allard, Emilee McGlory, Meghan Hawkes, Chris Parent, Chris Thibodeau, Danielle Smith, and Justine Fitzgerald Yandle.
The show was well organized with a delicate sewn thread theme running behind all of the pieces. There was a variety of works including illustrations in the traditional sense, print making, photography, and video work. They deserve a hand for a job well done.


Tuesday, April 6, 2010

New site

Did you all know that through Google you can make websites? I wasn't aware of this. not until now at least. And if you had a domain name, you could direct the google site to be at the domain name? Well, all of this fancy newfangled stuff is fancy. I've been constantly toying with this monstrosity. I decided to start from scratch, no premade template, and so far I have recreated this site twice. . . three times. . . something like that. I haven't yet decided what I want to do with it, but when I do, well, I'm sure I'll post something about it.


Monday, April 5, 2010

Some minor changes

So I've been fooling around with my blogs perhaps a bit more than I should be. I created a place specifically for my illustrations, added a header image, and added links to the side bar, including the link to my illustration blog, several friends, and useful contacts.
Please visit these lovely links and enjoy your time there!
~H.M. Gartner

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Newest Cake

Now, here's a cake that I'm not quite so proud of. I made it for my boyfriend's mother's surprise birthday party. As such, I let my boyfriend help me. It was fun, stressful, and turned out. . . well. A tad messy. We both agreed it needed googly eyes.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Artrageous! Auction

While these are not the best images of the paintings (hopefully I can take better ones with more light), these are the paintings I created to benefit my college in their auction. The series is called "Personified", it's a triptych painting of, as they look, coat hangers. Up close (and not blurry) they become almost abstract. I figured this embodied my school pretty well.