News

January 2021

Welcome to the new year, and

hopefully a fresh start and new

beginnings for all of us. Despite

the many challenges offered by

the previous year, including the

pandemic, which resulted in

having to cancel our summer

programs, and then breaking

my ankle in June, it’s been a

surprisingly productive year.

 

Below you will find a preview to the newest completed projects and works in progress.

 

Please click on the link to take you to the larger section for each project.

 

I always love to hear your feedback, which you can leave by emailing me at: lahribond@live.com

Upcoming Class Schedule

ADULTS

Introduction to Illustration

Holyoke Community College

Thursdays, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm. Online 

Jan 25, 2021 - May 20, 2021

Visual Storytelling for Adults

ArtSpace Greenfield

Wednesdays, 7:30-9 p.m. Online
February 24-March 31; April 28-June 2

 

YOUNG ADULT

Comic Books, Graphic Novels and Fantastical Drawing

ArtSpace Greenfield

Wednesdays, 4-5 p.m.
February 24-March 31; April 28-June 2

 

KIDS

Cartooning for Kids

ArtSpace Greenfield
Wednesdays, 1-2 p.m.
February 24-March 31; April 28-June 2

***2021 Kids, Art & Nature Summer programs are up and registration is open

www.kidsartandnature.com

Dinosaurs and Rockets

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Dinosaurs and Rockets is a set of designs featured in the Massachusetts-based newspaper The Montague Reporter’s special wrapping paper edition. I was chosen as one artist among seven artists to create special festive wrapping paper for the holidays. The idea was was inspired by the writings of the late great Science Fiction and Fantasy author Ray Bradbury.  The wrapping paper includes six different dinosaurs riding rocket ships and spacecraft inspired by ‘50s-‘70s coin operated kids rides, often found outside of dime stores.

To read more please click here.

Franklin County CDC Farm Mural

From September through early October, I created a farming-themed mural for the Franklin County Community Development Corporation. This 3-sided, 6ft. x 11ft. mural was an amazingly fun project to do, and I am very thankful to The CDC for offering me the job and supporting the arts in Massachusetts.

 

To read more please click here.

Celtic Mythological Paintings 

I finished a large painting in "In the Woods, One Morning." Measuring 5ft. x3ft., it was painted with acrylic gouache on canvas. This highly detailed work was painted over the course of four months. It is one painting in a large group Celtic mythological-themed paintings, that should be ready to exhibit, when the world returns to some sense of normality and galleries are open again.

 

To read more please click here.

Pollinator Trail Bee Sculpture

Celtic Bee

In April 2020, I completed painting a fiberglass bee for the proposed Greenfield Pollinators Trail. In Celtic myth, bees were regarded as having great wisdom and acted as emissaries between worlds, able to travel to the Otherworld, bringing back messages from the gods.

UPDATE: This Bees will have their official unveiling in Greenfield MA, on May 22, 2021.

 

To read more please click here.

On the Drawing Board

Rarely does one have the opportunity to go back and improve a painting that was completed long ago. With more time at home because of the pandemic, I decided to revisit my “Autumnal Greenman” painting from the late ‘90s.

 

Though, it has previously been featured as both a magazine cover and on greeting cards, I am in the process of completely reworking this large (5ft. x3ft.) painting. The bottom half of the painting always felt a little incomplete, so I have begun to add a fox, milkweed, butterflies, and a Luna Moth to this already highly detailed work. I hope to have it completed over this winter.

 

Please check back here to see when it’s completed.

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