Meet Artist Kelley MacDonald April 25th!

We will be kicking off Art Night Bristol Warren 2013 by hosting the talented Kelley Carey MacDonald at Sea Rose Cottage on Thursday, April 25th from 5 – 9pm!

Art Night Bristol Warren celebrates the arts by featuring monthly Gallery & Open Studio Tours from April through November.  Visitors can meet featured artists in their studios or at partner galleries/ businesses for an inside peek at how their work is created.  A free trolley service runs from 5-8 pm between the towns of Bristol and Warren, with stops at the participating locations.  Follow this link to learn more.


We are thrilled to be participating in Art Night Bristol Warren again and so pleased to be hosting Fine Artist Kelley Carey MacDonald for the 2013 inaugural event.

Kelley Carey MacDonald

Kelley has been painting for over 20 years.  While an Art History Major at Wheaton College, Kelley discovered the joy of making art.  She continued her education in different mediums throughout her life.  Studying with the foremost painters she found that each artist had something unique to offer, and led her to a rich and varied toolbox from which she could construct work in her own voice.

Some of her teachers include: Charles Sovek, Valerie Vitali, Ken Auster, Ned Mueller, Karin Jurick, Carol Marine, John Kilroy, as well as others.

Black Pug Profile by Kelley Carey MacDonald

Kelley paints for the joy of it, and because she could not stand to stay away from the easel! She maintains a must-read Daily Painting Blog where she posts a small format painting in oil or acrylic between 4-6 times per week.  Mainly she enjoys painting sweets, martini’s and animals in a contemporary realist style.

Kelley paints on location (plein air), in fabulous places like Mexico, Holland, Canada, Maine, Cape Cod and Sedona and takes workshops with the most accomplished artists in the USA.  She hosts workshops with nationally known artists at her studio in Warren, RI, and teaches her own painting workshops as well.

Please join us at Sea Rose Cottage (21 Constitution Street, Bristol) on this very special night as we joyfully welcome the talented Artist (and Blogger!) Kelley Carey MacDonald.


March Events


Intro to Chalk Paint®  Workshop, Saturday March 16th,   9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.  $35 per person. 

Want to keep it simple?  This hands-on mini-workshop is for you!  Practice Annie Sloan’s signature 1-color technique on a small sample molding using Chalk Paint® decorative paint and Annie Sloan Soft Waxes.

This class is limited to 6 participants.  Paint, clear wax, dark wax. Leave with the know-how to tackle your next painting project with the best paint in the world!  To register click on the add-to-cart button below.

Price: $35.00 Coming Soon

Restyling Your Furnishings Workshop with Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan
Wednesday March 20th,  10 a.m. – 2 p.m.   $165 per person. 

Ready to dive in to the world of decorative finishing with Chalk Paint®?   Want to learn best practices for achieving professional quality finishes? Then this class is for you!

We cover 6 decorative techniques in a comprehensive and lively 4 hour session.  Leave with your sample boards and the confidence to create a full range beautiful finishes with Chalk Paint® and Annie Sloan Soft Waxes on even the most challenging surfaces.

To learn more and to register, click here or use add-to-cart button below.

Price: $165.00 Coming Soon


Free Demo! Sunday March 24th 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m, at Simply Vintage of Cape Cod
5 Main Street, Cotuit, Massachusetts 

We are thrilled that  Simply Vintage of Cape Cod will be hosting us for another Chalk Paint® Demonstration!  Simply Vintage carries new and antique furnishings and everything in between.   Find us among the eclectic mix of fine goods.  The perfect setting to learn about the best paint in the world and shop for vintage finds!  We are accepting advance orders.   Hope to see you there!

To place advance orders please call or email Sea Rose Cottage: 401-254-1166 or

To reserve a spot at the Demo please contact Simply Vintage of Cape Cod call 508-420-3500 or email