Team Members Profile

Lauren Alana

I began my jewelry making journey over twenty years ago, it started with a love of things that sparkle and some fishing line. Fast forward through the years, many experiments, classes and much growth in design and skill I am still constructing wearable art that more often than not sparkles! The ocean inspires me, and you can see that in the colors that I use the most. I call them mermaid colors. Like the ebb and flow of the waves, my work is always changing. I strive to always keep changing my designs, and advancing my skills. I love the dichroic glass because I would not be able to ever make the same piece twice. Only the finest components are used in my jewelry including sterling silver, Swarovski Crystal and genuine sea glass.

John Alciere

Sharon Allen

https://www.sharonallen.us  

Debbie Auclair

www.sunbluestudio.com

Jacqueline Barry

Presently living in New England has traveled extensively throughout the United States, Europe as well as lived in the Caribbean. Her father, a nuclear engineer, was also an accomplished artist and her mother was a published writer, therefore, being exposed to the various forms of art, it was natural to gravitated to both the visual arts and the written word. While writing came easy and sketching was fun, trying to find the perfect fit in the visual arts took some time. After much experimentation she discovered the world of pastels – vibrant, captivating and fortunately very forgiving. She first studied landscapes under pastelist Linda Obremski and what better place than in New England to study and photograph landscapes

Eileen Belanger

Fran Beloin

Beverly Belus

Hilda Bennett

Mrs. Bennett was born in Berlin, Germany and now resides in Pepperell, Massachusetts.  Art has always been her favorite subject and, after a successful business career, she has concentrated on watercolor painting.  Through her paintings, she wants to share what is close to her heart – the beauty of nature.  Inspiration comes from her backyard “friendship garden”, a garden grown from cuttings given to her by many friends. Although she loves to paint florals and landscapes, she has also been painting “house portraits” on commission.  Mrs. Bennett also teaches watercolor painting.  During the summer months, Mrs. Bennett exhibits her paints in “Art-in-the-Park” shows.  She has received many awards for her vibrant art.  She is a member of the Nashua Area Artists Association and the Hollis Art Society.

Barbara Bevins

I am a self taught acrylic landscape artist inspired by my time hiking and backpacking. I am moved by nature, particularly the White Mountains and Appalachian trail. I've recently been working to expand my artwork by exploring with oil paints, and am looking to try watercolors and plein air.  

Suzanne Blanchard

David Bower

One adult education class years ago at the Merrimack High School in NH and I became hooked on wood turning. It’s definitely a good form of stress relief and I enjoy making one of a kind creations. I usually start out with a generic plan in place but each piece of wood is unique and I am guided by the wood itself that allows the true beauty of the wood within to shine through in the finished piece. I prefer working with woods that have some extra character, whether it happens to be a Burl or some sort of wood that contains the fine black lines of spalting, or maybe a piece of maple that shows the silvery trails left behind of the beetles that once roamed through the hard wood. One never knows what might be next on the list of things that I might create as it is usually the wood that helps decide the next direction to take.

Nita Casey

gingerbreadartstudio/blogspot.com

Faye L Castelli

Nancy Christopher

I have been painting off and on since the age of twelve, always hoping to spend more time toward my passion and that someday I would be considered an artist. I am self-taught and have played with many mediums but find oil to be my favorite. I love the richness of texture and color. I am intrigued to paint any subject, such as still life, landscape, coastal/marine, and floral. Plein air painting is my favorite classroom, but most of my work is done in the studio from memory or photographs. I am not focused on one style or subject, rather always learning. While painting, I am lost in the moment.  There is nothing greater than when one sees your creation and feels a connection and joy. I am drawn to the works of Monet and Sargent, along with many others, and love to visit galleries whenever possible.

Lisa Ciaccia

www.ciacciart.com   I’m a self-taught artist working in acrylics and instant coffee. My  studio is located in the beautiful town of New Boston in NH. Although I paint a multitude of different subject matter, my preferred is landscapes and seascapes. I paint many subjects using instant coffee which not only gives an aromatic delightful scent in the process, it also gives a beautiful sepia tone. I am an Artist member and exhibit with the Whistler House Museum of Art located in Historic downtown Lowell, Massachusetts.

Darryle Cockerham

I’m currently involved in color field painting and exploring implied three dimensional space using two dimensional shapes using color theory and the golden ratio. Philosophically, I’m currently interested in the middle-ground between the lightness of joy and the darkness of melancholy. My work is intended to convey the transition of each extreme through composition, color, and shading.

Priscilla Colón

Priscilla Colón, a Taíno Indigenous artist, teacher, and linguist, combines her love for visual art and languages to reconnect with her Indigenous heritage. Drawing inspiration from her home garden, nature walks, and summer excursions, she employs charcoal and pastels as her preferred mediums, immersing herself in a tactile creative experience. Priscilla's artwork serves as an expressive homage to nature and a means to continue the remarkable revival of the Taíno Indigenous language, thoughtfully interwoven into the titles of her pieces.

David Cote

Terry Cote

Heather Crowley

www.willowroadwc.com

Mary Crump

Seth Dewey

www.sethjdeweyphoto.com Photographer and drone pilot. Have become know for my aerial photography of Dowtown Nashua and surrounding areas.

Esther Donlon

https://artbyesther.blogspot.com   I became interested in creating art in high school when I enrolled in an art major course in my senior year. I dabbled with several mediums but settled on photography for many years after high school. I started watercolor painting in 1988 and have studied under several local Westford artists--Nancy Russo, Kathy Dunn, Cynthia Van Horne Ehrlich and Kathy Cooper. Most recently I took a workshop with Robert O’Brien and another workshop with Laurie Goldstein-Warren. I paint watercolors in a realistic style but also create some paintings by pouring watercolors. I am a Signature member of the Rhode Island Watercolor Society, an elected member of the Academic Artists Association, an Associate member of the American Watercolor Society, an Associate member in the New England Watercolor Society and a member of the Chelmsford Art Society. I have been juried into several national level competitions. I am currently in the American Watercolor Association 2022 Associate Member’s show and the RIWS 2022 National Exhibit.  My work can be seen at: artbyesther.blogspot.com

Ron Downing

George Eross

Tina S. Gagnon

www.tinagagnon.com Nature & Nostalgia – those are the subjects that I am, pardon the pun, drawn to. I am a hyper-realistic artist and the "devil is in the details" – the more details, the better. The medium of colored pencil affords me the ability to hone in on that aspect. Nature has so many nuances to them that detail is imperative to capture the essence of a living being, whether it is flower or animal. Nostalgia also lends itself to detail. The more detail, the more the image will come alive for the viewer – evoking their own memories attached to that particular object in the drawing. After choosing what I will draw, I lightly sketch out an outline of my subject. I start by coloring light to dark. Building up the color in light layers, building up and building up until the color "pops". This is usually accomplished in five to six layers of color. When you think that the piece looks "dull", keep building – and it will come alive. I will work on one area of the drawing and finish that area before moving onto the next, establishing technique for the rest of the piece to follow. Patience, is the key to my art. Most pieces I spend about an hour per square inch. More complex pieces can be twice that time. It is not uncommon for a piece to have more than one hundred hours put into it. https://www.facebook.com/TinaSGagnon/       https://www.instagram.com/tina_s_gagnon/ https://twitter.com/Tina_S_Gagnon

Margaret Gay Garneau

Sonia Lee Gilmore

Jayson Gleneck

www.gleneck.net/jayson

Irene Goddu

www.irenegoddu.com

Patricia Harding

David Harris

David Heath

www.studiomarkemile.com David is owner and lead photographer of Studio Mark Emile in Nashua, New Hampshire. David specializes in family and event portraiture including high school seniors and athletes producing traditional portraiture along with a specialized product called "Sportraits". David also produces commercial product images for several manufacturers. David is always looking for new and unique methods of creating his art. David has studied with several photo artists including Joel Grimes of Phoenix, John Hartman of Stevens Point, Wisconsin, and Lyndsay Adler of NYC.  www.studiomarkemile.com

Julie Marie Hoey (1)

www.thespiralstudio.net

Julie Marie Hoey is an award-winning artist and poet. Her artwork along with her poetry has been exhibited nationally and lives in collections worldwide. 
Her visual work and writings are mainly nature based and spiritual. Julie Marie feels possibility when creating. She listens to the rhythms of the paint/objects or the words. She lets her brush or pen guide. Julie Marie looks for the heart of the matter that she isn’t always aware of until in the act of creating Her mind begins the journey. Her soul, brush and pen complete it. Julie Marie loves belly laughs, storytelling, vibrant colors, gardening, her cat Jasper Johns, good grammar, interesting words, reading, fixing things, exercising and yoga. She is certain her greatest is amusing others—unintentionally.

Elizabeth Hughes

Lifetime student of many media.  Classes at community centers, adult ed, art associations and with artist friends.  Recently moved to New Hampshire.

Tracie Jenkins

As an artist I find inspiration in the silent narratives of discarded, damaged or unloved books.  My creative process is driven by a reverence for the stories these books once held and the desire to breath new life into their pages.  I believe old books are not relics of the past but rather raw materials waiting to be transformed. Each book is like a block of marble, filled with potential, waiting for my hands to sculp it into something new and meaningful.  Just as a sculptor shapes clay into a work of art, I mold these forgotten volumes into fresh vibrant creations. Through my work, I am honoring the legacy of the written word while offering a fresh perspective on its enduring power. By repurposing old books, I hope to spark curiosity and inspire creativity and the endless possibilities for reinvention. Ultimately my goal is to evoke joy and wonder in fellow book lovers, collectors, and artist alike. I invite viewers to rediscover the beauty and magic of storytelling through my transformed creations, and to join me in celebrating the timeless allure of the printed page. 

Sarah Kossowan

Sarah Kossowan spends her time painting with fluid acrylic paint and creating colorful, abstracted pieces. She loves expressing major concepts in the most simplest fashion on canvas and playing with fun looking shapes. Her artwork displays a sense of calmness and optimism. She aspires to be an Art Therapist and encourages everyone to paint.

Dorothy Langley

Madeleine LaRose

A lifelong native of Nashua, NH, Madeleine has been drawing and painting since childhood. Although she has no formal training in fine art, she has benefited from instruction with various local artists over the years. Her earliest artistic attempts were limited to pencil sketches and copying published material. Later, she worked in watercolor and experimented with other media, such as pen and ink, charcoal, photo oils, and acrylics. Today, her primary media are pastels and acrylics. New England landscapes, and New Hampshire in particular, provide inspiration for much of her work. Flowers are especially enticing and form the basis of much of her work in pastels. Using photographs she has taken as her basis for inspiration, most of her painting is done in studio Madeleine has become an active member of the arts community in the Nashua area since her retirement from teaching English in the Nashua school system. An active member of the Nashua Area Artists’ Association, she regularly exhibits her work in their ArtHub Gallery at 107 West Pearl Street in Nashua.  She also holds membership in the Hollis Arts Society as a juried member, the Pastel Society of NH, and the Central Mass Pastel Society. In 2017, Madeleine was one of ten lead artists in the citywide arts project, Comeback Kitchen Table, sponsored by City Arts Nashua. In April of 2018, she was the Featured Artist of the Month at the NAAA ArtHub Gallery. Her work has been juried into numerous exhibits over the past three years at Grace Chapel Gallery in Lexington, MA. In November of 2018, her artwork was included in the NH Pastel Society’s national juried exhibit at the Discover Portsmouth Center. In winter of 2018-2019, she was one of six artists invited to exhibit in the Healing Arts Gallery of Monadnock Community Hospital. Her artwork is included in numerous private collections around the country.  “I try to depict the wonder of the world around us in my artwork. I strive to bring this sense of joy and awe to my audience, and I hope that they will connect to my experience.” Email: laroser@comcast.net Facebook: facebook.com/ExpresslyM Instagram: madeleine_larose

Robert Lembree

www.rd-lambree.com Rob is a fine art photographer based in Nashua, NH. He hopes to share a deep sense of place in his photography. .

Luci Lesmerises

www.lucilesmerises.com An artist for over 35 years, I attended classes at the New Hampshire Institute of Art and have studied under the tutelage of a number of local artists. I am a member of the New Hampshire Art Assoc., Monadnock Area Artist Assoc., Nashua Area Artist Assoc., and the Center for the Arts. I was an oil painting instructor for Bedford Parks and Recreation for 5 years and now teach in my studio in Bedford, NH. Oils is my preferred medium. My artwork has been recognized over the years with a number of awards and publications. Some of which to include: First and Third place in the Greeley Park Art Show; Second Place in the NH American Mother's Inc. National Art Competition; and First Place, Best in Show for my painting at the Sidewalk Art Festival in Portland, ME. Families First, Artist of the Seacoast selected my artwork for their Artists of the Seacoast calendar. I was a featured artist in the Bedford Journal and Bedford Bulletin publications. Also, an image of one of my paintings was published in the "Art of Motherhood" book of short stories by Covenant Communications, Inc. My work has been exhibited at the Robert L. Levy Gallery and The Children's Museum in Portsmouth, NH; Sunapee Fair, League of NH Craftsmen and The Fells Historic Estate and Gardens in Newbury, NH; East Colony Fine Art Gallery in Manchester, NH; The Nuance Gallery in Windsor, VT; and the Center for the Arts Micro Gallery at the New London Inn. Most recently, in 2019, I was one of three featured artists at the New London Hospital Art Program Exhibition.  My primary goal is to achieve a sense of realism in my composition by paying close attention to detail. Landscapes, still life, seascapes, and wild life define my work, but my inspiration lies in an appreciation of the natural beauty of the world's palette.  www.lucilesmerises.com

Tracy Levesque

www.tracylevesque.net Tracy Levesque is a New England based fine artist who was born in the Berkshire Hills in Western, MA and is currently working out of her studio at Western Avenue Studios in Lowell, MA. A self-taught artist specializing in acrylic painting, Levesque received a dual Bachelors Degree in Theater Art and English and American Literature from Brandeis University. Levesque has been exhibiting her work nationally for over 30 years and has work in hundreds of corporate and private collections across the globe. Tracy’s chromatic paintings are a celebration of color, line and texture that together blur the boundaries between fine art and illustration. Reminiscent of stained glass, her meticulous use of color and line create an optional illusion that draws the viewer not only into the image, but into another world entirely. Levesque calls her unique signature style “Fairytale Realism.” For more information on Tracy Levesque and her work please visit her website at www.tracylevesque.net

Jim Luckern

I’m an older starter in the art world. I have been drawing and painting since I could walk. I have loved creating since I was a young child but took a 35 year hiatus to raise my family and train as a journeyman Ironworker. My steel career became art as I designed and built steel stairs for residential and commercial buildings. I retired at 58 years old because the physical ware and rare over the years have taken its toll on me. I picked up pencils again as soon as I got a chance and fell in love with the arts again. I have been creating portraits for commissions for three years now and I love to be around other creators. I constantly search for learning opportunities and I know that I can contribute time to organizations that have the same attitude as me.

Kyle Mandravelis

I was born and raised in Nashua NH. I always had a passion for art. Starting at a very young age. I always loved drawing. I took art classes in middle school and high school. That is the only training I have. I love working with colored pencils, pencils, markers, pens, acrylic paints and watercolor. The works that I do are contemporary surrealism and abstract for the most part. I enjoy trying different techniques and styles. Painting and drawing are my escape. Putting feelings and ideas into visual form.

Ronald Marcoux

remwoodcrafting@yahoo.com I am a lifelong resident of Bedford, New Hampshire, whose love of woodworking started around the same time my wife and I built our house in the backwoods of my hometown. Initially, I focused on furnishing our family home with beds, tables, armoires, dressers and cabinets as well as milling and installing our own hardwood floors. Occasionally I was commissioned to do work for others, but later turned town those petitions to focus on building pieces that interested me personally. What has most inspired me to make memorable, long-lasting pieces has been my family, and with the news of the arrival of my first grandson an idea sparked- I could make him his own wooden toys, specifically a rattle I had seen in Wood Magazine.  I had had a lathe in my workshop since I can remember, but I was a little afraid of it.  Making these new toys was the perfect opportunity to overcome that fear and master a new tool for my craft. Since then, I have become totally hooked with the craft of woodturning, creating bowls, vessels, lidded boxes, wooden tops and more from local wood that has been gifted to me through the generosity of neighbors and friends. Apart from the wooden bowls that I turn, I am also using the unused portions of those logs to create wooden utensils such as spatulas and stirring spoons.  The wood I work with dictates the final results, and since no two trees are identical, neither are any of the pieces I create.  All of the bowls and utensils are treated to be food safe and should last many years with proper care. For more information, you can contact me at remwoodcrafting@yahoo.com or 603-486-7992

B. Catherine McDonah

From the age of eight, when I received my first camera, I have been looking at the world through a lens.  My interest in photography began with snapshots of my life - family, friends, travels, my children, the milestones they achieved, the adventures they embarked upon.  As my children became less will subjects, my attention focused on my environment, the obvious and the less so. I find beauty in objects often overlooked, a doorknocker, a window frame, a weed at the side of the road, a dilapidated boat. The philosophy to "stop and smell the roses" is one we should all embrace.  I strive, through art, to encourage one to take that moment.

Brenda McDougald

I am a photographer who is very passionate about rural New England landscapes, with many of my photos in and around Greater Nashua and Hollis.

Facebook: http://facebook.com/BrendaMpics

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/brendajpix/

Kathy Meighan

Kathleen (Kathy) has been drawing and doodling since early childhood. A Connecticut native, Kathy attended the University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT. While at UConn, she received instruction in Watercolor and Oil Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Art History, Graphic Design and Illustration. She began her career working in various computer graphics positions, but over the past decade, has focused solely on hand-created art. Kathy is a mixed-media artist who employs a diversity of materials and techniques in her work; from painted glassware, collage, and colored pencil, to pastels, acrylics, altered books, and most recently, photography. “I begin nearly every new piece with a loosely-structured plan in mind. As my work progresses, I allow the piece to marinate and to evolve”, Kathy says of her work. The resulting artwork often conveys a quirky, whimsical, and somewhat 'funky' vibe. “A part of my soul, and personality goes into everything I make. Creating art has always been exciting, challenging, and very centering. It is most definitely, a labor of love,” Kathy says. She was selected by the Nashua Area Artists' Association, to display her work in the Art Hub Gallery as Artist of the Month in January 2018. Her collage entitled Birds of a Feather won an honorable mention at the NAAA juried competition 'Community' in May of 2018.

Teresa Moler

Charles Mooradian

Martha Munroe

Martha V. Munroe CA is a self-taught artist. Martha has lived in Hyde Park and Framingham MA and Ethiopia, Africa.  She now lives in Townsend MA and welcomes visitors to her studio there, by appointment. Influences are Looney Toons and Art Deco.  Interests are “what’s it all about” and UFO’s. She is a member of the Copley Society of Boston MA as a Copley Master; the Hollis Art Society, Hollis, NH; and the Nashua Area Artists’ Assoc. Nashua, NH. Since the beginning acrylics have suited her style of painting.  Martha uses large areas of solid colors and needs them to dry quickly so she can glaze on the next layer of color.  She prefers to use masonite instead of canvas which enhances the glazing effect.  She paints from visual and emotional stimuli. Sculpting with paper mache’ has been added to her talents since 2007. www.studiomvm.com

Howard Muscott

www.chasingthegoldenlight.com Howard Muscott has photographed nature, landscapes and wildlife for more than 40 years. Grounded in his early years of hiking, backpacking, and mountain climbing, Howard's love for nature photography is fueled by the exquisite beauty of the natural world and the wildlife residing within their various ecosystems. "The ideal photograph tells a story that speaks directly to the heart and moves people to self-reflection. It combines one's vision for the image with the best natural, ideally golden light, and requires both persistence and opportunity." Self-taught, Howard has had more than 25 individual and 50 group shows highlighting among other things nature, autumn colors, Southwestern peoples and light, the mountains of Alaska, Colorado and the Pacific Northwest, and wildlife. Howard's work has been published on the cover of national journals in education, in newspapers and books, and used on educational and other websites. Howard was the featured artist at the 34th Annual Beaver Brook Fall Festival in 2014. He has won numerous awards for both wildlife and portraits including most recently, Best in Show at Beaver Brook Association four years in a row. He was recently honored as the 2019-20 Artist of the Year of the Manchester Artist Association. Howard is a lifelong special educator and retired professor who directs the New Hampshire Center for Effective Behavioral Interventions and Supports at SERESC in Bedford, NH. His work can be found on his website and at various stores, galleries, and office buildings around NH.    

Lisa Nelson

Based in Ayer, Massachusetts, Lisa Nelson has a BFA in Illustration from the Massachusetts College of Art and has participated in art shows all over the United States, as well as in Mexico and Europe. Her work combines a diverse background in fine art painting, printmaking, graphic design, and illustration with her interest in examining unique locations as well as the local flora and fauna to see how they fit into the world at large. Currently, she is working on a series of paintings highlighting the beautiful and unique wildlife that can be found throughout the country. As part of that project, she recently took part in a six-month artist residency at the historic Horlock House in Navasota, TX. She is also deeply committed to promoting volunteerism and environmentalism through her work and is working with the Amphibian and Reptile Conservatory in her goal to encourage wildlife preservation. www.PainterLisa.com  

Claude Nivens

James O’Donnell

www.jamesodonnellartist.com

Thomas Ostien

www.imaginesmedia.com Thomas Ostien is a self-trained, passionate photographer and aspiring filmmaker who brings life experience, creativity, and imagination to his work. Born and raised in Davie then Tampa, Florida, Thomas discovered his niche of infusing structure with nature living in Tampa for 25 years before relocating to Nashua in 2019.  The historic backdrop of Ybor City and other Tampa communities paved way for Thomas to flourish in this photography genre. His love for the arts including film, cinematography and photography emerged at a very young age. As young as six, Thomas could be found sitting quietly reading every credit of a movie he had just watched in wonder trying to understand the complexity of every aspect of that film. His desire to pursue photography as his life's work has never wained. Thomas now uses his present day experiences as a man living in recovery to flourish in photography, to flourish in life. 

Jeff Pearl

Passionate creator of original acrylic liquid art on wood and canvas.

Sandra J Peters

Amy Lynn Pisco-Ross

I am a photographer who specializes in heavily themed photoshoots that I digitally enhance with photoshop. Most of my themes are fantasy related, but I can create anything! www.amylynnimaging.com  

Saadhvi Raghav

Laura Razor

A New England native, she’s been dabbling in the arts since childhood. Starting off with a pencil and paper, her art had gradually evolved. Versed in drawing/illustration and oil paintings, her true interest remains with both photography and digital art. Wanting to capture what nature had provided most, her photography focuses on landscapes, with the majority of her work revolving around New England iconic scenery. Currently, Ms. Barry is working with the NAAA on its new website design and updating.

RenaLee Richards

Damien Rigden

Damien Rigden is a Nashua artist with a background in engineering, architecture, and fine arts classes and apprenticeship. He works primarily in three different visual media: acrylic painting, printmaking, and pen illustrations. His painting style can be described as contemporary Impressionism. In addition to visual art, Damien is also an author, blogger, poet, and a vocalist/music producer. His books span from sci-fi to horror to action/thriller. Always a work in progress, he is constantly experimenting with his art and exploring new avenues for expression. Come get lost in his creative world!

Maggie Ringey

Robert Robbins

Sarah Roche

Rollande Rousselle

Kathie Roy

My name is Kathie Roy and I enjoy creating watercolor paintings.  I dabbled in sketching, working in pastels and some pen and ink in my young days, but now I work exclusively in watercolor.  I've been a New Hampshire resident all my life, growing up in Nashua and currently living in Merrimack. I especially Love painting flowers, birds outdoor scenes and still life.

Monique Sakellarios

www.moniquesakellarios.com Monique creates original oil paintings of landscapes, gardens, and market scenes in the impressionist style. She studied at the Leonardo Da Vinci School of Art, and the American University, both in Cairo, Egypt. Monique exhibits in national competitions and has won numerous awards for her oil paintings. She is a juried member of the New Hampshire Art Association, a Signature Member of the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society, and a Signature Member of Oil Painters of America. Monique’s paintings may be seen in several galleries throughout the US. In addition, Monique has an impressive list of corporate clients.

Marilene Sawaf

www.marilenesawaf.com

Nora Lovett Silva

Hello!  My name is Nora Lovett Silva.  Since early childhood I always felt peace and connection through art.  I consider myself to be a self-taught artists and enjoy creating art that shares emotion and promotes imagination and authentic creativity.

Priscilla “Pat” Silva

www.patsilvaartstudio.etsy.com

Pat Cabana Silva was born in Nashua, NH, raised in Tyngsboro, MA., married and returned to Nashua where she has resided for over 50 years. She is a self-taught artist, wife, mother of one and grandmother of one. She is retired from the Nashua School 

District after 25 years as an administrative assistant. She has always loved the forever changing colors of nature, especially in New England and her “Home away from Home”, beautiful Aruba. Her favorite medium is oils but she also experiments with pastels, watercolor and colored pencils. She has participated in several exhibitions in the Nashua area and is a Board member of the Nashua Area Artists Association having served as Treasurer and President. She has received several awards for her work both locally and nationally and been accepted in juried exhibitions. Her work is exhibited in the ArtHub Gallery in Nashua, NH and in her Etsy Shop. Some of her award-winning pieces can be seen on the website www.lightspacetime.art and in her Etsy shop www.patsilvaartstudio.etsy.com

Artist's Statement

My love for Arts and Crafts began at an early age with paper dolls and designing their clothing and creating back grounds for them. I grew up in the small country town of Tyngsboro, MA. along with my 2 sisters and brother. We would often walk in the woods and the colors, shapes and textures of nature always fascinated me. I am still trying to capture that with my paintings. My favorite subjects come from nature. Landscapes and seascapes in New England provide an ever-changing scene to try to paint and the beautiful island of Aruba provides amazing ocean sunrises and sunsets. My first love is oil, but I am always experimenting with other mediums. My subject matter varies including landscapes, seascapes, florals, animals and house commissions. Recently I have experimented with capturing scenes in miniature paintings, (2”x2” up to 4”x4”) and found that I really enjoy capturing the minute details in such a small size. I am a long-time member of the Nashua Area Artists Association in Nashua, NH. and have served on the board as Treasurer and President.

Randy Snyder

I take great pleasure in not having a particular style as there is so much to explore in various ways to create a piece although I am drawn to the limited use of in my work.

Ann Sobel

Joan Szkil

Denise Thompson

I've been teaching art classes and giving parties for over 14 years within my business; Express It Art! I come from a family of teachers, and love watching a youth or adult grow in their art because of what they have learned in my small art classes. I grew up in Hudson, NH and  studied predominately in Boston, MA. My educational experience includes a Bachelors of Fine Arts from Tufts University; a Fine Arts Diploma from the Museum School in Boston (5 yrs), and Certificates in both Graphic Design and Web Design from schools in Manchester, NH. I also currently work occasionally at the Nashua Center for the Arts as well as owning my own business Express It Art in Hudson, NH. I have been a graphic design professional for over 18 years. I worked in the art department in MA working with digital files and preparing them for press. I have also worked in the theatre industry in Boston, working for set companies for theatres and private owners. My other professional skills include scenic painting, oil painting and drawing, sign making, jewelry making, clay work, mosaic making, sewing and cake decorating. www.expressitarts.com

Victoria Tkaczevski

 

Victoria Tkaczevski learned to draw from books such as Walter Foster's "How to Draw Horses" and from recreating pictures of wildlife from her family's encyclopedias. She majored in painting at the Hartford Art School at the University of Hartford, and worked as a graphic designer and desktop publisher (when that was a thing) in the Boston area for many years. She experiments with all kinds of 2D media and currently focuses on acrylic painting, watercolors, and pencil drawings. She aspires to truthfully portray the mystery of beauty in the natural world. Her work shows a love of color exploration and expression through both traditional and non-traditional forms.

 

Bob Trabucchi

www.sparkleluminous.com   Bob’s glass work is inspired by his love for geometric designs, rainbow colors, and the healing and calming impact colored light brings to a home.  He is drawn to bright colors and heavily textured shapes, which have a sparkle-luminous effect when backlit by sunlight and throw beautiful reflections around interior spaces.  He’s particular about exclusively supporting US-based art glass manufacturers who pay their employees a living wage, produce products that conform to the highest quality standards, and support their local communities. All his pieces are hand-crafted and all glass materials are hand-selected in order to ensure the best quality and effect. Raised in the small town in northern NH, his oil paintings reflect this love for the natural world and the mountains of NH where he hikes and backpacks often.  He is drawn to producing scenes of serenity, quiet, and fall/winter scenes in the forest. Bob is a part-time artist and a full-time resident of Nashua NH where he lives with his wife of twenty-six years and raised his (now adult) three children.  When not developing his art pieces, Bob loves to work restoring his Victorian era home and working in his garden.

Cassandra Tremlett

I would like to be more involved in the Art community, to inspire and be inspired by other artists to keep creating while developing relationships and share techniques.

Robert Walrath

I'm a child psychologist moving into photography, a life long interest, as I move towards retirement.

John Albert Webster

www.abstractworld.com

Harriet Winchester

Liz Winchester-Larson

Lisa Wooding