Susan Clare – Chelmsford Art Society UK demo

Another fantastic demonstration from our sister art society in the UK. Susan Clare Painting My Garden in Jamaica Medinilla Archway. This is the last demo of the season for the Chelmsford Art Society in the UK and I very much appreciate their sharing their demonstrations.
Painting My Garden in Jamaica – ‘Medinilla Archway”

Sylvia Mallory

I’m a Massachusetts-based painter working primarily in acrylics. A native of Cambridge, I have lived in Bedford, Massachusetts, for many years.

Artwork has become my primary focus—and my passion—since my retirement from a career as a development (content) editor in college textbook publishing. My favorite subject matter includes landscapes, human figures, and floral still lifes.

When needing a break from my acrylic work, I turn to collage, watercolor, or drawing. I also love taking photographs and using them as inspirational sources for my paintings.

I am an active member (and a past president) of the Bedford Arts and Crafts Society. I am also a member of Concord Art and a contributing member of the Rockport Art Association. For the past several years, I have served on a Bedford town committee that has worked toward the establishment of a state-designated cultural district in Bedford. The committee has just learned that, by unanimous vote of the Massachusetts Cultural Council’s governing board, Bedford has officially been awarded cultural district status.


Graham Webber ROI IEA — oil painting demonstration

This oil painting demonstration is by Graham Webber from our sister Chelmsford Art Society in the UK. This was filmed in his garden studio at the end of April.

Enjoy,the link is:


Call to past 4th of July Art Show winners, we need pictures of your art

In place of our traditional 4th of July Art show this year, the CAS will be part of a virtual 4th of July program being produced by the CCA. The program will showcase past winners of the 4th of July Art Show. This video will be live streamed by the CCA and also shown on the Chelmsford Telemedia channel on the 4th of July. In order for this video to be successful, we need pictures of past winners’ art as soon as possible sent to
Please send a high-resolution picture of your art along with the following:

  • Artist name
  • Title of art piece
  • Year and category it won in
  • Medium
  • Feel free to add a copyright ID

Image File Size:
JPEG or PNG format
Images should be no larger than 500KB (total 3MB)
72 dpi is sufficient

Thank you in advance for helping the CAS participate in this virtual version of the 4th of July event. We are excited to be part of this endeavor and appreciate your cooperation to make this a success. If you have any questions, please contact me at


Ed Wojtaszek

Since 2016, my focus has been street photography because of the potential to create unique images that can stimulate imagination. My camera is with me during photo hikes, bicycle tours, and travel. These activities are opportunities for me to capture special moments.

My street photos range from playful to empathetic and from portraits to anonymous silhouettes. Each is intended to convey a story or a message in a unique and spontaneous way. I enjoy the process of making composition decisions on the street with no opportunities for redoing a shot as there would be in a studio. My editing is usually limited to cropping and color correction.

I am a member of the Arts League of Lowell and the Photographic Society of America.

Instagram reference to the link


Brooke Lambert

Brooke Lambert is a printmaker and painter whose work explores the world of light, pattern and color in the ocean and the natural world. Her work celebrates light reflecting on the ocean’s surface, bouncing off cracks, and crevices under water. It also shows the heat of the sun radiating through flowers and leaves. In our current climate, she fells strongly that is is important to share moments of brightness, new life, and hope.

Her primary medium is collagraph printing, in which she builds low-relief plates that she then inks and runs through a printing press, creating embossed paper prints that she then paints on.

Lambert grew up in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, and currently lives in Lowell, MA. She received her BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Her art is shown widely throughout New England and beyond. Recent shows include ON PAPER, a show at the Smithsonian-affiliated Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center and the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition National Juried Prints Show.

To view her work please visit:
Facebook: @brookelambertprintmaker
Instagram: @brookelambertartist


Great News from CAS Artist – Esther Donlon “A Prized Catch II”

I am very happy to announce my painting “A Prized Catch II” has been juried into the 71th Annual Exhibition of Traditional Realism of the Academic Artists Association.  This exhibit had 271 entries and only 112 were accepted into this show. Due to the ongoing Coronavirus Pandemic, this show was planned to be a Digital show only. This opened the submissions up to any artist in the world so the competition was great. The Digital show opened April 18, 2021 and will be on display until May 31, 2021:

The most exciting news for me, is since this is the second year in a row I have been selected for their annual show, I am now a member of the Academic Artists Association!


Subroto Mukherjee

I am primarily a professional Photographer and has been clicking since the age of 15.  I pretty much shoot anything and everything, from weddings to High School Senior Portraits to doing Model Portfolios. I also do quite a bit of street photography, which usually comes in since we travel a lot.

During this pandemic time, with restricted and no travels, I picked up sketching/painting after many years. Started to do some Acrylic pour art and trying some artwork with pastels.

I live in Chelmsford with my Wife, Daughter and a yellow Lab.

My artwork can be seen here:

My Photos can be viewed here:


Amy Aker

I grew up in the heart of the Berkshires in western Massachusetts. Fond memories spring from endless hours pushing the boundaries of form with a stack of paper, crayons and scissors. Sculpture was a first love, but since then many other art forms have surfaced in my work, most recently mono-printing.

My professional career began as a print designer at Digital Equipment Corporation and ended in 2019, as an art teacher in Chelmsford. It had always been my plan to focus on becoming a more serious artist in retirement. Printmaking, painting from life, making a mask, cutting a shape, creating a splash or spill – for me it’s all a wonderful discovery!

I’m happily involved in the lifelong process of finding my artistic voice. My work is varied and experimental and it’s what keeps me engaged in the world, and connected to a wonderful group of artists who I’ve been lucky enough to learn from and without whom I’d be lost.

Amy Aker
Western Ave Studio 447
Instagram – @amyakerart


Raksha Soni

After 20 years of diligent work as a software Engineer for Siebel Systems and Oracle, Raksha Soni began an epic second act: to follow her true calling for Art. She studied fine arts while she was in school and college. She founded Brush & Paisley in 2017, to bring her art to new audiences.

As an artist she is prolific and has had over a dozen exhibitions where she has showcased her signature style; from intricate Indian folk art to lush, opulent landscapes that capture the nostalgia and emotion of the nature. Along with furthering her own journey as an artist, she teaches young kids and adults helping them express and harness their creativity and find their artistic voice. She primarily works with oils, acrylics and watercolors.

Her artwork has received numerous awards, and has been displayed at various charities in both India and the US. In her own words: “Art is a foundational part of my life, and I try to spend my free time experimenting with it. I express my gratitude, emotions, and admiration for nature and Mother Earth through color. My inspiration comes from the many sources: places I travel to, nature, architecture, culture and the people around me. The creative process gives me tremendous joy, satisfaction, and a sense of great accomplishment, and I hope this beautiful journey of self-discovery continues forever.”