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Elaine Lewis

Elaine Lewis is an 91 year old member of the Art Society She recently located from Lake Of Woods, in Locust Grove, Virginia to North Chelmsford, Massachusetts.
She studied at Brooklyn College, NY; Northern VA Community College; University of Mary Washington, VA
She is a retired interior designer.
She is a member of:
Lowell ARTS ASSOC
LAKE  AUTHORS in LAKE Of WOODS , VA
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Joan LaTourneau

Learning to draw and paint has been on my bucket list since childhood.  Watercolors is my preferred medium, but I have also done some art work in acrylics.

I started by doing my pets pictures, which I am told look like photographs. However. I find landscapes challenging, and would like to learn how to do impressionist style paintings. For a number of years I have continued to work toward expanding by art knowledge by taking classes with Denise Rainis, Rita Lipman and Stella Pappas.

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Stan Sundstrom

I am a retired software engineer who took up photography as a hobby a few years ago. Some of my favorite places to photograph are Heart Pond, the Chelmsford/Carlisle Cranberry Bog and Great Brook Farm Reservation. Fall and Winter are the seasons I enjoy most for capturing landscapes. I like exploring the natural juxtaposition of light and shade.

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Dave Martsolf

Dave Martsolf has been drawing and painting for over 40 years, since turning away from studies in architecture at MIT, circa 1967-70, to focus on the Fine Arts.  Initially, he was intrigued by surrealism, and applied skills in photorealism to create complex surreal oil canvases with a dark flair.  In the 1980’s these abilities earned him the Juror’s Prize at the “UNH Revisited” Alumni Show in 1981, and the Sawyer Award for Painting at the 38th Annual New Hampshire Art Association Exhibition at the Currier Gallery of Art in Manchester, NH (1985).

Martsolf’s recent Dance series pushes the original sketch line to become the artwork itself. The lines are emboldened with a variety of line widths of black oil paint with bold background colors to intrigue the eye in a dance filled with suggested motion.

During the 2020 pandemic, Martsolf turned again back to the surreal, but this time with a more positive outlook, both in subject matter and in cerebral conception.  He also began a portrait series of people with whom Martsolf feels an affinity, such as Kamala Harris, Joe Biden, Angela Merkel, the Dalai Lama, and Stacey Abrams.

Website:  https://www.davemartsolf.com

Social Media Page(s):

https://www.facebook.com/dave.martsolf/
https://www.instagram.com/davemartsolf/
https://twitter.com/davemartsolf
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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.

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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.

https://edeksphotos.com/
https://www.facebook.com/edeksphotos
https://fstoppers.com/profile/edeksphotos

https://www.flickr.com/photos/edeksphotos/

Instagram reference to the link https://www.instagram.com/edeksphotos/

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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: https://www.brookelambertartist.com/
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Facebook: @brookelambertprintmaker
Instagram: @brookelambertartist

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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:

https://subrotomukherjee.smugmug.com/Other/Sketching-1/n-Nz6XJw/

My Photos can be viewed here:

https://subrotomukherjee.smugmug.com/Other/Album/n-qhD2xv/

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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
amyakerart.com
Instagram – @amyakerart
amyaker12@gmail.com

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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.”

Website: http://www.brushandpaisley.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brushandpaisley
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brushandpaisley/