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Maryanne Peterson

Maryanne Peterson, a Westford resident, is an artist continually exploring various mediums, usually in acrylics, gouache, oil pastel and marker. She also applies printmaking and collage in her art. “I haven’t established a particular style or genre; I just let the medium take me on a journey. I also enjoy working digitally as the options are endless, and there’s no hesitation to change or modify.”

As a public school art teacher for two decades, she employed this method to engage students whose ages ranged from preschool to middle school.

Maryanne holds a BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and a Masters Degree in Studio Teaching from Boston University. Her early career began in visual merchandising for the Jordan Marsh Company, as well as a freelance artist who painted murals, faux finishes and custom furniture for private and commercial commissions. Her work has been exhibited in juried shows in Cohasset, MA.

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Jim Ricca

Jim Ricca is happy to be back painting after a 30-year hiatus! I have worked and taught digitally for several years but it just never matched the satisfaction of sloshing wet paint around!

 

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Debra Ciccone-O’Connell

Debra Ciccone-O’Connell is a visual storyteller, painter, illustrator and art educator who spent much of her early life living in the beautiful Lakes Region of New Hampshire. In the fall of 2007 she moved to Chelmsford where she now resides with her husband and two children. In her work she uses soft pastel, acrylic paint, foam plate printing, cut paper collage and a wide variety of other drawing and sculptural media. She holds a BFA degree in studio and M.A.T. in Art Education respectively from Plymouth State University in N.H.

During her professional career she has had much of her work exhibited in solo, juried and group shows. Her paintings are held in private and public collections throughout New England as well as in other areas of the United States. In addition to her studio work she has also taught art to children and young adults in both public and private school settings as well as in her own studio for over 16 years.

“As an artist my work continues to evolve as I explore variations in portraiture, landscape, abstract painting and mixed media sculpture. In my process I use color, gesture, representational imagery, abstraction and movement in ways that are both intuitive and intentional. This allows me the freedom to speak freely in a language that does not need words in order to communicate ideas and experiences that are both personal and meaningful to me at any given time and place..”

For more information about my work please visit:
www.debraoconnellartist.com
Facebook: @debraoconnellstudio
Instagram: @oconnell.debra

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Judith-Grace Miller

My love of art began as soon as I was old enough to hold a pencil. As a child, I always had a paintbrush and sketchbook in hand and during my teen years, saved for college by painting the storefront windows downtown in my hometown of Hudson, Massachusetts for the holidays each year. I received a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in Graphic Design and worked as a designer for several Boston area advertising and design firms and educational publishing houses.

An observer of nature and people, my oil and gouache paintings are a translation of my feelings and experiences, carefully placed on canvas. My work awakens the senses, and tells the story of joyful moments in time, and invites my audience to join me in my world and respond to these experiences. My love of the beach and my time spent kayaking, cycling, hiking, and camping throughout New England inspires my work. I am especially intrigued by the colors of natural sunlight bouncing off a white building. The kaleidoscope of color that appears within light and shadow continues to amaze me and plays a crucial role in my work. I am in constant awe of all the beauty nature offers and I enjoy traveling to different destinations throughout New England with my painting gear to paint.

My work has been included in the Places I Remember en Plein Air Show at the Bolton Library, the Winter Member Show at the Chelmsford Art Society, the Postcard show at Concord Art, and Nature’s Kaleidoscope exhibit with the Newburyport Art Association.

Judith-Grace Miller
www.judymillerartist.com

Instagram: @judymillerartist
Jmillerdzine@gmail.com

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Mary E. O’Connell

The nature-inspired paintings of artist Mary E. O’Connell, are reminiscent of the quaint farms, and back country rambles of her native Massachusetts.  Working mainly in acrylics provides her the perfect medium to experiment with glazes, textures, and color to achieve a realistic life-like appearance in her landscapes, still lifes, and florals.
“I like to think my art has a spiritual component to it, revealing the wonder and emotion that impresses me when I’m alone, awestruck by the natural environment. I strive to communicate what I’m feeling, the essence of the moment, or the mysteries of living things.”
 
Mary earned a bachelor’s degree in fine art from Northeastern University, having previously studied studio art at Massachusetts College of Art & Design, the DeCordova Museum School, and most recently at the Emerson Umbrella for the Arts in Concord, Massachusetts. She is self-taught in furniture faux finishing.
To see more of her work or to contact,  please visit:
Instagram -@meofineart
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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

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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.