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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/
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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/
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Priti Lathia

Priti claims “the magic happens from the moment I begin drawing, and I find myself driven to paint. It is deeply gratifying. This love of the painting process has me looking for cutting-edge techniques, it allows me to tackle a subject in unique and interesting ways, from which the the viewer can find something to relate to.”

She began as a realistic, watercolor painter, over the years became more impressionistic, and now finds herself moving towards abstract and semi-abstract mixed media work.  She works with several media but primarily in acrylics, watercolors, and oils. Using different media and the way she uses colors in both realistic and abstract paintings has contributed to her style.
Today, she offers high-quality fine art instruction to adults and older children that teaches students how to “see and read” paintings. She teaches in a group and private lessons.

Contact: lathia.p@gmail.com 978 303 7701
Blog: http://priti-fine-art.blogspot.com/

Facebook page – Priti-Lathia-Fine- Art.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/paintalongNE/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Priti-Lathia-Fine-Art/140395842665988

Fine Art America: http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/priti-lathia.html
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/priti_fine_art/

Gallery Representation:
The Brush Art Gallery, Loading Dock Gallery, Arts League of Lowell Gallery & Floral Arts Gallery

Membership:

New England Watercolor Society, Andover Artist Guild, Art Institute Group of Merrimack Valley, Concord Art Association, Concord, MA, Chelmsford Art Society, Chelmsford, MA, Danforth Museum, Framingham, MA, Newburyport Art Association, Newburyport, MA, Western Ave Studios, Lowell, MA

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Mary Anne Pellegrini

Starting with my childhood crayons in Chelmsford, I’ve always loved color and creating art.  Now an acrylic artist with a love of all creatures (except spiders), I primarily create large realistic detailed images of the endangered cats of the jungle.
My art captures the beauty, grace and strength of these creatures and promotes the awareness that they, like so many other resources of our fragile world, are at serious risk of not being here for the next generation.  A portion of all sales is donated to National Geographic Big Cats Initiative.

With my Studio East in Chelmsford and Studio West in the Berkshires, I’m never without paint on my brush (and usually on my clothes).    Self-taught; my gratitude goes to the almost unlimited resources in books and online videos, as well as encouragement of family and gentle critique from professional artists.  Thanks for sharing my art journey.

Website:  JungleCatArt.com
Facebook : Find me at @JungleCatArtist
Email:  MaryAnne@JungleCatArt.com
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Nita Casey

Born and raised in France, Nita attended the famed Ecole des Beaux Arts in Orleans, France and the Ecole de Dessin in Paris. She has lived in Italy, Germany and Panama. Now she has lived in New England for over 25 years and devotes her life to painting and running “The Gingerbread Gallery” where she works and lives in Pepperell, MA. The prolific artist paints in many different media and loves them all. She primarily works in oils, pastels and watercolors for her own pleasure, as well as for commissions, and illustrations. After thirty years of private classes, she stopped teaching last year. Now, she enjoys her students’ accomplishments in the arts.

Nita has sold many of her paintings around the world. She maintains a studio at Western Avenue Studios where one can visit the artist and see some of her beautiful work at Open House the first Saturday of every month.