Don Ouellette, award winning landscape painter is our February presenter. He enjoys capturing the vanishing New England scene, trying to preserve the emotional response of those places that hold special meaning to the artist. He is a resident of Massachusetts who works in oil and watercolor.
Don began his study of watercolor painting with his father, Art, in 1975. He also studied with Jack Flynn A.W.S. Carlton Plummer A.W.S., Murray Wentworth N.A., Guy Dampier and David Lowrey. Don is a member of the Lowell Art Association, Whistler House Museum of Art. His work can be found in many corporate and private collections, including Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union, the City of Lowell, Lowell Community Health Center and Enterprise Bank.
Here is the link to the Live Stream that will be live on the 24th : https://youtu.be/ZpzCgL4MOpE
Tom Gill a noted New England painter did a acrylics demo on January 27, 2021. Here is the YouTube link for Tom’s demo:
Our sister art society “Chelmsford Art Society UK” has shared a 2 hour video with us. The video is a demonstration done by Joel Wareing.
In the video he completes a full color painting in acrylics while he explains how he paints people in sunlight.
The Video Link https://youtu.be/aRjbdi-CobA
Donna Berger, well-known local artist and illustrator showed how she creates her portraits. She demonstrated her method of starting with Photoshop software to compose the portrait layout and then, before starting the painting, adding photo elements which will help tell the subject’s story.
Creating a Portrait From Reference Photos demonstration was done on Wednesday Dec 9, 2020. Here is the link to the YouTube video of Donna’s presentation.
All works are available for purchase. Please email Barbara Ludinsky at email@example.com if you are interested in purchasing a work of art.
For those who missed last Wednesdays CAS Seascape Acrylic demo by Claire Gagnon it is now on YouTube.
She also recorded a time-lapse version of the same demonstration. Also available on YouTube at: https://youtu.be/3aIwFIwff4w
The Chelmsford Art Society’s Annual Members Exhibit will be held at the Chelmsford Library, from Nov 28, 2020 to Jan. 23, 2021. This year the library is limiting us to 30 pieces so we have to limit submissions to one piece per member. No charge to members, but please register your artwork using the button below before Nov. 23 so that we may create labels and a price list.
Sat., Nov 28, from 10:00 am -2:00 pm
Snow Date: Monday., Nov 30, from 5:00 pm -7:00 pm
Volunteers who can stay and help hang the show will be greatly appreciated!
Pick up will be on Sat. Jan. 23, 2022, from 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
We are very please to start having meeting again, this time via Zoom.
On October 28th Claire Gagnon, a long time CAS member and past president, will be doing an acrylic demonstration of a marine landscape through Zoom (a virtual video conference) on Wednesday October 28, at 7 PM.
To join Zoom Meeting, click on:
Meeting ID: 898 8534 5311
On November 28th, Receiving for Holiday Members Show at the Chelmsford Library.
On December 9th, Donna Berger will be showing how she creates her portraits. Starting with Photoshop software to compose the portrait layout and to add photo elements which will help tell the story before starting the painting.
After many years, Helen Moriarty has decided to step down from her current position on the CAS Board of Directors as Programs/ Publicity Coordinator. Helen is a long-time member and Past President of the Chelmsford Art Society, and has been instrumental in its formation and continued excellence.
For many years, Helen brought professional artist demonstrators to our monthly meetings to provide our members and guests with valuable information on a variety of painting and other artwork techniques.
Helen introduced the community to numerous artists and their various talents, from acrylics to oils, from inks to pastels. Other program subjects included art lectures, art restoration, and framing and presenting artwork. Via Helen’s filming of our demonstrations, she introduced the broader community to art as local television stations aired the CAS programs.
An artist herself, Helen’s wisdom and creative output were a large part of our July 4th events as she organized its many aspects, and always happy to contribute wherever needed – from decorating for the event to selling tickets for our fundraising raffles.
In recognition of her many contributions to the CAS, Helen was twice winner of the Founder’s Award (1995-1996 and 2013-2014). We are grateful for her many years of service to the Chelmsford Art Society and we wish her well! Thank you Helen!