HEART of the Danvers ART for May! We can't say enough about our own Marian Dunn! Not only is she talented with her art, she helps the Danvers Art with our events, a member of the Lynnfield Arts, the Peabody Arts, and was also the President of the DAA for the first 8 years that we had our building. Her work is award winning, and she is always encouraging to other artists. She truly is, everything we all strive for as artists.
Marian says about her work...
"I always painted. As a child I always had pencils and crayons. I studied art since I was 10 under Sr. DePaul at the Archdiocese of Boston. My mother however, didn't want a starving artist. I went to Emmanuel College, and I kept painting with Sr. DePaul, while teaching, in the summers. I painted with many North Shore Artists, namely Rose Coffin, and Ann Demeter (I can still hear her).
I like to paint various things, outdoor, still life, sometimes people in the paintings, but not portraits.
I have a big love for the Danvers Art Association"
To see more of Marian's work, be sure to check out the next show at the DAA!
For April 2020 let me introduce you to the art of Robert P. Marcellino. If you haven't seen his work before, buckle up! He has won MANY awards for his work, and it's breathtaking. Not only that, he gives so much of his time to the DAA for events, and to the Association, as he sits on the Board. We couldn't do it without him! Here is more about him in his own words....
"I am endlessly inspired by New England’s native beauty, having lived most of my life along the Massachusetts Coast. I watch it all, from the way the natural light plays off the ocean, marshes and dunes, to the bright hues, forms, and the textures in my very own English garden. Changing seasons and times of day are age-old wonders for the landscape painter, and every moment of day in my region is subtly---or radically---different from every other.
Further inspiration comes from the entirely different landscapes I observe in my travels. What my eyes take in, both at home and further afield, kindles an enduring passion to recreate the mood, light and color that I discover in the varied beauty of our world.
My paintings are unapologetically romantic, springing, as they do, from the ongoing joy of my explorations of the landscapes in which we live."
To see more work by Bob, head over to his website...http://www.rpmarcellino.com/rpmarcellino/Welcome.html
HEART of the Danvers Art! For November, we are highlighting Diana Sanders!
Come to our next show and see the amazing art by Diana, and here is what she says about how she got started...
"25 years ago when we had a new home built, we realized there was a very large eyebrow window above the tub. We decided to cover it in stained glass, took lessons, and executed this large (65” X 36”) project. Then my son wanted a stained glass piece (48” X 36”) with a lighthouse, but requested his house be in the design. Now I had to take drawing lessons which lead to painting lessons. And so it started. When I am painting or designing a window, I am so zoned out that the world just goes by…."
HEART OF THE DANVERS ART for July 2019! Louise Musto-Choate. Louise is a talented artist, and is very supportive of other members in the Danvers Art, and you can find her at our group shows.
Here is what Louise says about her art:
After designing jewelry for many years, I began acrylic fluid painting in 2017.
This medium of painting allows me to explore different techniques, color match-ing and the opportunity to learn and grow. Once thought of as "accidental painting", this abstract form of painting appears in many fine galleries around the world.
I evolved in a few short months and began using brush and palette to create my artwork pieces. Then I participated in juried shows at the Danvers Art Association and won several ribbons. I was part of a 10 woman show, 'The Artisanal Ladies' at the Beebe Estate in Melrose and participated in the Melrose Arts Festival in April 2018 and 2019. Currently, my artwork is on display at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital and Workbar in Arlington. My paintings have also been displayed at the Medford Public Library, Mystic Coffee Roasters and Howe Creative Studio and Gallery.
My artwork is a product of my passion and whimsy. My inspirations come from the colors and light that come into my life. Acrylic fluid painting has been life-changing for me. I continue to explore new avenues of self expression and exhibit my artwork in various venues as well as, my website:www.designsinmindbylouisemustochoate.com.
I am an Executive Board Member of CACHE (Coalition for Arts Culture and a Healthy Economy) and serve as Treasurer. I am also a member of the Danvers Art Association, and Medford Art Center, Inc.
If you are interested in purchasing any of my work,or have my questions, please email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org