Tuesday, February 11, 2014

At the Pepperell Lawrence Library Art Gallery

Art show
Pepperell Lawrence Library
Art Gallery
15 Main Street,Pepperell, MA
February 8 to March 1 2014
Artists  are from
Pepperell, Dunstable,Thyngsboro,Bellrica,Chelmsford,Westford, MA.
Nashua, Milford, Newton, Hudson, Hollis NH
Meet the Artists
February 15  noon to 2PM
Everyone Welcome

Friday, January 17, 2014

Dana S.Whitney


©2013 painting by Dana


Dana S. Whitney has worn many hats prior to concentrating on her artistic endeavors. Californian by birth, and a recent transplant to Southern New Hampshire, she responds to colors, shapes and design. She is primarily self taught with invaluable help from books, lectures and mentoring from fellow artists. She works most often in oils and pastels, but seldom passes up the opportunity to try something new. Encaustics, fiber and watercolor are on the horizon.

“I’ve always been fascinated by arts, crafts, artists and craftspeople. My path took me the long way around; I was a student, a librarian, a parent, and then a psychotherapist – always an observer. Finally the urge for self expression burst forth and I began drawing, painting, and creating. Best and biggest leap of faith ever.”




Thursday, January 16, 2014

"Break time on the rail trail "by Mark Fontain

©2013
Mark Fountain

from Pepperell MA, works in Oils, graphite, charcoal, watercolor, pen & ink and acrylics.
He studied at the N. E. School of Art, in Boston, The Arts and Science Center, and Rivier College in Nashua, NH and since 2012, in the Studio of Kathy Cooper of Westford Ma.
In 1988, 89, & 90, Fountain produced 3 historical videos (Now & Then series) on Brookline NH, Pepperell MA and Townsend MA.
He has painted and drawn many commissioned works for private individuals.
In 1999, he painted a six watercolor dry-brush series titled “Chefs at Work” for the Eurest Company.
In 2006, Fountain did 12 pen and ink historically themed drawings for his 2007 calendar titled, “Local Roots” featuring Brookline NH, Hollis NH and Pepperell MA.
Since 2012 Fountain has been studying with Kathy Cooper and concentrating on still lifes, figurative and local Landscapes in the Brookline, Hollis, Pepperell area and other locations.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Peter J. Koutrouba


Born in Brookline Massachusetts in March of 1948, Peter was raised in Norton, Massachusetts. He started drawing and painting as a child. Being one of eight children there was not enough money to purchase art supplies so he used leftover paint-by-number paints to compose pictures on paper bags after his mother went shopping. Peter cut the bags into workable pieces of paper then ironed out the creases to make the bag smooth. As he aged his family recognized the talent and began purchasing art paper and paints for birthday and Christmas gifts. In high school, he took drafting courses and had two periods of art a day. Peter graduated from Marshfield High School in 1967 and joined the Marines. He is a Vietnam and Desert Storm Veteran. During his thirty years of service he continued to paint scenes from around the world, at places where he was stationed. Peter sketches and photographs his scenes then completes his paintings in his studio. He has taught classes in the fundamentals of drawing and how to view subjects in perspective. As a self taught artist, he holds a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration and a Masters Degree in Human Resource Management. He has participated in numerous art shows and contests and has earned blue ribbons for his works. Today he works with a variety of mediums to include oils, acrylic, pastel, watercolor, colored pencil and charcoal. Admittedly, he favors acrylic paint on watercolor paper.

Peter has sold paintings around the globe and has a studio at the Western Avenue Studios in Lowell, Massachusetts. Peter accepts commission work and has completed customers’ “First House” paintings. He resides in Pepperell with his wife Denise (also a veteran).

Please feel free to contact Peter at pkoutrouba@charter.net or www.pkartist.com

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Our newest member Mary Ellen Brown


Mary Ellen Brown

    
Pastel Artist
  Now living in Southern New Hampshire, Mary Ellen grew up in Winthrop Massachusetts where her passion for painting and drawing began. That passion for painting continued while she was bringing up her children. When her youngest went to college she decided to follow her lifelong dream, and plunged into art school.  She studied Fine Art and Digital Photography at Salem State College supplementing with classes at Montserrat College of Art.  

 Now as a practicing artist she maintains a home studio.  Having worked in oils, pastels, graphite, watercolor and digital photography her focus is now centered on pastel painting, preferring a highly detailed realism as seen in still life.  Using sanded pastel papers allows her to build layers helping to develop depth, shape, color, light and shadows. Her work gives a sense of peace and beauty creating paintings with simple elegance and mood. She is inspired by the work of the Old Dutch Masters as well as the stunning beauty of grapes or a silver pitcher.
  Mary Ellen is currently a member of the Pastel Society of America, Pastel Society of New Hampshire, the Manchester Artist Association, The Chelmsford Art Society, and the Nashua Area Artist Association.




Thursday, October 4, 2012

The Nashua Breakfast club

Helene Levasseur
oil (C)2012

October 2012
The Nashua Artists Breakfast Club

Artists' Renditions of New England
Reception: Saturday, October 13, 2012; 2-4 p.m.
Joe Lapiana, Peggy Jungbluth, Helenem Levasseur, Jeanne Smith-Cripps,
Rene Bodmer, MarileneSawaf, Judy Heron, WilliamC.Turner, Marie Doherty, Carolyn Gaudet,
Donna Burger, Peter Koutrouba, Denise Rainis, Priti Lathia,

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

The Nashua Artists Breakfast Club art show

Watercolor by Paula Mingolelli (c)2012
 
 
Watercolor by Nita Leger Casey (c)2012
 
October 2012
The Nashua Artists Breakfast Club

Artists' Renditions of New England
Reception: Saturday, October 13, 2012; 2-4 p.m.
Joe Lapiana, Peggy Jungbluth, HeleneLevasseur, Jeanne Smith-Cripps,
Rene Bodmer, MarileneSawaf, Judy Heron, WilliamC.Turner, Marie Doherty, Carolyn Gaudet,
Donna Burger, Peter Koutrouba, Denise Rainis, Priti Lathia,
 

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Rene Bodmer

Rene Bodmer is an artist who loves to create. She has been a
master jeweler for the past 30 years, and is the owner of The Bead Room in Nashua. In her spare time shes loves to paint. She has taken numerous workshops with well known teachers around the country. Rene's work covers a variety of subject matters; she paints still lifes and landscapes in oils and pastels. Rene interprets the world through her love of color and details. She has traveled extensively around the world from South America to Russia to get ideas for her jewelry and her paintings.Rene's work has been shown in many local shows and at venues around New England. She is a member of Hollis Art Society of New Hampshire, Pastel Society of New Hampshire and Nashua Area Artists Association.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Paula Mangolelli

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"I am a life long artist who lives in the Boston area. Creating art started for me as a very young girl. I've had formal training at various levels and received my Bachelor of Fine Arts from Massachusetts College of Art, Boston. My professional accomplishments are highlighted by my creativity as a painter, marketing consultant, commercial designer and teacher. While I prefer watercolor as my medium of choice, I also enjoy oils, pastels and pen and ink. I enjoy painting all types of subject matter including florals, landscapes, animals portraits and still life's. I do commission work in all of these areas based on client preferences. Currently, I belong to a number of Art Association which provide me with an excellent perspective of today's art environment. Interacting with fellow artists motivates me to continuously achieve excellence while challenging my creativity. I will always enjoy studying, learning and developing my artistic talent."

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Members of the Breakfast club

Just a reminder the official opening for the Spring show of
the Nashua Artists Breakfast Club
at the Chelmsford Library is Saturday the 9 the of April 2PM to 4PM
everyone is invited ,
bring a friend , meet the artists, enjoy some refreshments !

Monday, April 4, 2011

Peggy Jungbluth

Originally from Yonkers, N.Y. Peggy Jungbluth moved to New England in 1972. Recently retired, she is exploring the art world, and developing her artistic talents with noted artists, and teachers Steve Previte, Nita Leger Casey, Marie Stabile and her mentor Paula Mingolelli There is something very special about creating a piece of art work. A feeling, a mood, you want the painting to draw you in, summon memories , a response a reaction. That is what I'm trying to achieve in my paintings. I'm not there yet, but, now, I can see it in the paintings of others around me. And that's what brings me to the Nashua Artist Breadfast Club. It is the art and enthusiasm of this group that encourages me to continue in my endeavor. And I'm loving every minute of it......


Marie Stabile

Winning the 2010 Holiday Card Contest for the State of Massachusetts

Marie Stabile

I have been painting for thirty years and am a member of various art associations here and Florida
. After moving to Westford nine years ago my neighbors encouraged me to start teaching art. It has been a great experience to meet people who are as excited about art as I am. Winning the 2010 Holiday Card Contest for the State of Massachusetts has been great fun. The breakfast club is a wonderful place to meet artists and have them critique my work.
I have included a jp of the painting that won 1st prize. The painting I am entering into the show is of a pond in Tyngsboro.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Judy Heron


Judy Heron

After a career as a librarian and teacher, Judy Heron now devotes much of her time to pursuing her creativity through painting and photography. Judy paints with both watercolor and oils. "Painting is something I've always wanted to do to express and share the beauty of my surroundings. In my everyday travels I see light, colors, shadows and compositions...all waiting to be photographed or painted. I usually paint from my own photos, which is very challenging, since I am trying to recreate the beauty and feeling of the scene that was captured through the lens of my camera. My favorite subjects are landscapes, seascapes, flowers and architectural features."

Judy is an active member of the Chelmsford Art Society and she has won awards from the Westford Regional Art Event and the Chelmsford Art Society.
Judy has taken classes with Nancy Russo, Paula Mingolelli and Stephen Previte. She lives in Chelmsford, MA with her family and adopted greyhound, Derek.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Priti Lathia

Roses again!
My work has a vibrant, colorful and joyous feeling. I love to paint nature with a painterly flair. My paintings are inspired by places I have visited or still life subjects that have inspired me. While painting I like to think about color, light and view point.
I worked as a nutritionist for many years. Over the past six years, I have dedicated more of my time and energy to my art.
Please contact plathia@hotmail.com for pricing information

Nita Leger Casey

Blue Moon and scarf , Watercolor 16x20 copyrighted 2011
Nita is one of the oldest member of the Nashua Artists Breakfast Club , She has kept the group going for many years after her good Friend Caroline Doucette the founder moved away , she has welcomed many artists over the years , some have come and gone ,move away but still remains friends with all of them , Nita was also a members of the Chelmsford Art Society for many years , served as President in 1988 ,has received the Founder's award in 1989 , has run her own gallery in Pepperell and now for her latest adventure she has joined the artists community of the Western Avenue Studios in Lowell studio 407 A , and The Loading dock art Gallery , her work can be seen there as well .

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Joe Lapiana

Joe Lapiana

For me art is a way of exploring inner feelings and of making connections with others. His subject matter is inspired by extensive European travels as well as familiar scenes from the New England landscape. Joe returned to painting after a 30 year hiatus. After retirement he once again had time to explore painting and now works in water mixable oils. He is a member of the Chelmsford Art Society and the Arts League of Lowell and can frequently be found at his studio in suite #326 at the Western Avenue Studios in Lowell, MA. His paintings have most recently been shown at the Whistler House Museum of Art as part of the Men of Western Avenue show, the Chelmsford Art in Bloom show, in the Lawrence Library Art Gallery in Pepperell, at the 2010 Chelmsford Library Spring show of the Nashua Artist’s Breakfast Club, and at the Tyngsboro Public Library.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Carolyn Gaudet

Bio

After teaching elementary art in Nashua for 30 years, then taking
early retirement, Carolyn is living her dream. She studied with many
artists and now has a studio where she happily paints away with her
creamy pastels.

Her will be on display at the Chelmsford Library

Friday, March 25, 2011

Artist: Stephen L Previte


"Gloucester Rocks"
Medium: Oil on Panel
Size: 9 x 12

Stephen L Previte

Stephen is a self taught artist working with the medium of oil paint in a style that he describes as “Representational Impressionism”. His subject is that of light and atmosphere focused mainly on the rural landscape and its architecture. He has exhibited throughout New England as well as New York and has won many major awards including the Manchester Art Association “Artist of the Year” recognition for 1988/1989.

In addition to his working studio in Hollis, he also has a teaching studio in Nashua where he provides oil painting instruction to others.

Exhibits and Awards

Currier Museum of Art (NHAA Exhibit) 1986/87 & 1997 2006/08/09 & 2010

Whistler House Museum of Art 1996

Award for Excellence: 2008 Museum Award, New Milford, CT

Steve will be in our show at the Library , so please come and see his work !

Spring Art Show , Chelmsford

Not always Breakfast! some of us are having lunch !

We have a Spring Show coming at the
Chelmsford Library .
Starts April 2nd with an opening reception on April 9 2PM to 4PM
25 Boston Road
Chelmsford ,MA 01824
Everyone Welcome ,Bring a Friend !