As an artist, I work alone. But I am part of a larger community.
Pet Portraits by Sue
Yep, that’s me. I love painting animals so much that
I devote a large part of my life as an artist to that specialty. I also feel
that my pet portraits need to speak for themselves in their own website. Please
visit me and my fellow critters there….
logo Lynn is an animal doodle artist who lives and works in Seattle. She sells
her joyful, colorful, creative doodles in shops and other venues. Please contact
her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Newton Art Association in Newton MA
The Newton Art Association is comprised of a group of artists
in Newton, Massachusetts, who are dedicated to nurturing the expression of
fine arts in our community. Our activities include artists’ demonstrations,
critique sessions, the organization of exhibitions of members’ work, “salon” evenings,
and an annual soiree. I have participated in numerous activities through the
NAA, and this association has helped to make me feel rooted in the community
of artists in my city.
The Becket Arts Center of the Hilltowns
in Becket MA
Serving both year-round residents of the Berkshires, as well
as summer vacationers, the Becket Arts Center encourages and fosters the arts.
Its diverse activities include numerous classes and workshops, for both adults
and children, as well as lectures, exhibitions and special activities.
Topics explored at the Center include, but are not limited
to, drawing, painting, collage, needlework, manuscript illumination, cooking,
puppetry, and yoga. I have taken classes at the BAC, and have exhibited in
the members’ show.
The Art Connection in Boston MA
The Art Connection is a nonprofit organization whose mission
is to make visual art accessible to people who might otherwise not have access
to it in their daily lives. The organization functions as a sort of middleman
between artists and other non-profit agencies, such as shelters for battered
women, health centers, etc. Artists donate their work to the Art Connection,
which then makes it available to for agencies to select at their own discretion.
I love the concept of the Art Connection, and have donated several oil paintings
Museum of Fine Arts in Boston MA
The MFA is a world -renowned museum, housing a large and
diverse permanent collection. It also hosts high caliber special exhibits throughout
the year. In addition, through its affiliation with Tufts University, it serves
as home to the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, providing both undergraduate
and graduate degree programs in the visual arts. The Museum also reaches out
to the community at large, offering an array of workshops and activities for
people of all ages. As a resident of the Boston area and a member of the MFA,
I often attend films, lectures, and special exhibits that are of interest to
Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge
The Norman Rockwell Museum houses the world’s largest
and most significant collection of the work of Norman Rockwell. It also hosts
numerous special exhibits. The museum is dedicated to fostering education about
and appreciation of fine illustration. Since I am often in the Berkshires,
I am a member and frequent visitor of the Norman Rockwell Museum. I always
find it an uplifting experience; not only do I love the graceful narrative
quality of the illustrations, but I also love the fact that they reflect kindness,
tolerance, wisdom, gentle humor, and love of animals.
Jacob’s Pillow in Becket MA
Jacob’s Pillow is a dance institution nestled in the
Berkshires. Its mission is to support dance creation, to presentation, education,
and preservation, and to engage and deepen the public’s appreciation
and support for dance as an art form. Every summer Jacob’s Pillow offers
world class performances, and has a professional on-site school. Year round
it offers extensive dance archives to the public free of charge, and has community
and creative development programs. As I visual artist, I draw inspiration from
watching dance. Everything from the sets, the lighting, the costumes, and the
movements of the dancers inspires my imagination. To its credit, Jacob’s
Pillow is a pet friendly environment. I must confess, however, that I think
my dog Sebby enjoys the crumbs from people’s picnics more than the dancing.
Helena Wurzel in Brookline MA
In this surprising and sometimes backwards world, my daughter
has been my primary source of support and encouragement in my development as
an artist. Helena (aka Lanie) makes artwork that tells stories, both in her
narrative figure paintings and in her exquisite paper cut-outs. Her artwork
hangs in many private collections, including the Saturday Night Live office
in New York City. She currently teaches intermediate painting at the University
of New Hampshire. I envy her students.
Marian Dioguardi in Newton MA
Marian Dioguardi is my painting teacher, mentor, and friend.
Her work speaks, or rather sings, for itself. Please visit her website.