THIS WEEK IN THE SHANTIES

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John Brown
Spirit of Newburyport

I have been creating images ever since I was old enough to hold a pencil. Right from the very beginning, I was always experimenting with mixed media that included pastels, watercolors, oils, graphic printing, photography, writing, music, etc. If there was an avenue for expression, I wanted to use it. One of my earliest frustrations as a fine artist was the inability for me to produce what my imagination could conjure up in a timely and economic manner. I wanted to create.  I wanted to do it quickly without sacrificing quality. Then I wanted to reproduce it. I never found solace in the belief that artist have to starve or find another way of making a living. To me, there had to be a way that an artist could produce himself effectively, be cost efficient, and do it successfully.

George Darcy
Watercolors

I am inspired by the flora and fauna of the natural world, particularly in coastal New England. My training in botany and marine biology influences my attention to detail, such as in my floral and beach still-lifes. My love of a good story, however, helps broaden my focus to capture character and sense of place in my landscapes. My primary medium is watercolor, but I also work in oils and pastels. I have had the good fortune to study and take workshops with a variety of excellent artists, including William Duke, Susan Spellman, Sue Charles, Alan Bull, Ann Schaefer, and Robert Henry and other faculty at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. I am a Juried Artist member of the North Shore Arts Association, an Artist member of the Newburyport Art Association (NAA), a member of the Watercolor Interest Group at the NAA, and have displayed my work in both juried and non-juried shows, as well as several galleries.

Tracy Levesque and Peter Zimmerman
Acrylic Painting and Glass Artists

Tracy Levesque
I’m an acrylic painter that creates visually dynamic landscape paintings reminiscent of stained glass. I used a combination of palette knife and brush painting to create lush and colorful textures and embed the work with fine intricate brushwork resulting in very three dimensional paintings that pop with perspective and intensity.

Peter Zimmerman
I’m a glass artist who works with creates with borosilicate glass. I flamework whimsical figures, marbles, shot glasses, pendants and delightful little glass sculptures.

Gina Tallarico
jeweldesigns by Gina

I started my journey of making jewelry when I left the company I had been working for for 16 years. I’m sure I started as many others have watching tons of YouTube videos. Well, 1 thing leads to another and I find myself moving away from jewelry (although I still do a little) and am focused more on home decor, wall art, glasses….all using the art media of resin. It is truly addicting and I just can’t stop looking for more ways to use resin to make beautiful things.

Sam Kimball
Oil Painting

I was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1959 to parents of English-American descent. My painting career began when I was in my early thirties. I believe a big part of creativity is openness. Being open to new discoveries and pathways, I’m more likely to evolve as an artist. While painting, I’m open to veering off from any original intentions. This keeps the process fresh. The end result of this openness can appear to be many different styles, within my “style.” I paint in oils and acrylics. Landscapes and abstracts are my primary focus, and they do influence each other. I strive for each piece I create to be an invitation to something or somewhere.

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