I began my jewelry making journey over twenty years ago, it started with a love of things that sparkle and some fishing line. Fast forward through the years, many experiments, classes and much growth in design and skill I am still constructing wearable art that more often than not sparkles! The ocean inspires me, and you can see that in the colors that I use the most. I call them mermaid colors. Like the ebb and flow of the waves, my work is always changing. I strive to always keep changing my designs, and advancing my skills. I love the dichoic glass because I would not be able to ever make the same piece twice. Only the finest components are used in my jewelry including sterling silver, Swarovski Crystal and genuine sea glass.
My name is Hannah and I am a student at the University of New Hampshire at Manchester on my way to getting my bachelor’s degree in English, Technical and Professional Writing. I live with my boyfriend and our Papillon in Nashua while I am in school. I am a self-taught artist and I have been drawing since I can remember. I started off by doing black and white pencil portrait drawings and recently started experimenting with painting, mainly acrylic. Painting has become my therapy and my passion.
Debbie Auclair is primarily a self-taught photographer and artist. She has been capturing the outdoors with her camera for over 40 years. She has taken many courses and workshops to improve her skills in the constantly changing photo environment. Back in the film era she was published in several regional magazines and newspapers, including NH Wildlife and NH Profiles Magazine and she won numerous awards. Five years ago she picked up a paintbrush and has been dabbling in acrylic, and watercolor, expressing herself through abstract art. Both her art and photography reflect her deep love of nature and the outdoors.
Presently living in New England has traveled extensively. Her father was an accomplished artist and her mother was a published writer, therefore, being exposed to the various forms of art, it was natural to gravitated to both the visual arts and the written word. While writing came easy and sketching was fun, trying to find the perfect fit in the visual arts took some time. After much experimentation she discovered the world of pastels – vibrant, captivating and fortunately very forgiving. She first studied landscapes under pastelist Linda Obremski and what better place than in New England to study landscapes. She previously studied the art of fine detail in still lifes under the guidance of Mary Ellen Brown.
A New England native, she’s been dabbling in the arts since childhood. Starting off with a pencil and paper, her art had gradually evolved. Versed in drawing/illustration and oil paintings, her true interest remains with both photography and digital art. Wanting to capture what nature had provided most, her photography focuses on landscapes, with the majority of her work revolving around New England iconic scenery. Currently, Ms. Barry is working as part of the NAAA as both their Webmaster and Newsletter Editor.
Through her jewelry, New Hampshire native Martha Bergstrom combines her interest and love of gemstones into wearable pieces of art. “I enjoy working with metals and gemstones,” says Martha, “and find satisfaction out of designing a piece of jewelry that someone will love as much as I do.” Gemstone Wrapture jewelry features some of the treasures of the earth … delicate in appearance yet durably wire wrapped in 14k gold filled, sterling silver, copper wire or a combination of metals. Each piece is designed to enhance the beauty of the gemstone.
The core themes in my work are dreams, memory and perception; I am interested in how we arrange, consolidate and erode images and memories over time. My work is heavily reliant on dream imagery: I often use my own dreams as a base for the symbols in my work. Once I have established the foundation imagery, I work intuitively, allowing my subconscious to guide the work’s composition. I view my work as a process of discovery: it is not until I have finished the work that I can start to unpack and extract meaning from it, much like waking from a dream or reflecting on a memory.
I've lived in Nashua for 25 years. I studied Accounting at U Mass Amherst but the future of sitting at a desk was not my cup of tea. I was production supervisor for over 30 years at All Seasons Insulation. My carbon footprint on this earth is negative 5 million. We insulated with cellulose a recycled wood based product to conserve energy. A love of nature and natural wood is a reason I have a passion for wood turning. In the fall of 2012 I took a basic woodworking course at Nashua Adult Training but I am basically self taught. Have to give credit to Mr Bob Lalancet for showing me bowl turning . I was hooked !! This Old House, U tube and The University of Trial and Error is my formal training. I try to make something different every time from all kinds of domestic and exotic woods. CONTACT: www.holybowlienh.com, email@example.com, 603 -759-3188
Rick Branscomb is a fine art photographer who splits his time between Londonderry, NH, and Hyannis, MA. He says he has been taking photographs for fifty, but taking it seriously for four years. After a career as a writer and teacher of writing for over 40 years, he retired in May of 2014 to devote himself full-time to his photography. In 2015 he became a juried member of the Cape Cod Art Association and was advanced to the rank of Master Photographer by the Cape Cod Camera Club. His favorite genre is night photography and other high-contrast genres, harkening back to the chiaroscuro paintings of Rembrandt and his contemporaries, in which a strong light source illuminates a part of the picture and makes that pop out of surrounding semi-darkness. As such his photography is often dark and moody. He feels his creations are only fully realized in the digital darkroom, using Lightroom and Photoshop to discover and refine his photographic vision. He has had solo exhibitions in Nashua, Hudson, and Derry, New Hampshire; and his photographs have appeared in shows in New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Vermont.
I started painting in 2011 when I moved to New Hampshire from North Carolina by taking Kevin Dadoly’s watercolor night class at Sohegan High School. I find such peace when I paint.
I recently returned to Nashua Area Artists' Association. My history includes time as a fiber artist, an art teacher, writer and graphic designer. I have an eclectic sensibility and enjoy working with cloth, watercolors and acrylics. I am currently developing a series that includes rescued animals and text.
Abstract and mixed media artist. “My goal is to coax out the invisible, and make it visible on my canvas. All my paintings have an emotional narrative”.
I've enjoyed many art classes over the years but no formal schooling. I've taken oil painting lessons from Monique Sakellarious and Elaine Farmer. I've displayed at Greeley Park Art Show for several years past and at the Londonderry Art Show at the Common.
These oil paintings tell a story of the once-familiar viewed in new context and form. The canvas records actual scenes of New England, conveying the mystery and joys of travel and fresh vision. The earth “breathes” in and out with compositions that bend with a heaving shape. Skies are majestic in wide-angle vision.
I am a retired Elementary School Teacher. I have always been interested in art. Oils, Acrylics, and watercolors are a few of the mediums I have worked with. Landscapes and old rusty trucks are my interest. I have done some commission work, but paint mostly what interest me.
I am a taker of photos. Starting a with Brownie Box cameras, Agfa 620 Bellows, Instamatics, Polaroid, SLR, DSLR, and the iPhone. I believe great images depend on the eye of the taker, not the sophistication or cost of equipment used.My interests tend to reflections, shadows, and what is in plain sight, but ignored and not seen. I enjoy working inmonochrome format for its ability to capture stark contrasts yet subtle shades of gray.
Scot is a long time Nashua resident who loves to tinker in his basement workshop. Scot's specialty is high-quality designer pens utilizing both acrylic and exotic woods. Scot is also adept at high-relief carving and has produced some beautiful, complex pieces.
I paint the beautiful landscapes, seabirds, and seashells of the seacoast. I spent my earlier years studying landscape, as well as human and animal portraiture with Thadeous Kladnicki of Rockport, Mass., using a wide range of drawing and painting tools, including pastels and watercolor. Further study of the same subjects and landscapes en plein air and in the studio with several nationally recognized teachers on the NH Seacoast, enabled me to make a quick transition to oil painting. During the last five years, my art has taken on a new energy when I found a teacher, Todd Bonita of Greenland, NH, who inspired me to pursue the lifelong task of mastering the technique of the Old Masters, known as the "Layering and Glazing Technique". I participate in ongoing classes and workshops of the New Ogunquit Summer School of Art in Oqunquit, Maine with Todd Bonita, Beaman Cole and Chris Volpe in both plein air sketching and Alla Prima painting. I have been a full time exhibiting member and oil painting teacher of the Seacoast Art Association in Exeter, NH, and have sold several paintings privately and in various art associations on the Seacoast. I regularly donate my smaller paintings to several local wildlife and animal charities, and teach studio drawing and painting classes on the Seacoast and Deerfield, NH in my home studio.
I'm an oil painter with a BFA in fine arts from NHIA. I design costumes/makeup, and photograph people. Then I use the photographs to paint from. Although, I'm happy to make any art if I'm being paid for it.
Daniela Pasqualini is an internationally collected Italian Artist living and painting in Chelmsford, MA.She creates modern abstract painting with rich colors and texture. She works with acrylic, mixed media and oil on canvas.She has participated in multiple juried exhibitions in MA and NH and have taken home honors from these exhibitions.In addition, she was recently in multiple exhibitions in Rome, Milan, Florence and the Vatican itself for the Jubilee 2016.“I utilize the mix of strong, vibrant colors and this allows me to express many different and powerful emotions and when one views my paintings it is meant to be not just seen but felt. I use acrylic paint with gel as this texture allows for each message that i try to convey through my paintings to jump off the canvas. My feelings and moods will guide the mix of colors and the temperament of the paintings that i complete. The intention is to give the viewer of my artwork a unique and emotional experience allowing for a connection to be made between the artwork and their own emotions .I have always been a very passionate person and my expression of art is no different. My art opens a window to me and each person who gets to view and share in my paintings get to see a piece of me.”
I am an illustrator and recent UMass Dartmouth graduate with a BFA in Illustration and a minor in Drawing. I currently teach at Pinot’s Palette of Lexington, MA but am trying to start my own classes in Nashua. For my own work, I create predominantly children’s book illustration, with a focus on cultural textiles. Generally I use gouache and watercolor as well as Adobe Photoshop for my illustrations. However I use acrylics when teaching and I still love pen and ink as well as graphite. I grew up in Nashua and participated in the NAAA Greeley Park Art Children’s Contest for about 10 years. Now that I have graduated and returned, I plan to remain in the greater Nashua area and am so excited to join this group and meet some local artists.
Monique creates original oil paintings of landscapes, gardens, and market scenes in the impressionist style. She studied at the Leonardo Da Vinci School of Art, and the American University, both in Cairo, Egypt. Monique exhibits in national competitions and has won numerous awards for her oil paintings. She is a juried member of the New Hampshire Art Association, a Signature Member of the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society, and a Signature Member of Oil Painters of America. Monique’s paintings may be seen in several galleries throughout the US. In addition, Monique has an impressive list of corporate clients.
I am well known in Naples FL for statuary steel sculpture. Placed 2 in the Von Leibig Art Center 42nd Founders Exhibit Naples FL. After spending 6 years in Haiti I have returned to New England and am returning to my love of Art.
Setting out on a journey with a piece of canvas and a brush, I don't usually have a specific goal to achieve, besides letting out the emotion that is inside of me, freeing it and letting it have a life of it's own. The style or technique is often dictated by the emotion itself and changes with the need of the painting, as it develops. After the fact, I can describe my style as somewhat of a merge between Impressionism and Realism, varying in different degrees, rarely becoming completely either one or the other. laraseagull.com
A former commercial illustrator residing in Nashua since 1995.
Pop Artist Michael James Toomy paintings possess a humanity and sensitivity rarely seen in contemporary art. Giving a serious thought-provoking edge to his pop art style. His Innocence series of paintings convey the images of everyday people in extraordinary circumstances. Toomy has been painting & drawing since he was a child, but has received little professional artistic schooling, with the exception of some Saturday classes at the MFA Boston & continuing art education classes over the years. As a young man Michael spent several years as musician and songwriter and was heavily influenced by the power and ability of great songwriters to pen lyrics that listeners can identify with their own experiences, their past or dreams. Michael has been involved with Live Nations Rock & Art Charity Event in Boston Ma. where his portrait of musician Mark Knopfler was sold on the spot to the actress Glenn Close. He also created Throwaway for Amnesty International Chapter, The Boston Firefly Project. Michael currently lives & works from his studio in New Hampshire. Michael’s work has been featured in galleries and numerous group & solo shows. The artist currently works out of his studio in New Hampshire with his wife & 2 children. www.londonderryfineart.com
I paint the effects of time that has weathered and corroded these discarded machines that contributed to America’s growth and development in rural as well as urban areas. They helped build roads, farm fields, and carry supplies that help make our country great. I hope to immortalize them for future generations who may never hear or see them operate. Recently I have looked to classical art and mythology as inspiration for reinterpreting these works using machinery. I enjoy incorporating the past into contemporary art and find it engages the viewer to question and delve deeper into the meaning of the piece.
When I graduated from Cornell University, my singular goal was to go to NYC and become the Foods Editor of “The Ladies Home Journal”. Eventually, I became the Assistant Editor of of another magazine while studying for a master’s degree in Art Education at Columbia Teacher’s College. Marriage, a move to Nashua, NH, followed by the subsequent births of our two sons led to significant adjustments to my original career goal. I enrolled in the Manchester Institute of Art to study metal jewelry design. Always seeking new challenges, mine became how to incorporate glass beads in my metal designs. That led to many classes in lamp-work bead making, and eventually I studied the traditional bead weaving techniques from various parts of the world. My newest challenge has been to deconstruct all the learned and traditional rules and forms of flat, stylized beading and develop my own deconstructed style of “free-form, off-loom, needle woven designs.” My goal is to produce work that flows and moves, allows for blank, unfilled spaces and other subtle intricate manipulations to achieve a third dimension. My one-of-a-kind creations are known for my own, now easily recognized style.
“I consider drawing to be the most important artistic skill to master, and continually remind myself when I am drawing to listen to my eyes and not my brain. I have found the artistic process to be a wonderful outlet for my self-expression, creativity, and imagination. Art also provides me with a state of calmness and improves my problem solving skills. I am fascinated by reflections, cast shadows, and the colors on glass surfaces. Other subjects I enjoy drawing and painting are portraits, animals, architectural structures, landscapes, spring flowers, and the American Southwest.” Candy received her B.F.A. from the University of NH in Drawing and teaches watercolor and drawing from her home studio every weekend.
I am a local Oil Painter from Tyngsborough, MA. I paint landscapes and seascapes inspired primarily from my imagination. My palette includes bold colors and a vivid contrast of light and shadow with the goal of producing an otherwise ordinary subject matter provocative to the eye.