Category Archives: Featured Artist

Featured Artist: John Baumann

Attend the artist reception for John W. Baumann, Exeter, NH, on Sep 8th 2017, from 4-7 pm at the Seacoast Artist Association gallery, 130 Water Street, Exeter.

As the artist featured in September, John will be displaying works in digital photography. Refreshments will be served.

John’s seascapes, landscapes and fine art photography expresses a sense of historical narrative, but with the strength of abstract compositions.

Warmth of Last Light by John Baumann

His images convey his love of life, history and the great outdoors, from his native Texas to his current home in Windham, New Hampshire. Photographing the world around him, he invites the viewer to look both at open spaces on the wide horizon and at the intimate textures of revealing details.

After serving 23 years on active duty in the U.S. Air Force, John decided to take his photographic skills as a hobbyist to the next level. Armed with his GI Bill, he headed back to school part-time and full time for the next 7 years. John is a 2009 graduate of the Center for Digital Imaging Arts at Boston University. He has since studied graphic design at UMass Lowell and studio arts at Middlesex Community College. His work is displayed in the Arts League of Lowell Gallery in Lowell, MA, the Seacoast Artist Association Gallery in Exeter, NH and at Creative Framing Solutions in Manchester, NH. Beginning October 1st, John will be an exhibiting member of the Loading Dock Gallery, Lowell, MA.

New Hampshire Hidden Treasure by John Baumann

Photography is a passion for John. He enjoys the process involved in scouting out new locations to photograph as well as the quiet moments listening to music on his iPhone while waiting for the right light to cascade over his subject. The world moves so quickly. He believes that an artfully made photograph is an invitation to stop, to see, to connect with what is there in front of us.

Visit the artist’s website at jwbaumannphotography.com
E-mail: john@jwbaumannphotography.com or call 617-913-1690.

Featured Artist: Joanne Ravgiala

As the artist featured in August, Ravgiala will be displaying works in Explore Your Garden. Attend the artist reception for Joanne Ravgiala in Exeter, N.H. on Aug.4 from 4-7 p.m. at the Seacoast Artist Association gallery, 130 Water Street, Exeter. Refreshments will be served.

by Joanne Ravgiala

Joanne, a resident of Portsmouth, NH, is primarily a plein air painter. She loves trying to capture a sense of the sights, sounds and smells of a location. “There is a wonderful story-telling quality to capturing a moment on canvas,” she says. She finds painting and drawing the beauty of the human figure a fascinating challenge. While she enjoys the magical transparency and fresh immediate quality of watercolors, she is drawn to the tactile sensory aspects of painting with oils. She particularly cherishes the mutual trust and friendships that have developed with art colleagues as she expanded her painting experience.
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Featured Artist: Anita Freeman

Anita Freeman is the Featured Artist at the SAA Gallery July 2017

Gull by Anita Freeman

Capturing the many moods of the sea has always been a focus of Anita Freeman’s art. A native New Yorker, she has spent her adult life in New England pursuing several careers now living in Durham with landscape designer Phillip Albright.  In her oil paintings, she is drawn to the continuing variations of light temperature and movement of the ocean, at the same time striving to unify the images in approach, palette, and content.  Her work tends to be bold with strong contrast and color filled. She looks to color to express form and emotional tone. Studies of movement are represented by subject matter weather conditions and brush strokes.

Summer Shore by Anita Freeman

She is particularly inspired by Winslow Homer’s treatment of the sea and rocks, John Singer Sargent’s landscape paintings and Edward Hopper’s color palette and approach.  She admires each of these artists for their adventurous use of brilliant light to capture and illustrate the image, the day, and the mood.  As they especially teach, “You must paint the day you are in”.

Rolling In by Anita Freeman

She is a member of North Shore Atelier studying with nationally recognized artist, Lully Schwartz.

Breaking Wave #102 by Anita Freeman

She has exhibited at Newburyport Art Association Regional Juried Shows, Lowell’s Boat Shop Museum, SeArts at Bass Rock Golf Club, Gloucester, Provident Savings Bank, St. John’s Episcopal Church in Beverly, Seacoast Artists Association in Exeter NH,. Exeter Arts Committee, Exeter City Offices, Centennial Gallery Peabody  as these venues support her interest in maritime subjects and New England coastal themes. Her works are hung at Ross Furniture Company in Dover NH.

Featured Artist: Pat Boyd-Robertson

DIVERSITY
Photography and Digital Illusions by Patricia Boyd-Robertson of Exeter, NH
www.seacoastartist/patriciaboyd-robertson

Daffodils by Pat Boyd-Robertson

As the artist featured in June, Boyd-Robertson will displaying works in photography and digital illusions. On Friday, June 2nd, a reception will be held from 4 P.M. to 7 P.M. at the Seacoast Artist Association gallery, 130 Water Street, Exeter.

by Pat Boyd-Robertson

DIVERSITY is the correct name I use for the art that I create. I find a subject that moves or strikes me on a personal level. I will then take some of the pictures and manipulate them through my computer until the feeling the image inspired in me is complete. Throughout this process, I am driven more by the emotional response the picture ignited than the do’s and don’ts of photography. There are some photos that I feel need no manipulation by me as they illicit thoughts, feelings and beauty just as they are. Therein lies the diversity. I sincerely hope that my images touch others.

Soothing by Pat Boyd-Robertson

Featured Artist: Dennis Skillman

Deep Woods Road by Dennis Skillman

Photographer Dennis Skillman is the Featured Artist May 2017. An exhibition of his works is on display at the Seacoast Artist Association Gallery now through the end of May. Meet the artist at his gallery reception on Friday May 12th 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM.

Why I get up in the Morning
An exhibit of outdoor photography by Dennis Skillman

I am always searching for beauty and inspiration in landscapes and living things. The images in this exhibit highlight some of those moments captured with my camera. Each one brings me back to a sight, a place in time where I felt inspired by what I saw. Capturing that fleeting moment and sharing it with others is what drives my photography. Whether it brings back a memory of a favorite place or brings the viewer close to something they have never seen, the photos strive to capture the special nature of the subject.
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Featured Artist: Tony Baldasaro

Vermont Sunset by Tony Baldasaro

Attend the artist reception for Tony Baldasaro, Stratham, NH on Friday April 7th at 4 – 7 PM at the Seacoast Artist Association gallery, 130 Water Street, Exeter.

As the artist featured in April, Baldasaro will be displaying New England works in Photography, with an emphasis on the Seacoast. Refreshments will be served.

Born and raised in New Hampshire, Tony has called the seacoast area of New Hampshire his home since 1997. He currently lives in Stratham, NH with his wife, three children, and two very excitable labs. In addition to photography, Tony has been an educator for most of his professional life. He has been a middle and high school teacher, and a school and district level administrator.
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Featured Artist Revelle Taillon

Revelle Taillon of Plaistow presents her work and those of participants in her classes

Daydreamer by Revelle Taillon

Attend the artist reception for Revelle Taillon, Plaistow, NH, on Sunday March 5th, from 3pm to 5pm at the Seacoast Artist Association gallery, 130 Water Street, Exeter. Refreshments will be served.

As the artist featured in March, Taillon will be displaying works with some of her students. The exhibit opens Saturday February 26th and runs through Friday March 31st.

Graphic designer, illustrator and artist, Taillon, has found a new niche. She has created beautiful artwork in several different mediums, but it is her work with colored pencils that has gotten the attention of local art associations and galleries alike. Over the last year and a half the artist has created over 50 new pieces in colored pencil, many focused on birds.

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Featured Artist Doris Rice and Friends

Doris Rice and Friends

A Touch Of Color! Doris Rice of North Hampton, NH presents : Watercolors by Doris Rice and Participants in her Classes

Attend the artist reception for Doris Rice and her students, on Sunday February 19th (rescheduled from Feb 12th due to weather) from 2 pm to 4 pm at the Seacoast Artist Association Gallery, 130 Water Street, Exeter.

As the artist featured in February Rice will be displaying a grouping of works in watercolor depicting Lovely Gardens and Individual Flowers to brighten your day! Refreshments will be served.
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Featured Artist Barbara Cowan

Moonlit Gosport Chapel - by Barbara Cowan

Moonlit Gosport Chapel – by Barbara Cowan

As the artist featured in October and November, Barbara Cowan will display her watercolor landscapes and seascapes. She has also worked with the monotype process and with pastels. She is a former student of Timothy Clark, a California and Maine painter. She was also a student of the late Valfred Thelin of Ogunquit Maine. She has studied the monotype process with printmaker Pam Lawson of Harvard, Massachusetts.

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