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.
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.
Photography and Digital Illusions by Patricia Boyd-Robertson of Exeter, NH
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
by Mary Jane Solomon
“Local Colors” is the theme for this show of primarily watercolor paintings by Mary Jane Solomon being held at the Seacoast Artist Association Gallery, 130 Water St., Exeter From December 2nd through January 28th. Artist’s Reception will be held Friday December 2nd from 4-7. Refreshments will be served.
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.
Dave Thompsen and The Seacoast Artist Association invite you to join us for our
Featured Artist Reception:
When: Friday, August 5th, 5:00 to 7:00
Where: SAA Gallery, 130 Water Street, Exeter, NH 03883
Gallery phone (603)778-8856
As the artist featured in August and September, Dave will be displaying his photographs that capture the essence of water in his exhibition “H2O“…
Water. A precious resource. A playful medium. The stage for an infinite number of photographic possibilities. This series of photographs by artist Dave Thompsen celebrates water in every scene, whether it’s under two sailboats racing off Rye New Hampshire or pouring from a fountain at Fuller Gardens in North Hampton.