I spent my early childhood in the picturesque Finger Lakes region of western New York State and the seacoast communities of southern Maine. These pastoral surroundings on the banks of Keuka Lake greatly influenced my preference for landscapes. My small number of friends and three sisters would dash out of the one-room school house each day to play outside at all time of the year. We used our imaginations to create tree huts in the forest, toboggan runs down the hillside by the college Playhouse, and Tom Sawyer rafts on the Lake. From sunrise to sunsets, the out-of-doors was my playground and it is here that I learned to appreciate the my natural surroundings.
Following a long career in education, coaching and senior level management at Boston University, I began to paint with oil as my medium. Aside from a couple of lessons from instructors, Enrico Donati and Robert Scott Jackson, I am primarily a self-taought artist. I am a current artist member of the Newburyport Art Association and the Seacoast Art Association in Exeter, NH and show my work at various association shows, area art exhibits and by appointment in my home studio. Please view my website, AverillsArtistry.com, email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or call my home phone number here in Newburyport at (978) 255-2724.
I continue to explore new techniques that permit me to convey my passion for my subject matter. I invite you to stroll with me in the meadow along a sandy beach; stand on the dock to view the boats in the bay; experience the stalwart solitude of a lighthouse or observe the ebb and flow of a tidal marsh. Whatever you choose, I hope you will enjoy the experience.
How to Contact Me
Averill C. Haines
20 Oakland Street #1
Newburyport, MA 01950
About my Art
Samples of Averill’s works (click any image for slideshow).