Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Because of school vacation week, we will feature three artists this weekend (Feb. 22-24) instead of a local high school. The featured artists are watercolorist Alan Salvaggio, pastelist Dianne Quigley, and oil/acrylic painter Patricia Buckley. Drop by the gallery sometime this weekend and kabitz with these three genial artists. They will be at the gallery Friday 5-9pm, Saturday 1-9, and Sunday 12-6.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Jerry Aissis says "I enjoy capturing moments in time, moments that are a part of my life. There are so many places to paint that I never have a difficult time trying to find subject matter. I usually start with my own backyard. I love painting outdoor scenes that reflect the natural beauty of our world.
While in college I studied biology and art, hoping to combine the two areas as a medical or scientific illustrator. I landed a teaching job in Central Falls and continued to work there for 33 years. As a teacher in that school system, I had the opportunity to utilize my artistic abilities in the classroom creating scientific and biological diagrams for my classes.
It wasn’t until I retired from teaching that I started my journey into the world of watercolor. I signed up for workshops at the Rhode Island Watercolor Society and there I knew I was hooked. I have had the fortunate opportunity to meet so many wonderful people and interact with their ideas and advice. I truly believe that to learn to paint, to learn to grow and develop as an artist, you must surround yourself with people who share that same love and desire for what they do. The Rhode Island Watercolor Society offers a place where you can develop your own technique and style.
Laura Lee Zanghetti is a local self taught artist who mainly works in oils. Her favorite subjects vary from beach scenes to cityscapes and her latest.... "umbrella ladies". She's been painting full time for the past 13 years in her home studio in Walpole. Laura has won many awards including First Place at Canton's Spring Show 2011 and Best of Show and First Place at the Art in the Park Show in Norwood. In September of 2011 At Quincy's ArtsFest Laura won 2 first place awards. And most recently in April of 2012 Laura won first place at the Morini Gallery's Exhibit in Mansfield. South Shore Living Magazine has cosen Laura's painting "Surfside" for their July 2009 issue and Desperate Housewives has selected one of her pieces for their TV show. And lastly Natural Awakenings Magazine chose Just Leave a Messages for the cover of their July 2012 issue. And let's not forget "Shoe Shopping" (shown above) being chosen in the "Peoples Choice" Award at the Patriot Place Art Gallery.