Starting with Stacy-Ann Searle, originally from Lowell, Ma, she now calls Nashua home. Stacy is a landscape artist who uses pen and ink to create detailed drawings in black and white. Her work is a realist style that captures the subtle details of nature. Every piece begins by viscerally connecting with the subject and imagining the sound of the babbling of the brook, the wind through the trees, the smell of the dew on blades of grass and the feel of sunlight kissing the leaves. Stacy began her art education at Mass College of Art in Boston and got her BA at University of Lowell.
Originally from Georgia and Alabama, now living in Jaffrey, CAROLE GOURVELLEC is a self-taught artist that began with abstract painting and has since transitioned to mixed media. Carole uses fabrics, found objects, jewelry to create texture and movement in her pieces. The themes of her art come from her love of the woods, the beach, the sand and the curiosity of how things work. "I see light in everything and hope in deep places." Carole's work draws on the lighter side of living and the sheer enjoyment of being in the now.
A native of New Hampshire, CHRISTINE ANDREWS currently lives in Deering. Growing up, Christine spent time in the forests observing and developing her connection to nature. Her work represents years of experimenting with mediums, honing her skills and finding her voice. "I am inspired by the patterns I see when looking closely at the natural world." Whether creating abstract, landscape or other representational art, Christine looks to find the beauty in color, pattern and texture. Hiking, snowshoeing, camping and kayaking with her husband and two dogs provide the inspiration for her art.
Born in Peterborough, LINDA DESSAINT creates paintings from nature and life. She works in her studio as well as outside in the natural landscape "en plain air". Linda captures the emotion of her art through light and shadows, colors and shapes, thought and instinct. "My intention is to convey the energy of moment into an experience for everyone." She is inspired by the constant change and beauty of the shifting seasons. In addition to landscapes, Linda enjoys creating figurative works, still life, and pet portraits.
MAUREEN AHERN, originally from Salem, MA, now lives in Dublin, uses luminous color with interference paint and mixed media to create images both energetic and contemplative. Her work is a contemporary take on traditional, beloved New England themes of land and sea. The interference paint and use of reflective surfaces cause each painting to change, just as landscape or view of the sea changes throughout the day. "I want the viewer to feel the effect the shift of cloud or breeze, or the blink of an eye can have on what is real around them."
Explorer of the Monadnock Region, STEVE POPE, brings his around the world photography to Hancock. Retired Navy Officer and then retired dairy goat farmer, Steve has found a third career in photography. For the past 15 years, he has captured images to tell a story. According to Steve, ?Photography is literally Drawing with Light!" His goal is to use list and shadow to create the image and tell the story. Steve feels that using black and white photography strips away the distraction of color and goes straight tot he essence of these stories.
MIKE KLINE has called New Hampshire home since 2016, and moved to Peterborough in 2019. Mike grew up drawing and has been inspired to make art that explores the interface between the outer world and one?s inner world. He has taught art for 25 years working with students using wood, metal, stone, glass and willow. Mike's own work is a sculpture on wall, using various materials to provide depth in the image. His main focus is with nature and the impact of the world that surrounds us.
From Peterborough, DEBORAH CAMARA has been exploring art throughout her life. Graduate of U Mass Dartmouth and RISD in graphic design, she has experimented with many mediums and is currently working with eco-printing, a method of treating animal or plant based materials and then using leaves in the natural printing process. Deborah enjoys creating collagraphs, solar prints and silk screens. "I am inspired by the variety of materials and the opportunity to work with shapes, flat colors, colored wax to create realistic and abstract images."