Let me introduce you to the 2020 Artists. We are excited to welcome back returning artists and the new artists joining us. We will update this page after each of our jury sessions and new artists are approved and scheduled. Interested in becoming part of our Cottage Community see the Artist Page for the application.
As a lifelong artist, Laurel Wilson has used drawing and painting as a means of expressing herself and communicating with others in a quiet but powerful way. Her interest in history and preserving the environment is documented in watercolor paintings known for their intricate detail, balance, color, unique subjects, and calming moods. She prefers doing landscapes, seascapes and close-up views of natural subjects like shells, pebbles or beach drift she finds while hiking or kayaking her Cape Cod home. She especially loves the transparency, fluidity, and challenge of watercolors and the way layering and glazing can add both saturated color and mood. Conscious of using the best of materials, she works on Arches Cold Pressed paper with Windsor Newton artist grade watercolors and frames her work carefully.
Educated in art history, painting and design at Mount Holyoke College and Oberlin, Laurel has worked for both the Smithsonian and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum as an art conservator and has taught art history at Alfred University. She uses that background when she paints. She works inside from her own photographs and sketches made while "exploring" her home or traveling. As an award-winning Master Artist at the Cape Cod Art Center in Barnstable, a partner in Eastwind Gallery in Orleans, and a artist member of the Chatham Creative Arts Center and the Yarmouth and Plymouth art guilds, she is busy with year round shows and exhibits both locally and across the United States. She has shown at the Festival of Arts in Chatham each August for the past thirty-nine years. She loves meeting and connecting with people who like her work.
The natural world is a sanctuary, a place to breath wind and think and feel undistracted at last. To paint on location is to create portraits of these familiar places, where ocean meets land, where hill meets sky.
The recipient of numerous awards, Joyce Zavorskas has exhibited in London, Paris, New York, California and Cape Cod and Islands. Zavorskas has taught for 38 years at local museums and art centers, including PAAM, Castle Hill, Touchstone, Simmons College, Bridgewater State University and Cape Cod Community College. She holds three university degrees, including an MFA in Painting/Printmaking from MassArt, during which she studied with Michael Mazur, Peik Larsen, and Joel Janowitz. Independent painting studies with Lois Griffel, Don Stone, Skip Whitcomb, Charles Sovek, Joe McGurl, Don Demers, Daniel Keyes, and Joe Pacquet, among others, contributed valuable and lasting inspiration.
Karen Seidewand, CapeScape Art, is resident of Chatham for 22 years.
Received a BA on English and Fine Art at St. Michael’s College, Winooski, VT. Owner of the Gallery CapeScape Art 1281 Main Street, Chatham. Love painting an ocean backdrop and creating the iconic shape of the Cape with all types of shells, rocks, sea glass, jewelry and other treasures. Also, my Cape Cod wooden flags in all colors with Starfish stars.
I love working in an environment that is full of energy and expression. Being surrounded by other artists and makers will be of utmost enjoyment. I love meeting new people and having conversations with them. I am very excited to develop relationships with the local community and the visitors.
I sell goods that are sustainably and ethically made. All of the items I sell encourage responsible and conscious consumerism. I personally make bags and other fabric items that are constructed from upcycled materials. I also use items like rope that I pick up on the beach for my handmade pieces.
I have been working as a potter for over 20 years now. I started out as an apprentice with several master potters on Cape Cod and continued my education through college. In 2012 I moved to Maine with my family where I have been able to set up an amazing studio, Good Land Pottery, and fully immerse myself into my work as a full time potter. I sell at many different shows and galleries throughout New England.
I work almost strictly with in high fired stoneware Clay. I chose this clay because of the earthy character and durability it lends to each piece. Most of my work is thrown on the wheel but I will occasionally dabble with a bit of hand building or sculpting. My glaze palette is heavily influenced by my surroundings, the ocean and beaches of Cape Cod where I grew up as well as the mountains and forests of Maine where I love to explore.
My intention is to make beautiful, comfortable pots suited to both everyday use and special occasions. All of my pots are food, microwave and dishwasher safe as well as oven safe (preheat in a cold oven).
Nature & Nostalgia – those are the subjects that I am, pardon the pun, drawn to. I am a hyper-realistic artist and the “devil is in the details” – the more details, the better. The medium of colored pencil affords me the ability to hone in on that aspect. Nature has so many nuances to them that detail is imperative to capture the essence of a living being, whether it is flower or animal. Nostalgia also lends its self to detail. The more detail, the more the image will come alive for the viewer – evoking their own memories attached to that particular object in the drawing.
After choosing what I will draw, I lightly sketch out an outline of my subject. I start by coloring light to dark. Building up the color in light layers, building up and building up until the color “pops”. This is usually accomplished in five to six layers of color. When you think that the piece looks “dull”, keep building – and it will come alive. I will work on one area of the drawing and finish that area before moving onto the next, establishing technique for the rest of the piece to follow.
Patience, is the key to my art. Most pieces I spend about an
hour per square inch. More complex pieces can be twice that time.
It is not uncommon for a piece to have more than one hundred hours
put into it.
"Allie is a professional photographer specializing in landscape, travel, and wedding photography. She creates vibrant landscape images using various techniques, and is known for printing on metal. She is also an instructor and partner of BlueHour Photo Ventures, a photo workshop and tour company operating across New England, The U.S. and abroad. She is self-taught, and has been photographing since age 13. Photography has taken her to places like Iceland, Norway, The Faroe Islands, across Europe and the United States. She loves exploring her environment through a lens, and that photography has given her vast opportunities to explore. You can view her work at www.allierichards.com"
Tony Kirman is a Fine Art Photographer and Artist who moved to the Cape in 2017 after 30 years in New York City. He has had four shows at Soho Photographer's Gallery in NYC.
Tony is inspired by the unique light on the Cape and the effects of wind and tides on the land. He uses all kinds of camera, charcoal, pastels and watercolors and then makes limited edition prints with pigment ink on archival paper.
Rich, vibrant color and brushwork that evoke a mood, or “moments in time” style paintings define the work of Cassandra S. Guidess.
After thirty years spent in Laboratory medicine and management, Cassandra is finally able to paint full-time!
A lifelong fascination with art, and painting in particular, has led to decades of self-study via observation, reading and instruction by renowned painters on Cape Cod and in Connecticut. Painting primarily in oil and occasionally in acrylic, Cassandra is an award winning artist whose work has been in selected shows in Connecticut and on Cape Cod and whose work may be found in private collections throughout the United States.
Cassandra is currently a member of the Eastwind Gallery in Orleans, MA, the Watertown Art League (WAL) (CT), the Fine Arts Connection of Thomaston, CT featuring the Ten-To One Artists, the Yarmouth Art Guild (YAG) Yarmouth, MA. and the Cape Cod Creative Arts Center (CCCC) in Chatham, MA.
Guidess shows at the Eastwind Gallery and participates in juried and seasonal shows with the WAL, CCCC and YAG as well as at the Crescent Gallery in CT. She will be a returning featured artist at the Artist’s Cottages.
Joanne Wedge has always enjoyed creating handmade wonders.
Chain Maille weaving is the culmination of a lifetime of creating handmade wonders for Joanne Wedge. As a young girl she learned embroidery and knitting from her Grandmothers, and sewing everything from a skirt to a 3-piece suit from her Mother. Throughout, there was a love of jewelry. Once retired, Joanne’s life-long passion for jewelry led to learning the art of creating jewelry. Joanne's Jewels was launched in 2013. As with most small business owners, Joanne’s repertoire grew and changed until finally finding her true passion in the art of Chain Maille weaving.
Chain Maille weaving dates back to at least the 4th century BC, when it was used to make protective body armor. It is the art of carefully linking small metal rings together to form a mesh or pattern. Today, handmade Chain Mailling most often results in the creation of a beautiful piece of jewelry or other piece of apparel or art. The rings are made from a variety of metals, among them: silver, gold, stainless steel, anodized and bright aluminum and titanium. Swarovski crystals, hand blown glass, pearls, sea glass, and other components may be incorporated to create eye-catching, one-of-a-kind pieces. The potential is only limited by the imagination of the creator.
Joanne’s pieces have been shown in several area stores in MA and CT.
Marissa Marvel is an abstract artist from Norton, MA. She began painting as a child and has since continued expressing herself throughout her art. She minored in fine art in college and spent a semester abroad in Florence, Italy exploring her interests. She discovered her love for abstraction in the winter of 2017. Since then, she has focused her creativity into fluid painting. Her colorful paintings are inspired by world travel. They feel familiar, yet far away. The power of the ocean and the vast beauty of mountain skies manifest themselves in her tranquil imagery.
Irene Lynch’s artwork reflects her lifetime spent soaking in the unmatched beauty, charm, and inspiration of home, Cape Cod. In her final year at University of Massachusetts of Amherst, she found herself gravitating toward familiar landscapes when creating paintings. Inspired by the art and techniques she has observed on her many travels worldwide, Irene has developed her own style that captures the essence of her home.
The portability of her watercolor and ink pen have allowed Irene to continue her creative studies and grow her portfolio throughout her travels; but her favorite place to paint is while relaxing in the summer sun on her favorite Cape Cod beaches.
Irene combines a painterly application of watercolor which she details with pen to create a more illustrative approach to Cape Cod landscapes. Her paintings welcome viewers to enter her scenes and relive their favorite narratives attached to the subject. Irene’s paintings have been given a greater depth through the many stories and moments that resonate with viewers. Irene paints from her heart to reach yours.
Irene was featured in Cape Cod Life’s 2018 edition of Emerging Artists.