Robert Carter is a representational painter in oil and oil pastel in the American Impressionist tradition. His art primarily consists of landscapes and seascapes, based on scenes from Cape Cod and throughout New England. His approach to oil painting was developed from extensive self-study and under the tutelage of Copley Master Artist William Maloney, O.P.A., whom he considers his principal artistic mentor. He has also studied with the late Don Stone, N.A., Stapleton Kearns, and other prominent working artists.
For his oil paintings, Bob uses a limited palette composed of the primary colors (red, blue, yellow), orange (a convenience color), and white. He uses no tube purples or greens, preferring to mix these from primaries. His only earth pigment is yellow ochre. As with Monet and his followers, Bob uses no black, and colors are usually laid down with minimal mixing. Brush stroke assumes equal importance with composition, value, and color in rendering the visual and emotional content of the image. Bob is careful to use only those materials and practices that will result in works of maximum longevity. For example, he only uses the most light-fast pigments on primed linen, which he usually stretches or mounts on board himself. Paintings may be created on site (en plein air), from reference photographs, or from memory.
Robert Carter is a juried Artist Member of the Cape Cod Art Center, and his works often can be seen at the Association’s shows at the gallery on route 6A in Barnstable, MA. He is also a juried Associate Member of Oil Painters of America, an artist member of the Provincetown Art Association, and an artist member of the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod.
Judy began oil painting in 2007 when she relocated to Cape Cod. Immediately during her first art class, she knew she had found her calling, falling in love with the beauty of the Cape and the challenges of capturing its color and light. As a mentor of plein-air artist Steve Kennedy, Judy has learned to face her subject straight on. She has a distinctive style of using both palette knife and brushwork.
Judy's work has been displayed in multiple juried shows, the Provincetown Art Association Museum and several other galleries on the Cape and beyond. Her exquisite Cityscapes were presented to her solo show at the Hoboken Historical Museum. She has been commissioned by art collectors across the Northeast.
Judy is a member of the Guild of Chatham Painter, PAAM, The Creative Arts Center in Chatham and the Truro Group. She is excited to be showing her work at the Artist Cottages in Orleans after enjoying previous success at her display on MacMillan Pier in Provincetown.
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 shown in juried 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 and shows with the Eastwind Gallery in Orleans, MA, 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 (CCAC) in Chatham, MA. Additionally, Guidess shows at the Artist’s Cottages annually in Orleans, MA.
Rich, vibrant color and brushwork that evoke a mood, or “moments in time” style paintings define the work of Cassandra S. Guidess.
"Painting the figure from life has always been my passion. Lately I have been drawn to scenes depicting the fishing industry of Cape Cod and the sea life that abound in our waters. I work primarily in oil and have been experimenting with painting directly on aluminum and copper panels to give the work an iridescent glow that make the colors come alive."
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.
Recent paintings document the constantly changing coastal environment of the Lower Cape. Zavorskas paints on location, in oil, from direct observation in nature throughout the year, hiking cliffs, dunes and waterways to document places that matter. She paints with Old Holland Classic oil paints on oil-primed linen-on-birch panels, and has lived and painted on Cape for the last 36 years.