"I am rediscovering an avocation I once enjoyed many years ago. My work has become more abstract, usually with a suggestion of flowers or seascapes. I have been exploring the relationship between abstract and representational. My style is rather unique with its ethereal blend of colors used effectively to subtly portray my favorite subjects. I am more interested in capturing the effects of luminosity than in accurately recording subject seen in light and shadow. By experimenting with new techniques and products I can break free from some old habits and patterns. And finally I realize, as with all creative work, there are no hard and fast rules except the ones you make for yourself.
I have recently returned to an avocation I last enjoyed many years ago. With the passage of time, I have found myself more interested in the abstract than in the representational, while still exploring the relationship between the two. While still employing my unique style, with its ethereal blend of colors used to portray my favorite flowers and seascapes, I find myself more fascinated with the effects of luminosityon them. By the suggestion rather than the actual. It’s been a fascinating and exciting time for me.
As I experiment with new techniques and products, I find I can break free from old habits and patterns. And realize, as with all creative effort, there are no hard and fast rules except the ones you make for yourself."
"Influenced by expressionist and impressionist painters, I'm mainly concerned with capturing mood through color, form and brush strokes. I've long been inspired by the landscape of my beloved Cape Cod. I'm drawn to its magical light, expansive skies and ever-changing seas. The bright colors and floral patterns of the seventies and eighties have been influencers in my work.
I studied art at Southern Methodist University, where I earned my Bachelor of Arts in Advertising and Studio Art. I continued my studies at Montserrat College of Art, Massachusetts College of Art and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. I am a member of the Creative Arts Center in Chatham and the Provincetown Arts Association and Museum. I show my work at Mark August in Chatham, with the Guild of Chatham Painters, and in regional shows throughout the year. "
Darlene is a painter and takes her inspiration from living life near the ocean where its influence promotes her creativity. Placing bright and colorful images on canvas she brings to life the beauty of nature and the spirit of the ocean and its shore. “Most of my works are expressions that have originated from photographs I’ve taken, memories of the places I've been and things I’ve seen. Starting with a blank canvas I take these photos along with their memories and create my Art. My goal for the end result is a work of art that engages the observer, drawing them into the scene leaving them with a sense of peacefulness and a smile on their face”.
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As a landscape painter, Martha enjoys the natural beauty of Cape Cod’s ever-changing light and color, which inspires her paintings in oils, acrylics, and watercolors. She is a former art teacher with over thirty years of art teaching experience in Massachusetts. As such, she is knowledgeable and familiar with a variety of art media. Martha is grateful for the many opportunities for personal and professional development afforded her through exhibitions, study, fellowships and travel grants. Her travels inspire her to keep learning and to paint with passion. Martha is happiest painting “en plein air” alongside other artists, who similarly enjoy painting directly from nature. Cape Cod is the perfect place to paint outdoors. Each painting session is a stimulating journey with new challenges and discoveries along the way and oh so much fun! Martha has found a greater appreciation for nature and is at peace painting the Cape’s varied landscapes throughout the seasons.
Isabelle writes, "I wander, collect, notice, and create. My art includes oil and acrylic paintings created on found materials… often driftwood, shells and nature’s other canvases. I have been painting since I could walk, and now the practice of walking along the cape’s beaches, tidal flats, and wooded pathways is essential to my artistic practice. I seek to recreate scenes of peace and beauty that surround us here on Cape Cod on materials from these same places. Often described as “wistful and flowing”, my artwork exists between reality and my impression. Driftshop is a product of the wonder I feel amidst the beauty that surrounds me, and allows me to feel a part of the unending story nature is telling. I am a recent graduate of UMass Amherst, currently lucky to be living and working on Cape Cod as a full time resident of Brewster. "
Pat lives in Eastham and paints in her studio there. Long walks in the dunes and along beaches with her dog offer inspiration on a daily basis. The changing light and seasons are what makes each work say something different . ……………….
Jacquie is one of the artists that make up GOUVEIAhome along with Sara Paulson and Marissa Marvel. She has been painting for over 20 years and loves working with color. Her artwork is collected worldwide and has been used on film and television. When she decided to participate in the Artist Cottages she wanted to expand her artistic skills and began making sun catchers, wire wrapped pendants and up-cycled jewelry. She loves the creative process and the spiritual and energetic connections making art generates. She believes there is a beautiful and positive energy force that exists while something is being created and it transfers to people who admire the item, creating a spiritual connection. “I want everything I create to make people feel as good and happy as I did when I made it."