Nettie Berkeley is a painter mixed media artist and instructor living on Cape Cod. She finds inspiration in the beauty among the seashore, sand dunes, and the natural surroundings of New England. Nettie’s artwork is not limited to painting in watercolor, acrylic and oils; she also uses natural materials and found objects to create jewelry and other artful oddities. Her passion for healing with creative arts has been shared with many of her students from Cape Cod to the west coast! Nettie works from her studio/classroom in Harwich and is the Co-Founder of the Teen Artists Coalition of Cape Cod. TAC is creative, “Cool, Unique and Edgy” Art Enrichment Workshops.
"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."
Rebecca Gmucs is an American Painter who loves to paint Cape Cod and just about any other landscape. Her abstracted landscapes are highly charged, but never busy. Color is her muse.
Rebecca is in love with seeing the beauty of the world around her and wants to share it with everyone. She is constantly challenging her self to do more, something a little different, outside her comfort zone. Rebecca has gone through: “I can’t possibly see how I can paint water” – so she paints water; “I can’t possibly see how I can paint trees” – so she paints trees. And then, I must paint clouds.
Ms. Gmucs’s work has been collected in the US and the UK. She has been at the Rockefeller Estate in Westchester, NY, Provincetown Artists Association & Museum in Provincetown, MA. She has shown in Brooklyn, NY, and in Manhattan and Boston with The National Association of Women Artists. Rebecca is an award winning member of Manhattan Arts International. She is currently represented at Chapman Art Gallery in Cotiut, MA and will be at the AMZendler Gallery in Wellfleet, June 23rd-July 7th. Rebecca will also be showing with the Eastham Painters Guild through September.
"I love trying to recreate pictures that I’ve taken on our family adventures through painting, embroidery or resin. My husband fishes a lot and because of that I paint a lot of fish, fishermen and all the things you may see on the water while fishing. My whales are almost always topped with an acrylic pour so they feel like rubber and my florals are almost always embroidered. I have pieces in The Hillport Gallery in Sandwich, MA and The Sandwich Arts Alliance. I am also participating in the Sandwich Adirondack Chair Trail this year."
"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. "
Karen Seidewand, CapeScape Art, has been a 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. "
Emily has always had a deep passion for the arts. Emily lives in Lancaster, MA with her husband and two little girls who love to paint just as much as their mom! She attended the New Hampshire Institute of Art and graduated with her BFA in painting. As passionate as Emily is about painting, she is equally passionate about teaching art! Emily is an art teacher in central Massachusetts and spends her days getting messy and creative with the most imaginative minds. Emily has been painting for as long as she can remember and always loved painting landscapes, especially ones with breathtaking skies. But, recently, Emily began painting pet portraits and soon realized how much she loved it! It’s always a special moment when someone sees their portrait for the first time.
Brenda creates artwork using acrylic paint on a variety of surfaces including canvas, repurposed wood, tile and shells. Her artistic theme generally focuses on outdoors and is especially inspired by the ocean. She generally paints from her own photos but has recently begun exploring other designs including layered pours. A Special Education teacher in Western MA, Brenda loves working with her unique learners. She always has a DIY home project going and has discovered painting provides a much needed opportunity to decompress and relax.
"I have lived on Cape Cod since 1983 and have painted, on and off, from high school to the present time. During retirement years in Arizona, I studied with pastel mentors – Ellen Garnes, Nancy Claus and Carrie Curran. On the Cape I studied with Arlene Gagne, Mary Moquin, Odin Smith, and Odile in addition to undertaking many art classes at the Culture Centre of Cape Cod with different teachers. I specialize and excel in Custom Pet Portraiture and can produce in acrylic, or pastel, a perfect replica of anyone’s favorite pet. One of my favorite studies and often included in my paintings in either Pastel, Acrylic, or Oil are the beautiful Hydrangeas, generic to Cape Cod."
"Originally from England, a US citizen, now a Cape Cod resident since 2000, I am an award-winning artist at Cape Cod Art Association and Vero Beach Art Guild with a passion for nautical paintings. Cape Cod offers a natural affinity for me because similarities in landscape and marine activity evoke many memories of my birthplace. My inspirations emanate from the natural beauty of Cape Cod and my love of the ocean. If the viewer finds solace in my work, then my goal has been achieved. "