Aine is a watercolor and acrylic artist from Cotuit who loves experimenting with color and form. She paints in both abstract and realistic styles and is greatly influenced by nature. A walk in woods or on the beach is almost always followed with time in the studio. She also draws inspiration from the people around her and her love for travel. No matter where she is in the world, Aine always carries a small sketchbook and some paints.
Stacey is a self trained watercolor artist currently living in Harwich. She has been creating art her entire life. Daughter of ceramic artist Roseanne Breuer, she was always in her mothers studio, soaking up the creative world and often spying in on her mother teaching classes. Stacey concentrates on simple yet impactful watercolor art of animals, sealife, flowers, custom creations and basically whatever calls to her in the moment. Having a wide range of subjects available to her creates a world of possibilities. Most of her art is available via private sale, at shows, on instagram (@staceypaintsthings) and at Masterson Made, a shop located in Woods Hole. She lives full-time in Hanover, MA with her husband Jon, son Joe and 3 dogs, Wilma-Jean, Meiji and Chula. Stacey is also a design and development leader for a small start-up company, which occasionally requires her artistic talents as well. She always has a full plate but makes sure she spends time each day in her studio painting.
Alyssa Ruggieri is the owner and artist at ALR Designs. She creates watercolor art with inspiration drawing from years growing up on the Cape. Her pieces range from serene landscapes, to whimsical sharks, framable greeting cards and truly unique custom shell art, coined as “Shell Ladies”. The “Shell Ladies” collection is a modern interpretation of shell art, and features original watercolor paintings with seashells meticulously formed in the place of their garments. She currently paints, designs, and prints all of her own greeting cards and art prints. She loves creating pieces that inspire, and just make people smile. ALR Designs now offers a wide variety of products featuring her artwork ranging from stickers, to cards, prints, ornaments, and more!
As a lifelong artist, Laurel Wilson has used drawing and painting as a means of expressing herself and connecting with others in a quiet but powerful way. Her interests in history, art, and the environment have been 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 flora and fauna that she finds while hiking, kayaking, or traveling. As a resident of Cape Cod for the past forty-seven years, she has a preference for new takes on many of the area’s favorite sights and delights in finding the less traveled spots and features most have yet to discover. She has chosen to specialize in watercolor as a medium because of its transparency and fluidity, and its ability to capture the light that defines different elements. Layering and glazing allow her to develop saturated but vibrant color and to create mood. The challenge of painting in watercolor is what she loves best.
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 draws on this background when she paints using the best materials she can and framing the work carefully. She works on Arches cold pressed paper with Winsor Newton artist grade paint and fine brushes. Her knowledge of watercolor technique is extensive. She works inside from her own photos and sketches done onsite when exploring her surroundings. As an award-winning Master Artist at the Cape Cod Art Center in Barnstable, a partner in Eastwind Gallery in Orleans, a member of the Creative Arts Center in Chatham, the Cape Cod Cultural Center, the New England Watercolor Society, the Rockport Art Association and Museum, and the art guilds of Yarmouth and Plymouth., She is busy year-round with shows and exhibits both locally and across the country. She has shown at the Festival of Arts in Chatham for forty-two years.
She loves meeting and connecting with people who like her art.
Sara Paulson is an artist from Southeastern Massachusetts. She has been expressing herself through art since the early days of creating macaroni masterpieces. Sara's work ranges from watercolor pieces to acrylic works. She paints on any canvas-like material, including sneakers and jean jackets. Her inspiration is drawn from nature and architecture. Sara loves playing with the contrast of soft, delicate form and bold, precise lines. She is always trying something new, learning and evolving as an artist.