Andrée will present a short talk about her journey as an artists as well as her inspiration. She will discuss the road she traveled leading her to figurative and portrait work. The presentation will include a display of her past work, current work and work-in-progress.
Nancy will share a brief history of her artistic education and training and her pursuit as a profession artist. There will be a digital display of her works along with several of her recent paintings. Questions and discussion are welcomed during and after her presentation.
Free & open to the public
My interest in plants and gardening and my career as an art teacher have been very happily merged through the medium of botanically painting. The exacting technical requirements and botanical accuracy required a rethink in my approach to painting. Having come from a conceptual training at Art School and many years as teacher using very creative and free techniques to encourage children to succeed it has been a huge challenge to work within the very narrow perimeters of super accurate water colour painting. I hope I will be able to take you on this journey of mastering a new career in middle age!
The Making of A Muralist Gallery Talk
Amy Bartlett Wright speaks on her experience and development as a nationally recognized professional artist. She grew up on the Choptank and Tred Avon Rivers on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, enjoyed crabbing, fishing and sailing with her family from a very young age. She began her artistic career as a scientific illustrator and has since become established as a public arts muralist. She lives on Narragansett Bay, in Rhode Island.
Amy is the Gloucester Arts Festival featured muralist and an Arts on Main Artist in Residence. This event is free and open to the public.
Join us in the gallery for a reception with light hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar @ 5 pm, gallery talk, 6 – 7 pm.
The MPFAA & Arts on Main invite you to A Gallery Talk
with Lynn Mehta
February 21st, 2019
Alexandria, VA artist, Lynn Mehta presents the story of her artistic journey and experience as the first Arts on Main Artist in Residency, sponsored by the Cook Foundation.
The Middle Peninsula Fine Arts Association (MPFAA) hosts this free event and invites the public to attend. Ms. Mehta’s presentation begins at 8 pm, February 21st, at Arts on Main in Gloucester, VA. She will explain her process of seeing as an artist, gathering visual information, and translating her impressions into works on canvas. She will share her sources of inspiration and influences that have guided her throughout her career.
“We are part of all the colors and shapes of the landscape,
and it is seeing that makes this so.” – Lynn Mehta
The MPFAA issues a special invitation to the public, to make advanced reservations to attend the 6 pm meet-the-artist reception with dinner following at 7 pm. The cost is $21 for the dinner, per guest and the free presentation by Lynn Mehta follows at 8 pm. No advanced reservations are necessary for the free presentation.
Melanie Chambers Hartman, Director of Arts on Main Artists in Residency program stated that “We are thrilled to welcome Lynn Mehta to Gloucester and are very impressed by her work as the first Artist in Residence. Her process of gathering inspiration and ideas while out exploring our community, using her observations to create sketches and finally, larger paintings, is very exciting. Her journey and processes are fascinating and this is a wonderful opportunity to see our area, through Lynn’s eyes. I hope that the community will be equally excited to attend Lynn’s presentation.”
Ms. Mehta is a highly accomplished, award winning landscape and plein air painter and teacher. Her paintings, recognized for their thick, lustrous paint with loose impressionistic brushstrokes, currently hang at Arts on Main and at Stewart Gallery in Gloucester. She is a signature member of the American Society of Marine Artists and member of the Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association in addition to other juried professional organizations. She is an award winning participant in Plein Air events across the country. Her long list of awards include 2nd place at Paint Main 2.5 during the 2017 Gloucester Arts Festival quick draw event.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to make a reservation for the meet-the-artist reception and dinner by 5pm, Sunday, February 17th.
For more information on the Arts on Main Artists in Residency program, email Director,
Melanie Chambers Hartman at email@example.com
Learn more about Arts on Main at: https://gloucesterarts.org
and the Cook Foundation at: https://thecookfoundation.org