Jessica is a young artist from Boston, Massachusetts. She has spent the past few years living in New York City and Dubai, and recently returned to Beverly to build her art career and reconnect with the local market. Jessica studied Painting and business at Gordon College in Wenham, Massachusetts. She also studied abroad in Orvieto, Italy. Jessica has been studying painting for the past fifteen years. She has always had an interest for the arts, but that interest became her passion and vocation when she started studying abstraction. As she examines the freedom and excitement of abstraction she has continued to develop as an artist. Jessica has been in numerous solo and group exhibitions throughout New York, Boston and overseas. Her artwork is treasured in many public and private collections. To see her work please visit www.JessHartleyArt.com
Jan Condon is a lifelong resident of Salem, Ma. She began her study of painting privately at the age of nine. Her formal studies continued at Mass College of Art in Boston and then at Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, MA. In 2008 she retired from a thirty year full time career as a graphic artist with a local telephone company. Since then, she has been working out of her home studio and also her studio space at Brush Strokes Open Studios and Gallery in Marblehead where she teaches painting classes. Her current medium of choice is acrylic, but for many years she painted in oils and water colors. Her work includes painting portraits of people, pets and homes from photographs as well as traditional landscapes, seascapes and still life. Her love of family, children, pets and nature are recurring themes that appear frequently in her work. Her ultimate goal as an artist is to share the beauty and joy that she sees in everyday things in hopes that the viewer will be inspired to do the same. To View Jan's work please visit her website at: www.jancondon.com
Samantha Kretowicz graduated from Salem State University with a Bachelor's of Arts in Fine Arts. Art has always been a part of Sam's being; it is her refuge. She truly believes that everyone is an artist in their own way. Since the time Sam was a little girl, she acknowledged and participated in many mediums through her grandmother and father.Being born into the world of art, expressing herself creatively just came naturally. In her own words; Creativity courses through my veins and has inspired me to share the opportunities and positive energy that art has so selflessly given to me. We are all works of art, coming into this world as blank canvas and emerging to be irreplaceable."
Brianna Osborne recognized art as her life’s pursuit from an early age. Her studies began at UMass Lowell and concluded at MassArt Boston where she graduated in 2013 with her Bachelors in Art Education. She was the first recipient of the Contemporary Artist Award, and is a licensed Art Teacher. She has a strong background in painting, as well as papermaking, food art, and ceramics. Her innovative installation pieces were highlights of the Arnheim Gallery this past Spring. She brings a strong commitment to spreading her excitement to creating art and its appreciation to all levels of the community.
Vouli is an incredibly talented Artist as well as a Carpenter/Painter. His passions are his family, Art, Youtube and Astronauts. His work is currently being displayed and its for sale at Sol Bean Cafe in Middleton Ma on route 114. He loves to lay out a big canvas on the floor and just paint. Expression and feelings are shown through his work. Check out Vouli's link below to view more of his art.
Nick Tropeano has had an interest in art since a very young age and over the years, has improved his natural talent. Through the guidance of artistic family members and long term dedication, Nick has become very talented at illustration, painting and design. His artwork reflects vivid imagination and customized pieces always have a unique twist.
Ashly Pietras is a Northeastern University Graduate. She has a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Fine Arts. Her great interpersonal skills and hard work has earned her Deans List as well as being an Honor Roll Scholar her entire academic career. She went on to complete a 5 month accredited study program abroad at the American University in Paris, France. She has been involved in her community volunteering at both the Boston Living Center and Dress for Success. She is fluent in Sign Language and currently studying to become an interpreter.
Brooke Morse is a young artist who has been fascinated and inspired by her surroundings since she was young. Brooke’s childhood was filled with milking cows and bailing hay on the family farm in the beautiful rolling hills of Upstate New York. She attended the State University of New York at Potsdam College and received a Bachelors degree in Art Studio and continuing her education to St. Lawrence University for her k-12 Art Education certification. After Graduation Brooke moved to Massachusetts in the summer of 2011 in acceptance of a middle school art educator position. Brooke currently resides in Newburyport Massachusetts with her husband Tom, son, Brayden and daughter, Julia. Since Brooke was 13 years old painting has been an obsession and passion. Brooke feels extremely grateful that she can still find time to continue her artwork.
“Art is so much apart of my life, I love exploring new mediums and crafts. I have the best job in the world, I get to teach kids what I love to do everyday and for some reason they love it and it works!”
AnnaLeise Williams has been creating since she was old enough to hold a paint brush. At 24 years old, Anna owns her own business teaching children to paint and draw. After being inspired by the movie White Oliander at the age of 13, she too found solace in creating and drawing portraits of family members and friends. In Anna's words "A life lived through Art is a Life not wasted".