A sample of our exhibitors includes:
Jack’s love to explore and his unique vision on life are the makings of a great photographer. He is a “street photographer” with an eye for the beautiful and the unusual. His work, exhibited at numerous festivals & galleries, hangs in homes and offices all around the world.
Jack travels the globe photographing the people, the culture and the beauty within each big city & small village he explores and many times he finds himself in areas where tourists are rarely seen.
“I just love showing people the beauty that exists within the world today!” Frank Quinn
Frank began painting 25 years ago, when his wife JoAnn gave him a painting set for Christmas. Since then he has studied under three outstanding teachers: Barbara McAuliffe, Susan Kelley and Kim (Morin) Weineck. He paints exclusively in oils and prefers painting portraits and cityscapes.
A resident of Walpole, he has long been active in the Foxboro Art Association and for the past year and a half has worked with BJ Bjork to help produce the Foxboro Cable Access television show “Let’s Paint the Town with BJ Bjork.” He is a signature member of the Neponset Valley Artists.Ann Gorbett
Ann paints exclusively with a palette knife to create her oil paintings because she loves the thick, painterly strokes of color she can create with it. Her work ranges in subject matter from city scenes to florals to figurative paintings based on nostalgic family photographs. Ann is a Walpole resident, a member of the Foxboro Art Association, the Neponset Valley Artists, and the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod. She holds a fine art degree from Miami University of Ohio and has worked as a professional graphic designer in Boston for many years.
You can view portfolios of her work as well keep up to date with her most recent paintings by checking her blog at anngorbett.blogspot.com
Polo has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and is an award winning
graphic designer. His paintings have been recognized for their inspired interpretations of nature. Polo resides in Walpole Mass and is a member of the Foxboro Art Association and the Neponset Valley Artists.polodidit.blogspot.comDonna MacLure
Donna often paints familiar, everyday objects, and by using good design and vibrant color, can make even the most mundane subjects look beautiful. Working mainly from photos, Donna begins with a rough sketch, painting loose and wet at first, and then reigns in to create a more detailed, finished piece.
Donna has been painting in Watercolor for 13 years and has studied with many nationally known teachers. Her work has been widely exhibited both locally and internationally, and can be found in galleries though out New England, as well as in several private collections worldwide. Besides the Artists’ Studio & Gallery at Patriot Place, you can also see her work at the Next Door Gallery in Mansfield, the Preservation Gallery in North Attleboro, and Gallery 9 in Norwood.
Donna is a Signature Member of both the Rhode Island Watercolor Society and the New England Watercolor Society. She is an artist member of the New England Watercolor Society, North Shore Arts Association, the Attleboro Arts Museum, North East Watercolor Society and the Foxboro and Mansfield Art Associations. Donna paints daily in her home studio in the beautiful Sheldonville section of Wrentham, Massachusetts.http://home.comcast.net/~donna-maclure/http:donnamaclurewatercolors.blogspot.comLaura Lee Zanghetti
Laura Lee Zanghetti is a local self-taught artist who mainly works in oils. Her favorite subjects vary from beach scenes to cityscapes and her latest.... "umbrella ladies". She's been painting full time for the past 13 years in her home studio in Walpole.
Laura has won many awards including First Place at Canton's Spring Show 2011 and Best of Show and First Place at the Art in the Park Show in Norwood. In September of 2011 At Quincy's ArtsFest Laura won 2 first place awards. And most recently in April of 2012 Laura won first place at the Morini Gallery's Exhibit in Mansfield.
South Shore Living Magazine has chosen Laura's painting "Surfside" for their July 2009 issue and Desperate Housewives has selected one of her pieces for their TV show. And lastly Natural Awakenings Magazine chose Just Leave a Messages for the cover of their July 2012 issue.
And let's not forget, her painting "Shoe Shopping" was chosen as the Peoples Choice Award at the Patriot Place Art Gallery.
Jerry says ”I enjoy capturing moments in time, moments that are a part of my life. There are so many places to paint that I never have a difficult time trying to find subject matter. I usually start with my own backyard. I love painting outdoor scenes that reflect the natural beauty of our world.
While in college I studied biology and art, hoping to combine the two areas as a medical or scientific illustrator. I landed a teaching job in Central Falls and continued to work there for 33 years. As a teacher in that school system, I had the opportunity to utilize my artistic abilities in the classroom creating scientific and biological diagrams for my classes.
It wasn’t until I retired from teaching that I started my journey into the world of watercolor. I signed up for workshops at the Rhode Island Watercolor Society and there I knew I was hooked. I have had the fortunate opportunity to meet so many wonderful people and interact with their ideas and advice. I truly believe that to learn to paint, to learn to grow and develop as an artist, you must surround yourself with people who share that same love and desire for what they do. The Rhode Island Watercolor Society offers a place where you can develop your own technique and style.
Watercolor has a way of painting itself. It is always a good idea to plan your scene and do several value sketches of your subject matter in order to produce a good painting. I have shelves and shelves of paintings that have never quite made it to the framing stage. It is only through your mistakes that you once in a while produce something worthwhile for public display. I hope to continue painting as long as there are places and people to paint.”