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We are located at 411 Nashua Street in Nashua. If the parking in the back is full, there is free parking across the street with a crosswalk at our driveway.
From Milford we are 1.1 miles past the oval on the right side of the road just past Toys and Things.
From Nashua, we are on the left side of 101A (locally called Nashua Street) .7 of a mile past the Milford Shaws.
From 101, take the 101A Milford/Nashua exit and turn left. We are on the left at exactly a mile past that light.
Her acrylic paintings may include scenes from life in New Hampshire, visits to Cape Cod and the Islands or abroad. Other times it is the subject matter that stirs her creativity. She is fascinated by dramatic contrasts between light and shadow and hopes to achieve a welcoming depth and balance to her compositions.
Her main objective is to elicit feelings of peace and harmony in the viewer and project an artful calmness in a hectic world.
Visit Eileen’s website to view some of her artwork and murals.
Class – Adult Acrylic Art Class – see details
Following her art training at Raritan Valley College in New Jersey, Kristine was selected as a mural artist for the 1994 Musikfest celebration held annually in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. She enjoys working in watercolor, oil, colored pencil and acrylic media. Her subject matter focuses on realistic and abstract portrayals of florals, landscapes, and wildlife.
Class – Teen and Adult Drawing – see details
Class – Painting Fun! for Tweens and Teens – see details
Class – Home School Art – see details
Elizabeth is a landscape artist who enjoys the delightful colors of pastels. Betsy’s passion for art began as a teenager when she first discovered the magic of pastel. Later as an art student at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, her skills were honed in other media as well, but it was not until her children became teenagers that she once again returned to the medium she so loved as a young woman. Betsy has a M.S. from the University of Northern Illinois in Art Education and is a past president of the Pastel Society of New Hamshire. She works to highlight the wonderful ability of New Englanders to coexist with nature. Marshes, streams, fields, barns and forests are all likely subjects among others. As an artist, she is intrigued with the similarity in the way the sun’s rays cast their glow on both man-made objects and elements in the natural world alike. Her work can be found all over NH as well as on the Cape. She enjoys teaching and sharing her painterly and colorful style among others.
Classes – Pastel Painting – see details
Testimonial: “I really like the instruction I get from Betsy Craumer. I only have accolades.” . . . . . . LA
Karen Francis earned her BFA from Montserrat College of Art in Beverly Massachusetts, where she studied with renowned American artist and educator George Gabin. She moved to New York City and attended The New York Academy of Art where she received her MFA in Painting. Her work is held in private collections and corporations.
Class – Oil Painting Classes – see details
Workshop – Expressive Dog Portraits – see details
Class – Drawing and Painting Open Studio – see details
Alex Haas, born in New Hampshire in 1988, is a fine artist whose main forms of expression are printmaking and illustration. As a child Alex’s enthusiasm for art pushed him towards his undergraduate studies at Bradley University in Peoria, IL. He studied printmaking there under professor Oscar J. Gillespie and received his Bachelor’s degree in 2010. After schooling, Alex began to travel, seeking out new modes of experience. During this period he worked with the Nashua Area Artists Association, Southern Graphics Council, Heuser Art Center, and individual artist’s like Heather Brammeier and Kayley Peak.
In 2014 Alex moved to Keelung, Taiwan and spent a year there teaching and working on adding new influence to his work. On June 27th 2015 Alex suffered from severe burns on over 90% of his body. He and roughly 500 other victims were affected by a terrible dust explosion and displaced from their lives in order to recover. Alex and many others made incredible recoveries thanks to the hard working medical staff and the thoughts and prayers of their friends and families.
After he was recovered enough from his injuries, Alex returned to the US for his aftercare. He currently uses his work to explore the world through his memories. Often depicting imagery of clouds, mountains, and forests, Alex’s work pieces together the different places he’s been during his travels and forms them into harmonious landscapes. Having been in an induced coma and under anesthesia for over 10 procedures, the artist has wondered about his own memory; expressing, in his art, how time has distorted the way he remembers his environment and how he views objects in their natural state.
My current work explores connections and the emergence of patterns in the intersections of lines, textures and values in my attempt to comprehend the contradictions and stressors of daily life. In an increasingly complicated, varied and noisy environment, I am concerned with role of individual voice. Individual efforts struggling to reach out and chart a path, buffeted and twisted by external forces; these are the catalyst. Striving outward, pushing forward, digging out, uncovering, all these are essential impulses to counteract being acted upon, usurped and held back.
Each piece starts with a version of the same mark, which is expanded with various mixed media (acrylic, ink, pastel, charcoal, graphite etc). I see lines, patterns, spaces and more lines, and I just want to push and pull, blur and sharpen those until I find the unique rhythm of the piece.
That the discoveries uncovered in my works also weave and connect with other artists’ works is a real joy and adds layers of meaning which I hope is also experienced by viewer. I appreciate the opportunity to create, observe, and participate.
Workshop – Mixed Media Play: Markmaking – see details
Emily Johnson is a native of New England. She was raised in a God loving home surrounded by four generations of family. Her childhood years were filled with an exposure to the colorful history of New England. Emily started painting at an early age and has always had an ambition to become an artist.
Emily graduated from the Hertzfeld School of Art in Wiesbaden, Germany. She also studied at Vesper George School of Art in Boston, Massachusetts and with Evoyne Prince of England. Much of her advanced technical training and painting experience was received during the years she lived and traveled in Europe.
Emily’s God given talent plus her study of painting techniques of the European Masters has developed her exceptional painting skills. She applies this unique blending of talents when she paints real New England scenes in watercolor. Her deep love of New England comes alive in her watercolor paintings of the true natural beauty of New England. She travels throughout New England searching out locations for her distinctive paintings and often has a bit of folklore to tell about each piece.
Throughout the last 40 years Emily has exhibited and sold her works of art in Germany, Spain, Florida, The Mid-West, South-West, and North-East USA. She now has her studio located in Nashua, New Hampshire close to her family and the area she loves so much.
Class – Watercolor Painting – see details
Class – Alcohol Inks – TBA
Class – Old Master Technique – TBA
Workshop – Beginning Watercolor – TBA
Originally from San Francisco, I’ve called New Hampshire home now for 30 years and homeschooled my children here. I am primarily a self taught artist that loves experimenting and having full out fun with a variety of mediums. My painting is guided by an intuitive process and inspired by vibrant colors, I also enjoy quilting, jewelry making and am a Certified Zentangle Teacher. I find as much joy in sharing my creative journey with others as I do in actually creating! I hope you decide to join me for a joyful day of creating and be ready to let go of your inhibitions.
Workshop – Walk on the Wild Side – see details
Lynne has been drawing and painting since childhood. As a high school graduate she was awarded a full scholarship towards a Fine Arts program and spent the next several years pursuing a fine arts degree. She has worked in a professional training and development role for most of her adult life, however her love for creating beautiful images has never waned. She discovered Zentangle in 2012 while attending watercolor classes with a local artist who was also a Zentangle enthusiast. Around that same time she began a regular yoga and meditation practice and found this new art form to be a perfect complement to her new lifestyle of health and wellness. Lynne is a Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT) who thoroughly enjoys seeing her students surprise and delight as they transform a blank page or “tile” into a beautiful work of art!
Workshop – Renaissance Zentangle – see details
Tami has been drawing, painting, and creating works of art since childhood. She graduated from Framingham State College with a degree in Fashion and a minor in Art. She furthered her studies attending classes at Massachusetts College of Art and The Museum of Fine Arts School. Her specialty and passion is creating detailed pencil portraits of people and wildlife. Her ability to capture a subject’s expression and personality has won her various ribbons at juried exhibits.
Along with her love for creating art, Tami has also pursued a lifelong passion for ballet. In her former life as a student, she studied and performing with the Boston Ballet for several years, as well as performed in local area productions. Tami has been teaching classical ballet for over twenty years throughout southern New Hampshire and her native Massachusetts and is excited to share her knowledge and joy of the visual and performing arts with others!
Class – Fundamentals of Drawing – see details
Class – Children and Teens Drawing – see details
Class – Acrylic Painting -TBA
Workshop – Beginning Watercolor – see details
Introducing Gwendolyn Tiller, whose passion is creating and teaching art. As a retired, public school, art teacher for the state of NH, Gwen has time to do more artistic workshops. She enjoys teaching art to children of all ages.
Prior to becoming a teacher, Gwen was a freelance graphic designer working in the commercial art field. She designed logos for several businesses in the Santa Clara County, San Jose, CA. She also worked on advertising layouts for magazines and newspapers.
Gwen is a graduate of Butera School of Art in Boston, MA, where she learned everything from design and illustration to the production of printing and advertising.
She later graduated from Granite State College, NH, and obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Behavioral studies, with the focus on art as therapy.
In 2008, Gwen graduated from Lesley University, obtaining a Master’s in Education through the Arts. She enriched her teaching skills and applied lessons to re-enforce the standards and core curriculum.
Workshop – Crazy Creatures in 3D – see details
Workshop – Air Dry Clay Play Sculpting – see details
Workshop – Building a Head with Clay – see details