Kristen Anderson,,

Kristen is a New England native and currently lives and works in Newburyport, Massachusetts. Her work is inspired by the environments in which she lives and travels. Color is instrument, and Kristen’s wish is that her paintings bring joy to the viewer. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of New Hampshire.


Barbara Barclay,
Barbara is a New England artist who enjoys painting the outdoors.  She spends much of her time painting a variety of subjects in Maine and other coastal areas.  Barbara studied at Montserrat College of Art and Manchester Institute of Art.  She attends workshops with artists she admires and is a juried member of North Shore Art Assoc. in Gloucester, Newburyport Art Assoc., Pastel Society of NH and Salem Art Assoc.  Her work can be seen at many local art festivals.


Alan Bull,,

Alan Bull has been participating in local and regional wet paint events for the past 20 years and offers classes in painting and drawing at his Newburyport studio.  Originally from Old Town, Maine, Alan received his BFA at the Philadelphia College of Art and worked as a portrait artist, theatrical set painter, poster artist, muralist and studio assistant to glass artist Dan Dailey before embarking on a career as a painter.  Exhibitions have included solo shows in New York, London, Boston, Bangor and Portland, ME, and his work has been featured in the Martha Blog, Houzz, Architectural Digest, The Boston Globe and The New York Times. His paintings and murals are on view at numerous local restaurants and at The Blue Wave Fine Art Gallery in Amesbury, MA.


Izzy Chesla

Izzy Chesla is a student at Newburyport High School.
Jennifer Clement,, www.JenniferClement.comJennifer Clement is a Fine Artist (Painter) who has exhibited her work in numerous galleries throughout New England. Her dreamlike paintings are evocative, emotional, and deeply rooted in her passionate love of nature.  In addition to working at her Western Ave. studio in Lowell, Clement has been introducing the magic of creating art during public and private painting events. She has conducted instructional team building events with corporations and institutions as well via The Artist Bar, Clement’s traveling paint and sip studio. Her teaching style is as passionate as her painting.

Flyn Costello,,

Flyn Costello graduated from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and works as a painter and a sculptor. She is most interested in exploring relationships and how time, place, and attitude effect the moment. Animals are also a great passion of Flyn’s, which is often reflected in her work. Although she is most attracted to mammals in everyday life, the structures and textures of birds are a high inspiration in her painting and sculpture.  Flyn lives in Haverhill where she teaches yoga and creates custom murals and stencil work.

Rosalie Cuticchia,,
Rosalie has worked professionally as an oil painter since 2003. She was a founding member of Bridge Gallery and the artist/owner of Ferry Wharf Gallery in Newburyport. She currently exhibits with the North Shore Atelier and in solo and group shows in the community and through the Newburyport Art Association. Cuticchia’s formal training with oil painter Enrico Donati was the foundation for her gradual evolution from representational to abstract painting. Her only painting goal today is to step away from intention and create authentic, reflective, often surprising work.
Cecily DeAngelo,,

Cecily is 17 years old and a senior at Newburyport High School. She has always loved art but did not start to pursue it until her freshman year. DeAngelo enjoys working with pencil, colored pencil, chalk pastel, oil and acrylic paint. She is a member of the National Art Honor Society.



Heather Fritz,,

Heather Fritz is an artist who enjoys working with a variety of subjects and media. She is most known for her fine art photography, which is primarily inspired by seascapes, and nautical mementos. Painting alike, the ocean and its whimsical characteristics often act as a key point of inspiration. She works with oils, acrylics, and abstract fluid paint. Regardless of the media, she strives to capture beauty that will create a sense of calm and happiness, yearning viewers to the place displayed through her art.


Pat Grutchfield,

Pat Grutchfield has a Bachelor in Arts degree from Vermont College. She comes from an art family: her father, William Schumacher, was a painter and her son, Lee Eric Grutchfield, is a professional watercolorist and architect in Vermont. Grutchfield has been painting for many years and loves watercolor, oil, and acrylics and painting landscapes, seascapes, and portraiture. She paints mostly en plein air in oil around the marshes and beaches in the area or in her home studio.


Edith Heyck,,

Edith Heyck is a renowned local painter who is best known for her murals in the Newburyport area, some of which are on the Salisbury Rail Trail, in the window of New England Wine & Spirits at the Newburyport Traffic Circle and also in Friendship Park in Amesbury across from The Barking Dog.

Kate Hanlon,,

Printmaker Kate Hanlon converts her Subaru Forester into a mobile studio in order to seek out a local scene that catches her interest, and then creates her white line woodcuts on the spot. White line woodcut, a uniquely American form of printmaking, was invented in the art colony of Provincetown, Massachusetts in 1915, and continues to spark interest today. Kate’s prints are included in the collections of the Boston Athenaeum and Indianapolis Museum of Art.

Dennis Hart,
Dennis Hart is a visual artist living in Methuen. His work addresses issues around the constructed landscape. He has a BFA from Massachusetts College of Art, and an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts.

Adien Healy,

Aiden Healey is a senior at Newburyport High School. Art has always been a part of his life and always will be- he plans to apply to art schools this fall. His favorite mediums to work in are watercolors, acrylic, pastels, and colored pencils and he loves to paint nature.

Sandra Kavanaugh,

Sandra Kavanaugh is an artist working in pastels and oils. Landscapes are a favorite theme and she enjoys capturing the beauty of the New England Landscape from mountains to coast. She graduated from Massachusetts College of Art in 1972 with a BFA in Fine Art. Over the years she has enjoyed many art endeavors including a pottery studio at Lowell’s Brush with History and teaching art at Salem NH High School. Sandra is a member of the Greater Salem Art Association, The Pastel Society of NH, and was recently elected to associate status with the Pastel Society of America.

Susan Kneeland,

Susan Kneeland is a fine artist and private instructor of art. She is a Haverhill native and longtime member of the Greater Haverhill Art Association, and the Newburyport Art Association. Kneeland has garnered many awards for her artwork and has exhibited her work throughout eastern New England, Boston, and Brooklyn, NY.  Susan also has artwork archived into the Brooklyn NY Art Library. As a private instructor, Ms. Kneeland has earned the reputation of grooming her young students to further their education in our nation’s top art colleges.  Susan created an art therapy program that she has been teaching in nursing homes for the past twenty-three years.


Pat Lutz,,

Pat Lutz has been a painter for over 30 years and, although her subject matter remains mostly landscapes, her presentation is now more creative than realistic. Pat feels strongly that learning to draw and learning the fundamentals of color and design has helped her to express her enthusiasm and feelings of joy and thankfulness.  In addition to her own art, Pat is owner of The Artists Playground, a teaching studio for children and adults located in The Tannery in historic Newburyport. She lives on Plum Island with her crazy husband, Chuck, and their Standard Schnauzer, Lucy.



Diane MacPherson,,

Diane MacPherson is a fine artist from Auburn, NH and has been painting most of her life.  In 2011 Diane earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the New Hampshire Institute of Art.  Diane’s oil and pastel landscape paintings have been exhibited in group shows in NH, ME, and MA, and was featured in a solo show at the Christa McAuliffe Planetarium in Concord, NH as well as the 2013 edition of ‘Destination New Hampshire’ magazine.  Her paintings are private collections across New England, the West Coast, Italy and Austria.


Aileen Maconi,

Aileen Maconi uses her passion for travel and her concern for social issues to create provocative images that address the human condition. Her main medium of photography is often augmented through alternative processes and mix media, constructing and deconstructing the image to enhance or change the intent of the original underlying photograph. Maconi is also a high school art teacher who believes in exploring and honing her skills in the same mediums her students use in class, often making and exhibiting work alongside them.

Grace Marchese,


Grace Marchese is an Artist, Designer and Writer. Originally from the Boston area, she moved to Essex County, where the beauty lends itself to her creative endeavors. She is in process of writing a children’s book, and creating a line of inspirational designs. These images will be used on wall art, greeting cards, and wearable designs. In addition, she creates one of a kind, repurposed furniture and home décor pieces. Grace is the founder of The Grace Factor, a multi-media e-commerce shop.

Grace is a current member of ALGNH, Art Licensing Group of New Hampshire, Art Plural, and WCA/NA, Woman Caucus of the Arts, New Hampshire.



Sarah McLellan,

Sarah is a junior at Triton Regional High School. She has been taking art classes for three years, and has participated in the Newburyport Art Association’s Budding Artist show. She usually draws more than she paints, but enjoys using watercolor when the opportunity arises. Generally, she draws inspiration from more gothic concepts.


Judith McKenna,

Judy paints seascapes & landscapes in pastels and oils. She majored in Fine Arts at the University of Miami and received a Master in Communications at Boston University. Following a career in graphic design, advertising, and teaching, she returned to her first love – painting. Judy is a signature member of The Pastel Society of NH honoring her many awards. She is represented by galleries in New Hampshire and Maine.

Abigail Moore,

Abigail is a senior at Newburyport High School and has been involved with the school art program throughout her time there. She also takes art classes outside of school. Next year, she will be going to school for a degree in Environmental Studies. Although she will not be studying art, she is confident that art will remain a part of her life always.


Noelle Proulx-DeCain,

Noelle received a BFA in painting from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Drawn to both abstract and en plein air painting, a common them of her work is the landscape, and the natural colors and patterns of the earth. In addition to abstract and plein air, she paints murals and creates custom mosaics. Noelle currently works out of her studio in Haverhill, MA.

Mary Rakoski,

Mary Rakoski has been a high school art teacher for 16 years. Teaching is a great passion of hers and she loves channeling students’ creativity and getting them to follow their own creative calling. Rokaski’s medium of choice is pastel and her favorite subject matter is nature. Whether it is a mountain scene, or out on the water with the leaves turning during the fall season, she loves the challenge of reinterpreting Mother Nature.

Markus Sebastiano,,

Markus Sebastiano is a Boston-based mixed media artist who specializes in exclusive large-scale art installations in restaurants, hotels, commercial spaces, and homes. His work has been said to “bring the room to life”; creating desired ambiance leaving you with an interpretational feeling you won’t forget. His mediums include a unique blend of multidimensional elements and textures with the incorporation of reclaimed materials as often as possible. His latest works can be seen in some of Boston’s top restaurants, including The Gallows, Tavern Road, Crudo, and Banyan.

AJ Smith,,


AJ Smith is a Newburyport High School art teacher and published author/illustrator specializing in silly stories and funny drawings for kids (and immature adults). His first trade picture book, “Even Monsters” came out in 2014 and his next book, “Tyra & Tops” hits bookstore shelves in 2016. AJ’s affinity for children’s literature also extends to the classroom at Montserrat College of Art, where he teaches Children’s Book Illustration. AJ also works as an animator/designer for such clients as Cartoon Network, Fablevision , The Jim Henson Company, National Geographic, and Sesame Street Workshop.



John Sheedy,
John Sheedy is a painter who lives in Newbury whose work can be seen at his gallery located on High Rd. He has been painting the local landscape for over 20yrs and is having an exhibit of his work at the Firehouse Gallery in Newburyport in the spring of 2016.  Contact him at 978-465-7060.
Susan Spellman,

Susan Spellman started her art career as a staff illustrator at a filmstrip company in Westport CT after getting a BA in art from Marymount College in Tarrytown, NY. She then began a career as an illustrator of children’s books and magazines, and has illustrated more than 30 books to date. Susan is an art instructor at the Newburyport Art Association (NAA) specializing in drawing and portraiture, and a visiting artist to schools and art organizations throughout New England. She is a member of the “Newburyport 10 Plein Air Painters” and has been a member of the Newburyport Art Association since 1996.

Matt Tames,

Matt Tames, an artist on Plum Island, specializes in oil painting and digital illustration. He has exhibited at the Newburyport Art Association, Art on the Bartlett Mall, Salisbury Sand & Sea Festival, GenCon, and The Sketchbook Library in Brooklyn. He currently has four paintings on display at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis.


Sandra Turner,,

An avid watercolorist Sandra enjoys painting on location as well as in her home studio on Plum Island. During the past year she has taught several sketching and watercolor workshops at the Artists Playground at the Tannery in Newburyport owned by her mentor Pat Lutz.

Memberships include the Newburyport Art Association and the Plum Island Painters.

Sandra is a graduate of New England School of Art, Boston, and worked as a graphic designer.


Jeff Ventola,
Jeff Ventola is an oil paint and pastel artist from Southern New Hampshire. He has only been painting since 2008 but he has been an artist his whole life. He enjoys subjects of all kinds, especially those that challenge him. Ventola loves sunsets and the beach and works with those subjects as often as possible. Ventola is a member of the Newburyport Art Association, Pastel Society of New Hampshire, New Hampshire Art Association and Associate Member of the Pastel Society of America.