Western Avenue Studios Artist Association (WASAA) member Michael Gruber enjoys distorting architectural compositions. This father of two received his architectural degree from Iowa State. Born and raised in Lowell, he enjoys painting local scenes and iconic buildings that evoke nostalgia. Approximately 10 years ago, he started taking art lessons at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education. Prior to joining the Western Avenue community in July 2018, he painted above his garage in Lexington and in a small commercial space in Arlington.
Western Avenue Studios Artist Association (WASAA) member Debra Bretton Robinson has been a part of the Western Avenue community for more than 10 years. This mother of three graduated from Mass College of Art with a degree in Painting and Art Education in 1991. Since then, she has been sharing her love for art with young people as a K-8 educator. She is currently serving as a special education paraprofessional in Georgetown, MA. Deb began painting at the age of four, and to this day she can clearly remember the moment she learned what an easel was in nursery school. Having the opportunity to paint standing up using an easel was a formative moment for this Plaistow, NH native.