Welcome to the Painters Walking Tour.

Western Avenue has artists of all types but our majority are painters who cover a broad range of materials from oil, encaustic, and acrylic to watercolor and ink.

Take the Tour.

The Studios cover five floors, but please note that the first floor is not accessible by the elevator – use the stairs for first floor access. At this time the Lofts are not open to the public except for special events. We encourage you to view the loft artist profiles and make a private appointment to see their work. Only artists who have a profile on our website are listed on the tour but there are many more so please explore.

  • Studios: First Floor

    The first floor is home to Navigation Brewing which is open Thursday – Sunday, as well as Refuge Lowell – an after school arts program for teenagers.
    Studio: 187

    Artist: Gary Destramp
    Studio Name: Destramp Art

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    Gary has been an artist his whole life, working at various regional newspapers including the Lowell Sun. His renderings of local scenes, buildings and daily life are imbued with humor. Gary receives commissions from business owners to portray their stores as well as realtors to welcome new homeowners to their new home.

    Studio: 189

    Artist: Lisa Marie McManus
    Studio Name: Lisa Marie McManus Fine Arts

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    People tell me that when they look at my landscape paintings they feel like they are in that landscape. Good! Because I’m pulled, over and over again, to build a place on the canvas, to remember and feel what I felt in that place. I push and pull color, light and dark, line and shape until the image matches my experience of that place. For that reason it’s rare that I completely invent a landscape. Without a memory to reference, I can come up empty. That’s not to say I don’t enjoy the occasional fantasy landscape. Then I draw on my visual memory; instead of painting one place I’m painting many all at the same time.

    Recent paintings are more graphic, more design, a sort of in-your-face color splash. I’m experimenting with how much line I can get away with before the image completely flattens out. I’m also experimenting with glazing, a method of adding color on top of other colors in ways that let you see both. I’d like to see if I can get the colors underneath to glow up through the colors on top.

    Painting is not me just recording my visual experiences. It’s an emotive and cognitive dance of imagination and experience that adds intrigue and surprise to my daily life. If you are interested in seeing it for yourself, stop in during Open Studio Saturdays or make an appointment to come visit my studio. I love to have visitors.

  • Studios: Second Floor

    The second floor also is home to Tiny Arms Coffee which is open Friday – Sunday and the Loading Dock Gallery which is open Wednesday – Sunday.
    Studio: 207

    Artist: Wendy James
    Studio Name: Wendy James

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    Everyday “in between” moments offer subject matter for my paintings. Heightened hues and contrast encourage seeing our common scenes in a new way. The black and white photomontages depict our almost plausible world with a twist, using skewed perspective, altered proportions, and surreal transitions. The surreal images intend to transport the viewer to inner dream worlds or memories. The ceramic sculptures and pottery are playful, often including an element of surprise.

    Studio: 211

    Artist: George Middleton
    Studio Name: George Middleton

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    Being in the landscape- and nature in general, inspires and restores my spirit. I want to share this feeling in painting- that sense of connection, of transformation. In the light of a scene, I imagine the setting for a human drama, a resurgence of awareness for the magical living earth, a renewed perception of the sacred.

    I paint with acrylics or watercolor, and make fine art print reproductions of my artwork using digital techniques. I work from the tradition of realism- the picture as a portal in depth, and from the visionary tradition- a narrative representation of spiritual ideas through imagined abstract forms. My workflow is strongly focused on methods, techniques, and continual experimentation- both material and behavioral, to best serve a reflection of this experience.

    My career includes many commissioned art projects, ranging from backdrops for trade shows and advertising photography, murals in restaurants, and decorative painting inside private spaces- including imitation and faux finishes. I am also an illustrator, specializing in food and florals for product packaging.

    In addition to Outdoor Art Markets and virtual Open Studios, my work is available on my website, on Facebook, and on Instagram. I’m available by appointment, call (508) 254-5489 or email info@georgemiddleton.com.

    Classes Offered:
    Outdoor Art Markets, Virtual studio tours, and Facebook Live demos

    Studio: 213

    Artist: Nancy Lesofsky
    Studio Name: Nancy Lesofsky

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    Classical painting lessons began at 9 years of age. My teacher Madame Thellen of Lowell Massachusetts. Studied age nine until age twelve.

    Art shows at the Whistler House Museum in Lowell Massachusetts, through a juried selection. The museum is internationally recognized.

    Owned an art gallery on M Street in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington DC.

    Recently awarded a medal in the very prestigious Art – Sciences – Lettres in Paris France.

    Studio: 241

    Artist: McKenzie West
    Studio Name: McKenzie West

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    McKenzie West is a Boston-based painter and draftswoman. She attended Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts in Old Lyme, Connecticut and graduated with a BFA in Painting in the spring of 2018.

    Studio: 251

    Artist: Priscilla Levesque
    Studio Name: Priscilla Levesque

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    My technique is pointillism, the art of painting with small dots [points], invented by the French painter Georges Seurat in the late 19th century. Many pointillist works emphasize surface texture and decorative pattern more than three-dimensional space. The medium which I now use is casein, an opaque water-base paint.

    Studio: 252

    Artist: Pat Coppola
    Studio Name: Pat Coppola Studio

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    I am a retired Design Director getting back to painting and enjoying every step of the way.

    Studio: 254

    Artist: Jean Curley
    Studio Name: Curley Creates

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    Watercolor classes offered.

    Studio: 269

    Artist: Beth Campbell
    Studio Name: Beth Campbell Arts

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    My main Concentration is Oil Paintings and I’ve worked with Oils since 2006. My passion is creating portraits with paint that capture a sculptural yet expressionist style using palette knives. I work with other 2D media including Oil Pastels, Colored Pens, Watercolor Pens Colored Pencils, Charcoal and Graphite.

    Studio: 271

    Artist: Bill Reedy
    Studio Name: Bill Reedy Art

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    My focus is mainly oils, but I also work with mixed media as well. Many of my works are landscapes and inspired by my travels.

    Painting allows me to bring harmony to our everyday chaos. I believe art should allow us to express and cope with our emotions. Bringing peace to our souls. When looking at my work I try not to copy what I see but to incorporate the feelings it brings forth in me. Many of my landscapes are calming as well as provoking. Allowing you to bring back memories you may have of places you have been.

    Studio: 275

    Artist: Tracy Levesque
    Studio Name: Tracy Levesque Fine Art

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    Tracy Levesque (aka “the birch lady”) is the one-woman-show behind every piece of art at Tracy Levesque Fine Art. She is a self-taught artist who was raised by wolves (ok fine, parents) and tree fairies (a few choice exceptional old ladies who instilled in her an obsession for trees and flowers) in the beautiful Berkshire Hills of Western Massachusetts. She got her start with crayons and coloring books, drawing over used dot matrix printer paper her mother brought home from the supermarket, painting marker murals on herself and the walls of her family’s home and by winning cash prizes in local art contests.

    She went to college for various subjects and graduated a year early with a double bachelors degree and high honors, but none of that matters in the grand scheme of things. What is important is that she did not study art, but indeed, art made a study of her. Painting at this point was more like a love affair straight out of the Thorn Birds, but as you will surely note, with a much happier ending.

    Studio: 279

    Artist: Bethany Peck
    Studio Name: Bethany Peck Art

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    Bethany Peck is a contemporary landscape painter with a BFA from Monserrat College of Art in Beverly Massachusetts. Her award-winning work can be found in many private and corporate collections. Her primary media are oils and watercolors. She uses a variety of different substrates, most notable: copper plates, linen, birch panels, ampersand panels, cotton canvas, and a variety of papers.

  • Studios: Third Floor

    Studio: 342

    Artist: Deb Banerjee
    Studio Name: Deb Banerjee Studio

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    I paint vintage spacecraft that are historical missions. These paintings are based on the spacecraft built by Jet Propulsion Lab during the 20th century.  They were sent out into the solar system on science missions.Occasionally I venture out into the world and paint. Long walks lead to interesting sites on the edge of where people and wildness meet. I use painting, collage and installations to explore the culture of science, medicine and the body. My work often involves viewing devices, perspective, viewpoints and shifts in perception. I use mirrors, lens and anamorphs to create a double entendre of looking. One looks at oneself looking.

    Studio: 375

    Artist: Gillian Orlinsky
    Studio Name: Gillian Orlinsky

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    In painting, I do not have a pre-conceived end-point. My goal is to connect with something outside and inside and let it inform my creative process using intuition and sense-making to represent visual connections. Based on solid foundations in drawing and painting, my work continues to evolve through practice, experimentation, and discovery.

    Studio: 375

    Artist: Ivan Orlinsky
    Studio Name: Ivan Orlinsky

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    I am a lifelong artist who has focused on watercolor for the last few years.

    Studio: 379

    Artist: Carolyn Lee Cook
    Studio Name: Carolyn Lee Artist

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    Carolyn is a multifaceted artist and creator of all things colorful. This is reflected in her mixed media paintings, beaded jewelry, quilts, and art journals. She also enjoys crocheting, knitting, bead crochet, printmaking, sewing, and soapmaking. Her artwork is influenced by her family, children, nature, travel, and everyday life. Paintings and greeting cards are available at the Loading Dock Gallery or contact her directly. She shares studio A203 with her daughter/artist Vivian Rosalee.

    Studio: 379

    Artist: Vivian Cook
    Studio Name: Vivian Rosalee

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    I am continuously exploring many art mediums, including acrylic, gouache, ink, digital, and even a little bit of ceramics. My favorite subject to include in my artwork is animals of all kinds, especially birds. I take commissions for custom pet portraits, too!

    I donate 10% of my profits to the Central Food Ministry in Lowell, MA, as well as to Happy Wings Sanctuary in Orange, VA.

    Studio: 380

    Artist: Jacob Giberson
    Studio Name: Jacob Giberson

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    I am a painter who studied at Mass Art, and graduated with a BFA in Painting in 2013. I paint oil and acrylic on canvas. I think about stories and themes of the human experience across time paired with the present, and based on my personal journey.

    Studio: 390

    Artist: Scott Porter
    Studio Name: Porter Studios

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    Glass artist and painter, photographer, and printmaker. Specializing in lamp work murrine, acrylic & oil landscape painting.

    Studio: 397

    Artist: Joe Lapiana
    Studio Name: Sunset Art studio

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    Joe’s work is inspired by local scenes, European travel, and a wide variety of objects, animals and people. His studio #326 has many styles and subject matter. He does not paint in one style or one type of subject.

  • Studios: Fourth Floor

    Studio: 401

    Artist: Angela Alés
    Studio Name: Alés at Ales-Lores Studio

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    Angela Alés is an artist born in Barranquilla, Colombia, of Andalusian and Lebanese descent. Alés moved to the United States in 1984 and graduated from Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, in New York City. She received her MFA from the Miami International University of Art and Design. She is a dedicated student of philosophies and world religions and her spirituality has emerged as central themes in her work. She has participated in over 30 collective and individual exhibitions in the US and Central and South America. She is also an accomplished Educator with 20 years of teaching experience. She specializes in teaching Drawing and Painting as well as preparing students for acceptance into top ranked Universities and Art Magnet Programs.

    Studio: 401

    Artist: Roneld Lores
    Studio Name: Lores Studio

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    Roneld Lores is a sculptor and painter living in Lowell. He has been an active part of the artist community for over 20 years. Originally from Cuba, Mr. Lores moved to the United States at the age of eight and studied Fine Arts at New World School of the Arts and Florida International University, where he received a BFA in 1994 with a major in Ceramics & Sculpture. One of Mr. Lores areas of concentration is the female figure. Strongly rooted in a classical foundation, his sculpture’s and paintings, abstract and fragment the female figure to conform to his own aesthetics. His style is loose and dynamic with an evident grasp of realism. His work has been exhibited and is in private collections throughout the Americas and Europe.

    Studio: 415

    Artist: Debra Bretton Robinson
    Studio Name: Bretton Arts

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    Debra’s acrylic paintings on canvas concentrate on the natural landscapes and architecture of New England in vibrating colors, Most of her work is done “en plein air” Her style borders between representational and abstract. The colors and lines of her paintings are inspired by Matisse during the Fauvist movement. The talents of several other artists she continues to draw upon are: William Henry Johnson, “The Seven” (a group of natural Canadian landscape painters from the 1920’s), Alice Neel, Emily Carr and Edward Hopper. Jazz and Blues music continue to be a force in her work.

    Studio: 437

    Artist: May DeViney
    Studio Name: May DeViney

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    I am a local artist living in West Chelmsford. I have exhibited work internationally and have won awards for my work, and it has appeared in national and international publications. My media is varied, including sculpture, paintings, mixed media, installations and art furniture. My work often includes found objects and recycled items.

    Studio: 448

    Artist: Peggie Bouvier
    Studio Name: Peggie Bouvier

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    I went to MassArt as a “non-traditional” age student. I have a BFA in Painting and was the Studio Manager in that department for many years.

    I paint in oils, applying the paint with a palette knife. I love the physicality of the paint, and often make small (6×6″) paintings to explore texture and mark making.

    I keep a sketchbook for drawing. My work in it can range from color charts to studies for paintings to drawings of random objects on my desk.

    Studio: 454

    Artist: Laurie Simko
    Studio Name: Laurie Simko

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    Laurie Simko is an oil painter and mixed-media artist mainly focused on the interconnection with the natural world that offers a wealth of visual and metaphorical inspiration.

    Simko is a member of the Arts League of Lowell, Cambridge and Concord Art Association, Rockport Art Association, National Association of Women Artists in NYC and has exhibited in many juried shows in the Greater Boston area.

    Studio: 456

    Artist: Ellen Grandpre
    Studio Name: Ellen Grandpre Fine Arts

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    I paint from life using a direct approach, often “en plein air”. I seek to respond to life, observing and interpreting the natural world through relationships of color, value, shapes and brushstrokes. I am inspired by the visual world around me: the effect of light, color relationships, relationships of shapes. Landscape, the human form and portraiture are the specific types of imagery that inspire me.

    Studio: 460

    Artist: Becky Kisabeth Gibbs
    Studio Name: Becky Kisabeth Gibbs, Fine Artist

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    Becky Kisabeth Gibbs is a noted Boston area painter whose work focuses on the natural world. She is best known for beautiful realistic seascapes and ocean field paintings, in which the compositions appear to extend beyond the edges of the picture frame and contain no reference to humans or scale. Gibbs spends many hours near the sea, photographing it at myriad times and conditions. Back in the studio, these images become her source material.

    Studio: 467

    Artist: Michele Boll
    Studio Name: Michele Boll Art

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    My work is about those moments when light reveals what is beautiful about ordinary places and things. I am generally attracted to run-down buildings, simple objects, alleys glimpsed in passing, or the way light caresses moldings on an old house. My goal is to capture the feeling of a place and moment in time and communicate that through my work. My final composition is never a rendering of an exact scene but rather a reflection of my connection to it. I’ll often remove or add objects to a composition in order to balance and complete the story I want to tell. Somehow, in the spaces between light and shadow, I see reflections of the people who inhabit or built the structures: a hint of the human condition. The presence of the individual is always there –even when absent.

    Studio: 475

    Artist: Suzanne Hodge
    Studio Name: Suzanne Hodge

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    I’m mainly an oil painter whose favorite subject is cityscapes. Nighttime reflections in the city often evoke a feeling of mystery and possibility that speak to the artist in me.

    In 2013, I rented a space here at Western Avenue Studios and haven’t looked back since. I paint either in the studio from a photo reference or out in the town.

    Studio: 476

    Artist: Arlene Hammel
    Studio Name: Arlene Hammel Art

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    My representational and abstract paintings are created with dynamic brushwork that delivers an energetic visual experience. Using both bold and subtle color palettes, my art explores the world around us to bring that excitement in to all the special places where we live and work.

    Studio: 477

    Artist: Denise Rainis
    Studio Name: Denise Rainis Art

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    My interests are varied and I have been influenced by many genres and artists. Currently, the subjects of my paintings are inspired by the humbling colors and beauty of nature, the ever-changing weather and seasons of New England, and the occasional dramatic light that allows transcendence from an ordinary scene to one of extraordinary and breathtaking beauty. I also love to paint on non-traditional canvases including birch bark, stone, and glass.

    My first love is pastel, but I have recently branched into watercolor, oil, and mixed media and I am intrigued by the endless possibilities in all mediums.

    Studio: 479

    Artist: Wanda Metcalf
    Studio Name: Orneryments

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    A mix of watercolors, jewelry and computer-manipulated photographs.

    Studio: 483

    Artist: Karen Ancas
    Studio Name: Karen Ancas Design

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    I am an artist and creative designer. My art is inspired by architecture, nature, travel, and quantum physics. My mediums include oil, acrylic, watercolor, photography, and pastel. Some samples of my work are shown here. Please visit my studio to see what I am currently working on and how it is developing.

    Studio: 486

    Artist: Nan Hockenbury
    Studio Name: Nan Hockenbury

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    As a young learner, I was captivated by the colorful illustrations and bold black sentences in my elementary school reader Dick, Jane, and Sally. The spare white pages only enhanced my desire to color and draw instead of doing schoolwork. I’m sure this is the foundation of my becoming an artist.

    Now I use paint to picture narratives based on creation myths, different opinions of history, and my own stories or point of view.

    Studio: 491

    Artist: Gwen Cory
    Studio Name: Gwen Cory

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    Painting for me is freedom. My creative process is about observing nature and intuitively painting expressive, bold, and moving colorscapes. Sometimes I like to start with very little reference in mind, play with color, paint thickness, shape relationships, and watch my paintings spontaneously evolve. Other times, I take photographs and visualize what I want to paint. My paintings reflect love of and concern for the environment. I live in the Boston area and paint in my fourth-floor studio here at Western Avenue Studios. I enjoy being part of this large diverse artist community.

    Studio: 493

    Artist: Patricia Nolan-Brown
    Studio Name: Patricia Nolan-Brown (Troods)

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    I have an intuitive/impressionistic style using rich impasto oil paint and walnut oil. I have been working as a visual artist most of my life. My creativity has taken me on an interesting and wonderful journey thus far.

    Studio: 498

    Artist: Dave Ruckle
    Studio Name: Dave Ruckle

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    Dave Ruckle is multi talented artist, who gains knowledge from all forms of art and design. Constantly Dave push’s the boundaries of all art materials conventional and unconventional. For the past 15 years He’s been working with Insulating Foam Sealant, building landscape dioramas, sculptures and currently uses it as a base, to texturize his most recent series of otherworldly, abstract paintings.

  • Studios: Fifth Floor

    Studio: 500

    Artist: Heidi Jackson
    Studio Name: Heidi Jackson Fine Art

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    Heidi is a professional New England artist. Inspired by the ever-changing landscape & her love of nature & the sea, she paints life’s ‘fleeting quality’ with bold, generous strokes of delicious color; a romance between movements of line vs. volume is her passion. Layering captured light between glazes images gently rises to the surface exposing a whirlwind of emotion. By sharing her view of the world, she harnesses a little piece of her soul in each composition. Insisting the viewer experience ‘this’ window of the world, offering a language without words, where others can create their own story.

    Studio: 501

    Artist: Diana Zipeto
    Studio Name: Diana Zipeto Fine Art

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    My folded paper paintings investigate issues of freedom and equality. The paintings express these ideals as both formidable and fragmented, and attempt to engage with them in a new way.

    Starting with paper photographs, I fold the images to give them a new 3rd dimension. The ability to fold, refold, and reconfigure uncovers new meanings in familiar images. I make large paintings of the fragile paper constructions to fix transitional moments in a solid form.

    Studio: 510

    Artist: Margarita Krylova
    Studio Name: Margarita Krylova

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    Hi! I’m a painter that loves the fantastical as much as the every day – after all, there is no true distinction between them.

    I take portrait and mural commissions and am open to discussing a variety of projects and collaborations. Feel free to contact me!

    Studio: 511

    Artist: Teo Pique
    Studio Name: Teo

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    Acrylic and Oil Paintings. Buddhas, Japanese Ensos, Japanese Kimonos and Abstracts.

    Studio: 520

    Artist: Jessica Jarva
    Studio Name: Jarva Land

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    Jarvaland is a mixed media multi-part life installation in interrelated media; paintings drawings sculpture collage music video objects fashion poetry youtube! Interactive & multitiered

    Studio: 527

    Artist: Dina Mordeno
    Studio Name: Dina Mordeno Studio

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    Ever so slightly, yet dramatically, each hour of the day, the sun alters the light and color of the landscape. My work focuses on the simplification of the color to create peaceful images for meditation and contemplation. Increasingly, I find it difficult to cut through all the stimuli coming from the media and needed to create images that allow a moment of stillness. Recently, I have been focusing on creating compositions that open the space through an expanding horizon and color palette that works to soothe. Looking at landscapes and translating them colors that vibrate and blend with each other to create distance and light is the focus of the paintings. Beginning with small watercolor studies that I create on location, and then return to the studio to develop them into more specific larger detailed work made using watercolor, oil or acrylic on paper, canvas or wood.

    Studio: 533

    Artist: Tara-Mae Richards
    Studio Name: MASARAT Studios

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    MASARAT Studios features an exposition of past custom works on one wall and a mish mash of various individual projects tackled on the second wall. The studio is both filled with color and whimsy but also starting to be filled with the monochromatic faces of pets and people loved by those who have asked for them to be recreated.

    Studio: 541

    Artist: David Van Ness
    Studio Name: Gilded Obscura Arts and Design

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    My art, decorative & and more. I find a certain beauty in things others might find morbid, & it’s enjoyable to create in that vein. Most pieces are for sale, & I’m enthusiastically willing to work out trade/barter with other artists & crafters

    Studio: 542

    Artist: Gillian Frazier
    Studio Name: Gillian Frazier Fine Arts

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    I like to experiment with pattern, line, color and value and try to capture the essence of this subject matter. I like to incorporate images of water lilies, trees & other elements of nature that can be reflected in the water. I typically work in oils & I enjoy the luminosity of color and the many possible application techniques.

    When creating paintings, I usually take a theme from nature and focus on abstracting the elements that I see in the natural environment.

    Studio: 560

    Artist: Dave Drinon
    Studio Name: Drinon Studio

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    Dave’s own approach to painting comprises a blend of academic training along with the influence of the Cape Ann School and the Boston School of painters of the late 1800’s and early 1900’s.

    Dave’s passion is painting outdoors, on location in all seasons of the year throughout New England. He then continues to work and complete his paintings in his north light studio.

    Studio: 575

    Artist: Sally Twickler Johnston
    Studio Name: Sally Twickler Johnston

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    Sally Twickler Johnston, in her current work, strives to create images that speak to her life as she knows it in the second decade of the 21st century.

    Through her paintings and photographs, she explores her experiences of the everyday, while at the same time cognizant of the tradition of “recording the mundane” in the historical context of art and in our current culture.

    Studio: 579

    Artist: Sandrine Coulson
    Studio Name: Sandrine Fine Arts And Jewelry

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    My mission as an artist is “Valuing The Uniqueness In Each Of Us.” I have always imagined myself as a teller of stories except that images, landscapes, colors, flowers, mixed media, sculptures, paintings, and other ways of expressing myself as an artist are the ways I tell stories, using colors, materials and textures. I am a painter of stories. All my pieces have a story to tell, some for the viewer to find on their own, some more guided through my brush or the theme of the piece. I welcome inquiries regarding exhibitions, representation, art acquisition, custom commissions, and teaching.

    Studio: 580

    Artist: Crissie Murphy & Tom Mulrey
    Studio Name: One Ear Up Studios

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    We are classically trained artists who also adapt our talents to the world of design. Our work is in the collection of the United States Air Force, US Coast Guard, The National Museum of Naval Aviation, National Museum of the USAF, and others.

    Studio: 587

    Artist: Leena Cho & Sam Kim
    Studio Name: Slow Hands Studio

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    Slow Hands Studio is a creative space for two artists with slow hands—Leena and Sam. We carefully craft a mix of functional, sculptural and artistic objects with ceramics, paintings and more. We’re navigating the creative world together, one slow creation at a time.

    Studio: 591

    Artist: Cassandra Merry
    Studio Name: Cassandra Merry Art

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    Contemporary representational paintings of nature, animals & people. At times I paint copies of the Masters; Wyeth., O’Keefe & Bierstadt. I have also recently been trying some abstractions.

  • Lofts

    The Lofts are only open to the public during First Saturday or other special events as posted.
    Loft: 101

    Artist: Garry Harley
    Studio Name: Garry Harley Studios

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    My work involves digital paintings on canvas and metal, fine art prints on paper, photographs, and 3-d pieces. Content includes Social Commentary, architectural photography, and abstract images suitable for hanging in residential or commercial spaces. I am a long standing member of the Western Avenue artist community and now have my studio on the 1st Floor of the Lofts Studio Building in Studio #101. I am usually open for the Monthly OPEN STUDIO event (1st Saturday of each month noon to 5:00 pm) or for pre-arranged viewings. My studio includes one entire wall displaying my recent work and a few pieces hanging in the corridor outside my studio door available for view when ever the building is open.

    Loft: 109

    Artist: George Middleton
    Studio Name: George Middleton

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    I paint with acrylics or watercolor, and make fine art print reproductions of my artwork using digital techniques. I work from the tradition of realism- the picture as a portal in depth, and from the visionary tradition- a narrative representation of spiritual ideas through imagined abstract forms. My workflow is strongly focused on methods, techniques, and continual experimentation- both material and behavioral, to best serve a reflection of this experience.

    Loft: 111

    Artist: Emily Grace Sandagata
    Studio Name: Emily Sandagata Art

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    Emily Sandagata’s mixed-media work blurs the boundaries between painting, sculpture and textile art, incorporating found objects, natural materials, and earth-based pigments. Her densely layered paintings and sculptures investigate reoccurring themes of survival, growth, death, transformation and redemption.

    Loft: 111

    Artist: Robb Sandagata
    Studio Name: Rob Sandagata Art

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    Robb Sandagata’s work combines narrative, comics, grotesque figures, experimentation and biomorphism while referencing pop culture, punk, and various styles of music.

    Loft: 124

    Artist: Wendy James
    Studio Name: Wendy James

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    Everyday “in between” moments offer subject matter for my paintings. Heightened hues and contrast encourage seeing our common scenes in a new way. The black and white photomontages depict our almost plausible world with a twist, using skewed perspective, altered proportions, and surreal transitions. The surreal images intend to transport the viewer to inner dream worlds or memories. The ceramic sculptures and pottery are playful, often including an element of surprise.

    Loft: 211

    Artist: Johanna Tiemann
    Studio Name: Johanna’s Dream

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    Nature inspires me, and I am drawn to paint what I see there. My eyes and mind bask in the colors while my mind analyzes the forms that hold them. I still try to control dye with resists such as wax and water-based gutta to recreate what I see, but these methods of control are no longer my “go tos.” I no longer rush to fix breaks in my lines. I now know that in nature as in life, something beautiful may happen if I stand aside and let the colors play.

    Loft: 214

    Artist: Amy R. Roberts
    Studio Name: Amy R. Roberts

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    I explore in ever widening rings from where I am, I am a witness to that time, that place. I have moved 19 times and lived in nine states. I am about finding the small spaces, hidden places and mercurial skylines, returning at different times of day. The effect of the light is of special interest to me. Reflections in water, glass, ice, a polished floor offer the kinds of challenges I want to master. I prefer working on a larger canvas, building them to complement the subject. I want to see a very small phenomenon grow mighty and beautiful.

    Loft: 216

    Artist: Angela Alés
    Studio Name: Alés at Ales-Lores Studio

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    Angela Alés is an artist born in Barranquilla, Colombia, of Andalusian and Lebanese descent. Alés moved to the United States in 1984 and graduated from Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, in New York City. She received her MFA from the Miami International University of Art and Design. She is a dedicated student of philosophies and world religions and her spirituality has emerged as central themes in her work. She has participated in over 30 collective and individual exhibitions in the US and Central and South America. She is also an accomplished Educator with 20 years of teaching experience. She specializes in teaching Drawing and Painting as well as preparing students for acceptance into top ranked Universities and Art Magnet Programs.

    Loft: 216

    Artist: Roneld Lores
    Studio Name: Lores Studio

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    Roneld Lores is a sculptor and painter living in Lowell. He has been an active part of the artist community for over 20 years. Originally from Cuba, Mr. Lores moved to the United States at the age of eight and studied Fine Arts at New World School of the Arts and Florida International University, where he received a BFA in 1994 with a major in Ceramics & Sculpture. One of Mr. Lores areas of concentration is the female figure. Strongly rooted in a classical foundation, his sculpture’s and paintings, abstract and fragment the female figure to conform to his own aesthetics. His style is loose and dynamic with an evident grasp of realism. His work has been exhibited and is in private collections throughout the Americas and Europe.

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