Many locals are familiar with Mary Rhinelander and her beautiful artistry. For my out of town friends, as well as local readers who may not yet be aware, did you know Mary has an amazing website where, for super, super reasonable prices, you can purchase one of her prints?
Not only prints, but her wonderfully fun and whimsical greeting cards.
From Mary’s About page on her newly revamped website –
WHO IS MARY?
In the nursery rhyme, she has a reputation for being quite contrary. No doubt some would say in real life too.
Ever desperate for affirmation, this Mary won an art prize in first grade and that was the beginning of “making stuff.” Creating kept me semi-sane in high school and college. A sculptor student suggested I design wallpaper and I was grievously insulted. No doubt it would have been more lucrative! But he had a point. I love the strictures of graphic design and the precision of typography. My first jobs were in the art departments of publishing companies. However the freedom and mess of ink and paint tempted me back to graduate school, where I earned an MFA in printmaking. Since then I have been a practicing artist and educator.
My mixed media work has graced the walls of television shows and movies (thank you set designers), and it is in many collections, both public and private (thank you art reps). I have shown in Canada and Europe and the USA. One of the best things about printmaking and works on paper is probably also the worst: they tend to be very affordable! When a young person buys their first piece of original art from me, I am proud.
I hope you enjoy looking around. Please feel free to reach out with any questions (see contact page).
JOYFUL! VIBRANT! UPLIFTING! One of my favorite Cape Ann artists is Loren Doucette. Her paintings and pastels are beautiful and a joyful remedy to this time of global pandemic. Thank you Loren for sharing your artistry.
These images were borrowed from a google search but please contact her to arrange to see more.
Loren Doucette lives and works in Gloucester, MA. Loren’s work has shown in solo and group exhibitions on the North Shore regularly since 2006 and she currently works as Operations Manager of the Rocky Neck Art Colony. She received a BFA in Drawing and Painting in Spring 2013 from Montserrat College of Art where she graduated with Honors. She participated in Montserrat’s study-abroad program in Viterbo, Italy where her month-long studies demanded daily work on the landscape. It was there that her love of landscape painting grew and became her primary interest. Since 2013, she has extended her breadth as an artist and works in many styles pursuing a balance between abstraction and realism. Her work ranges from local scenes of Gloucester’s marshes and fishing docks to highly emotional abstract paintings using.predominantly Acrylic, Pastel and Watercolor. She has taught art for over 20 years at various places including Montserrat College of Art and the Peabody Essex Museum. Recently, she started an Art Mentoring Program working with eager artists in an encouraging way to help them achieve creative goals. Her work can be viewed by appointment per request at Loren Doucette Studio on Cripple Cove Studios 97 East Main Street in Gloucester, MA.
Saturday, November 23, 2013, 2-6 p.m.
Show runs through December 21, 2013
JEFF WEAVER studio/gallery 16 Rogers Street, Gloucester, MA 01930
For gallery hours and more information please call: (978) 590-2979.
“This show will include paintings and drawings of familiar subjects, seen perhaps from a perspective or time of day which highlight their character or emotional content. This past year I’ve tried to achieve a freshness of approach through use of varied media or technique.”