Glastonbury Arts is deeply saddened by the loss of our longtime “On the Green Show” exhibitor Ted Demers, who tragically lost his life on May 22, 2020. Demers was a talented artisan who created beautiful wood furniture with his beloved wife Cyndi. Ted will be sorely missed by his “On the Green” fans, patrons, and friends.
Master furniture maker Ted DeMers always allowed the unique characteristics of the wood to drive the design of each piece, whether it was a pedestal table or a wine cabinet. Ted passed this passion for woods to his wife Cyndi. Ted and Cyndi gathered their own materials producing furniture with a refined combination of natural shapes, practicality, and artistic flair.
Fine art photographer Thomas Wells finds the perfect arrangement of elements that presents a meaning greater than the sum of its parts. Composition is all important, removing unnecessary elements and reducing a subject to its essence, allowing a little mystery to infuse the scene. Tom’s work encompasses color photography, black and white, and infrared photography.
Thomas Wells is entirely self-taught. “I have never had any formal training in photography or the arts,” he explains. “I learned what I know about art and composition by looking at pictures and deciding why some work, and why others don’t. Subjects that interest me are the natural, light, water, the old, and the ancient, rather than the glitz of modern society.”
Wendy Waugaman creates fine handcrafted jewelry that is classic to contemporary in design and reflects a delicate and elegant image. She works with a variety of precious and semiprecious gemstones and fabricates her designs in 14k gold and/or sterling silver.
“I accent the beauty of the stones by choosing patterns, shapes, colors and textures that inspire designs of simple elegance.”
Sergio Villaschi plays with light and colors to give depth and vibrancy to his photographs of landscapes and still life compositions. He uses a variety of processing techniques that allow him to re-interpret his photography giving them new life.
Early Roman frescoes and European renaissance paintings provide inspiration for his work. Sergio uses the camera and his mastery of the photographic medium to show you a new reality.
“Memories of my mother’s and my grandmother’s gardens inspire me,” explains Deborah about her sources of imagery. “I find continual wonderment in living lakeside – watching the sun set, the sky change, the water gently move. My hope is that years from now, my Glass Art is your family’s heirloom.”
Deborah Uva received her education in fused glass under the guidance of various master artists, Michael Skrtic of the Glass Source in Shelton, Connecticut, Michael Dupille at the OATKA School of Glass in Batavia, New York as well as her involvement with the Maine Art Glass Studio in Lisbon Falls and the Stained Glass Express in Manchester, Maine.
Eric has been a matte painter and environment artist for feature film, television, commercials and games since 2005 (learn what matte painting is here). If you have gone to the movies, or watched television in the last ten years, chances are, you have seen some of his work as a matte painter.
He has always pursued many forms of visual art. He grew up with traditional mediums. Watercolor and charcoal are some of his favorites.
Although he was already making somewhat of a living in art, he wanted to take it to the next level. So, off to art school he went.
Four years later, he graduated with a degree in digital media from Otis College of Art + Design and has spent the past 12 years as an artist in the entertainment industry.
In recent years, photography, digital paint and pixels have been his primary form of expression but he still enjoys picking up a pencil and a brush whenever he can.
William C. Turner is a professional artist in the genre of narrative realism using oils. After he retired from a 30-year career in automotive restoration he decided to pursue his lifelong dream and devote himself entirely to drawing and painting. Over the years he earned BFA and MFA degrees in Visual Arts-Painting which would have been almost impossible as a youth because of his dyslexia. He taught at Manchester Community College, Art Department, for nine years.
“Since my intimate knowledge and love of machinery has been so much a part of my life,” says Cheever, “I chose to paint distressed vehicles and machinery to tell a story. Greek and Roman mythology as well as folklore have been an inspiration and I use my imagination to reinvent these tales using vehicles as surrogates for humans. Much time is devoted to research, preliminary sketches and composition in executing each piece, and I know this will contribute to its value in years to come. It is a joy to create a story on canvas, and especially meaningful when someone relates to my work.”
Each of Lydia Tucci’s handmade jewelry is an expression of my life experiences. “My fascination for how an abstract thought could be transformed into a tangible space, led me to pursue careers in architecture, interior design and set design. This background has shaped and inspired my designs,” says Lydia.
Her work – necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and cufflinks – draws upon both the organic curves and shapes of nature and the stark geometric forms found in architecture. Each piece is created by hand using traditional and modern techniques in her home studio.
“My goal is to create jewelry for everyday wear inspired by architecture, nature, and art. Minimal and timeless.”
Lydia is a proud member of the Nutmeg Collective, “Connecticut’s Creative Chamber of Commerce.”