Glastonbury Arts

Carla Thomson

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Carla Thomson, Wedding Bouquet, oil

Carla Thomson, Wedding Bouquet, oil

“Delight in the joy of anticipating spring’s first flowers, the wonder of a glorious sunrise, or a spectacular sunset. I am an artist and a creator. I capture cherished moments and emotions to experience them again each time we see them.”  – Carla 

Carla Thomson, Meghan, oil

Carla Thomson, Meghan, oil

Carla Thomson paints realistic florals and landscapes, she creates images that inspire – from the joy in a brightly colored bouquet to the serenity of waves crashing on a rocky shore.  Collectors express how her art imbues joy and tranquility. She also welcomes portrait commissions.

She received her B.A. in Studio Art from Rhode Island College with a focus on graphic design.  She later discovered her love for painting working on murals for her children’s nurseries, which lead to a short part-time role as a muralist.  Carla continued developing through self-study, coursework at Rhode Island College, workshops and a collaborative painting group lead by master artist Linda A. Woods.

She recently transitioned to full-time artist after a long career in technology at a multinational financial services company.  The story of her midlife career change appeared on www.abc6.com.  Her artwork is found in numerous private collections throughout the US and Europe.

Website: www.carlathomson.com      

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Carla Thomson, Rising, oil

Carla Thomson, Rising, oil

Carlton Taylor

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Carlton Taylor, Ferns

Carlton Taylor, Ferns, photographic collage

The focus of Carlton Taylor’s is dictated more by the opportunity than by a specific theme or subject.  The words of Henri Cartier-Bresson summarize his approach nicely – “Photography is, for me, a spontaneous impulse coming from an ever-attentive eye, which captures the moment and its eternity.”

Not missing the days of working with chemicals and paper in the darkroom, Carlton has embraced the digital age, the possibilities on the computer are endless. Carlton is not one to do much manipulation.  He still has strong roots in black and white photography from his darkroom days, and now enjoys the ability to do black and white digitally, while including selective bits of color from the original scene. The effect can be both fun and stunning. 

Carlton’s work has been accepted into a number of juried shows, has won a number of awards, and is now in many private collections.  Carlton is a member of the New Hartford Art League.

Echoing a comment about artists from the New Zealand Prayer Book: May you, through my work, “see creation afresh!”

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Carlton Taylor, Beach Grass

Carlton Taylor, Beach Grass, photography

Carlton Taylor, Farm Walls, photography

Carlton Taylor, Farm Walls, photography

Carol Taylor

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Carol Taylor, The Birch Grove, etching

Carol Taylor, The Birch Grove, etching

Carol Taylor has been working as a printmaker for over 35 years, exhibiting her work in numerous shows and galleries across New England. Her work is represented in private and corporate collections and included in the print collection of the Amity Art Foundation. Her many awards include “Best in Show” and “First in Category” in Old Saybrook, CT, “First Prize, Mixed Media” in Glastonbury, CT, and “First Place in Graphics” in Trumbull, CT.  Carol is a member of the Connecticut Women Artists, and the New Hartford Art League.  

Carol’s limited edition etchings and intaglio prints involves a process whereby  a design is drawn on a metal plate which has been coated with an acid resistant material called “ground”. After the drawing is finished the plate is immersed in an acid bath and is etched wherever metal has been exposed. The ground is then removed, and ink is rubbed into the etched lines, hand-printed, dried, and hand-colored with watercolors. 

Her one-of-a-kind collage pieces incorporate portions of Carol’s etchings, special papers, metallic threads, cords, sheet music, and even beads. The collages will often include parts of two or three etchings, cut into pieces. They are sewn back together using decorative zig-zag stitching to create a unique work of art. 

“Nature has always been an inspiration – the delicate shapes of flower petals, the bare branches of winter trees.  I use zig-zag stitches to invoke the feel and flow of wind in the trees, or movement in the leaves.  Sometimes a color, a rustle of sounds, a leaf, even a scrap of paper will inspire me to create a new world – a landscape abstracted into shapes but still invoking the feeling of nature around us.”

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Carol Taylor, The Hazy Hills, etching

Carol Taylor, The Hazy Hills, etching

Carol Taylor, Starlight, collage

Carol Taylor, Starlight, collage

Amy Tarlton

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Vintage handbag

Handbag, vintage/coordinating fabrics with leather trim

AMY TARLTON, NEWTON STREET DESIGNS
Handbags, Totes, Carpet Bags,
and Accessories

Shop her designs online.

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Tote Bag

Tote Bag, coordinating fabrics, oilcloth interior lining with three pockets

 

Carpet Bag

Carpet Bags – a new direction!! Big bucket bags made from cotton and wool woven throw rugs, cotton linings without pockets.

Rachel Shuler

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Rachel’s jewelry challenges the concept of “precious” metals. She fell in love with copper, brass and steel, with their natural beauty, reactivity and intrinsic patinas. The reactivity of metals, which disqualifies them as precious metals, is precisely what gives them their character, responding to the environment in different ways.

“The ability of these metals to be unpredictable and to organically evolve over time, along with my obsession with experimentation,” says Rachel, “make each piece one-of-a-kind.”

Rachel Shuler, Copper Domes and Wrapped Bail

Rachel Shuler, Copper Domes and Wrapped Bail

Website: www.mountaintreestudios.com

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Rachel Shuler, Steel and Leather Wrapped Rings

Rachel Shuler, Steel and Leather Wrapped Rings

Rachel Shuler, Forged Leaf and Loop

Rachel Shuler, Forged Leaf and Loop

Pat Shea Orzechowski

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Wheel-thrown stoneware
with food safe glazes

Website: www.potterybyshea.com

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Elizabeth Sennett

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Connecticut artist Elizabeth Sennett is equally adept in executing an oil painting or a watercolor. For forty years she has been painting her world; her flower gardens, the New England landscape, still lifes, and the people she knows.

Elizabeth is one of the founders of the East Hampton Art Association and continues to be very active in the Association, primarily as program chairperson. She has been teaching painting for over 30 years in East Hampton and Middletown, Connecticut. She currently teaches approximately 25 students per week for a fall and spring semester.

She is a member of the Arts and Culture Commission of East Hampton. Elizabeth attended the Lyme Academy of Fine Arts and the Connecticut School of Fine Art. She has also taken painting workshops with Betty Lou Schlemm, Michael Stoffa, Ferdinand Petrie, T.M. Nicholas, Mike Graves, T.A. Charron, Carleton Plummer, Carol Reeves, Tom Nicholas, Foster Caddell etc.

Elizabeth Sennett, Blue Boy with Spring Bouquet

Elizabeth Sennett, Blue Boy with Spring Bouquet, oil

Elizabeth Sennett has displayed her paintings in many one woman shows. She received the Esther Fay Award in the Connecticut Watercolor Show at the New Britain Museum of Art. Her paintings are in many public and private collections. They have been purchased by Connecticut Bank & Trust, Jefferson Federal Savings, City Savings, Manchester Savings Bank, Manchester Community College and Northeast Utilities.

Website: https://www.artmajeur.com/jake

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Elizabeth Sennett, Pemaquid Point, oil

Elizabeth Sennett, Pemaquid Point, oil

Elizabeth Sennett, Nantucket Roses, oil

Elizabeth Sennett, Nantucket Roses, oil

Judith Secco

May 21, 2020glastonburyartguildExhibitorsComments Off on Judith Secco

Judith Secco’s sensitive images express a poetical vision by means of a subtle and secure handling of her medium. Judith has developed her own techniques for using textures and layer, enhancing nature’s beauty with an artist’s eye and neutral background, bringing nature to life and, yet, inviting viewers to complete the work in their ‘mind’s eye.’ Originally working in black and white, she has expanded her palette to include the full color spectrum.

Judith Secco, a native of Connecticut’s Northwest corner, has been an avid self-taught photographer all of her life. Shooting a variety of subjects, Judith’s work finds its balance between photography and fine art. She has won numerous awards for her work, which has been shown throughout New England.

All framed and matted pieces are printed on an Epson Stylus 4000 Professional Printer using all archival inks and paper. Most frames are created by Judith’s husband, James, adding a beautiful finishing touch to each piece

Website: www.judithsecco.com     Email the artist

Judith Secco, Stolen Pears, photography

Judith Secco, Stolen Pears, photography

Judith Secco, Off Season, photography

Judith Secco, Off Season, photography

Judith Secco, Middle of Nowhere, photography

Judith Secco, Middle of Nowhere, photography

Kim Scoble

May 21, 2020glastonburyartguildExhibitorsComments Off on Kim Scoble

 

Kim Scoble, Newport Fisherman, oil

Kim Scoble, Newport Fisherman, oil

Although her work is representational, she does not strive for photo-realism and enjoys the tactile quality of oil on canvas. Her work shows a keen eye towards light and shadow and its effect on surfaces and textures.

This past year has been spent studying water scenes, both close up and from afar. She is fascinated by the way different light and weather conditions change the same scene and her paintings reflect this close observation. At the same time, she continues do commissioned pet portraiture.

She has shown her work in many regional and national shows. She is a member of Connecticut Women Artists, an elected member of the West Hartford Art League and has won a number of oil painting awards. Her paintings and portraits hang in private collections in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont and New York.

Website: www.kimscoble.com   

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Kim Scoble, Morning Sun, oil

Kim Scoble, Morning Sun, oil

Kim Scoble, Bear, oil

Kim Scoble, Bear, oil

Julie Schroeppel

May 20, 2020glastonburyartguildExhibitorsComments Off on Julie Schroeppel

DICHROIC AND FUSED GLASS
Plates and Decorative Apparel

http://www.julieschroeppelglass.blogspot.com