I have been involved with art most of my life and one of my earliest
memories is getting a Jon Nagy drawing set as a gift. I have an art degree
and taught art in the public school system for seven years. Feeling
unsatisfied, I changed my interest and pursued art therapy education and
practice. While raising my children I had a home based business making and
selling hand thrown Folk Art pottery. This followed with a career in
Activity management in long term care facilities.
In 2008, I returned to art and began lessons using watercolor medium. I
fell in love with the color, the loose intermingling on paper creating
exciting accidents and textures, layers and fusions of color. I prefer
working on hot press paper and recently, yupo-which is not a paper at all,
but a surface of excitement.
I have studied with local and national instructors and continue that
process. I also teach a process oriented watercolor class in Northern NJ.
I continue to learn and practice and experiment in pursuit of the excitement
the media offers. My subjects are very personal stories of importance on my
journey to greater self awareness and skill development.
The ALC Winter Friends and Family Show will include a solo show featuring the watercolor paintings of Deborah Fennelly, an exhibition of artwork by the general membership and invited guests, and, new this year, a display of mini (6×6- in.) paintings by members. The Holiday boutique will be located in the large community room. The event is open to public and admission is free.
ALC hosted pottery outing at the Madison Mud.
Kathy Havens is having a solo art show “Eclectic” at the Chatham Library during month of October. Opening reception will be on Sunday, October 1, 2:15-4 p.m. She will have a variety of artworks: pastel, oil, encaustic, and photos.
Susan focuses on watercolor and drawing. She has studied at The Art Students League in NYC with Sherry Camhy, Greg Frux, Timothy Clark, Frederick Brosen, and Fredick Wong; at Morris County Art Association with Annette Hanna; at County College of Morris with James Gwynne, Todd Doney, and Patrick Gallagher, at the Visual Arts Center of NJ with Victoria Starger, and at the Junior School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Please mark you calendars for September 15th, 6:30-8:30pm. Art League of the Chathams’ Lundt Glover Gallery invites you to the opening of Maia Kumari Gilman’s solo show. The opening for this solo show coincides with the opening of the ALC’s group show at the same location in the strolling gallery. Open to all, free entry. Come and enjoy the company of the artist and the reception.