Emilie Beckwith came to art later in life having been inspired by Christmas cards from two friends. Although she was not formally trained, she has taken numerous classes and workshops in watercolor and pastel. Some of her instructors include Tony Couch, Mary Whyte, Janet Rogers, Tom Lynch, Chris Ivers, Stan Sperlak, Jane Penfield, Elizabeth Rhoades, Karen Israel and Richard McKinley. Her inspiration comes mainly from nature with the interacting play of light and shadows in the landscape. She is also inspired by furry friends.
Susan Bridges earned a BA in Fine Arts from American University in Washington, DC where she studied oil painting, silk screening and printmaking. Although she continued to be involved in various art projects over the years, she did not focus on painting again until she retired to the Cape in 2016. Susan is a member of the Creative Arts Center where she studies with Steve Kennedy. She is also a member of PAAM and is delighted to begin her first year as a member of the Guild of Chatham Painters. She enjoys painting landscapes, street scenes, interiors, and an occasional portrait. Susan paints in acrylics and always starts with a red canvas!
Ellen Davies is a member of the Creative Art Center, Cape Cod Art Center, and PAAM. She is hanging in Cross Rib Gallery in Harwichport. She also has a studio in the Cultural Art Center in Harwich. She has won a number of awards at both the Creative Art Center and Cape Cod Art Center. She has had 2 paintings hanging in the show at Cape Cod Museum of Art.
Pati DuVall enjoys painting local scenes and shore landmarks, as well as, large flower or shellfish "portraits". These paintings can be seen at The Oyster Company in Dennisport or Cape Abilities in Chatham, as well as with the Chatham Guild of Paintings each summer. She also enjoys working with live models. When not in the studio, you'll find her digging clams, or collecting shells for her other artistic endeavor on her website. All forms of her art can be viewed on her Face Book page.
BARBARA HAMILTON GIBSON
Barbara has studied with several prominent Cape Artists including Kelly Knowles, Robert Mesrop, Karen North Wells, Suzanne Packer and Vera Champlin. She has also participated in workshops with Mary Whyte, Charleston, NC. Barb continues to learn and learn. Barb’s paintings have won awards and have been exhibited during the summer at Cape Abilities’ Farm to Table Gallery, 193 Main St., Chatham. She was honored to have the opportunity to share her passion and exhibit her work in the William Hoppin Gallery at the Barney Library, Farmington, CT, where she started her public library career in 1970. Inspiration for Barbara’s paintings comes from the New England landscape, the changing seasons, and fantastic light. Cape Cod’s wonderful variety of subjects is the perfect place to live and paint.
Kate Laing is most inspired by the Impressionists especially Paul Cezanne, & took to pastels as a medium because they seemed the most direct translation from head to paper, more similar to drawing, as is another favorite mode of expression of hers. She is a graduate with honors from The Maryland Institute in Baltimore MD, & lately moved to beautiful Cape Cod to immerse herself more fully in art. She appreciates the support, comradery & brilliant mentorship of so many fine artists on Cape Cod, which is now her forever home.
AMY DARE MIDDLETON
Amy Middleton received her BFA in studio art and advertising from Southern Methodist University. She continued her studies in art at Mass Art, School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Montserrat College of Art. Chatham has been home to Amy for the past eighteen years, but has spent summers here her whole life. Influenced by the German Expressionist painters, Amy is most concerned with shape, color and movement. Her subject matter has long been inspired by Cape summers and its colorful patterns, vibrant flowers and magical, expansive landscapes. Amy resides in Chatham with her husband, three sons and two dogs. She is the Director of Christian Education and Family Ministries at the First Congregational Church.
Pat Nickerson is inspired by the visual beauty of Cape Cod. Her landscapes and seascapes may depict a bright blue cobalt sky over a green marsh or the soft muted colors of a foggy morning at Barnstable Harbor. Having lived here since 1986, there has been plenty of time spent exploring the back roads and off the beaten track locations as sources of inspiration. She paints both oils and watercolors, but is currently focused on oil painting. She is a member of Creative Art Center Chatham, The Northside Artists of Cape Cod, and a juried member of the Cape Cod Art Association. Her work has been exhibited at Cape Cod Art Association, the Falmouth Arts Center, The Cultural Center of Cape Cod and The Cahoon Museum of Art “Great Brush Off”. Pat shows her work at Eastwind Gallery, Orleans and Local Color Gallery, Chatham. Her mini-oils are also sold in the gift shop at the Dan’l Webster Inn, Sandwich. In the summer her work can be seen at The Guild of Chatham Painters, Eastham Painters Guild, Monday Painters of Dennis and The Yarmouth Art Guild.
Originally from England, formerly from Michigan; a Yarmouthport resident since 2000, and an award winning artist at Cape Cod Art Association. My favorite hobbies have always been drawing and painting thus retiring to Cape Cod enabled a long-time desire to paint on a regular basis. Here I have found a painter’s paradise as well as outstanding learning opportunities with recognized art professionals. I have an affinity with Cape Cod because the similarities in landscape and marine activity evoke so many memories of my birthplace. Painting is a joy and has added another dimension to my life. Working with watercolor or oil, I am in the studio every day. I particularly enjoy the challenge of plein air painting, which necessitates a fast start to speedily obtain essential information.
My inspirations emanate from the natural beauty of Cape Cod where my vibrant oil paintings of sailboats and seascapes reflect my love and fascination of the ocean. It is challenging to capture its many moods and hidden depths. In contrast, I utilize the delicacy of watercolors for lighthouses and house portraits . My paintings do not offer profound statements. They clearly convey the subjects I love to recreate that are abundant on Cape Cod. I have achieved my goal if the viewer finds solace in my work.
Judy began painting 12 years ago, when she moved to Cape Cod. Painting with her Mentor of 10 years, Judy has learned to face her subject matter straight on, using her own distinctive style of using both palette knife and brushwork. She has had a solo Show at the Hoboken Historical Museum,and has been in several Juried Shows. She has exhibited with The Truro Group, PAAM, the Creative Arts Center and the Guild of Chatham Painters.
MARY ANNE TESSLER
I have lived on the Cape for over 34 years and as a painter , the never ending supply of gorgeous landscapes and abundant flowers are an artists dream. I paint in pastel and in acrylic. Each medium has its own quality of "life", a challenge that I enjoy. I also do pet portraits on a commission basis from your photos. I am a juried member of the Guild of Chatham Painters, The Eastham Painters Guild, a member of the Arizona Pastel Painters Association, Cape Cod Art association, and the Center for the Arts Cape Cod.