Each week in June, July and August a local artist will be displaying their artwork in the front windows of our Putnam office. We are thrilled to showcase these artists and hope that you will stop by to see their work. If you are interested in purchasing any of the displayed artwork, please contact the artist directly.

June 1st – 15th – Artist Judy Doyle

Judy Doyle lives in ‘The Quiet Corner’ of northeastern Connecticut. She paints in pastel and watercolor from reference photos taken while exploring outdoors on foot and bike, in kayak and car.

“I am an artist inspired especially by my native New England, as well as travels beyond. I am intrigued by the juxtaposition of architectural lines – barns, houses, sheds, boats and bridges- and the undulations of nature -paths, hills, trees, shore, clouds- and loving the light and shadow, shapes and color to be discovered everywhere in nature and in human endeavors. Painting deepens my enjoyment and appreciation of our wonderful natural world.

“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.”-Picasso

Facebook: Judy Doyle

Member of Art Guild Northeast (formerly NECTAG), Massasoit Art Guild and the Connecticut Pastel Society.

Jdoyle673@gmail.com

home: 860.774.4250 / cell: 860.999.1673

June 16th – 30th – Artist Paula Pauley

Paula Pauley, Master of Art, Vermont College, resides in beautiful Northeast Connecticut where she draws inspiration for art that takes many forms from a variety of sources. Working as a professional art teacher for thirty-four years, Paula has developed numerous successful approaches to both art and teaching that inspire both her students and herself. “Art and learning are a never ending process. I find that art allows me the freedom of expression that transcends culture and time. It is my philosophy that life is not copied in art but, rather, reflected. My intention is for you to feel a connection not merely visual in nature, but emotional as well.” Because my work as an art instructor requires me to work in a variety of media I advocate diversity of both media and artistic expression in my work as a professional artist. To this end, I enjoy creating art in a variety of media. I work with clay, which I view as a new surface for painting. Presently, I am working with acrylic paint and mixed media, as well as oil and water-soluble oils.

Education: University of Connecticut, Goddard College, RISD and Vermont College

Teaching: Griswold High School (Ret.), Nichols College (Ret.), Studio 68, Picket Valley Studio and numerous workshops—West Hartford Art League, De Cordova Museum and Guilford Handcrafts Center.

Artistic Areas of Interest: All things cat, ceramic sculpture, mixed media painting, watercolor, oils and acrylics.

catart@snet.net

Home: 860-774-1998

July 1st – 15th – Artist Dorothy Ford-King

I have lived in Voluntown, CT most of my life. I started painting in college and studied with artist and author, Foster Caddell, for many years. He introduced me to painting in pastel and Plein Air painting and I was immediately in love with the colors and the technique used to create pastel paintings. I have shown my paintings in numerous galleries across Connecticut and Massachusetts, including The Jorgensen Gallery (UCONN), The Paul Mellon Arts Center (Choate Rosemary Hall), and the SPIROL Gallery (QVCC). I have also had one and two person shows in Galleries across Connecticut including the Lyon’s Den (Norwich, CT) and The Art Center in Southbridge, MA. I am, or have in the past, been a member of the Mystic Art Association, Art Guild Northeast, The Pastel Society of CT and the Northeastern Connecticut Arts Council.

My Plein Air Landscapes are created from various locations, including Connecticut, Cape Cod, Florida, Arizona California and Nova Scotia, Canada. My painting objective is to vividly express all the colors in nature. Traveling the country in our RV with our two Mini-Dachshunds has enabled my husband, Steve, and me to savor the beauty of forests, deserts and oceans.

dorothyfordking@comcast.net 

Home: 860-376-2004 / Cell: 860-705-5677