Fine Arts Club / April 20, 2022

Artist: Robert Dec

City/Town: Westport

Title: Cosmic Karma

Size: 24″x30″

Description: Acrylic on Collage on Stretched Canvas

Price: $700

Email: Bossbandbob@gmail.com

Website: Rdecart.com

Social Media: @Rdec_studios on Instagram

Submitted bio: Concentrating on the combination of various art media to express nature with works ranging from realistic to semi abstract to completely abstracted. 40+ year career teaching art and exhibiting my work.


Artist: Robert Dec

City/Town: Westport

Title: Snow bird

Size: 24″x18″

Description: Acrylic on Photo Transfer on Stretched Canvas

Price: $900

Email: Bossbandbob@gmail.com

Website: Rdecart.com

Social Media: @Rdec_studios on Instagram

Submitted bio: Concentrating on the combination of various art media to express nature with works ranging from realistic to semi abstract to completely abstracted. 40+ year career teaching art and exhibiting my work.


Artist: Mary Monteiro

City/Town: New Bedford

Title: “Recognition” Nature’s Sanctuary in Blue

Size: 24″ x 36″

Description: Oil on gallery wrapped canvas

Price: $1,800

Email: threadsgallerydesigns@gmail.com

Website: ThreadsGallery.artspan.com

Social media: Threads Gallery Designs on Facebook

Submitted bio: I paint to experience and share the sense of unity I find in natural world. The purpose of my art is to serve as a bridge between the unity in nature and the unity within us, and to serve as a gentle reminder and guide back when we lose touch with it.


Artist: Mary Monteiro

City/Town: New Bedford

Title: Intergration

Size: 20″ x 20″

Description: Oil on gallery wrapped canvas

Price: $700

Email: threadsgallerydesigns@gmail.com

Website: ThreadsGallery.artspan.com

Social media: Threads Gallery Designs on Facebook

Submitted bio: I paint to experience and share the sense of unity I find in natural world. The purpose of my art is to serve as a bridge between the unity in nature and the unity within us, and to serve as a gentle reminder and guide back when we lose touch with it.


Artist: David Dauer

City/Town: Plymouth

Title: Whimsical Musings

Size: 9″x 12″

Description: Watercolor, Ink and graphite on watercolor paper – Floral and abstract/realistic background showing interplay and visual storytelling with use of strong colors

Price: $450

Email: david@dbdauerstudiostore.com

Website: dbdauerstudiostore.com

Social media: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter

Submitted bio: I work with flowers while integrating them with free flowing abstracted dialog using representational and non-representational forms. I have a longtime background in both fine arts and design with art school at Southeastern MA University now UMass Dartmouth.


Artist: David Dauer

City/Town: Plymouth

Title: Conversations

Size: 9″x 12″

Description: Watercolor, Ink and graphite on watercolor paper – Floral and abstract/realistic background showing interplay and visual storytelling with use of strong colors

Price: $450

Email: david@dbdauerstudiostore.com

Website: dbdauerstudiostore.com

Social media: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter

Submitted bio: I work with flowers while integrating them with free flowing abstracted dialog using representational and non-representational forms. I have a longtime background in both fine arts and design with art school at Southeastern MA University now UMass Dartmouth.


Artist: Denn Santoro

City/Town: Rochester

Title: Megawatt #1 – The Big Five-Oh! Series- The Pilobolus Project

Size: 27″ width x 20″ height

Description: Photo C-print archivally mounted. Watermark is not on the actual print.

Price: $550; $400 at 16″ x 20″ and $275 at 11″ x 14″.

Email: Denn@dennsantorophoto.com

Website: DennSantoroPhoto.com

Social media: @dennsantoro on Instagram

Submitted bio: My photos generally concentrate on the interplay of angles and shapes and light. I compose with a point of view that is intended to confound the viewers’ normal perspective and view of the world. I enjoy playing with the viewers’ perceptual tendencies in ways that make them engage with the image as they try to force it into a more usual perceptual framework. I do this in various ways from using radical perspectives, tight and unusual composition, subtle lines that skew the perspective in a way the mind tends to reject and readjust, placing the focus in unexpected places or the simple inclusion of odd detail. I often create photos that are an abstraction of the subject such that it is hard to recognize at first or at all. The viewer, offered a perspective they would be unlikely to see in everyday experience, should engage with the subjects of the work and, hopefully, see them in a new way. I try and make my work visually interesting and perceptually difficult. I do almost all my composition in-camera. I rarely crop my photos nor do I modify them in any other way from the actual result of what the camera captured. No digital or other manipulation is involved. The prints are actual photo prints (silver halide type processing C-prints), not digital prints.


Artist: Denn Santoro

City/Town: Rochester

Title: Shizen #8 – The Big Five-Oh! Series- The Pilobolus Project

Size: 27″ width x 20″ height

Description: Photo C-print archivally mounted. Watermark is not on the actual print.

Price: $550; $400 at 16″ x 20″ and $275 at 11″ x 14″.

Email: Denn@dennsantorophoto.com

Website: DennSantoroPhoto.com

Social media: @dennsantoro on Instagram

Submitted bio: My photos generally concentrate on the interplay of angles and shapes and light. I compose with a point of view that is intended to confound the viewers’ normal perspective and view of the world. I enjoy playing with the viewers’ perceptual tendencies in ways that make them engage with the image as they try to force it into a more usual perceptual framework. I do this in various ways from using radical perspectives, tight and unusual composition, subtle lines that skew the perspective in a way the mind tends to reject and readjust, placing the focus in unexpected places or the simple inclusion of odd detail. I often create photos that are an abstraction of the subject such that it is hard to recognize at first or at all. The viewer, offered a perspective they would be unlikely to see in everyday experience, should engage with the subjects of the work and, hopefully, see them in a new way. I try and make my work visually interesting and perceptually difficult. I do almost all my composition in-camera. I rarely crop my photos nor do I modify them in any other way from the actual result of what the camera captured. No digital or other manipulation is involved. The prints are actual photo prints (silver halide type processing C-prints), not digital prints.


Name: Allen J Constant

City/Town: New Bedford

Title: Southern Arizona Landscape

Size: 11 x 14

Description: View from southern Arizona. Oil on canvas.

Price: $150

Email: a.j.constant@gmail.com

Website: allenconstant.weebly.com

Submitted bio: In New Bedford I’ve been painting what I know and what I see. It’s not journalistic because I’m not interested in facts. I’m interesting the emotional frankness of the ordinary—hopefully audiences will understand it this way. Like other contemporary artists I inspect the commonplace for traces of evidence. Evidence of honesty, light, hypocrisy, what-have-you. My specific interest, however, is in what we leave behind; what we’ve made in the flurry of self-importance, and what’s left over when the moment is gone.


Name: Allen J Constant

City/Town: New Bedford

Title: Grand Escalante

Size: 11×14

Description: The Grand Escalante from southern Utah. Oil on canvas.

Price: $150

Email: a.j.constant@gmail.com

Website: allenconstant.weebly.com

Submitted bio: In New Bedford I’ve been painting what I know and what I see. It’s not journalistic because I’m not interested in facts. I’m interesting the emotional frankness of the ordinary—hopefully audiences will understand it this way. Like other contemporary artists I inspect the commonplace for traces of evidence. Evidence of honesty, light, hypocrisy, what-have-you. My specific interest, however, is in what we leave behind; what we’ve made in the flurry of self-importance, and what’s left over when the moment is gone.


Artist: Erik Smith

City/Town: Ann Arbor

Title: Freezing

Size: 36″ x 48″

Description: Oil on Panel

Price: $1,250

Email: erikdoesartthings@gmail.com

Website: erikpaints.com

Social media: @erikdoesartthings on Instagram

Submitted bio: Jazz improvisation with a variety of tools as my instruments and color as my musical notes


Artist: Erik Smith

City/Town: Ann Arbor

Title: Set Ablaze

Size: 24″x 24″

Description: Oil on Panel

Price: $375

Email: erikdoesartthings@gmail.com

Website: erikpaints.com

Social media: @erikdoesartthings on Instagram

Submitted bio: Jazz improvisation with a variety of tools as my instruments and color as my musical notes


Artist: Lorene Sweeney

City/Town: New Bedford

Title: Italian door knocker

Size: Framed. 16” x 12”

Description: Acrylic painting of Italian door knocker on watercolor paper

Price: $150

Email: Keltill@gmail.com

Submitted bio: I express my love for beautiful objects and organisms through my paintings. I try to capture the life of an organism in its eyes. I create gardens with shells.


Artist: Lorene Sweeney

City/Town: New Bedford

Title: Shell Garden

Size: 12″ x 16” framed

Description: Acrylic on watercolor paper

Price: $150

Email: Keltill@gmail.com

Submitted bio: I express my love for beautiful objects and organisms through my paintings. I try to capture the life of an organism in its eyes. I create gardens with shells.


Artist: Susan Gilmore

City/Town: Wareham

Title: Galeforce

Size: 48” x 24”

Description: Acrylic paint on Canvas. This is a painting that expresses how I see my world when I am sailing in my 14’ Laser , with big winds.

Price: $3,500

Email: Gilmore1@comcast.net

Website: SusanGilmoreArt.com/

Submitted bio: Expressive, dramatic, colorful abstract landscape acrylic paintings which are painted by a passionate artist interested in combining her love for mother earth with her drive to make powerful landscape paintings that capture her intense, emotional, fiery perspective towards the view in front of her.


Artist: Susan Gilmore

City/Town: Wareham

Title: Untitled

Size: 48”x24”

Description: Acrylic on canvas. Trying to capture peaceful calm while watching a sunrise.

Price: $3,500

Email: Gilmore1@comcast.net

Website: SusanGilmoreArt.com/

Submitted bio: Expressive, dramatic, colorful abstract landscape acrylic paintings which are painted by a passionate artist interested in combining her love for mother earth with her drive to make powerful landscape paintings that capture her intense, emotional, fiery perspective towards the view in front of her.


Artist: Butch McCarthy

City/Town: New Bedford

Title: UHF

Size: 24×30

Description: Acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas

Price: $500

Email: butchmccarthy@yahoo.com

Website: Butchmccarthy.com

Social media: Butch McCarthy Art Studio on Facebook

Submitted bio: I work with acrylics and have been painting all my life.


Artist: Butch McCarthy

City/Town: New Bedford

Title: Blue vase

Size: 20×24

Description: Acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas

Price: $600

Email: butchmccarthy@yahoo.com

Website: Butchmccarthy.com

Social media: Butch McCarthy Art Studio on Facebook

Submitted bio: I work with acrylics and have been painting all my life.


Artist: Kathi J Chase

City/Town: Fairhaven

Title: Girl on the Beach

Size: 18×24

Description: Acrylic painting on canvas

Price: $150

Email: KandACreations20@Gmail.com

Website: Kandacreations20.com

Social media: KACreations20 on Facebook

Submitted bio: I am a self-taught artist working primarily in acrylic paints. My primary focus is landscape paintings but I’ve done other subjects as well. I enjoy painting on canvas but have also done mural work as well as painting on seashells & wood.


Artist: Kathi J Chase

City/Town: Fairhaven

Title: Sailing Newport

Size: 12×12

Description: Acrylic on canvas

Price: $60

Email: KandACreations20@Gmail.com

Website: Kandacreations20.com

Social media: KACreations20 on Facebook

Submitted bio: I am a self-taught artist working primarily in acrylic paints. My primary focus is landscape paintings but I’ve done other subjects as well. I enjoy painting on canvas but have also done mural work as well as painting on seashells & wood.

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