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Bruce Wilson is a fine art photographer whose work reflects his broad interests that have evolved from capturing the beauty found in nature’s smaller landscapes to intentionally combining historical images with contemporary settings or individuals. These interests and the challenge of portraying them evocatively balance the technical work that has made up most of his career as a mechanical engineer. He has had solo exhibitions at the Newton Free Library and Harvard University’s Arnold Arboretum. He has exhibited and won awards in numerous juried exhibitions and serves on the board of the Newton Art Association.
Ingrid Scheibler makes acrylic/mixed media paintings, as well as works on paper (watercolor and ink/printmaking). A former philosophy professor whose academic interests included 19th and 20th century European philosophy, aesthetics and feminist theory, Ingrid’s painting practice shares much with her former career, and both are centrally interested in the notion of openness to genuine dialogue. Ingrid has shown her work extensively in the Boston area, as well as Connecticut, New York and the Outer Cape. She has studios in Newton and Wellfleet, Ma.and is represented by AMZenhder Gallery in Wellfleet, MA.
Born in São Paulo, Brazil (1981). After earning a BA in Advertising from the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (PUC-SP), Fornasaro moved to the US where she attended the Fine Arts program at the Corcoran School of Art+Design in Washington, DC. Currently living in Boston, she has shown in multiple venues such as galleries, universities, and museums, including Boston MFA and MIT Media Lab.
I have always been passionate about color and design. That led me to a 30-year career in architecture, with a degree from the Boston Architectural College. As an architect, my work was mainly in preservation and my painting linear and geometric. As I moved into retirement, I began expanding into abstract painting, mostly in acrylic. I experiment with a variety of paint applications from brushes to rags and squeegees.
I continue to hold membership in the American Institute of Architects and am a student and supporter of the New Art Center in Newton, MA.
As far back as I can remember, I have always loved to draw and paint.
I took private art lessons and continued through college. This is where I majored in graphic design at the Hartford Art School, at University of Hartford. My internship while in college led me to my first graphic design job. Over the course of the next 10+ years, I worked in design firms concentrating on corporate design, publishing, package design and marketing design.
I then started my freelance business prior to the birth of my 2 children and continued working until my second child was born.
After a long hiatus of raising my boys, I began soul searching and started doing digital photography. I sold at Open Studios in Jamaica Plain, Needham and Newton as well as in some retail shops.
The turning point for me was after attending some gallery openings in Wellfleet and seeing some beautiful art.. This inspired me to start painting again. I took a few classes at the MFA in Boston, with Paul Goodnight, I also took painting classes at New Art Center with Zhanna Cantor and John Murray. I haven’t looked back since. It’s been 5 years of doing what I love and I feel fortunate every day.
Primarily, I work in acrylic and mixed media. I love the process of putting lines and texture on the canvas with a variety of mediums to start. Then I continue to layer paint, pastel, charcoal, graphite and collage. Once the layers start to build up I am answering to my intuition and a design or scene sometimes appears. My subject matters are very loose and textural scenes, either landscapes, floral paintings while other paintings are abstract expressionism.
My soul reacts to abstract painting and this is where I see my future paintings taking shape.
Color, design and texture and nature play an important role in my work.
I am a self-taught artist. My more recent work includes printing one-of-a-kind monoprints and collages. I have two different styles of work. My prints are either colorful and energetic, inspired by my years of making quilts, or muted and serene that offer the viewer a moment of quiet insight and reflection.
Susan Mara Bregman
My words and images focus on the everyday and overlooked aspects of the built environment, from trains and bridges to neon signs and diners. I like capturing vehicles in motion and finding perspectives that transform ordinary objects into abstractions. Sometimes there’s a little rust or a broken light bulb. But no matter; these are just the scars of survivors. Recently, I detoured into candlepin bowling, a form of the game with deep New England roots. But regardless of the subject, I love when my photos and books evoke memories, whether it’s a first date at a long-gone movie palace or a birthday party at a now-shuttered bowling center. I hope my work sparks the same nostalgia for you.
As a child, Marian sold nickel drawings door to door. As an adult, after teaching, private investigating, and jewelry buying, she worked full time and attended classes at Massachusetts College of Art and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts.
Her Paintings appear in public and private art collections including the Dana Farber Hospital’s permanent art collection, Meditech and Children’s’ Hospital Research Building.
A SoWa Guild member from 2008-2020, she is a member of Galatea Fine Art, SoWa. Professional affiliations include; Newton Art Association, National and Massachusetts Chapter of the Association of Women Artists and South End Artist Association.
Deborah Perugi is a lifelong artist who received a BFA from Penn State University in printmaking. Her career in Graphics and Illustration began at the Boston Globe. She became a freelance web and graphic designer and returned to painting about ten years ago.
She started with traditional landscapes and portraits in oil, but is now concentrating on large scale abstraction in acrylic and smaller cold wax media on board. The paintings are revealed to her as she explores color, shapes and design. She invites the viewer to interpret these paintings and find something inspiring.