“Any day that ends with paint on my fingers is a good one!”

Mandy is a mixed media artist who has focused on collage, acrylic painting, and MailArt for the past 10 years. Mandy is inspired by contrasts and juxtapositions- bright colors and rusty bits, shiny and dull, smooth and textured-all with a healthy dose of humor thrown in for good measure. She has taught her techniques in Rockland, Whitman, and now Duxbury. “Pushing students to try new things and step out of their comfort zones is hugely satisfying for me”. Mandy placed in the top 3 at the Marshfield Fair Plein Air painting completion in 2014, 2015, and 2016. “Never knowing how a painting will turn out is part of the fun.”


Pamela is a freelance illustrator and painter based in Duxbury Massacusetts.  Deeply influenced by the pine forests and beaches of New England; Pamela's work explores the concept of home by converying everyday scenes combined with bouyant color and simplistic patterns.  After graduating with a BFA in illustration from the Massachusetts College of Art & Design in 2008, Pamela became a painting and mural instructor in South Boton, focusing on subjects of health and unity.  She believes that with practice and guidance any person is able to refresh their spirit and explore their voice through mark making.

Katherine spent 4 years attending Pratt Institute and upon graduating, worked for Eastman Kodak.  raising her family, she was always teaching art.  Katherine has taught for about 35 years in watercolor, drawing, and portrait. She has enjoyed every minute!




Pam entered her first art competition submitting a perspective drawing of the National Bank of Jackson at 9 years old! And as they say the rest is history. Pam completed her first BA degree with certification to teach high school art, second BA for Interior Design and third BA in Architecture. Pam and her husband Peter Smith opened their architecture practice in 1978 with projects from Maine to Houston. She founded CAMP ARCH-KID-TECH, a summer week- long architecture camp for children 12-17 in 1994. For her 50th birthday a friend suggested she take a Nantucket basket class offered at the DAA, and over the next few years she entered baskets in the Marshfield Fair crafts division and in 2010 to the DAA Midsummer Arts Show where she was awarded Best of Show for her Nantucket sewing basket. Pam has enjoyed teaching Nantucket basket classes, along with her sister Patty Campbell, at the DAA since 2008.


"I am a collage artist.
I work to employ both deliberate and spontaneous appliqués.
I begin the composition with a simple color pencil plan on paper.
On the canvas or board the color of light and atmosphere is applied with intuitive gestures with paint.
I then sift through a collection of painted papers and cloth.
The pieces are cut and torn and applied with acrylic medium and enhanced with acrylic paint>
My compositions are enlivened by the unexpected combination of materials.
The patterns create blossoms of textures on the surface of the painting.
My goal is to evoke joy."

Calling All Instructors!

The Duxbury Art Association is looking for instructors to show your artwork in our gallery and to teach at the DAA.  We need teachers of digital media, sewing, jewelry making, print making, drawing, and painting...come share your passion!  Email Liz Queeny at for more information!