“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.”
Dutch born and raised artist Valerie Garth, says that drawing and painting has changed her life. ‘I was an Event Planner for major American hotel chains, back in Amsterdam, working with international clients and this job gave me some creativity to organize, which I loved. But it wasn’t until I started drawing and painting that I noticed I didn’t use even 10% of my creativity’. The artist, who’s mother is Dutch and father is American, has her Bachelor Of Economics degree since 2013, with a major in Event Management. In the meanwhile, Valerie has been using raw canvas materials to create her art pieces and using variant brands of acrylic paints, along with different techniques and tools. She also is a big fan of charcoal pencils, since the pencils will always leave a mark and therefor always leave a drawing behind.
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!
PAMELA CAMPBELL SMITH
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!