Diane T. Francis – Painter/Printmaker
“Catherine” / Woodcut
Diane T. Francis is an artist/educator. She has a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Sculpture and a Master’s of Art Education. She has been creating art for a very long time. Her training is in sculpture, but not having a welder or a kiln made her change her focus. She now works more in 2D, painting, drawing and printmaking. She primarily paints with oils and as for printmaking she does mono-prints, intaglio and woodblock. Her intent is to produce intensely personal yet broadly human images, ones that demand dialogue and reflection. She has exhibited extensively and her work is in many private collections. Besides working in her studio, she teaches at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and at the Carroll School in Lincoln, MA.
Kate Gardner – Painter
“Asphalt in Motion” / Ink Jet Print
Kate Gardner studied drawing and painting at Boston University under the tutelage of Arthur Polonsky, David Aronson, Reed Kay, and others of the Boston Expressionists. She then began a restless lifelong exploration of mediums that combine the evocation of emotion, with story telling and imagery without benefit of words: To MIT CAVS (Center for Advanced Visual Studies) with Harriet Casdin - Silver (Holography), to Poland to explore dark, moody Eastern European animation, and finally to digital mediums as the field grew and diversified. Once again at a cross-roads: Kate is returning to the physical mediums of paint and clay: hoping she can apply what she has learned along the journey.
Arthur Garrone – Painter
“Silent Inlet / Charcoal w/Pastel Highlights
Arthur Garrone received his B.F.A. at Boston University's College of Fine Art where he studied drawing/painting with such teachers as David Aronson, Morton Sacks, Iso Papo, and both the late David Ratner and Nicholas Issak. Arthur's work can be found in both private and corporate collections, including Loomis & Sales Co. of Boston, MA, The Weber Foundation, Melrose MA and, Marist House, Cambridge, MA. "It is my intent to create a timeless quality in my work by combining elements from nature and memory, observed and invented imagery. One constant is the light that both unifies and reveals the forms. The results can be poetic and thought provoking".
David Griffin – Photographer
“Maynard Town Clock” / Ink Jet Print
Dave Griffinʼs parents gave him his first camera at age 9 and he has been photographing the world around him ever since. He considers himself a storyteller who uses visual imagery, sound, and the written word to connect people to the water, landscape, and animals which surround us. An avid kayaker, he has spent the past 10 years photographing the Assabet River and its tributaries. Dave practices “conservation photography” - a photojournalistic ethic which strives to retain a level of authenticity by never altering the essential content of the images.
Linda Grom – Painter
Untitled 3 / Acrylic on Board
After many years as a music educator Linda Grom began to compose music. Several works were published, including choral works set to the poems of Ralph Waldo Emerson. The creative awakening of composing led her to a desire to paint. She attended classes and studied privately at the Cotuit Center for the Arts, the Provincetown Museum School and the DeCordova Museum School and developed an intense passion for painting. Her paintings are a transfer of her emotions, an interconnectedness with the energies that exist within all aspects of life and forces of nature. Painting and composing music are extensions of her deep emotions, which create a tremendous thrust of energy from within. She enjoys painting outside where she can paint with her entire body in an unrestricted space, where the wind, sunlight and sounds of nature influence where the paint settles on the surface, and where sounds and rhythms in her head and heart coincide with the colors, textures and movement of the paint. The painting evolves through all these energies naturally, without premeditation.