February 27th-April 9th
Ever since she was a little girl, Christine thought she was odd because she loved color. She sees poetry in colors. Hears in colors. When she looks at a flower, she sees the color of the flower, but also sees the color inside the flower; She sees the color of the stem, the color of the leaves, and the color of the background. When she retired, Christine decided to go to the senior center and take an art class. Three dollars for three hours and her life finally had meaning. Art comes to her in many forms but watercolor gives her the opportunity to use color, to control color, and share how that color – colors her life. When COVID hit she began paint pouring and discovered that she had found her creative outlet. She has loved paint pouring and this past year she created art as her interpretation of her life. When she paints she is calm, focused and just creates.
Christine Davidson was born in Woonsocket, RI. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree and Master's Degree in Elementary Education, and C.A.G.Sin Instructional Technology. Christine began her teaching career in Central Falls and became an Elementary School Administrator working in Exeter, West Greenwich and Cumberland before accepting a position in Westerly as Principal of State Street School.
Jennifer Varas Maccione
Jennifer is a local artist that grew up and currently resides in Rhode Island. She’s been inspired by many forms of art, since childhood! She’s deeply drawn to the beauty of nature. Jennifer spent a lot of time hiking, being on the beach, catching a sunset and you will see many forms of these landscapes with very expressive emotions poured into her pieces. She chooses to work mostly with acrylic and oil paint in an abstract style.
Jennifer hopes that each person that receives her art will feel the energy, story and sense of peace and healing she puts into each brush stroke.
Jennifer also does custom order paintings including any type of landscapes, pet paintings, and any other pieces you wish to discuss with her.
Click here to visit Jennifer's Facebook page and learn more about her art. Browse through her work, find the piece that speaks to you and send her a message for purchasing.
APRIL 10th - May 21st
Veronica Pedro-Brown lives in Hopkinton, Rhode Island with her supportive family, a pair of rescued senior cats, and works as a nursing assistant. She has always nurtured her artistic growth by learning and exploring any way she can. At different times going through RISD's Continuing Education programs, online workshops, local instruction, or countless hours lost in YouTube.
Always influenced by faith, nature and story; Veronica's personal work is often inspired by cronies, and honors the feminine. Her commissioned work has included children's portraits, home portraits, symbolic stories, and seascapes. Visit Veronica's Instagram Account to see more of her artwork and message her directly for inquiries.
Laurie MacKenzie, a Westerly Native, has been painting her whole life and teaching for 40 years to all ages. Her passion for painting has never wavered. Laurie’s two favorite mediums are oil and watercolor. Two complete opposites. Laurie spent a period of time sculpting portrait busts. She was the owner of her own art instruction and retail business
for 16 years in downtown Westerly.
Predominantly self-taught she has studied under various artists and in training seminars throughout the US. She has been published as a convention “artist” and has taught all over the states; up and down the Northeast, in NJ, Tampa, Ohio, Las Vegas and as far west as Seattle. Today, Laurie teaches in two local locations, instilling confidence in her
students, providing guidance and inspiration while sharing her vast knowledge of product.
Many of her paintings have sold locally and she has been in numerous regional shows and has received many awards over the years. A fun little-known fact about Laurie is that she has a decorative painted heart box which is cataloged and in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institute's Festival Of Christmas Trees collection.
Laurie takes commissions, including pet portraits. Click here to visit her website.