Artistic Roots Gallery is welcoming four new artists to the Visiting Artists’ Program beginning October 1st. The artists include: painters, Joan Barnum and Robert Biggs; glass and paper artist, James Frase White, and woodworker, William Ferrullo. Artistic Roots will sponsor a VISTING ARTIST RECEPTION on October 19th from 5-7 pm. All are welcome and refreshments will be served.
Joan Barnum is a self-taught artist who paints still life and landscapes in oils. She finds inspiration in the effect of light on simple objects, and in the woods, fields, and quiet back roads of the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. Whether working from a still life setup in her studio or heading outside with her easel, Joan paints from life when she can. She also enjoys the craftsmanship of painting – experimenting with tools, surfaces, pigments, mediums, and color mixing.
Robert Biggs lives and works in Saco, Maine as the Executive Director of Main Street Saco. He does oil only and was taught by his mom who painted extensively prior to having children. His subjects lean toward barns and boats. “Barns intrigue me as they are disappearing at an alarming rate and the all have a lot of wonderful stories of the people who worked in them,” commented Rob. "I either have the building or boat dominate the canvas to show its age and importance or really large skies to emphasize the remoteness of the building."
James Frase-White is a stain glass artist and paper cutter. He is currently a Board Member of the Northeast Kingdom Artisans Guild and a member of the League of NH Craftsmen. He has a background in education and worked as a Title I Reading teacher for many years. His artwork shows the joy Jim finds in life and his wonderful use of color.
William Ferullo has been in the carpentry trade for over 10 years full time. He started working for my father’s construction company even earlier that that. In the years since those early days he have done basically all phases of carpentry from framing to finish work and has worked with some very talented and skilled craftsman over the years.
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