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Donna Bascom Lund

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Donna Bascom Lund lives with her husband Perley in picturesque East Alstead, NH. She attended area schools and graduated from Fall Mountain Regional in Langdon, NH in 1972 and Green Mountain College, Poultney, VT in 1974 with an Associate of Arts degree.

Favorite subjects are landscape, nature and architecture in watercolor or soft pastels. Observers have described her work as calming and peaceful. The play of light and shadow and the beauty of nature inspire her.

Donna's work has been shown in local venues and juried exhibits. She received first place in Water Medium at Art in the Park, Keene in 2011 and 2012. Her painting are collected throughout New England and as far away as Hawaii and India. She is a member of the Walpole Artisan Coop, Saxtons River Art Guild and The Vermont Watercolor Society.

 


 

David Howell

www.dghowellfarm.com

David Howell has been painting fifty years and has had exhibitions in Europe, California, New York and now almost exclusively in New England. He lives on a small working farm with his wife (Susan) and dog (Phoebe). His current string of paintings are inspired by the sights surrounding him in Walpole, throughout the Connecticut River Valley, scenes from geology and wine excursions in France as well as a line of work where well-known paintings are copied and “enhanced” with cows or other farm animals. Professionally Howell was a research geologist with U.S. Geological Survey and a professor at Stanford University. In retirement he is a Director of the Windham World Affairs Council, a Steering Committee Member of the Walpole International Affairs Discussion Group, a Trustee to the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, a Board member of the Walpole Artisan’s Cooperative and lecture at Distant Hill Gardens on topics such as New England tectonics, continental glaciations and all about water. He continues to consult with vintners in California and regularly leads wine tastings and wine and art tours to benefit local non-profits.
 

 


 

 


 

Susan Riach - Susan Riach Designs - Contemporary Jewelry Designs

www.susanriachdesigns.com

Artist Statement:  
Having the great fortune and gift of an artistic spirit and while completing metalsmithing classes, I realized that designing, forging, hammering and sculpting little pieces of wearable art was to be my passion.   
My unique jewelry creations in sterling silver, are bold, strong and contemporary, yet make a simple, classic and elegant statement that complements the flow and contours of the body.   I take my inspiration from the organic and architectural elements which surround me, and design from the simplicity of the soul. My pieces are recognized and noted for their flow, which has naturally evolved from my longtime practice and dedication to yoga.    
Please visit my website at www.susanriachdesigns.com.  I hope you enjoy my work as much as I love creating it for you!  
Artist Biography:  
Susan trained in metalsmithing at Metalwerx, in Waltham, MA; continues with classes and workshops at the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen, as well as other venues throughout New England, and currently with Sussy-Rose Shields, a brilliant instructor, jeweler and mentor, in her studio in Wilton, NH.   
Affiliations:  
Juried member in the following organizations:   Sharon Arts Center; Newburyport Artist Association; Hollis Art Society; Walpole Artisans Co-op and Hannah Grimes Marketplace.  Galleries featuring work:   Alpers Fine Art, Andover, MA; Sharon Arts Fine Craft Gallery, Peterborough, NH; Newburyport Art Association Gallery, Newburyport, MA; Walpole Artisans Co-operative; Walpole, NH (Coop Artist Owner), Hannah Grimes Marketplace, Keene, NH, NOA Gift Gallery, West Concord, MA, Gallery at the Vault, Springfield, VT and Guest Artist Fall 2015/Winter 2016 at Collective ~the Art of Craft, Woodstock, VT.  Suusan also participates in several arts shows, art fairs and trunk shows throughout NH, MA and ME.    
 

 


 

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Susan Roston - Fused Glass

www.Shimmerling.com

I like experimenting with fused glass in trying to capture the luminosity, transparency, and radiance of light.  I seek to explore the unfolding of forms, colors, textures in the layering of glass and inclusions.

My landscapes combine my glass cutting and design skills to create scenes influenced by the nature of glass.  I do not start from a pattern, but rather build up a scene from the glass surrounding me. Thus each artwork is one of a kind.   A piece of streaky glass may reflect a lake or an evening sky, iridized glass may suggest meadows or mountains, dichroic glass captures snow, waterfalls and perhaps the sun.  These various types of glass are merged to form a harmonious landscape.   Depth is created by many firings of layers of glass including dichroic scrape, frit, and glass powder paint tack fused to add dimension and texture.

My inspirations come from the natural world.   They are not actual places but rather a distillation of various landscapes I have seen.  

 


 

Almut Yakovleff - Hand-crafted pottery