Ellen Duarte has been creating a Christmas card almost every year since taking up botanical illustration more than a decade ago, when she began her studies at Wellesley College Botanic Garden. She earned her Certificate of Botanical Illustration in 2015. Ellen grew up in Maine and raised her family on Cape Cod. She currently resides in Centerville and is still frequently visiting Maine. She and her husband enjoy three grown children and many grandchildren.
DEBORAH FOWLER GREENWOOD received her Masters in Art Education at Temple University’s Tyler School as well as graduate study at RISD, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and the Maryland Institute of Art. She has taught watercolor classes at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod in Yarmouth and at the Main Line Art Center in Haverford, Pa. She presently teaches art at Cape Cod Lighthouse Charter School and was recognized as the Arts Educator of the Year in 2011 by the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod. She has received numerous exhibition awards and her work can be found in both private and corporate collections. Greenwood maintains a studio at the Harwich Cultural Center. www.deborahfowlergreenwood.com
Stephen Haines is a photojournalist and worked on the staff of the Cape Cod Times, The Providence Journal and The Boston Globe. Haines worked as a photographer, assignment and photo editor. Presently, Stephen teaches Photography at Boston University, and lives on the Cape as well as freelances in still and video photographer.
Robert received his Bachelor of Professional Arts degree from Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles. For 22 years he was an Art Director at J Walter Thompson and at Kenyon and Eckhardt Ad agencies in New York. He is a Signature Member of the New England Watercolor Society and the Penn. Watercolor Society.
Mellissa Morris is an abstract mixed media artist working in traditional and non-traditional
painterly and sculptural processes. A teacher and passionate abstract enthusiast her philosophy
is TO BUILD ARTISTS, SHARE SECRETS, and; TO CHALLENGE CREATIVES TO GROW!
More about Mellissa and her work can be found at: MellissaMorris.com patreon.com/mellissamorris
Susan Simon spent nearly forty years teaching middle school English and American history. most of it in Barnstable. She credits her middle school students (hormones with feet attached) with developing her sense of humor, skill at thinking on her feet, and her ability to refrain from taking herself too seriously.A juried artist and board member of the Cape Cod Art Association, her work has been exhibited there, at the Cotuit Center for the Arts, at The Plymouth Center for the Arts, and in May of 2014, her Icicle Studies were included in the exhibit “Light Matter,” sponsored by the Griffin Museum of Photography. Her work has also been exhibited at the Cahoon Museum of American Art, and the Moose Hill Audubon Gallery in Sharon in themed group shows. Additionally, Susan teaches photography to teens and tweens at the Cape Cod Art Association, leads photowalks for adults and teaches digital photography for the Sandwich Arts Alliance.
Odin Kaeselau Smith is a native Cape Codder who resides in Harwich, MA. She is a professional artist and instructor, as well as a mother of 5 sons, who uses her “spare” moments to capture time, light and emotion through her artwork. Her new thriving Gallery and Studio are in Chatham.
As a native Californian from San Francisco, Victoria absorbed forms of creative art, always drawing and painting in some form since childhood. She majored in Theater Arts at Loyola Marymount. For over twenty years she was in retail management in the designer fashion industry. Still, she remained drawn to designers and their creative process. She left the industry to pursue fine art. Roger Armstrong, a master California painter and school founder at the Laguna College of Art and Design, took her in as a protégé. From him, she learned to risk failure. “Its only paint and paper” he told her. She studied and worked for him for seven years. Upon his death, the Irvine Fine Art Center asked Victoria to continue his class. Another passion, teaching, emerged. She expanded her weekly classes to the Laguna Beach Susi Q Center and conducted workshops. Her approach, like her mentor, encourages students to lose fear, take risks and view painting as a process. When she moved to Cape Cod in 2015, She put teaching aside and focused on her own artwork. She has studio space at The Old Schoolhouse in Barnstable Village. She is a continuous participant CCAC plein air group and contributed to their second 2019 edition of Plein Air Painting on Cape Cod. She participated in Cape Cod shows and received recognition.
Anne is a contemporary painter living and working on Cape Cod. Her paintings are an immersion in nature originating from her ambles about the Cape and frequently from plein air studies. Through her work, Anne strives to convey a feeling that places the viewer not just in that location, but in that specific moment in time. Anne graduated from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY with a BFA in Communication Design: Illustration. She has completed artist residencies in Romania, Mexico, and Peru, and currently works out of her studio and gallery at 50 Pearl St on the HyArts Campus in Hyannis. www.annetochka.com
John Tunney is a full-time photographer. He is a frequent exhibitor in New England art shows and festivals, and his award-winning work has been featured in a solo exhibition at the Griffin Museum of Photography and in galleries and other venues His book, The Four Seasons of Cape Cod, was published in 2016. His photographs have appeared in Cape Cod Life, Cape Codder, Fodor’s and other publications. A Master Artist of Cape Cod Art Center, John shares his knowledge of fine-art photography in classes, workshops and seminars for beginning and experienced photographers. More about John
Bob is retired from a 40-year professional career in Environmental Health and Safety in 2018 and moved to Plymouth. Bob’s teaching experience comes form being an adjunct faculty member at Vanderbilt University and conducting hundred’s of training sessions during his professional career. He started Wheaton Images LLC in 2018 to provide commercial photography services and produce fine art for sale at art shows locally. Bob started making images when the first Nikon professional cameras were introduced in 2007. He has also been using Adobe Photoshop for over 25 years (since version 3) and Adobe Lightroom since release in 2007. Bob Initially began using Photoshop to create graphics for health and safety training software development and has used each successive version for creating digital art. Bob has won numerous awards for his photography. Bob is a member on the photo committee and a photography instructor at the Plymouth Center for the Arts. He has also been accepted as a juried artist member at Cape Cod Art Center. www.wheatonimages.com
As a contemporary realist painter, I paint a variety of subjects that inspire me and have potential for a shared experience with viewers. Regardless of the subject, I believe that the true measure of a painting’s value is whether the viewer has an immediate and intuitive connection on some level when they see it. That’s the challenge! This is the path I chose many years ago and I am mindful of how difficult and elusive that can be, yet I love to paint and work every day to achieve that goal. In the last few years my work has centered around still life painting, however I am also inspired by my surroundings and paint the natural beauty of the New England coastline where I live. In addition, I spend a considerable amount of time on figurative painting and portraits. The one constant in all my work is the exploration of light and how it affects form and creates atmosphere. My paintings are inspired by what I see and how I feel about the world around me.