-Meet Eileen Casey
A newly appointed Eminence of the International Association of Pastel Societies, Eileen majored in Art at Emmanuel College. She taught art and worked with children close to 40 years. Her primary medium is pastel and she enjoys printmaking, mixed media, and graphite. She is a Master Artist at Cape Cod Art Center. She is a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America, the Connecticut Pastel Society, as well as the Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod, where she is past Recording Secretary, past Vice President and currently serving on the Board. She is a member of several additional art organizations. She was a pastel instructor at the Creative Arts Center in Chatham in 2018. Eileen earned First Place in the 2012 Pastel Journal and an Honorable Mention in 2013. She was also chosen for their 2017 “7 Emerging Pastel Artists to Watch”. She has been honored with numerous national, regional and local awards for her work. Eileen shows at Sandwich Antiques Center and with the Sandwich Arts Alliance.
-Meet ED CHESNOVITCH
-Meet John Tunney
John specializes in fine-art photography and coastal imagery. His work includes impressionistic seascapes, traditional landscapes and scenics, still lifes, abstracts and creative portraits of jellyfish and other sea life. He prints his own work using archival art papers and pigment inks. The results have met with both popular and critical success. A frequent exhibitor in art shows and festivals, John’s award-winning work has been featured in a solo exhibition at the Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA, and in many solo and group shows in galleries and other exhibition centers. His book, The Four Seasons of Cape Cod, was published in 2016.
As a photography educator, he’s created and taught programs for many organizations, including the Cape Cod Art Center, where he served as a board member and president, and helped launch and lead its Photography Center of Cape Cod and its annual CLICK! Photography Conference. He also leads photo tours both locally and abroad for the CCAC. He lives and teaches on Cape Cod.
– Meet Robin Wessman
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. They are also fueled by imagination, experience and continuous development. I paint objects or scenes that fit my narratives and have the potential to go beyond the obvious and inspire viewers to see more than an accurate depiction of the subjects. I enjoy the challenge of examining my subjects more closely through the process of painting and discovering new ways to express my ideas. My desire to push technical craftsmanship along with emotion and implied narrative is what excites and drives me as a painter. My intention for every painting is to seize the viewer’s attention and hold them long enough to think or feel some connection that gives them pleasure.