The following Wild Apple Graphics artists will be on site, at VINS, the days they are featured to share different techniques and answer questions.
Featured Artists of the Week
Phyllis Adams: Sunday, October 1st
"Color and shape is the language I use to capture the feeling, mood or impression of my subject matter. I find straddling the edges of realism and abstraction the most exciting and challenging aspect of my art."
One of nine children, Phyllis Adams was born in Boston, and has lived most of her life in New England. She spent her childhood summers in Westport, Massachusetts, a pristine coastal town that she now calls home. Although her heart has always been in art, Phyllis' career took a different path. In addition to being the proud mother of three sons, she worked for over a decade as a computer software manager. Today she paints full-time, creating art that "evokes the natural beauty of coastal New England, she says. "The ocean, the beaches and the wild life are my constant inspiration."
When the weather requires it, you can find Phyllis painting in her studio. In the summer she takes her small Boston Whaler, along with a dog or two, out on the Westport River. "I pull up to a sandbar and set up my easel—taking a dip now and then— combining my two favorite activities, painting and swimming."
Julia Purinton: Monday, October 2nd
Fine artist and muralist Julia Purinton divides her time between the urban South End of Boston and a small rural village in Vermont. Both places provide plenty of material for her evocative landscapes and cityscapes. Working in oils, acrylics, venetian plaster and glaze, Julia's artwork has the luminous glow and vintage romance of images by artists who influence her: William Turner, John Singer Sargent and the Brandywine River School painters. Many layers of glaze create the atmospheric moods of her landscapes. Her work is found in galleries in New England and California.
Kathrine Lovell: Tuesday, October 3rd
Kathrine comes from a family with a long history of art making. Her ancestors carved stone for Canterbury Cathedral in England. Generations of artists grace her family tree. She continues her family legacy working as a painter, creating elegant, luminous images that balance an ethereal view of the natural world with meticulous patterning. She lives in Rhode Island where her studio/gallery is nestled amongst the pastoral landscape of farmland, ocean and forest.
Melissa Averinos: Wednesday, October 4th
Melissa Averinos lives and breathes art. She paints and collages with abandon, and is a creator of contemporary quilts and all sorts of other beautiful things. She was awarded Best in Show for her original modern quilt at QuiltCon, and teaches modern quilting both from her home studio and on the road. Melissa loves painting, quilting, rust, unicorns, yoga, gardening, thrift shopping and pie. She grew up on Cape Cod and now works from a studio in her old house which she shares with her "adorable husband and rescue dogs".