Cape Cod ART Stories and Profiles

Artist Profile: Michael Klein

Simple observations of beautiful subjects are at the heart of painter Michael Klein’s work. The artist most often captures fleeting beauty in timeless still lifes.
Surrounded by the hustle and bustle of New York City, Klein’s studio is an oasis amid chaos. There, he finds inspiration to create art that focuses on tranquility—on the simple, unadorned beauty of a few flowers,…

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Artist Profile: L.R. Jasper

Most photographs capture a single moment in time. Yet, a fine art photograph does so much more; it makes the viewer feel something. Eastham photographer, L.R. Jasper’s goal is to create a connection between the viewer, the photographer and the single frame.
“It’s about finding a picture that sings to me and resonates with others,” Jasper says.
The journey of creating art…

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Artist Profile: Robert Frazier

When Robert Frazier prepares to paint, he selects only a limited choice of colors—just as his mother taught him. The oil painter creates evocative, Impressionistic landscapes with only two yellows, three blues, two reds, a dark brown, and a white. He says he wants each painting to portray the special mood of a particular subject with vivid immediacy.
This artist is…

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Artist Profile: Jack Dickerson

The study of color and design has dominated Jack Dickerson’s life and work, but his passion for painting came later in life. “I didn’t pick up a paintbrush until I was in my 50s,” the Cape Cod artist says.
A successful owner of a graphic design business, Dickerson enjoyed his career and his life. But, around his 50th birthday, he started…

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Artist Profile: ChalermAkhwan ‘Kwan’ Buadam

Painting all day long is Chalermakhwan ‘Kwan’ Buadam’s idea of perfection. “I could work all day at the easel. I’m happiest when I’m working and thankful I have the ability to work,” Buadam says. A native of Thailand, Buadam had artistic ambitions as a young girl, even painting the walls of her home, much to her mother’s chagrin. Eventually, her…

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Artist Profile: Philip Bergson

In the depths of winter, when temperatures dip into the 20s, even hardy Cape Codders don’t want to spend too much time outside. That’s not the case for artist Philip Bergson; he is invigorated by it. If he stumbles upon a landscape—even on a frigid coastal day—that intrigues him, he’ll set up his easel and get to work.
“I’ll paint in…

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Artist Profile: Mark Beck

A painter for 25 years, Mark Beck has found the best way to keep his art fresh and creative is to change up his style. “When I look at my work sometimes, it almost looks like a different artist is painting,” says Beck.

The common thread through many of his paintings is the inclusion of simple, small structures often juxtaposed against…

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Lauren Wolk

Lauren Wolk is working on her third novel. “The first one was published by Random House and the second one is with my agent,” Wolk says. “The third one is mostly still in my head.” While the author spins her latest yarn, she is also happily busy with her other two passions. The first is her work as associate director…

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Robyn Whaples

Robyn Whaples, a 2014 graduate of Sandwich High School, is on the path toward a career in animation, and she credits the “ArtWorks School to Careers” program sponsored by Heritage Museums & Gardens and the Cape and Islands Workforce Investment Board with cultivating her passion for this hot art form.

As a junior at Sandwich High School, Robyn participated in the…

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Sarah Van Sciver

Growing up in a family where she was immersed in all facets of the arts, it is no surprise that multi-talented musician and composer Sarah Van Sciver has an affinity for cultural organizations such as the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod, the Cape Symphony, Harwich Junior Theatre, the Cotuit Center for the Arts, and many more.

“My mother tells me I…

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