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Artist Profile: Kathy Weber

On a regular basis, artist Kathy Weber meets a friend at a local diner. The visit isn’t about eggs and bacon—or even in-depth conversation—it’s about taking in the surroundings.
“I sit there and sketch,” Weber says. She draws her fellow diners, who often eat too quickly for her to get down all the details, but it’s always a fun exercise. “I…

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Artist Profile: Brenda Silva

A lifelong Provincetown resident, Brenda Silva is the fourth generation of a Portuguese fishing family. That’s important to note about this artist because it’s her familiarity with this picturesque world, its legendary fishing community, and her family’s life that makes her paintings resonate. “I paint what I truly, deeply know about, and I primarily paint from memory,” Silva says.
Drawn to…

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Artist Profile: Julia O’Malley-Keyes

Maritime artists are known for their attention to detail, their nearly scientific ability to capture the intricacies of rigging, the exact swell and line of every sail, the perfect curve of each gleaming hull. Each tiny brass fitting on a yacht’s deck is rendered with an engineer’s precision. Even nature’s bounding, messy glory is captured with photograph-like accuracy.
When you meet…

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Artist Profile: Brandon Newton

One of Brandon Newton’s favorite things to paint on Martha’s Vineyard is the vast nighttime sky. Newton is an Expressionist inspired by both the light and dark sides of the natural world. He loves the darkness and can often be seen painting en plein air at night on Vineyard docks, but he is also inspired by the endless stars spangled…

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Artist Profile: Richard Mckinley

Richard McKinley’s connection to Cape Cod began long before he ever picked up a paint brush. As a child, one of his mother’s favorite songs to sing was “Old Cape Cod.” So began what he calls a “magical connection” with this famous spit of land.
Now a renowned pastel painter around the country, McKinley was born and raised far away from…

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Artist Profile: Sharon McGauley

Painter Sharon McGauley recalls days and nights spent on Cape Cod’s beaches as inspirational experiences that have defined her contemporary paintings. Intrigued by the intersection of sea, sky, and land, McGauley translates her experiences into uniquely evocative oil paintings that have won numerous awards and landed her work in collections around the world.
 “I think most of my paintings come from…

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Artist Profile: Carlos Lopez

Looking at his luscious oil paintings of oysters on the walls of Martha’s Vineyard’s Eisenhauer Gallery, it’s easy to believe that Carlos Lopez once dreamed of becoming a famous chef. This artist wants to capture your attention by appealing to your senses. His paintings are a feast for the eyes with glimmering swirls of color in boldly rendered, in-your-face depictions…

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Artist Profile: Bao Lede

Bao Lede’s works are a reflection not only of his cultural roots in China, but of his emotions towards his adopted home on Cape Cod. Rooted in the traditions of Chinese art, which are based on ink paint and calligraphy, his work often emphasizes themes that celebrate nature and the human  form. Though his latest pieces include more landscape themes…

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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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