October - November 2019
The paintings and drawings in “Disegni da Roma” are the fruit of Carrie Nixon’s embrace of Rome and its often lesser-known marvels. In October, 2018 she took a local watercolor workshop taught entirely in Italian by Rome native Francesco Paparozzi, who brought his students to secret and amazing spots. Both “Via Giulia” and “Santa Barbara, one of the Smallest Churches in Rome ” were created during this workshop. Another memorable spot that Nixon frequently visited was the Jewish Ghetto (dating back to the 2nd century BC) and the adjacent Theatre of Marcellus – one of this exhibit ’s watercolors depicts afternoon light on the Theatre ’s soaring but broken columns. In short, these watercolors and drawings offer an intimate, personal view of Rome, largely away from the teeming tourist spots.
Nixon brought 35 years of teaching and 40 years of art making to exploring Rome where she selected the subjects for both formal elements (light, color, texture, etc.) as well as for the emotional and historic stories embedded in the motifs. The clear, golden Mediterranean light figured prominently in many works, as well as a fascination with the layering of ancient and modern in a living city.
Nixon’s artwork has been in many juried group exhibitions. Her work focuses primarily on figurative drawings and paintings, but also includes plein air paintings that combine landscape and figurative work. She graduated from the fine arts program at Yale University and achieved her MFA in Drawing from Wayne State University. •
July - August 2019
Susan Hong-Sammons likes to paint “everything that will make you stop and notice this world." She views herself primarily as a portrait artist and enjoys environmental portraiture, creating paintings of people in a particular memory. She has placed her subjects in the same fields as Monet, hiking through the desert, beach-combing the Cape or brewing with pals at the corner pub. Her art captures brides and grooms in their fresh beginning, color-filled still-life compositions from her collectors' gardens, or paintings of the gardens themselves.
Susan holds a Master of Fine Arts Degree from Pratt Institute, New York. She is affiliated with the Palette and Chisel Academy of Arts, Oil Painters of America, and the American Impressionist Society. She is represented in various private, corporate, and public galleries in the US, Europe, Japan, and China, and her work has won multiple awards – including “2017 National Juried Exhibition”, Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, Cincinnati, Ohio (Portrait Award); “18th Frances N. Roddy Competition,” Concord Center for the Visual Arts, MA; and the “2017 Guild of Boston Artist Juried Exhibition,” Boston, MA, (Second Place Award).
Joanne Talbott Quinn
May - June 2019
Princeton artist, Joanne Talbot Quinn has been an artist most of her life. She has experience working with all media, but particularly prefers painting with pastel and oil paint. Her painting style crosses Realism with the softer edges and painterly qualities of Impressionism. She is inspired by the gentle beauty and connection between her work and nature with all its riches.
A graduate of Massachusetts College of Art and Design with a BFA in painting and art education, Joanne has taught students art and photography in area schools for more than 25 years. She is a member of the Academic Artists Association, Princeton Arts Association and the Worcester Plein-Air Group. Joanne has been the recipient of numerous awards in shows throughout the Northeast, most recently in Invitational and member exhibitions in galleries on Prince Edward Island and Cape Cod.
Allan Forrest Small
October - November 2017
Allan Forrest Small grew up in Massachusetts and started painting as soon as he was old enough to hold a brush. He currently lives in Worcester County and paints all over New England. His award-winning work has been nin numerous solo exhibitions and juried shows from Virginia to Mai.
Allan works in all media, but is first and foremost a watercolorist. He loves the awareness in watercolor of the medium as much as the subject matter – that sense of looking at a pictorial subject while simply enjoying the sensuous effects of transparent puddles of color on white paper. A lifelong interest in architectural history and historic preservation sometimes informs his choice of subjects. Many of his compositions explore architectural subjects, cropped abruptly to create formal - essentially abstract - patterns, but with details rendered more or less naturalistically. He is interested in the way these close-ups suggest broader scenes, while leaving the bigger picture to be filled in by the observer. Similarly, he is often drawn to neglected places, fascinated by the way their decay engages the imagination, drawing the viewer into a kind of silent conversation with the piece.
PAINT THE TOWN - 2016
Featuring Paintings of Worcester by Local Artists • Sept. - Oct. 2016
Emilie Astell - Sharon Jordan Bahosh - Gerard Blouin - Deanna Degon - Raquel Derry - Tom Grady
Michael Graves - Robert Graves - Laureen Hylka Wondolowski - Mary Hollingsworth
Karen Jarosz - Carrie Nixon - Jackie Penny - Norman H. Ringdahl - Michael Rogan
Tom Saupe - Linda Sinacola - Mark Waitkus - Aaron White
The Prints and the Potter Gallery continues bringing fine art and hand-made American crafts to Worcester with this new exhibition, inviting some of Worcester County’s – and New England’s - foremost artists to express their responses to life in Massachusetts’ second-largest city. The show will include artistic depictions of Worcester landmarks and landscapes such as street scenes, parks, historic locations, sculptures, factories, and areas we pass through every day and tend to take for granted. Featured artists have been encouraged to showcase the city in diverse artistic styles and mediums and from their personal perspectives, allowing viewers to experience and rediscover Worcester through the eyes of each individual artist.
October - November 2014
Jerry Aissis - Gerard Blouin - Bob Duffy - Chris Gill
Jane Goldman - Susan Swinand - Allan Forest Small - Barry Van Dusen
As part of its 40th Anniversary celebration, The Prints and the Potter was proud to host an exhibition of new, watercolor works by noted New England artists. These eight artists each bring their own, unique approach to the medium, and represent a wide variety of styles, from traditional realism to impressionism and abstraction.