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Artist of the Month

The Whistler House Museum of Art is excited to announce our new Artist of the Month Program. Each month, one of the artists of the Lowell Art Association will be featured on our website and social media as a way to better promote our talented artists! For more information regarding participation in the "Artist of the Month Program", contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 
Meet the Whistler House Museum of Art's February Artist of the Month:
 
Michele Boll
 
 
Michele is a graduate of Brandeis University and holds an MA from Tufts University. She has studied painting under renowned Boston School artist Henry Schwartz at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. Her work has been exhibited in many galleries and museums including the Rose Art Museum, the Decordova Museum, and the Whistler House Museum of Art. Michele is a past recipient of an Artist Fellowship from the Massachusetts Council on the Arts and Humanities, now the Mass Cultural Council. In 2016, she was inducted into the National Association of Women Artists. Michele is also a long-time art educator.
 
The focus of Michele's paintings has always been to create mood and emotion through the use of light and shadow. Her work spans from urban scenes to the suburban, seaside and rural. Locked down during the pandemic, she focused on the unexpected beauty of her Billerica neighborhood. Her still life paintings often have a story behind the subject matter. Sometimes this may simply be ordering take out after a busy day, or a study of a long-time marriage throughout many years. Regardless of the subject matter, the human presence will always be implied.
 
The WHMA is excited to share with you a collection of Michele's work. If you are interested in purchasing any of these paintings, contact the Whistler House Museum of Art at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call
(978) 807-6699.
 
All paintings are framed in black wooden floater frames.
 
Take Out
Acrylic on Canvas
9" x 12"
$400
 
Twilight
Acrylic on Linen
11" x 14"
$500
 
Walking Home
Acrylic on Canvas
9" x 12"
$450
 
Sarah's San Francisco
Acrylic on Canvas
12" x 16"
$650
 
Season's End
Acrylic on Linen
11" x 15"
$600
 
Shirley Station
Acrylic on Linen
9" x 12"
$400
 
Love Song
Acrylic on Linen
10" x 10"
$400
 
Milano's
Acrylic on Canvas
12" x 16"
$600
 
 
Of Tradition and Exploration
Acrylic on Canvas
10" x 10"
$450
 
Love Letters Through Time and Space
 
SOLD

 

January 2021

Meet the Whistler House Museum of Art's January Artist of the Month:
 
Lisa Kovvuri
 
 
Lisa Kovvuri is a contemporary realist painter working in the genre of portraiture. Born in Oakland, CA and raised on Cape Cod, MA, she received a BFA in printmaking from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 1991. When her interest later turned to oil painting, she attended various workshops including an intensive painting course at Studio Incamminati in Philadelphia, PA. She eventually went on to study the methods of the Boston School for four and a half years, as taught at Ingbretson Studios, under the tutelage of ARC Master Mary Minifie.
 
In recent years Lisa has developed an approach to painting which lets her create the subtle qualities of form and surface for which she is becoming known. Using a process of direct, opaque layers of paint carried through to a refined finish with sensitively considered detail, she can delve beneath the
appearances of her subjects, and explore and express the substance of an inner emotional world which we all share.
 
Lisa’s 2017 solo exhibition, The Portrait Experience was held at the Whistler House Museum of Art in Lowell, MA. She was a resident studio artist at the museum from 2014 to 2019 where she also taught drawing, painting, and printmaking classes in the museum’s Youth Summer Art Program.
 
Her work has been featured in American Art Collector, Southwest Art, Artscope Magazines, the Portrait Society of America’s quarterly journal,
The Art of the Portrait, and has been exhibited nationwide in major juried exhibitions including Oil Painters of America, The National Oil and Acrylic
Painters Society, Salon International, and The Salmagundi Club, NY.
 
Recent honors she received in 2020 include Finalist in The Art Renewal Center 15th Annual Salon, Select 50 in The Portrait Society of America International Portrait Competition, and 10th Place in The Portrait Society of America Members Only Competition. She was a Portrait Society of America Members only Competition Finalist in 2019, and in the same year received The Whistler Award in The Whistler House Museum of Art Juried Members Exhibition, and The Ridgewood Art Institute Award in the Salmagundi Club NY Open Exhibition.
 
Working full time in her Southern New Hampshire studio, Lisa currently shows and sells her work through invitational, group, and juried exhibitions locally and nationally, and on commission.
 
The WHMA is excited to share with you a collection of Lisa's work. If you are interested in purchasing any of these paintings, contact the Whistler House Museum of Art at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call
(978) 807-6699.
 
Summer's Autumn
Oil on Wood
16" x 20"
$4,000
 
Akhila in Blue
Oil on Linen
28" x 20"
$5,600
 
Elements
Oil on Aluminum
24" x 20"
$6,400
 
Leaving Shadows
Oil on Wood
18" x 18"
$4,200
 
Cloak of Misgiving
Charcoal on Paper
16" x 19"
$1,500
 
At the Window
Oil on Linen
12" x 9"
$1,200
 
Paul in Winter
Oil on Panel
12" x 9"
$1,200
 
Richard
Oil on Panel
9" x 6"
$650
 
Commission a Portrait for You or a Loved one!
 
In addition to the paintings for sale, Lisa also accepts portrait commissions! Below are two examples of her previous work.
 
If you are interested in commissioning a portrait,
Click here to view the custom pricing guide.
 
 
 

December 2020

Meet the Whistler House Museum of Art's December Artist of the Month:
 
Mary Rose O'Connell
 
 
Mary Rose, a contemporary realist, is a classically trained artist and teacher. She is primarily an oil painter with concentrations in portrait, still life, marine, and plein air painting. Her paintings and commission works are done in both oil and acrylic with a wide range of options from gallery wrap to gilded framing. The paintings are often done from life and may also be done from high quality photographs when desired.
 
In pursuit of her artistic training Mary Rose had many years of formal training in the Boston School tradition. Her work shows the benefit of a strong grounding in draftsmanship and design. This style of painting is done in natural light and is influenced by the beautiful colors of the impressionists.
 
Mary Rose maintains a studio in the Whistler House Museum of Art in Lowell, Massachusetts. She is a juried artist member of The Copley Society of Art, The Rockport Art Association and Museum, and The North Shore Arts Association. Mary Rose is also a member of The Allied Artists of America, The American Society of Marine Artists, The Guild of Boston Artists, and The Lowell Art Association. She has won many awards and has numerous works in both private and public collections throughout the United States.
 
The WHMA is excited to share with you a collection of Mary Rose's work. If you are interested in purchasing any of these paintings, contact the Whistler House Museum of Art
at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (978) 807-6699.
 
Each painting includes a Certificate of Authenticity with purchase.
 
Along the Street
Oil
Floater Frame
38" x 50"
$3,800
 
Atlantic Surf
Oil
Framed
26" x 32"
$3,600
 
Pinot
Oil
Framed
18" x 15"
$950
 
Sugar Magnolias
Oil
Framed
18" x 22"
$3,200
 
Garden Rose
Oil
Framed
14" x 12"
$550
 
Pumpkin Patch
Oil
Framed
8" x 10"
$450
 
Sugar Hill
Oil
Framed
8" x 10"
$450
 
Frozen Pond Boston Public Garden
Oil
Framed
28" x 34"
$3,600
 
Mill Pond
Oil
Framed
34" x 46"
$3,700
 
Oregon Pinot
Oil
Unframed
22" x 26"
$1,800
 
Little River Study
Oil
Framed
12" x 10"
$550
 
Sweet White Magnolias
Oil
Framed
22" x 26"
$3,400
 
Old San Juan
Oil
Framed
12" x 10"
$550
 
Surf
Oil
Framed
12" x 12"
$950
 
Toward the Sea
Oil
Framed
12" x 10"
$550
 
Through the Mist
Oil
Unframed
16" x 12"
$1,100
 
Vineyard Flowers at Giclee Print
Oil
Framed
29" x 35"
$1,500
 
Twilight
Oil
Framed
12" x 10"
$550
 
Whiffle Tree Country Store
Oil
Floater Frame
38" x 50"
$3,800

November 2020

Meet the Whistler House Museum of Art's November Artist of the Month:
 
Tom Gill
 
 
Tom is a well known artist throughout New England. He was born in Lowell and raised in Chelmsford. He started his painting career at a young age and pursued an education in fine art from the Art Institute of Boston.
 
Tom was also a rock musician in the 80's, developing his own unique style of painting. He notes, "I feel like I'm making music when I'm painting...and that's why there's rhythm in my paintings". The result is always loose and impressive with harmonious colors that interplay with light. With a distinguishable style that is notably recognizable, this talented artist has won many awards throughout the country.
 
He is a member of the North Shore Art Association, Rockport Art Association, Chelmsford Art Society, and the Lowell Art Association, Inc. His paintings are owned by many private collectors, businesses, hospitals, and educational institutions in Boston and the region.
 
As a valued member of the Lowell Art Association, Inc., we are excited to share with you a collection of his work.
If you are interested in purchasing any of these paintings, contact the Whistler House Museum of Art at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 
Scuba Fins
Acrylic
16" x 20"
$650.00
 
The Critics
Acrylic
16" x 20"
$500.00
 
 
Lowell Cemetery
Acrylic
18" x 24"
$1,200.00
 
The Picnic
Acrylic
20" x 24"
$1,200.00
 
Stage Fort Park
Acrylic
30" x 40"
$2,500.00
 
Fixing Julia's Hair
Acrylic
20" x 24"
$1,200.00
 
Chelmsford Common
Acrylic
36" x 48"
$3,000.00
 
The Crack House
Acrylic
24" x 30"
$1,200.00
SOLD
 
Provincetown
Acrylic
24" x 36"
$1,800.00
 
After the Easter Egg Hunt
Acrylic
24" x 30"
$1,500.00
 
The Heffernan's
Acrylic
30" x 40"
$2,500.00
 
Diana In Purple Dress
Acrylic
30" x 40"
Unframed
$2,500.00
 
The Beacon Marine Basin
Acrylic
24" x 36"
$1,200.00
 
Snow Creek
Acrylic
16" x 20"
$650.00
 
No Folk Festival
Acrylic
36" x 48"
$2,500.00
 
Western Avenue
Acrylic
36" x 48"
Unframed
$1,800.00
 
Nude With Glasses
Acrylic
20" x 24"
$700.00
 
Nude With Reds
Acrylic
20" x 24"
$700.00
 
Motif Harbor
Acrylic
24" x 30"
$1,500.00
 
Chelmsford Woods
Acrylic
24" x 30"
$1,000.00
 
Prospect Street
Acrylic
24" x 36"
$1,800.00
SOLD

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