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Artist of the Month

Meet the Whistler House Museum of Art's September Artist of the Month:
 
Suzanne Hodge
 
 
Suzanne Hodge is a Boston area-based oil painter whose favorite subject is cityscapes. Nighttime reflections in the city often evoke a feeling of mystery and possibility that are the inspiration for many of her art pieces. 
 
Hodge's first foray into painting was in 2011 on a three-month stay in the market town of Tralee, Ireland. Hodge and her sister rented a little stone cottage on a narrow country road and would ride their bikes out to neighboring towns every day. Nearly every evening they would walk down to the bay on the road that passed by their cottage. It was during this extended visit that Hodge bought some paints and a canvas and created her first piece of artwork.
 
Years earlier, in her first semester at UNH, she had taken Drawing I and II but went on to receive a degree in mathematics. 
 
Upon her return to the states, Suzanne enrolled in several courses at the New Hampshire Institute of Art (now The Institute of Art and Design at NE College) and took a studio class with Patrick McKay, who helped her to develop her current and evolving artistic style. 
 
In 2013, Hodge rented a studio space at Western Avenue Studios (WAS) in Lowell, Massachusetts. WAS is home to the largest collection of artists on the east coast. Over 300 artists of varying media have a studio or loft at this unique place. You can find Hodge nearly every day painting in her studio. She mostly uses photo references for her paintings, but will often venture out into the city to do sketches of a subject that catch her eye before completing a painting back in the studio.
 
The WHMA is excited to share with you a collection of Suzanne's work. If you are interested in purchasing any of these pieces, 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.
For more information regarding participation
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"View from Pierce Island"
20" x 20"
$890
 
"View from The Oceanic"
36" x 36"
$2,800
 
"After The Rain."
18" x 24"
$1,495
 
"Town in OPG"
18" x 24"
$1,495
 
 The Workhorse
14" x 18"
$495
 
"The Slieve Mish"
8" x 8"
$395

"The Road Home"
12" x 24"
$595
 
"Texting in Town"
24" x 30"
$1,295
 
"Tanks on Broadway"
18" x 24"
$1,295
 
"Red Boat"
24" x 24"
$1,295
 
"Outdoor Cafe"
20" x 20"
$795
 
"November Morning"
11" x 14"
$595
 
"Night Riders"
8" x 10"
$395
 
"Night Reflections"
24" x 24"
$1,250
 
"Night on North Main II"
11" x 14"
$495
 
"Night on the River"
16" x 20"
$1,250
 
"Night Moves"
18" x 20"
$1,495
 
"Night in Cork"
11" x 14"
$495
 
"Night at the Local"
8" x 8"
$295
 
"Morning on Back Central"
30" x 40"
$1,495
 
"Mill Yard"
24" x 30"
$1,495
 
"Meadow View"
20" x 24"
$1,495
 
"Lowell Scene"
12" x 16"
$590
 
"High Street Taxi"
24" x 24"
$1,750


"Heading North"
30" x 40"
$1,990
 
Green Jeep on Western Ave.
30 x 40 
$1,995

August 2021

Meet the Whistler House Museum of Art's August Artist of the Month:
 
Janice Jones
 
 
Janice’s work has been published in the Quilters Newsletter magazine, and has won many awards in fine art exhibitions and textile art shows, including “Best in Show”.

Her quilting roots go back to her great aunt who was a Mill Girl during the early 1900’s at the Bates Textile Mill in Lewiston, Maine. Following family tradition, her journey as a quilter began when she was a child.

Janice’s passion has evolved to creating art quilts, and after several years of extensive studies with prominent teachers in this field, she decided to augment her training by becoming a privately tutored art student, and studied the work of the Masters.

She feels that working with textiles allows her to push boundaries and create a story that conveys a sense of tactile warmth and character to her work. Her intention is to draw the viewer in and invite them to touch and feel the energy of her quilts. She endeavors to add texture, depth, and movement to her work. She likes to use color to create drama, and dimension, and often applies fibers and embellishments or hand painted elements for added interest.

Janice lives in Methuen, MA with her husband, David, who is also an artist. Together they give lectures, trunk shows, and workshops to Art Groups and Quilt Guilds.
 
The WHMA is excited to share with you a collection of Janice's work. If you are interested in purchasing any of these pieces, 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.
 
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..
 

 
 
Hurricane
26" x 29"
$1,900
 
 Homage to Crows
23" x 17"
$1,050
 
 Drowning in Plastic
26" x 21"
$1,050
 
 Cyclone
14" x 23"
$950
 
 Crows
36" x 23"
$2,100
 
 Arboretum
21" x 26"
$950
 
 Wave
20" x 22"
$950
 
 
Wave II
17" x 20"
$950
 
 Surf's Up
15" x 21"
$950
 
 
 Rogue Wave
23" x 37"
$2,100
 
 
 Wintergreen Wood
26" x 27"
$950

July 2021

Meet the Whistler House Museum of Art's July Artist of the Month:
 
Don Ouellette
 
 
Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, Don began his study of watercolor painting with his father, Art, in 1975. Don has studied with nationally recognized artists Jack Flynn, A.W.S., Carlton Plummer, A.W.S., Murray Wentworth, N.A., Guy Dampier, and David Lowery.

Don is an award winning landscape artist, working in oil and watercolor. His work can be found in many corporate and private collections, including Jeanne D'Arc Credit Union, the City of Lowell, Lowell Community Health Center, and Enterprise Bank. Memberships include the Lowell Art Association, the Whistler House Museum of Art.
 
 
The WHMA is excited to share with you a collection of Don'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.
 
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..
 

 
 
Seascape
Oil
12" x 24"
$1,000
 
 Winter Wonder
Oil
11" x 14"
$600
 
 Morning Light
Oil
11" x 14"
$600
 
 Rocky Shore
Oil
12" x 16"
$800
 
 Beach Day
Oil
11" x 14"
$600
 
 Still Life
Oil
12" x 16"
$900
 
 
Brook in Autumn
Oil
12" x 16"
$600

 Vinalhaven Fog
Oil
12" x 16"
$800
 
 
Lancaster Farm
Oil
12" x 16"
$800
 
 Annisquam Light
Oil
8" x 10"
$300
 
 
Pagoda House
Oil
8" x 10"
$300
 
 Berkshire Farm
Oil
8" x 10"
$300
 
 
 
Spring Sail
Oil
8" x 10"
$300
 
 Still Life #1
Oil
8" x 10"
$400
 
 Sea Rocks
Oil
6" x 8"
$200
 
 
Lowell Parlor
Oil
8" x 10"
$400
 
 

June 2021

Meet the Whistler House Museum of Art's June Artist of the Month:
 
Bill Tyers
 
Bill Tyers is a New England artist born in Lowell, Massachusetts. He attended Massachusetts College of Art and studied portrait painting under David Lowrey of the Guild of Boston Artists.
 
Bill works in oil, pastel, and charcoal and his subjects consist primarily of the figure, portraits, and cityscapes. Drawing is the foundation in all of his work, whether producing charcoal portraits or creating works in oil. He often attends life drawing classes and works from a live model to improve upon his drawing skills. Oil paintings are often completed using his drawings as a reference. The paint is applied loosely using brushes in the early stage with final marks created by pushing the paint with a palette knife, creating bold and forceful movement throughout the piece.
 
Bill worked in the newspaper industry for twenty-two years as Director of Operations for the Nashua Telegraph and later for the Lowell Sun. He was responsible for the printing and distribution of The Telegraph, The Sun and The Sentinel and Enterprise, as well as many other commercial and independent publications, including The Christian Science Monitor and The Financial Times.
In 2008 he was a recipient of the New England Newspaper Distinguished Service Award for Outstanding Leadership.
 
Bill has exhibited his work in numerous galleries and shows throughout New England including The Whistler House Museum of Art, The Loading Dock Gallery, ALL Gallery and Gallery Z in Massachusetts and The Sharon Arts Center and Sage Gallery in New Hampshire. He has designed and created artwork for Plaidswede Publishing book covers and also produced the movie poster artwork for the independent film “The Graveyard Gang”. Bill’s work can also be found in private collections throughout the United States and South America.
 
 
The WHMA is excited to share with you a collection of Bill'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.
 
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..
 

 
Ghost Ship (Fury's)
Oil (Framed)
16" x 20"
$750
 
Paige Street
Oil (Framed)
16" x 20"
$750
 
Willie Street
Oil (Framed)
16" x 20"
$720
 
Queen City
Oil (Framed)
16" x 20"
$720
  
Backstreet Neighborhood
Oil
12" x 12"
$480
 
Four Family
Oil (Framed)
9" x 12"
$520
 
Brazillian Bakery
Oil (Framed)
8" x 10"
$460
 
Row Boat
Oil
9" x 12"
$410
  
Burroughs
Oil
16" x 20"
$720
 
Stack
Oil
10" x 12"
$410
 
Riverview Mill
Oil
18" x 20"
$840
 
Critics
Oil (Framed)
18" x 24"
$740
 
 Fantasma
Oil (Framed)
16" x 20"
$1,100
 
Between Rounds
Oil
24" x 30"
$1,480
 
Figure in Purple Background
Oil (Framed)
12" x 16"
$620
 

 

May 2021

Meet the Whistler House Museum of Art's May Artist of the Month:
 
David Jones
 
“My paintings represent my feelings about the place I have visited, or the emotion I have experienced”.
 
David R. Jones was born in St. Asaph, North Wales, and moved to England as a young adult, earning undergraduate honors degrees both in Mechanical Engineering and Economics from the University of Birmingham. He subsequently moved to Paris, France, where he was honored to have his first show of Indian ink and brush paintings on Canson paper. This Paris exhibition depicting “The Body as Architecture” was sponsored and curated by Dr. Caroline Boyle-Turner, the art historian, Gauguin scholar and founder/former director of the Pont-Aven School of Contemporary Art in France.
 
David earned graduate degrees in engineering from Northeastern University and worked in the field for more than thirty years. His love for creating unique paintings finally came full circle in 2007 when he met International award-winning artist, Sharon Morley, APS, who encouraged him to add color to his Indian ink works. David is a full-time artist and President of the Methuen based Arts Institute Group of the Merrimack Valley. He is a member of the Lowell Art Association/Whistler House Museum of Art and serves as a Board Member of Methuen Community Studios, where he has hosted a monthly show at MCS “Art in the Studio” since 2018. Since 2017 David has been represented by the Galerie Beaute Du Matin Calme, Paris 15, France, who have arranged exhibits of his work annually in Paris as well as in galleries in Beijing, Seoul, Tokyo, Brussels and Cologne in 2018 and 2019. They will be hosting a show of his work in Seoul, in April 2021 and Tokyo in May 2021. He was awarded the Toile D’Or De L”Annee 2015 by the Federation Nationale de la Culture Francaise for his 40” x 30” oil on canvas “Ten Years Before” which was on show at the Grand Palais in Paris, France.
 
David’s work has been published in international art books including:
  • Artblend Vol. 2 2014 Issue #4”, pages 46-47, www.artblend.com ISSN 2373-5279.
  • “State Of The Art – Artist’s Book Volume II”, page 25, www.internationalartbook.com www.artvipgallery.com ISBN 978-989-98331-1-1.
  • “Hidden Treasure Art Magazine Yearbook 2014/2”, page 138, www.ht-artmagazine.com ISBN 978-0-9928106-1-0.
  • “International Contemporary Artists Vol VII”, page 177, ICA Publishing, New York, NY, ISBN 9786188000735.
  • “International Kunst Heute 2015”, pages 120-121, IKH Publishing, ISBN 978-3-9816595-1-1.
  • "The Art Book 2018, artblend, pages 102-103, ISSN 2373-5279.
  • "The Art Book 2020, artblend, pages 70-71, ISSN 2373-5279.
 
The WHMA is excited to share with you a collection of David'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.
 
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..
 

 
Poppies
Oil on Canvas
20" x 16"
$850
 
Seven Continents
Oil on Canvas
20" x 16"
$850
 
The Paint Factory, Gloucester, MA
Oil on Canvas
30" x 24"
$1,600
 
The Breezeway, Gloucester, MA
Oil on Canvas
16" x 20"
$850
 
 
Firehole River, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
Oil on Canvas
16" x 20"
$850
 
River Lea, London, England
Oil on Canvas
16" x 20"
$850
 
Monhegan Island Cliffs, Maine
Oil on Canvas
20" x 16"
$850
 
Manana from Monhegan Island, Maine
Oil on Canvas
18" x 24"
$1,250
  
The Schoolhouse, Monhegan Island, Maine
Oil on Canvas
18" x 24"
$1,250
 
Pointe de Trevignon, Brittany, France
Oil on Canvas
20" x 16"
$850
 
Gloucester Harbor, Massachusetts
Oil on Canvas
20" x 16"
$850
 
Dreaming of Santorini
Oil on Canvas
20" x 16"
$850
 
 The Right Bank, Seine River, Paris, France
Oil on Canvas
16" x 20"
$850
 
Stairway to Heaven, Gloucester Harbor, Massachusetts
Oil on Canvas
16" x 20"
$850

 

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