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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

 

April 2021

Meet the Whistler House Museum of Art's April Artist of the Month:
 
Mary Phillips
 
Mary Phillips creates drawings and oil paintings which tell visual stories of our world with clarity through her unique abilities. Generally, this means using a realistic and representational depiction, enabling the viewer to easily impose their own insight and relevance upon that which they see. It is her purpose to edify, fascinate, and cause a deeper consideration of the subjects portrayed.
 
Mary began studying fine art as a teenager and relocated from California to Southern New Hampshire at the age of 30. From an early age, she has always drawn inspiration from artists like Rembrandt, Lawrence, Vermeer, Raphael Peele, Velasquez, Titian, the American Ten Painters, the Hudson River School, Ingres, Sir Henry Raeburn, and Winslow Homer, just to name a few.
 
Mary’s process is somewhat time consuming and is executed in a fashion reminiscent of these European painters before the 1800s. She develops a composition and draws it with pencil or charcoal. The drawing is then transferred to canvas, where it is underpainted in value scale. Color is then applied and finished with final glazing. To develop her skill even further, she found a strong mentorship studying with Numael and the late Shirley Pulido from Hancock, NH. This dynamic and talented artist couple greatly influenced her painting philosophy and technique, a specific technique indicative of the Old Master's.
 
Mary has exhibited her work in a large range of shows throughout New England and the United States, including The Guild of Boston Artist's Annual Regional Painting Competition, the Butler Institute of American Art's Midyear Show in Youngstown, Ohio, and the New Hampshire Art Association's 60th Annual Exhibition at the Currier Museum. Mary is a consistent exhibitor at the New Hampshire Antique Coop in Milford, New Hampshire. She has also served as a docent and member of the Lowell Art Association for the past four years and has participated in numerous exhibitions at the Whistler House Museum of Art.
 
Her exhibition history is also available to view here.
 
The WHMA is excited to share with you a collection of Mary'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.
 

 
Still Life With Oranges, Grapes, and a Book
Oil on Canvas
12" x 15"
$1,050
 
Flowers With Jewelry in a Salt Cellar
Oil on Canvas
16" x 20"
$1,625
 
Clouds as Prayer Over the Land
Oil on Canvas
22" x 26"
$1,200
 
Coming Up the Rise to a Harvest Field
Oil
16" x 24"
$1,100
 
 
Young Couple on an Old Road
Oil
12" x 15"
$875
 
New England Neighbors
Oil
12" x 15"
$650
 
Three Trees on a Divided Road
Oil on Board
6" x 6"
$275
 
Dimming of the Day
Oil on Board
5" x 7"
$290
  
The Wedding Year of Jubilee
Oil
26" x 26"
$3,900
 
In Your Presence
Oil
11" x 9"
$950
 
Musical Theater
Oil on Canvas
16" x 14"
$1,100
 
The Samaritan Woman at Bonhoeffer's Cafe
Oil on Canvas
27" x 25"
$3,900
 

 

March 2021

Meet the Whistler House Museum of Art's March Artist of the Month:
 
Pamela Wamala
 
 
Pamela Wamala is a contemporary artist focused on connecting with and uplifting those who appreciate art. She was born in Massachusetts and trained with her maternal grandfather from the time she was five. During high school, she had the unique opportunity to study with realist painter Scott Prior. That experience set her on the dedicated pursuit of working as an artist. Wamala received her BFA in Drawing and Painting from University of Massachusetts, Lowell in 1987.
 
Wamala uses a variety of paint mediums, as well as collage, poetry, short form writing through her blog, and her YouTube Channel to teach about her art and ideas. Her offerings have been shown widely in the region and are collected by individual art enthusiasts and corporations. Wamala’s art is included in homes and offices throughout the United States, Germany, and China. Notably, the Whistler House Museum of Art hosted Wamala’s solo exhibition, “Peace of the Sea” in 2016.
 
Pamela creates collections that focus on the beauty of the land, the light on the sea, the love of flowers, the dynamism of the figure, and the symbolism of abstract forms. During 2020 Wamala revisited her roots as a plein air painter, creating a body of work inspired by the waterways just steps from her Gates Block Studio in Lowell, MA. These pastel paintings embody the life giving energy of being in nature while creating. This collection is currently available through her website.
 
Most recently Wamala is incorporating figures into her paintings. Using mixed media techniques she adds the figurative gesture drawings that she captured during her Summer, 2020 walks about town. These pieces are part of “La Bella Luna Collection” and point in a new direction that Wamala plans to follow for the near future. 
 
In addition, she has just completed her latest series of works entitled "Moonlit Memories". The soul of this collection falls within the Chinese characters included with each of the works. Incorporating this lettering came from decades of Yoga practice, centered around the greeting "namaste". The greeting “namaste”, as well as the act of placing palms together, is used both as a hello and goodbye in the practice of Yoga. The incorporation of the figures together with the lettering is to show appreciation and respect for humanity and nature through art. 
 
Wamala works as a full time artist in her Gates Block Studio, Lowell, MA. She regularly participates in group exhibitions and invitational shows, as well as the occasional solo, two, and three person shows.
 
The WHMA is excited to share with you a collection of Pamela'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.

The WHMA is proud to present Pamela's newest collection:
 
"Moonlit Memories"
 
Moonlit Memories / Playdate
Mixed Media on Panel
8" x 8"
$400
 
Moonlit Memories / Solitaire
Mixed Media on Panel
8" x 8"
$400
 
Moonlit Memories / Neighbors
Mixed Media on Panel
12" x 12"
$500
 
Moonlit Memories / Sunday Stroll
Mixed Media on Panel
18" x 18"
$975

"La Bella Luna Collection"
 
La Bella Luna: Rising Hope
Mixed Media on Panel
12" x 9"
$400
JUST SOLD!
 
La Bella Luna: Tending Love
Mixed Media on Panel
12" x 16"
$500
JUST SOLD!
 
La Bella Luna: Sharing Joy
Mixed Media on Panel
12" x 16"
$500
JUST SOLD!

 
Meditation on the Sea: No. 4
Pastel
25" x 25"
$2,000
 
 
Spring Marsh No. 1
Pastel
24 1/4" x 36 1/4"
$2,500
 
Twilight Dance No. 4
Pastel
22" x 52"
$3,000
 
Concord River in Autumn
Pastel
14" x 14"
$325
SOLD
 
 
Quiet Afternoon
Pastel
14" x 14"
$325
 
Cool of the Day
Pastel
14" x 14"
$325
 
Morning Reflections
Pastel
14" x 14"
$325

 
 

February 2021

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.
 
 
 

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