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Artist of the Month

 
Meet the Whistler House Museum of Art's October Artist of the Month:
 
Priscilla Levesque
 
 
 
 
Since she was a small child in Ashburnham, MA, Priscilla Levesque has been creating art. Starting with arts and crafts, she quickly utilized all the supplies her parents provided for her—paper, crayons, paint, and clay—always asking for more. This childhood love for art encouraged her to seek a BFA at UMASS Amherst following high school.

Moving to Cataumet, a village in Bourne on Cape Cod, Priscilla became a diligent painter of watercolor landscapes. Soon thereafter, her work was exhibited at the Cataumet Arts Center, the Falmouth Art Center, the Woods Hole Gallery, Gallery 333, and many others. She honed her craft by taking classes and workshops with several artists, including Claude Croney, Beverley Edwards, Sig Purwin, Selina Trieff, Rosalie Nadeau, and Maris Platais.

Taking inspiration from 19th century landscape artists such as Camille Pissaro, Georges Seurat, and Paul Signac, Priscilla employs pointillist techniques. Developed by the French artist Georges Seurat in the 1880s, pointillism is accomplished through the building up of color by juxtaposing tiny dots of various hues, which merge together when seen at a distance. With this technique of “optical mixing,” the color mixtures occur in the eyes rather than on the palette, emphasizing surface texture and decorative pattern over three-dimensional space. Priscilla is inspired by the works of Maurice Denis, who stated: “Remember that a picture, before being a battle horse, a nude, an anecdote, or whatnot, is essentially a flat surface covered with colors assembled in a certain order”.

After moving to Lowell, MA, Priscilla rented space at the Western Avenue Studios and Lofts Complex. During this time, she shifted from using watercolors to casein, an opaque water-based paint. Casein’s translucent and fast-drying qualities appeal to Levesque, who is always looking to adapt, change, and enhance her works.

Priscilla is represented in several New England Galleries and collections, and is affiliated with the Concord Art Association, the Falmouth Artists Guild, the Provincetown Art Association, and the Lowell Art Association, Inc./Whistler House Museum of Art. Most recently, her work was exhibited at the Wright Gallery in Kennebunk-Port ME, Stamm and Black Interior Design in West Acton, MA, and Picture Yourself Gallery and Framing in Chelmsford, MA. When she is not searching for inspiration along the canals of Lowell, Priscilla can be found working in Studio 251 at Western Ave. in Lowell, MA.

The WHMA is excited to share with you a collection of Priscilla Levesque's work. If you are interested in purchasing any of these works
of art, 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) 807-6679.

For more information regarding participation
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6:oo AM
Casein on black paper
6" x 8.5"
$175
 
 
Branch St. Variety
Casein
6" x 8"
$150
 
 
Dark Harbor
Casein
7" x 8.5"
$250
 
 
Dunstable Rd
Casein
8.5" x 10"
$275
 
 
In the Air Tonight
Casein
7.5" x 7.5"
$135
 
 
Late Afternoon in the City
Casein
7.5" x 8.5"
$275
 
 
Night Thoughts
Casein
6" x 9"
$175
 
Nightfall in Lowell
Casein
7" x 9"
$275
 
Nightfall on Merrimack St.
Casein
6.5" x 9"
$275
 
Nocturne
Casein
6.5" x 9.5"
$275
 
One Evening at the Farm
Casein
8.25" x 6.75"
$175
 
 
Pink House
Casein
7.5" x 8.5"
$250
 
Saunders St.
Casein
6" x 7.5"
$175
 
Top of the Hill
Casein
7" x 9"
$275
 
Twilight on Jackson St.
Casein
6" x 8"
$150
 
Yesterday on Burtt St.
Casein
8" x 10"
$275

September 2022

 
Meet the Whistler House Museum of Art's September Artist of the Month:
 
Dennis Lucas
 
 
 
A traditional impressionist painter, Dennis Lucas' work focuses on the ever-changing light and its effects on color in nature. What matters most to him is being in the moment and expressing the gorgeous light and beauty of the four seasons.

Dennis began drawing and painting at a young age, producing works of art while viewing creatively inspired children’s education programs. While attending Arlington High School, he was voted Best Artist among his fellow students and he continued his artistic training at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. He became inspired by Impressionist painters Vincent Van Gogh, John Singer Sargent, Joaquin Sorolla, and Mary Cassatt, although his favorite remains Claude Monet.

His love for Impressionist works drew him to the Cape School of Art in Provincetown, MA. The school, inspired by the French Impressionists and known for its colorful plein-air painting method, was established over one hundred years ago. Lucas immediately adapted to this style of painting while living, working, and practicing his craft on Cape Cod.

Currently, he is an artist and teacher at the Cape School of Art. Dennis guides young artists through painting, sharing his love of art and inspiring the works of others. Previously, he taught in Continuing Education in Arlington and Lexington, MA. When he is not creating art or instructing others, Dennis volunteers his time as a caregiver for the elderly.

Dennis paints and exhibits throughout New England and has conducted many workshops in the great outdoors. Whether on the streets of France, Italy, around historic Boston, Provincetown, or the green mountains of Vermont, he uses his palette to create luminous impressionist paintings.

A former Artist-In-Residence at the historic Whistler House Museum of Art in Lowell, MA., Denis’ work is in many public and private collections. He is an active member of the Boston Guild of Artists, The Current Gallery, the Cutter Gallery, the Lowell Art Association, Inc., and the Whistler House Museum of Art. His work has been exhibited at the Center for Arts and Learning in Montpelier, VT, the Cutter Gallery in Arlington, MA, and the Whistler House Museum of Art’s Parker Gallery. Currently, Lucas is exhibiting at the Sarah Jessica Gallery in Provincetown, MA. He lives in Montpelier, VT, painting the light as it passes over the green hills and mountains.
 

Dennis Lucas is a proud artist member of the Whistler House Museum of Art.
 
The WHMA is excited to share with you a collection of Denis' works. If you are interested in purchasing any of these works of art, 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..
 
The Monarch
Oil on canvas
8" x 8"
$400
 
Sunset on the Mountains
Oil on canvas
8" x 10"
$700
 
Sails in the Mist
Oil on canvas
20" x 16"
$1200
 
Poppy Field, Provence
Oil on canvas
24" x 24"
$1800
 
McMillan Wharf, Rainy Day
Oil on canvas
22" x 28"
$1500
 
Lilac Time
Oil on canvas
18" x 24"
$1500
 
Hibiscus in Bloom
Oil on canvas
9" x 12"
$750
 
Days Cottages in a Row
Oil on canvas
16" x 20"
$1200
 
Covered Bridge in Winter
Oil on canvas
16" x 20"
$1200
 
Cottages at Sunset
Oil on canvas
12" x 18"
$1100
 
Coast Guard Station, Provincetown
Oil on canvas
18" x 24"
$1300
 
Blue Plumbago
Oil on canvas
16" x 12"
$850
 
Apple Blossoms
Oil on canvas
16" x 20"
$1300
 
Adam's Apple Farm
Oil on canvas
15" x 30"
$1800

May 2022

 
Meet the Whistler House Museum of Art's May Artist of the Month:
 
Nancy Lesofsky
 
 
 
A person of many talents and areas of knowledge, Nancy Lesofsky's steps into her creative art career began at nine years old, when her father—a talented artist himself—gifted her a large wooden box with the best brushes and paints he could find. Her mother was a dress designer and seamstress, expanding her education in art even further.
 
She began her training under the classical tutelage of Madame Thellen in Lowell, Massachusetts. Influenced by such artists as Michelangelo, Leonardo de Vinci, John Singer Sargeant, and her favorite, Gustav Klimt, she has created her own unique art style. Artistically talented from the beginning, her work was exhibited in the Whistler House Museum of Art at an early age.
 
Nancy sought to expand her craft to more forms of art and various art styles through the education of many other artists. She studied with renowned local artist Janet Lambert Moore, who has shown a lifetime of work at the Whistler House Museum of Art. Additionally, under the guidance of Beth Patterson, an award-winning contributor to national magazines and hardcover books, Nancy studied watercolor techniques. To expand her study of various mediums, she studied sculpting under the maestro and award-winning sculptor, Roneld Lores of Cuba, who also now resides in Lowell.
 
A motivational speaker and instructor, Nancy was assigned to serve on the Board of Directors for “Very Special Arts,” an organization established to benefit artists with physical and mental disabilities. In addition, she was also elected the President of Renaissance Fine Arts. Both of the organizations are located in Washington, DC. She also was invited to be the CEO of the New York City-based company International Institute of Learning and Advancement.
 
In addition to her career as an artist, Nancy has been an award-winning International Interior Designer for 54 years and was selected to the prestigious Boston Junior League designers. She was also recently honored with a bronze medal from the International French Order of Arts-Sciences-Lattres in Paris, France. In October of 1992, she appeared for an interview on Channel 7News with journalist Sara Edwards as one of the top female entrepreneurs in the country.
 
Nancy is a proud artist member of the Whistler House Museum of Art.
 
The WHMA is excited to share with you a collection of Nancy's works. If you are interested in purchasing any of these works of art, 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..
 
Monet Water Lillies
Acrylic on cardboard
5.75" x 11.25"
$50
 
Above The Sofa
Acrylic on canvas
48" x 24"
$2,200
 
Milo
Acrylic on canvas
9" x 12"
NFS
 
My Mother's Pin
Acrylic and charcoal on canvas
24.5" x 62"
$2,200
 
Still Life Painting by Artist at 9 Years of Age
Pastel on paper
24.5" x 21"
$200
 
Birch Trees in Spring
Acrylic on wood panel
24" x 26.5"
$399
 
Reflections
Acrylic on wood panel
24" x 62"
$399
 
The Unlikely Ballerina
Acrylic and charcoal on canvas
24" x 36"
$299
 
Water Lillies
Acrylic on canvas
30.5" x 40"
$2,000
 
The Studio
Mixed media on canvas
60" x 48"
$5,000
 
The Goldfish
Acrylic and charcoal on wood panel
24" x 62"
$799
 
Birch Trees
Acrylic, charcoal, pastel, and glitter on wood panel
24" x 62"
$699
 
Steam Punk Pedestal for Poppy Arrangement
Industrial pipe and wood
13" x 13" x 13"
$325
 
Floral
Acrylic, charcoal, pastel, and glitter on wood panel
24" x 62"
$699
 
Live Model Portrait
Acrylic on wood panel
24" x 26.75"
$499
 
The Blue Iris
Print on cardboard
12.5" x 14.75"
$65
 
Lady in White (Based on John Singer Sargent)
Print on cardboard
8" x 13"
$60
 
Klimt Interpretation
Acrylic on cardboard
19.5" x 14"
$75
 
Klimt Interpretation 2
Print on cardboard
3" x 8"
$30
 
Mona Lisa Interpretation
Print on cardboard
12.25" x 14.25"
$60

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