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Artist of the Month

 
Meet the Whistler House Museum of Art's December Artist of the Month:
 
Todd M. Casey
 
 
 
 
Born and raised in Lowell, MA, Todd M. Casey is fascinated by the history and culture of colonial America. Through his travels through historic cities, he is inspired by the richness of vintage objects and incorporates the myriad of items and antiquated narratives he collects into his paintings.

Todd’s artistic education includes a BFA in Communication Design from the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston, MA. He then moved to New York City, where he worked as a Graphic Designer before pursuing a Masters in Animation at the Academy of Art in San Francisco, CA. While taking the foundation classes for his MFA, he found his true passions lied with painting, and so he returned to the studio of Jacob Collins at the Water Street Atelier in New York City to begin his training in classical painting.

Touching on more than simplistic, rigid realism, there is a haunting, nearly literary quality to each frame of Todd’s work. He imbues each with a feeling that subjects are viewed from behind rain-kissed, mottled glass, burnished by enigmatic candlelight, or brushed by the soft, hazy edges of a half-remembered dream. Todd creates classically styled paintings, but with a progressive approach in fine, somber details, rendered with a clear, meticulous eye. Drawing inspiration from classical art, historical literature, and personal experience, Todd’s aesthetic is known for its subtlety, refined grace, meditation, and honesty.

His paintings have been honored with awards several times in his career. Todd won first four times at the Portrait Society of America’s Members Only Competition and placed first in oil painting from the Allied Artists of America in 2015. His work can be found in collections throughout the world, including the Rehs Contemporary Gallery in New York, NY and the Simie Maryles Gallery in Provincetown, MA.

Recently, Todd made the transition from painter to author and teacher, publishing The Art of Still Life in 2020 and The Oil Painters’ Color Handbook in 2022 with Monacelli Studio. Todd teaches classes for the Massachusetts College of Art and the Academy of Art University Online, the Art Students League of New York, and through private online classes and workshops.

Todd Casey lives in Connecticut with his wife Gina and daughter Scarlet. When he is not working in his home studio or preparing for gallery events, he reads Joseph Campbell, Paulo Coelho, and Eckhardt Tolle, watches Woody Allen movies, and toils in his garden—when the weather allows.
 
Website: www.toddmcasey.com/
Instagram: @ToddMCasey
Facebook: ToddMCaseyArt

The WHMA is excited to share with you a collection of Todd Casey'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
in the "Artist of the Month Program," contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 
 
 
Death in the Afternoon
Oil on panel
12" x 12"
NFS
 
 
Cup with Leaf demo
Oil on panel
5" x 7"
$350
 
 
Dad's Uniform - Winter
Oil on panel
8" x 6"
NFS
 
Lemons with Silver Jug
Oil on panel
9" x 12"
$2,750

 
Corner of My Studio
Oil on panel
9" x 6"
NFS
 
Birth of a Bot
Oil on panel
8" x 6"
$800

 
Lemons with Blue
Oil on linen on panel
7" x 9"
$1,200
 
 
Another Story
Oil on linen
18" x 24"
$8,800
 
Tomato demo
Oil on linen mounted on baltic birch
5" x 5"
$150
 

 The Plan (study)
Oil on panel
5" x 9"
$1,800
 
Red Skull with Bottle, Lime, and Cloche
Oil on panel
11" x 14"
$2,500
 
Black Jug with Red Background
Oil on panel
6" x 6"
$225

 
Boat with Blueprint (study)
Oil on panel
5" x 11"
$1,600
 
 
The Proper Beast - Italian Sausage
Oil on panel
6" x 9"
$650
 
Mr. Fixxer (study)
Oil on panel
5" x 6"
$1,000
 
Jack and Coke
Oil on panel
8" x 6"
NFS
 
Dragonfruit
Oil on panel
6" x 8"
$250
 
The Entomologist
Oil on linen
12" x 18"
NFS

November 2022

 
Meet the Whistler House Museum of Art's November Artist of the Month:
 
Lynne B. Mehlman
 
 
 
 

Drawn to the beauty of nature, Lynne Mehlman has been painting her entire life. As a first-grade student in Japan, she won a prize for her painting of the captivating cherry blossoms in her neighborhood. Throughout her school years she continued to receive encouragement, taking as many art classes as she could, from ceramics to calligraphy to lithography.

 

However, it was not until she met Robert Cormier that she found the intensive training she desired. Cormier, an instructor of the R.H. Ives Gammell Studios in Boston, MA instructed Lynne for four years. She then furthered her studies with Paul Ingbretson for more than five years in Manchester, NH. Both artists were former students of Gammell, the internationally-renowned American painter and former president of the Guild of Boston Artists.

 

Her training consisted of two major components: drawing and painting, and learning to see. Ingbretson calls this “painting in the visual order,” in the tradition of the Boston School of Painting; Cormier called it the impressionistic approach. Lynne found truth in Gammell’s words: “A student’s progress seems to him like the falling of successive scales from his eyes… It is only after his eyes have acquired a fairly high degree of sensitivity—that he can paint fairly well—that a student realizes the overwhelming difficulty of painting.”

 

Lynne’s oil paintings capture vibrant colors and light in her elegantly composed arrangements. She strives to accurately depict nature, while leaving a sense of mystery in the shadows and of wonder for the beauty around her. Lynne favors fruits and florals for her still lifes because of their diverse hues and shapes, as well as adding visual magic to everyday objects. Her goal is to express more with less, to work towards poetry instead of prose.

 

Lynne has won many awards and has numerous works in private collections. She is a member of the Rockport Art Association & Museum, the Lowell Art Association, Inc./Whistler House Museum of Art, and the Guild of Boston Artists, where she is currently the Vice President of the Board of Managers. Additionally, she participates in regional and international competitions at the Art Renewal Center, the Oil Painters of America, the Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, and the Academic Artists Association. To complement her solitary painting lifestyle, she volunteers with art organizations close to her heart. While residing in Lowell, MA, Lynne has a studio in Lawrence, where she carefully observes nature from north light.

 

The WHMA is excited to share with you a collection of Lynne Mehlman'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
in the "Artist of the Month Program," contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 
 
 
Peacocks & Berries
Oil on linen
14" x 11"
$1,700
 
 
Autumn Leaves
Oil on panel
9" x 12"
$800
 
 
White Blooms Among Grapes
Oil on linen
6" x 8"
$590
 
 
Back Porch
Oil on linen
16" x 20"
$2,500
 
 
Chrysanthemum & Maple Leaves
Oil on linen
18" x 24"
$5,000
 
 
Autumnal Arrangement
Oil on linen
20" x 16"
$3,500
 
 
Late Afternoon in August
Oil on linen
18" x 24"
$3,800
 
Eve's Delight
Oil on linen
16" x 20"
$2,900
 
Gargoyle & Peonies
Oil on linen
11" x 14"
$1,600
 
Essex Grasses
Oil on linen
18" x 24"
$3,200
 
Basket of Lemons and Cherries
Oil on panel
6 x 8
$590
 
 
Roses, Peonies & Ribbons
Oil on linen
24" x 18"
$4,600
 
Spray of Violet
Oil on linen
18" x 24"
$5,200
 
Anubis & Urn
Oil on linen
18" x 14"
$2,500
 
Grapes & Lilies
Oil on linen
6" x 8"
$590
 
Red Pine Reflections
Oil on linen
24" x 12"
$3,000

October 2022

 
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
in the "Artist of the Month Program," contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 
 
 
6:30 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"
SOLD
 
 
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"
SOLD
 
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

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