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January 2022

 
Meet the Whistler House Museum of Art's January Artist of the Month:
 
Victoria Voner
 
 
 
Victoria (Tory) Voner is from the Boston area and started painting and creating at an early age. In her work, she expresses her love of the mountains in Vermont and the oceans of the east coast. Traveling to most of the National Parks in the United States was a family endeavor that blossomed an attraction and love of nature. Even in those early days, Tory had an understanding of the need for respect and preservation of all of the beautiful sights and landscapes this country had to offer.
 
Over the past 5 years, Tory has tunneled her focus into her love of painting by seeking where her passions lie. Escaping the chaos of the world around her, she has come full circle by returning back to nature, and introspectively reflecting on herself and her emotions. Using the values of Impressionism's perspective, colors, and textures are all of the tools she utilizes, challenging herself emotionally in a different way with each and every painting. Acrylic is her medium of choice, and the larger the canvases she selects, the more expression of space she has to utilize and share.
 
She went to school at UMASS Dartmouth for Illustration, which included a strong foundations program, along with many special courses in painting. She then worked for an event decor company as a designer, while learning, instructing herself, and advancing herself on the job. She now works at MIT Lincoln Laboratory, as a specialist designer. Tory also has obtained a graphic design certificate from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. She currently is a member of the Whistler Museum of Art, the Brush Gallery, and the Arts League of Lowell.
 
The WHMA is excited to share with you a collection of Tori'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..
 
 
 A Snowy Walk in the Woods
Acrylic on canvas
18" x 36"
$750
 
 Ashintully Gardens in Fall
Acrylic on canvas
20" x 10"
$325
 
Autumn Falls
Acrylic on canvas
12" x 36"
$750
 
Birch Tree in Fall
Acrylic on canvas
12" x 36"
$800
 
Black Lives Strength
Acrylic on canvas
18" x 24"
$600
 
Buttermilk Falls
Acrylic on canvas
20" x 40"
$1,050
 
Cleome
Acrylic on canvas
18" x 24"
$500
 
COVID-19
Acrylic on canvas
16" x 20"
$550
 
Feel the Birch
Mixed media
9" x 12" framed
$375
 
Female Cardinal
Acrylic on canvas
10" x 13"
$375
 
First Blooms of Spring
Acrylic on canvas
8" x 8"
$225
 
Gorge Trail Waterfall in Lee, MA
Acrylic on canvas
24" x 48"
$1350
 
Gray Beach, Manchester By-the-Sea
Acrylic on canvas
16" x 20"
$425
 
Green Peace
Acrylic on canvas
18" x 36"
$950
 
Jasper Park Inspiration 1
Acrylic on canvas
24" x 30" x 3.75"
$875
 
Jasper Park Inspiration 2
Acrylic on canvas
24" x 30" x 3.75"
$875
 
Mini King Protea
Acrylic on canvas
10" x 13"
$250
 
Naumkeag in Summer
Acrylic on canvas
12" x 9"
$250
 
Raindrops on the Lily Pads
Acrylic on canvas
24" x 30"
$800
 
Self Portrait; Reflections in Labradorite
Acrylic on canvas
18" x 36"
$1,150
 
Snow Kissing Fall in Lee, MA
Acrylic on canvas
18" x 18"
$575
 
The Light at the End of the Rainbow
Acrylic on canvas
18" x 36"
$750
 
Victoria Blue and Marigolds
Acrylic on canvas
10" x 20"
$475
 
Winter Sunset in Lee, MA
Acrylic on canvas
16" x 20"
$425
 
Hazy Morning at Trapp
Acrylic on canvas
10" x 10"
$350
 
October Mountain
Acrylic on canvas
22" x 28"
$900
 
Robert Treman
Acrylic on canvas
20" x 40"
$1,050

December 2021

 
Meet the Whistler House Museum of Art's December Artist of the Month:
 
Dave Drinon
 
 
 
Dave’s passion is painting “en plein air” throughout all of the beautiful seasons of the year. From the rocky coast of Maine, down through Gloucester, Cape Ann and Rocky Point, down to the Southshore and the Cape, Dave is prolific in his talent.
 
He was born in Maine, but grew up with an artistic family to inspire his creative energy. His mother was an avid watercolorist and his brother, Bob Drinon was one of the Old Port Painters of the '70s and '80s out of Portland, Maine. Although Dave had an interest and a talent in art, he decided to pursue a 32-year career in finance. In 2010 he made the decision to transition from an office and successful career as a financial advisor to a career painting as a full-time artist outdoors, much to the benefit of the art-loving public.
 
Dave studied studio painting at the New Hampshire Institute of Art in Manchester NH under the guidance of Patrick McCay, currently the Chair of the Visual Arts Department at the New Hampshire Institute of Art. Dave paints in the inspirational tradition of the Boston and Cape Ann painters of the late 1800s and early 1900s. He has had the privilege of studying with prominent and well-known Cape Ann painters Stapleton Kearns and David Curtis, as well as Boston and Nantucket painter Thomas R Dunlay. 
 
Dave’s works are owned by individual collectors throughout the country as well as institutions such as Lowell City Hall, Enterprise Bank, Boston Partners Financial Group, Lahey Clinic, Lowell Community Health Center, MKtix company, Ripple on the Water Restaurant and Florida Craft Distributors, just to name a few. He has exhibited at the Boston Guild of Boston Artist, Bristol Art Museum, Massachusetts State House, Whistler House Museum of Art, Andover Historical Society, Bank Gloucester, and the New Hampshire Institute of Art among many others. 
 
Dave was selected and enjoyed the reputation of being an Artist-In-Residence at the Whistler House Museum of Art in 2015 and 2016, where he perfected his talent even further. His enthusiasm and support benefited the organization and the community tremendously.  He is a juried artist member of the Rockport Art Association and Museum; The Northshore Arts Association; and is an accepted member of the Copley Art Society in Boston. He is also an artist member of the Lowell Art Association and the Whistler House Museum of Art. Dave was selected as a featured artist for the 2020 and 2021 Cape Ann Plein Air Festival featuring forty artists from all over the country for the weeklong annual event. He serves on the Board of Trustees for the North Shore Arts Association and as a board member of the Arts Institute Group of Merrimack Valley. 
 
Dave now maintains a north light studio at the Western Ave Studios and is an important member of the arts community in New England.
 
Instagram: @d.drinon
 
The WHMA is excited to share with you a collection of Dave'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..
 
 
Grey Day, Bass Rocks Gloucester
Oil on canvas
16" x 20"; 22" x 26" framed
$3,275
 
Mysterious Morning, Back Shore Gloucester
Oil on canvas
10" x 16"; 14" x 20" framed
$1,495
 
Fall is in the Air, Gibbet Hill Farm, Groton
Oil on canvas
16" x 20"; 22" x 26" framed
$3,275
 
Mt Lafayette and Cannon, from Sugar Hill, NH
Oil on canvas
16" x 20"; 22" x 26" framed
$3,275
 
Gateway to The Berkshires
Oil on canvas
14" x 18"; 20" x 24" framed
$2,775
 
Cox Reservation, Essex
Oil on canvas
18" x 24"; 26" x 36" framed
$4,250
 
Sea View Park, Dennisport, Cape Cod
Oil on canvas
11" x 14"; 15" x 18" framed
$1,450
 
Mt Washington, NH
Oil on canvas
18" x 24"; 26" x 32" framed
$4,250
 
Late October, Stowe Vermont
Oil on canvas
11" x 14"; 15" x 18" framed
$1,450
 
Gloucester from Stage Fort Park
Oil on canvas
16" x 20"; 22" x 26" framed
$3,275
 
The Paint Factory, Gloucester
Oil on canvas
14" x 18"; 20" x 24" framed
$2,775
 
Brant Point Lighthouse, Nantucket
Oil on canvas
11" x 14"; 22" x 26" framed
$2,975
 
Off Season, Cape Cod
Oil on canvas
14" x 18"; 22" x 26" framed
$2,975
 
Nocturne: The Commercial Bank and Trust Building
Oil on canvas
9" x 12"; 15" x 18" framed
$650
 
Nocturne: Lowell's Glow
Oil on canvas
9" x 12"; 13" x 16" framed
$650
 
Nocturne: Pawtucket Canal
Oil on canvas
6" x 8"; 10" x 12" framed
$325
 
Nocturne: The Whistler House
Oil on canvas
9" x 12"; 15" x 18" framed
$650

Nocturne: Simply Lowell
Oil on canvas
6" x 12"; 10" x 16" framed
$475

 

November 2021

 
Meet the Whistler House Museum of Art's November Artist of the Month:
 
Monique Sakellarios
 
 
 
At a very young age, Monique Sakellarios knew she wanted to be an artist. Born in Egypt, she took art classes for several years at the Leonardo Da Vinci School of Art in Cairo. Her teacher told her, "You paint like Monet". Since then, people have often told her the same thing. Monique is inspired by his subject matter and style, but does not paint like Monet. Like all impressionists, Monet painted on a white canvas. However, Monique primes her canvas with cadmium red. Painting on red changes all the colors that are applied over the red, but it gives her paintings a flow. Thus, the viewer gets the impression that the light is coming from "behind" the painting.
 
Monique first exhibited her work at the Whistler House Museum of Art as part of an "amateur show". At the time, her style was realistic and her focus centered around portraits. A few paintings later, she decided to switch to her true love: Impressionism. A few years ago, she added abstracts and semi-abstracts to her repertoire. She used to believe that artists painted abstracts because they could not paint, and was surprised to discover that painting abstracts are actually very difficult. With no memory, no reference, no image—it is all pure imagination!
 
Monique’s first solo exhibit as a professional artist was also at the Whistler House Museum of Art. She was very encouraged at that time to enter national competitions. Since then, she has competed nationally and has won countless national awards. As a result, she was invited to become a signature member of the Oil Painters of America, a national organization dedicated to the preservation of representational art. Becoming a signature member of Oil Painters of America gave her the permission to add the initials "OPA" after her signature. Later on, she was also invited to become a signature member of the National Oil & Acrylic Painters Society.
 
Along with countless galleries and shows, Monique's work has been exhibited in the following museums throughout the U.S.: 
Whistler House Museum, Lowell, MA
Water Mill Museum, Hamptons, NY
Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, MA
Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, OK
Russell Museum, Great Falls, Montana
International Museum of Contemporary Masters of Fine Art, San Antonio, TX
Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI
 
Monique has also been invited by the French Ministry of Culture and Foreign Affairs to exhibit her work in Andrezieux-Boutheon, France.
She was interviewed twice on Channel 9 Four News, Manchester, NH. Her television educational programs were featured on Chelmsford Community TV, Peabody Community TV, Lynnfield Community TV Channel 17, and Channel 8 Chelmsford, Lowell, and Billerica
 
The WHMA is excited to share with you a collection of Monique'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) 807-6699.
 
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..
 
 
A Summer Place
Oil on canvas
9" x 12"
$750
 
A Tuscan Summer
Oil on canvas
12" x 12"
$900
 
At the Pond
Oil on canvas
16" x 20"
$1,600
 
City Lights
Oil on aluminum
18" x 24"
$1,500
 
Enchanted Forest
Oil on canvas
24" x 24"
$2,100
 
Exodus
Oil on copper
12" x 24"
$1,500
 
Fall in New England
Oil on canvas
24" x 30"
$2,800
 
Field of Poppies
Oil – Gallery wrap
12" x 16"
$1,200
 
Forever Poppies
Oil on canvas
8" x 10"
$650
 
Genesis
Oil on copper
12" x 24"
$1,500
 
Gloucester in the Winter
Oil on canvas
24" x 30"
$2,800
 
Her Garden
Oil on canvas
16" x 20"
$1,600
 
In Flight
Oil on copper
12" x 24"
$1,500
 
On The Farm
Oil on canvas
8" x 10"
$650
 
Poppies
Oil on canvas framed in black and gold
24" x 30"
$3,500
 
 
Prelude
Oil on canvas
24" x 30"
$3,300

Roses by the Shore
Oil on canvas
18" x 24"
$1,900
 
Summer Roses
Oil on canvas
16" x 20"
$1,600
 
Summertime
Oil on canvas
18" x 24"
$1,900
 
Sundays at Yaya
Oil on canvas
8" x 10"
$650
 
Tender September
Oil on canvas
24" x 30"
$2,600
 
The Beach in Plum Island
Oil on canvas
24" x 30"
$2,800
 
The City
Oil on canvas
14" x 18"
$1,400
 
The Flower Market
Oil on canvas
8" x 10"
$650
 
Winter Colors
Oil on canvas
16" x 20"
$1,600
 
Winter Light
Oil on canvas
8" x 10"
$650
 
With a Friend in Poppy Fields
Oil on canvas
9" x 12"
$900

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