November Artist of the Month
I’ve been a member of DAA for about six years now. I try to
attend as many meetings as I can because I learn so much from them, and really
When I retired from teaching Spanish in the Boston Public
Schools, I had never drawn or painted or had any interest in art, really. A
good friend convinced me to take a watercolor class with her at A.C. Moore. I
thought to myself, “This is just not for me.” Then, in the class the teacher
had us draw a picture of a tulip. That tulip was my beginning!
Since then I’ve studied with Diane Miller, Nancy Howell
(love her) and currently with Laura Zanghetti. There is so much to learn. I
paint mostly landscapes in watercolor, oils and acrylics. I haven’t tried
pastels yet, because those three keep me busy. Each one is a whole world.
I consider art my hobby. It’s a challenge. It’s hard work.
But I get such a kick out of it-- and I’ve made such good friends.
"Hummingbird" oil painting by Nora Oullette