Artist of the Month

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Linda Porreca

December Artist of the Month


“I’m from Newton, Massachusetts, and have always had a vivid imagination for drawing and sketching animals. After I was married and had a family, I put a hold on my art education. Later, I rediscovered my love of art during a visit to the Grand Canyon – it opened my eyes to nature's mysteries and all its color. An artist could spend a lifetime at the Grand Canyon and never complete two paintings the same.


That inspiration led to taking classes to rekindle my skills. I studied under Kathy Bostweek, Jeanne Gugino, Catherine Canter, Paul George, Lavonne Suwalski for watercolor and currently studying acrylic painting with Maris Platais, a well-known artist. I paint in both acrylic and watercolor and enjoy landscape, ocean scenes, and animals for subject matter.


Juried shows I’ve exhibited in include Amazing Things Arts Center, Artist Gallery at Patriot Place, Art Affair @ Marina Bay, Attleboro Art Museum, Canton Art Association, Dedham Art Association, Grace Chapel Art Gallery, Post Road Art Center, Premier Image Gallery, Rhode Island Watercolor Society, St. Andrew's Performing Arts, TCAN Center for Arts, Wellesley Society of Artists, and The Woodshed Gallery.


At present, I belong to Canton Art Association, Dedham Art Association, Rhode Island Watercolor Society (signature member,) Wellesley Society of Artists, and Watercolor Connection – a group of women painters who meet weekly in Natick and exhibit together in Natick Open Studios.”


Linda’s artwork is on exhibit at the Dedham Historical Society & Museum for the months of December and January.

"Afternoon Delight"

acrylic by Linda Porreca

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