Karen Bush Holman

Professional Profile

Artist 1990 – present

Publications Designed and/or Illustrated
  • Spot Illustrations for Accent Magazine
  • Spot Illustrations for Northeast Flavor Magazine
  • The Wisdom of Small Farms, by John Carroll
  • Conserving the Family Farm, a UNH publication
  • The Real Dirt, by John Carroll
  • Pastures of Plenty, by John Carroll
  • Preserving Old Bams, by John Porter
  • Dairy Book, by John Porter
  • Landscaping at the Water’s Edge, by Various Authors with UNH Cooperative Extension
  • Illustrations for Burgdorff Realtors, NJ -Ad Illustrations for Country Roads Magazine
Children’s Books Illustrated
  • Little James -A voyage to new Plimoth, by Peter Arenstam – to be published June 2013
  • The Mighty Mastiff of the Mayflower, by Peler Arenslam
  • G is for Granite, A New Hampshire Alphabet, by Marie Harris
  • Primary Numbers, A New Hampshire Counting Book, by Marie Harris
  • Mitt The Michigan Mouse, by Kalhy-jo wargin
  • Minn from Minnesota, by Kathy-jo Wargin
  • Mitt and Mitt at the Wisconsin Cheese Jamboree, by Kathy-jo Wargin
  • Mitt and Minn’s Illinois Adventure, by Kathy-jo Wargin
  • Nicholas, A Massachusetts Tale, by Peter Arenstam
  • Nicholas, A Maine Tale, by Peter Arenstam
  • Nicholas, A New Hampshire Tale, by PeterArenstam
  • Nicholas, A Vermont Tale, by PeterArenstam
Miscellaneous Commissions
  • Children’s Museum of New Hampshire, Dover, NH, Wall and Ceilings Murals for the Primary Place space
  • Illustrations for the New Hampshire Folk Art Website
  • Coin Design for a limited edition silver coin for Concord, NH
Awards and Grants and Memberships
  • New England Watercolor Society Juried Exhibition, Duxbury, Massachusetts – 2009
  • Artwork selected for the New Hampshire Heirloom Birth Certificate – 2003
  • Solo Exhibition – New Hampton School, New Hampton, NH -1999
  • Northeast Watercolor Society National Juried Exhibition – 1991
  • New Jersey Watercolor Society Juried Exhibition – 1991
  • National Design Student Grant Fellowship -1982
  • Found Foundation grant for excellence in studio art – 1980

Serap Yurdaer

Serap Yurdaer Erboy was born and raisewd in Germany. She moved to Turkey in 1982 and has lived in Alacati since 2002 with her husband and her cats. Since 1983 she has worked in the travel industry as a consultant. Currently, much of her time is dedicated to her ceramic studio, Alacati Arts & Crafts.

What started as a hobby became a new career for her. Most of her ceramic work is
wheel thrown, ranging from functional pottery to abstract sculptural pieces. She also teaches lessons for children in her village to encourage artistic expression.

Serap Yurdaer has also written a charming book entitled ALACATI, An Enchanting  Getaway in Aegean Turkey. It is a lovely guide to all the hidden nooks, crannies and historical points of… Continue reading

Edward Harrigan

Edward H. Harrigan (1910 – September 16, 1987) was an American artist and art instructor. Harrigan was born in Medford, MA and served as a pilot in the Army Air Corps during World War II.

He studied at the Boston Musuem of Fine Arts school, before continuing his education under painters Emile Gruppe and Paul Strisik. He also worked with painter Marshall Joyce of Duxbury, MA.

He taught art classes from his Rockland studio from 1967 until the time of his death. He was also the founder of the Rockland Music Store

Harrigan primarily worked with oil on canvas and was a prolific creator of landscapes of New England scenes. In addition to his landscape work he was noted for portraiture, particularly of… Continue reading

Linda Dessaint

“Capturing emotion through light and shadows, colors and shapes, thought and instinct….. this is art for me. My intention is to convey the energy of the moment into an experience for everyone. Born in Peterborough, New Hampshire, I have always lived in New England. The constant change and beauty of the shifting seasons inspires me. I am grateful for the support and love of my wonderful family and friends who have taught me to appreciate and look closely at nature, at life.”
Award winning artist, Linda Dessaint is a Signature Member of the Pastel Painters of Maine. She also enjoys professional affiliations with other groups, including: the New Hampshire Pastel Society, Sharon Art Center, Hillsborough Area Artisans, Women’s Caucus for the Arts and the Monadnock Area Art Association… Continue reading

Sasha Wolfe

Sasha has been a creative individual all her life. Some of the earliest recollections were making paper dolls and designing clothing for them. As she got older, she dabbled in many mediums as colors, patterns, and textures always fascinated her.

Throughout the years, Sasha took occasional art courses when time and money allowed; oils, photography, and charcoal. She also took workshops in poetry, creative writing, and Proprioceptive writing and published three books; two chapbooks of poetry and a bigger book of her poetry, photography, and art.

The 1990s found her working with combos—part painting, part using findings from nature, and part creating with small items that she finds interesting. One of her favorite pieces is one in which she used all the earrings from… Continue reading

Jules A Hebert

Jules A. Hebert

Jules A Hebert is a New England Watercolor Artist. Upon retiring as a Project Engineer, he felt an inner tug to explore color in Fine Art and was enamored with the Watercolor medium. Mostly self-taught, he has however studied with several World Class Watercolorists. Mr. Hebert paints Landscapes, Seascapes and Florals. He will paint a portrait as well. He has been teaching the Watercolor medium for the past eight years. He will do workshops and has on-going private students. He will accept commissions.

Jules resides in Swanzey New Hampshire, surrounded by picturesque covered bridges. He is the owner of Brightfield Studios which produces Fine Art images, Glicee Fine Art prints and… Continue reading

Hope Thomas

My interest in fiber arts began as a young child when my grandmother taught me to knit, In the 1970’s when living in Newton, MA.  I went to a meeting of spinners and dyers and that just wet my appetite for this creative form. I went from a drop spindle to a spinning wheel, than to a table loom, and inkle loom and finally to a floor loom.

I love the mathematics of weaving. Beginning with planning the design or pattern, then figuring how wide and how long a piece will be, it’s not always a simple process. I love using colors and sometimes dye the wool from the sheep I raise.

From start to finish, I make lovely vests, jackets, scarves, blankets and more… Continue reading

Jane Pinel

Jane was always involved in the arts as painter and teacher. Originally she became interested in clay and pottery in order to teach it to children. After pottery classes at the Museum School in Boston, and private instruction, she became assistant to William Wyman, an internationally known potter and teacher. During this time she also studied at Haystack School of Crafts in Maine.

She traveled in Europe for four months, photographing and interviewing famous potters; Francine Del Pierre, Hans Coper, Llorens Artigas and Bernard Leach.

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Ken Blaisdell

We have a selection of lamps by Ken Blaisdell, Hand made with beautiful, hand painted shades.

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William J. Schnute

William J. Schnute was born in 1942 in Ann Arbor, Michigan and raised in Chicago. A self taught carver, he began at the age of seven.

Although he received a B.S. degree in General Science and began a career in cell biology research, his passion for wood sculpture developed into a full time profession with his founding of Oak Leaves Studio in 1974.

The studio creates sight specific pieces for private residences, corporate structures and churches nationwide.

He is the author of the book, High-Relief Wood Carving, published by Sterling Publishing Co., Inc. New York.

His home and studio are in Wilton, New Hampshire… Continue reading


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