P.O. Box 222, 650 Main Street, Chatham, Massachusetts 02633

(508) 364-1661

Welcome to the Guild of Chatham Painters

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We are a juried group of fine artists exhibiting on the lawn of the First Congregational Church of Chatham.

Featured Artists

Emilie Beckwith

Emilie Beckwith, Afternoon at the Fishpier", watercolor

Emilie Beckwith came to art later in life having been inspired by Christmas cards from two friends. Although she was not formally trained, she has taken numerous classes and workshops in watercolor and pastel. Some of her instructors include Tony Couch, Mary Whyte, Janet Rogers, Tom Lynch, Chris Ivers, Stan Sperlak, Jane Penfield, Elizabeth Rhoades, Karen Israel and Richard McKinley. Her inspiration comes mainly from nature with the interacting play of light and shadows in the landscape. She is also inspired by furry friends.

Martha Burian

Harbor view

Martha comes from a family of painters and received her BA in Art History from Connecticut College.  She was classically trained at the Lyme Academy of Fine Arts studying under Diane Aeschliman and Lou Bonaparte.   Since moving to Cape Cod in 2000, she has continued to take classes and workshops at the Creative Art Center in Chatham, MA.  Instructors include Rosalie Nadeau, Steve Allrich, Marilyn Schofield, Don Demers, John Cosby, Joseph Paquet, William Davis and William Maloney.  Her style is representational and her subject matter is primarily the beautiful local scenery of Cape Cod, specifically the marshes and beaches.  Her palette is bright and colorful.  Martha’s oil paintings can be found in private collections throughout the United States, Canada and Europe.  She currently shows with the Guild of Chatham Painters in addition to exhibiting at the Creative Art Center and the Lyme Art Association.

Ellen Davies

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Ellen Davies is a member of the Creative Art Center, Cape Cod Art Center, and PAAM. She is hanging in Cross Rib Gallery in Harwichport.  She also has a studio in the Cultural Art Center  in Harwich.

She has won a number of awards at both the Creative Art Center and Cape Cod Art Center. She has had 2 paintings hanging in the show at Cape Cod Museum of Art.

Pati DuVall

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Pati DuVall enjoys painting local scenes and shore landmarks, as well as, large flower or shellfish "portraits".  These paintings can be seen at The Oyster Comapny in Dennisport or Cape Abilities in Chatham, as well as with the Chatham Guild of Paintings each summer.  She also enjoys working with live models.  When not in the studio, you'll find her digging clams, or collecting shells for her other artistic endeavor on her website.  All forms of her art can be viewed on her Face Book page. 

508-364-1661                  www.capecodseashells.com  patimduvall@yahoo.com

Barbara Gibson

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Barbara has studied with several prominent Cape Artists including Kelly Knowles, Robert Mesrop, Karen North Wells, Suzanne Packer and Vera Champlin. She has also participated in workshops with Mary Whyte, Charleston, NC. Barb continues to learn and learn. Barb’s paintings have won awards and have been exhibited during the summer at Cape Abilities’ Farm to Table Gallery, 193 Main St., Chatham. She was honored to have the opportunity to share her passion and exhibit her work in the William Hoppin Gallery at the Barney Library, Farmington, CT, where she started her public library career in 1970. Inspiration for Barbara’s paintings comes from the New England landscape, the changing seasons, and fantastic light. Cape Cod’s wonderful variety of subjects is the perfect place to live and paint.

508-945- 3633    www.barbarahamiltongibson.org barbgibson53@comcast.net 

Ann Gessner

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Ann Gessner's paintings are inspired by the many beautiful locations in Chatham, which lend themselves to rendering in the exciting and mercurial medium of watercolor with its many moods and nuances.

617-566-8138                                                                          agessner@rcn.com

Nancy Keith

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Nancy Keith:  While growing up in the Western, MA town of South Hadley, Nancy and her family always spent summer vacations in Chatham.   After graduation from Syracuse University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, she entered the field of commercial Art and joined the Decorative Products Division of National Gypsum Corporation as a colorist, designer and stylist for the wallcovering industry in the Boston area.  Nancy kept close ties to Chatham where her parents retired.  She met her husband, Wayne, in Chatham, they married here and made it their home in 1998.  Nancy's oil paintings capture not only the beauty of the local landscaped, but also express her life long love for the people and places that are Cape Cod.          nekeith@msn.com       508-432-6459


Amy Middleton

Dreamy Tide, acrylic

Amy Middleton received her BFA in studio art and advertising from Southern Methodist University.  She continued her studies in art at Mass Art, School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Montserrat College of Art.  Chatham has been home to Amy for the past eighteen years, but has spent summers here her whole life.  Influenced by the German Expressionist painters, Amy is most concerned with shape, color and movement.  Her subject matter has long been inspired by Cape summers and its colorful patterns, vibrant flowers and magical, expansive landscapes.   Amy resides in Chatham with her husband, three sons and two dogs.  She is the Director of Christian Education and Family Ministries at the First Congregational Church.

508-241-2403                                                                         amydaremiddleton@gmail.com

Pat Nickerson

Eventide, oil

Pat Nickerson is inspired by the visual beauty of Cape Cod. Her landscapes and seascapes may depict a bright blue cobalt sky over a green marsh or the soft muted colors of a foggy morning at Barnstable Harbor. Having lived here since 1986, there has been plenty of time spent exploring the back roads and off the beaten track locations as sources of inspiration. She paints both oils and watercolors, but is currently focused on oil painting. She is a member of Creative Art Center Chatham, The Northside Artists of Cape Cod, and a juried member of the Cape Cod Art Association. Her work has been exhibited at Cape Cod Art Association, the Falmouth Arts Center, The Cultural Center of Cape Cod and The Cahoon Museum of Art “Great Brush Off”. Pat shows her work at Eastwind Gallery, Orleans and Local Color Gallery, Chatham. Her mini-oils are also sold in the gift shop at the Dan’l Webster Inn, Sandwich. In the summer her work can be seen at The Guild of Chatham Painters, Eastham Painters Guild, Monday Painters of Dennis and The Yarmouth Art Guild. 

508 362-3961      patnickersonart@yahoo.com   www.patnickerson.com

Gary Oro

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Gary paints with oils on panel. He looks for dramatic light and varied weather conditions.  His style is naturalism with emphasis on light and atmosphere. he has won awards at the Cape Cod Art Associations National Exhibition and the Hilton Head Art league National juried Art Exhibition.  His work has also sold at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts Summer Auction and the Cape Cod Museum of Art  Summer Auction. His work can also be found in private collections Internationally.

781-272-7868                                                     gary00813@aol.com

Wendy Prange

Homeward Bound, oil

Originally from England, formerly from Michigan; a Yarmouth Port resident since 2000, and an award winning artist at Cape Cod Art Association. My favorite hobbies have always been drawing and painting thus retiring to Cape Cod enabled a long-time desire to paint on a regular basis. Here I have found a painter’s paradise as well as outstanding learning opportunities with recognized art professionals. I have an affinity with Cape Cod because the similarities in landscape and marine activity evoke so many memories of my birthplace. Painting is a joy and has added another dimension to my life. Working with watercolor or oil, I am in the studio every day. I particularly enjoy the challenge of plein air painting, which necessitates a fast start to speedily obtain essential information.

My inspirations emanate from the natural beauty of Cape Cod where my vibrant oil paintings of sailboats and seascapes reflect my love and fascination of the ocean. It is challenging to capture its many moods and hidden depths. In contrast, I utilize the delicacy of watercolors for lighthouses and house portraits . My paintings do not offer profound statements. They clearly convey the subjects I love to recreate that are abundant on Cape Cod. I have achieved my goal if the viewer finds solace in my work.

508-375-0950                                                                     WendyPrange407@gmail.com

Judy Schmitt

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Judy began painting 12 years ago, when she moved to Cape Cod. Painting with her Mentor of 10 years, Judy has learned to face her subject matter straight on, using her own distinctive style of using both palette knife and brushwork. She has had a solo Show at the Hoboken Historical Museum,and has been in several Juried Shows. She has exhibited with The Truro Group, PAAM, the Creative Arts Center and the Guild of Chatham Painters.

Andrew Stidsen

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Andrew Stidsen is a retired teacher living on Cape Cod and spending winters in Florida.  While in high school in Worcester, Mass., he attended the young artists program at the Worcester Art Museum.  While at Worcester State College, he continued studies at the W.A.M.School.  Training at the U.S.Navy Officer Candidate School ended the art studies. After marrying his wife Deborah, an art teacher, he began studies in water color at W.A.M.S. with William Griffeths. Summers on Cape Cod began his studies with Christie Velesig at the Cape Cod Art Assoc. he was juried in as an artist member at C.C.A.A.

He started painting in oils with Zoe Albino.  While in Florida he studied portraiture and still life with Hodges Soileau, composition with Charles Gruppe,  and impressionist techniques with Hugh O'Neill. He is an member of the C.C.A.A., the Yarmouth Art Guild and the Monday Painters of Dennis.  He is also a member of the Northside Artists of Cape Cod."

508-385-9238                                                                                                        dcscapecod@verizon.net 

Deborah Stidsen

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Originally from central Conn., Deborah now lives on Cape Cod with her husband Andrew, also an artist.  The couple spends their winters in Florida. After graduating from Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in Art Education and Textile Design, Deborah worked as an art teacher in central Mass. for 25 years.  She also had a textile business and exhibited her hand weavings throughout New England.Deborah became interested in water color painting and studied with Bill Griffeths at the Worcester Art Museum school, Christie Velesig at the Cape Cod Art Assoc., June McInerny in Venice, Fla., and Karen Leffel Massengill in Palm City, Fla.
Deborah paints in a realistic style.  Cape Cod provides the primary resource for her paintings of architecture, landscapes, and boats typical of the area. Recently Deborah has turned her talents to painting the ocean in oils.  Living by the sea on Cape Cod and in Florida, she tries to capture the power of water in waves. Deborah is currently a member of the Cape Cod Art Assoc.,Yarmouth Art Guild, and the Monday Painters of Dennis.  She is also a member of the North Side Artists of Cape Cod.

508-385-9238                                                                                           dcscapecod@verizon.net 

Mary Anne Tessler

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I have lived on the Cape for over 34 years and as a painter , the never ending supply of gorgeous landscapes and abundant flowers are an artists dream. I paint in pastel and in acrylic. Each medium has its own quality of "life", a challenge that I enjoy.   I also do pet portraits on a commission basis from your photos.     I am a juried member of the Guild of Chatham Painters, The Eastham Painters Guild, a member of the Arizona Pastel Painters Association,Cape Cod Art association, and the Center for the Arts Cape Cod. 

508-237-0262                                                                 queenmum36@gmail.com 

Jay Tichenor

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Nearing retirement, painting began for Jay when he completed the first of several Russian icons under Vladislav Andreyev of St. Petersburg.  While his favorite medium is water color, he continues working in egg tempera as well as oil.  Most of his subject matter is inspired by Cape scenes.  He also paints oils when south of the border under the direction of Efron Gonzalez, a leading artist of Mexico.
508-247-7219                                                                                     jay.tichenor@gmail.com

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Guild of Chatham Painters

650 Main Street, Chatham, Massachusetts 02633, United States

(508) 364-1661 (Pati DuVall, Co-President)

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