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“Wondrous Water”, Paintings by Anne M. Tisdell

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“Wondrous Water”, Paintings by Anne M. Tisdell

July 2 - July 31

Raft of Sea Otters by Anne Tisdell

Come view this month’s featured art show by Anne Tisdell, of Webster, on display in the cafe gallery July 2nd-31st.

“Wondrous Water” – This is a substance on which all living things must have in order to live. Without it all animals and plants would wither and die. What is it made of? Two hydrogen atoms with one oxygen atom = H2O.

It has many personalities. It can freeze and be the surface for ice skating and hockey or a horror, freezing our roads and adhering to trees and power wires causing outages and traffic accidents.  In its liquid form, marine life frolic in rivers, lakes and oceans with swimming, surfing and so forth with humans doing many different activities as well. It hydrates us to drink. In its gaseous form, steam can power locomotives, machinery, and industry. It can be harnessed at dams for electrical energy.

All creatures need it as a medium for propelling blood flow thru our systems to deliver oxygen and nutrients on a cellular level, in addition, to bringing waste products to organs of excretion.  Temperature regulation of organisms rely on it, otherwise, we would overheat and die from heat exhaustion.

As a child growing up on the ocean, I witnessed the powerful majesty of the crashing waves that looked like white chariots pulled by galloping magnificent stallions sailing into the air poised in an explosive display of power and beauty. Curiosity and awe urged me closer. Dad had me at a safe distance. We have all seen catastrophic damage from flooding caused by hurricanes and nor’easters as testament to water’s power and fury.

In contrast, there is the grounding scenic view of the seashore on a bright sunny day that provides calming reflections for the mind. We live on the “Blue Planet”, which is 75% water. Humans are responsible for chemical contaminants that can pollute our water resources.  Let us all be mindful of keeping our planet clean for generations to come, for all living creatures!  Anne Tisdell 5-31-24

Artist’s Statement:

I have dabbled in art all my life with sketching and drawing. I grew up in Swampscott, MA., an oceanside community north of Boston.  Professionally, I have worked as an RN and a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner for 45 years.  I had a few courses in art as a teen and took 2 courses at Montserrat School of Art in Beverly, MA in pastels and watercolors with artist/teacher, Mimi Johnson. Retiring in 2016, I have had the time to pursue my interests in art, music, dance and photography.

Many of the paintings that I create are based on my photographs or the photographs by friends with their permission.  Artist, Elaine Griffith, (now, Artist, Janice Legare) taught classes at Holden Senior Center in acrylic painting which I started in October 2017.  Since then, I have exhibited in various places in Central MA. I started Art Classes with Bill Griffiths at the Worcester Art Museum in 2018, which brought me to a new level as an artist.  I have exhibited at the Museum’s Adult Student Art Exhibit and at Arts Worcester.  In 2018, I started watercolor classes with Charlie Gray in Rutland, MA, a local well-known artist who has been instrumental in improving my watercolor technique. In July 2021, I participated in an intense workshop under the direction of Artists Mimi Johnson and Mark Hayden in multiple art forms. The Summer of 2023, I enrolled at Worcester Art Museum to learn more techniques with portraiture. Recently, I have exhibited at the Gale Free Library and 122 Diner in Holden, Pearle L. Crawford Library in Dudley, Booklovers’ Gourmet in Webster, Jacob Edwards Library in Southbridge, Shrewsbury Public Library as well as The Princeton Art Society, Northborough Art Guild.


July 2
July 31
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Deb Horan
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Booklovers’ Gourmet
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Webster, MA 01570 United States
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