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September 24, 2017 - Mary Ellen Brown Demonstration

on Tue, 09/05/2017 - 8:56am
Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Buttonwoods Museum
240 Water Street
Haverhill, MAssachusetts

On Septmber 24th, Mary Ellen Brown gave a wonderfully informative demonstration on painting a still life in pastels.

Now living in Southern New Hampshire, Mary Ellen studied Fine Art and Digital Photography at Salem State College supplementing with classes at Montserrat College of Art.

As an Award winning artist she maintains a studio at Western Ave Studios in Lowell, Mass. 407A  as well as a Home Studio. Having worked in oils, pastels, graphite, watercolor and digital photography her focus is now centered on pastel painting, preferring a highly detailed realism as seen in still life.  The works of the Old Dutch Masters as well as the simple yet stunning beauty of grapes, flowers or a silver pitcher inspire her.

“My aim is to share my joy in and appreciation of the subject matter, by focusing the viewer on the details.  Using sanded pastel papers allows me to build layers, helping to develop depth, shape, color, light and shadows.”

In between studio time and time spent showing in many exhibitions and Galleries over the past years, Mary Ellen enjoys teaching the skills and sharing the joy of painting.  She believes that the love of painting was a God given gift to be shared with others and loves to see others succeed in their artistic endeavors under her teaching.

Mary Ellen is currently a member of the Pastel Guild of Europe, Pastel Society of America, Pastel Society of New Hampshire, The Whistler House Museum of Art-Lowell Art Association, Inc., the Western Ave. Artist Association, Lowell, MA., the Chelmsford Art Association,  a Juried Artist member of Hollis Art Association and a Juried Artist member of the North Shore Artist Association, Gloucester, MA. You may see more of her work at

Demos are free for GHAA members, a donation of $5 is requested of non-members