January 2011 Demonstration


Our demonstrator for January is Robin Frisella. She will provide a step-by-step Still Life demonstration in pastel which will include some of her signature fruit and porcelain.

The meeting will be held in the Guild Hall, First Congregational Church (middle side door), Sanborn Street, Reading, Wednesday January 12, 2011, at 7:30 p.m.

Directions to the Church

Robin Frisella's Bio

Join Robin Frisella for a step-by-step Still Life demonstration in pastel which will include some of her signature fruit and porcelain. Robin commented, "From the moment I picked up my first pastel, it felt like second nature to me.� I am fascinated with the way light is represented, and I focus on capturing it in my paintings.� Whether working on a portrait or a still life, I apply layer after layer of soft and hard pastels on Wallis sand paper to achieve tones, lights and texture.� I feel that this method gives my work a realistic quality that goes beyond a photograph"

Primarily self-taught with the exception of classes under the direction of Portrait Artist Sue Zylak, Robin Frisella works mainly in pastel. She creates each scene with an arrangement of selective objects, adding fabric, flowers, and fruit to portray a timeless elegance.� Robin's goal from the beginning has been to visibly move people and evoke nostalgic reflections or remembrances personal to themselves. Seeing how her work moves the viewer is what inspires Robin to paint each day.� Robin's hope is that she can inspire others in the same way she was inspired to discover her gift for painting.�

Robin's work has garnered numerous national and regional awards.� She has been elected a signature member of the Pastel Society of America and a juried member of the Copley Society of Boston.� Robin's work has recently been published in the Best of America Pastel Artists Vol. II, The American Artist Magazine, New Hampshire Magazine, and The American Art Collector.

Robin is represented by the Walsingham Gallery in Newburyport; Maison de l'Art in Nashua; The Gallery in Punta Gorda, Fl; and the Copley Society of Boston. In�2006 Robin opened Frisella Fine Art Studio in Candia, NH, where she has an ongoing exhibit and teaches two classes a week.� Please visit her website at www.robinfrisella.com.

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