Kathy Ferrara's & Nancy Gaucher-Thomas' show
" The Mastery of Watercolor"

on October 17, 2008

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Kathy Ferrara's paintings

A graduate of the Vesper George School of Art in Boston , Hingham native Kathy (Donnelly) Ferrara spent much of her career as a commercial artist, illustrating fashion and home goods for many retail establishments until the mid 90's. At that time, she moved into the world of Fine Art and began to explore the challenge of watercolor, which, by its very nature, forced her to stretch and grow as an artist.
She has won numerous awards and has been represented by galleries in Hingham , Hyannis and Nantucket . Her style is rich in color and depth, with impeccable attention to detail. Skills developed in the commercial field have enabled her to draw with precision, yet paint with a soft elegance, drawing you into her paintings, visually wetting the appetite. One can almost feel the texture of lace, taste the sweetness of a strawberry, and savor a comforting cup of tea. Her landscapes and florals are vibrant, maintaining the softness that permeates her work. She strives to awaken the senses with her paintings, which, in her opinion, is the very essence and purpose of art.
Kathy is a member of the Duxbury Art Association and The Plymouth Guild of Artists. She resides in Hanson with her husband Jim.


"A Pear and a Pair"
watercolor, 8.75"x7.25",


"Antique Reflections"
watercolor, 17.5"x14"


"Attic Finds"
watercolor, 18"x15"


"Carousel Memories"
watercolor, 14"x10.5"


"Cherries n' Berries"
watercolor, 11.5"x10"


watercolor, 10.5"x7.5"


"Pitchers and Perfume"
watercolor, 12"x15.5"


"Geraniums in the Sun"
watercolor, 15"x17"


"Peonies and Lace"
watercolor, 10"x10.75"


"Life's a Bowl of Cherries"
watercolor, 10.75"x9.75"


"Onions n' Garlic"
watercolor, 15.75"x10.5",


"Paris - 1969"
watercolor, 20"x15.5"


"Rockport Afternoon"
watercolor, 26.5"x21"


"Summer's Glory"
watercolor, 11.5"x8.5",


"Truffles and Lace"
watercolor, 14"x13"


watercolor, 11"x9",


"Strawberries in Crystal"
watercolor, 12.5"x15"


"Barbara's Daisies"
giclee print, 13.5"x10.5"


Nancy Gaucher-Thomas' paintings

Born in Massachusetts , Nancy Gaucher-Thomas was raised in New Jersey where she attended the New York Phoenix School of Design in Manhattan . Formal study in art and design, she worked for several years as an art director for a New Jersey advertising agency where she then went on to form Gaucher-Thomas Associates an advertising design studio. Nancy continued private study in painting.
Nancy 's work has appeared in numerous national exhibitions including the National Watercolor Society Annuals, the National Association of Women Artists Annual, the Academic Artists Annuals, the American Artist Professional League Annuals where she is an elected artist member. Her work has garnered awards from such annual exhibitions as the National Watercolor Society, Midwest Watercolor Society, Pennsylvania Watercolor Society, NorthEast Watercolor Society, and the Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club.
Founder and president emerita of the Art League of Rhode Island, Nancy Gaucher-Thomas resides in East Greenwich, Rhode Island where she teaches the fine art of watercolor painting in addition to on-location workshops. A signature member of the National Watercolor Society she is a sought after instructor and juror, and has served on juries of selection and awards for many organizations including the Naval War College Museum, Newport, RI and the Providence Art Club, Providence, RI. Her paintings are included in many public and private collections in the U.S. and abroad.

"Morning Blend"
watercolor, 12.5"x13.5",


"Still Life with Silver Scoop" (cool shade)
watercolor, 11.5"x12.5"


"Still Life with Silver Scoop" (warm shade)
watercolor, 11"x11.5"


"At Rest"
watercolor, 8"x9.5"


"Dancer in Profile"
watercolor, 6"x9"


"Miniature Roses in Oriental Vase"
watercolor, 10"x13.5"


"Emerging Into View"
watercolor, 12"x13.5"


"Oriental Bowl with Peony"
watercolor, 10.5"x11",


"Lotus Reflections"
watercolor, 23.5"x20"


"Butterfly Shadows"
charcoal on mylar, 16"x12"


"Butterfly Trio"
charcoal on mylar, 6"x6",


charcoal on mylar, 13.5"x10"