“VILLAGE BY THE SEA” by LAG feature artist Louise Pellegrino.

 

LYNNFIELD — The Lynnfield Art Guild (LAG) has announced that Lynnfield watercolor artist Louise Pellegrino is its featured artist for two months, beginning on March 1, on LAG’s website at lynnfieldarts.org.

“It all began with my dolls when I was a child,” said Pellegrino. “Unsatisfied with their faces, I broke out my crayons and transformed them into something far more likable. Following high school, I wanted to continue my education at Vesper George, an art school in Boston. But, urged by my parents, I instead studied business, which led to a career as an insurance bond underwriter.

Never losing the desire to paint, I studied with a local oil painter, Marblehead-based artist Ken Hurwitz,” Pellegrino continued. “Oil proved to be a difficult medium to pursue at home, thanks to the lingering odors of linseed and varnish. In the 1990s, I learned of an amazing artist, Louise Anderson, and began classes in a different medium that would change my life, watercolor. I was hooked. Inspired by local watercolor artist Jane Booras and in my desire to improve my watercolor skills, I began meeting with other artists at Jane’s home each week to paint. I was fortunate also to paint with another highly respected and prolific local artist, Pauline Bacon, who offered classes at the Lynnfield Senior Center.”

 

LOUISE PELLEGRINO
Lynnfield watercolor artist

When Bacon was unable to continue teaching, she chose local artist Bill Deveney as her successor, with whom Pellegrino studies weekly. Many of Pellegrino’s paintings are inspired by travels through Italy and Greece with her husband, Paul. An active member of the Lynnfield Art Guild (LAG), she displays her work in LAG’s art shows and in local exhibits.

For further information or to purchase one of her paintings, residents can contact Pellegrino at Pellx2@aol.com.

 “The Guild is proud to display Louise’s paintings and invites the public to visit this gallery on its website at lynnfieldarts.org and lynnfieldarts.org/louise-pellegrino,” said LAG spokeswoman Beth Aaronson. “For 60 years, the Lynnfield Art Guild has been a force for the arts in the greater community with members from over 14 surrounding towns. The Art Guild provides a platform for over 100 painters, photographers and artisans to network, learn, display and sell their work with a variety of events including two annual art shows, monthly art demonstrations, a newsletter and member get togethers. Membership in the Lynnfield Art Guild is open to artisans, photographers and artists of all levels, with student, supporting and family memberships available. The Guild provides two annual scholarships to graduating LHS seniors. Please visit LAG’s Facebook and Instagram pages at Lynnfieldarts.”