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Thought-Provokers: Middlesex, Essex & New Hampshire

Boston has always had an artistic soul.  The culture and heritage of our city, like most great cities, owes a tremendous debt to the arts community.  Supporting local art is something we care deeply about and we’d like to do everything we can to help the local arts community thrive.  Unfortunately, too often media attention is monopolized by corporate interests and tabloid gossip – but culture doesn’t come from a focus on celebrity breakups it comes from a focus on the arts.

Below, you’ll find some incredible artists from in and around Middlesex, Essex & New Hampshire that we hope you will check out, follow and support.

Heather Littlefield

Ever since I was young, I loved grabbing a camera to take pictures or video. Of course this was back in the 90’s before the digital revolution. In 2003 I bought my first digital camera, the Fujifilm S5000. It was a whopping 3 megapixels, which was huge at that time. Read more>>

Maija Erickson

I hit 5′ 10” when I was about 12 years old, so people have been asking me if I play basketball for my whole life. As I got older, that question turned into, “What race are you?” and “Do you model?” I started dabbling in modeling when I was about 19. Read more>>

Kirsten Reynolds

Installation art has been my primary focus for the past 15 years, though I have also worked in photography, video, painting and printmaking. The installations began while I was making a series of small, brightly colored sculptures that looked like peculiar, biomorphic creatures. Read more>>

Vail Fucci

I am a professional photographer with a Ph.D. in bioethics and worked in scientific and regulatory affairs in Washington, D.C. Since I was a little girl I loved photography, but never thought I could make a career of it. Read more>>

Diane Ayott

I have been making marks with intensity since I can remember and my interests were all in the creative areas. As a young adult I made a serious commitment to drawing and painting, and this commitment is happily, on-going. Read more>>

Emily Leis

We shot our first project on our Canon AE-1 cameras, using 35mm film, and finally got to use the darkroom for the first time. I fell in love right then and there. Something about the process, about the mood in that little room bathed by red light, about the way it felt to see an image appear on what was once a blank piece of paper, I was hooked. Read more>>

Nicole Perez

It’s been 3 years now since I’ve rediscovered my passion and purpose in art with much thanks to my husband Gabriel who is also an artist. He encouraged me to get back into my art again, and it made me realize all the time lost on something I used to enjoy so much that was once a huge part of my life. Read more>>

Trina Teele

Art has always been soothing for me. It’s a therapy I’ve used and still use to get in touch with and listen to my inner thoughts and feelings with complete acceptance. Read more>>

Stina Simmarano

I’ve been making art in some form all my life, whether it was making friendship bracelets as a little girl in my room for hours on end or performing as a singer songwriter at bars and coffee shops in my teenage years. Read more>>

Fred Light

I really don’t shoot for other people necessarily, but for myself. Sometimes just to stretch myself to shoot things completely different than I normally do, such as portraits or wildlife. Read more>>

Julie Freitas

My biggest piece of advice is to try and make the best use out of the resources available to you. When I first started with photography I had a small point and shoot camera. Although it was limiting in some aspects, I didn’t let it stop me from creating. Read more>>

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