Zoe is the founder of The Hidden Art Gallery. It a privately owned gallery and the paintings are of her own and colleagues which reflect the area of Beacon Hill Boston. The paintings echoe the street scenes of brick buildings, lit with gas lamps, the views of the Charles River and it's shops on Charles Street throught the four seasons. They captivate the main landmarks of the Boston Public Garden footbridge and it's sorroundings and beauty.
Zoe loves to paint plien air and indulges in the use of color to represent nature in her landscapes and dream like imagery. The abundance of color carries a strong energy in her impressionist paintings.
She has chosen to study with master painters Sam Vokey, Patrick Anderson and the belated Bill St. George. She has been painting contemporary oils on canvas for the last 12 years and previously started as a hobby in her teenage years.
Her paintings convey that energy she holds within her spirit through the use of light, movement, color, peaceful and tranquil mood setting.
Zoe graduated from Umass Boston with BA in English Literature, and holds a graphic design certificate from Mass College of Art. She is massage therapist and to continue her passion with art, she teaches color healing, creative visualization, spiritual healing workshops and meditation.
PATRICK ANDERSON - PARTICIPATING ARTIST
Studied at Vesper George School of Art where he was taught by "Boston School Painters" and instructors at the time, John Terelak, Robert Douglas Hunter, Robert Comier, Paul Rahilly. He studied studio and plien air work privately with with John Terelak in his hometown Rockport, MA. Patrick's style is contemporary realism with strong painterly qualities. As a traditional realist painter, he has a fascination with light, both natural and artificial and its effects it has on many of his city subjects. His nocturnes may owe a nod to Edward Hopper in feeling.
He is a member of the Concord Art Association and the Copley Society of Boston where in 2004 received the Sagendorph Award for excellence in Realism. He has won the Roddy award for his "Mid Summer's Eve" oil painting at Concord Art Association. Patrick has been a participant in the annual regional painting competition at The Boston Artist Guild for the past four years. His painting "Neighbors", oil on canvas, was chosen by the Cahoon Museum of American Art, Cotuit, MA, in 2010 for an exhibition on "how American artists of the past and present have used the window".
Patrick is hard working, disciplined and strives to be a master of capturing an amazing light in his paintings. He has been mentioned in the Beacon Hill Times, the Boston Globe and In 2004 published by the International Artists Publishing Inc. His work is Collected nationally and internationally, many have said that his cityscapes and scenarios capture a romantic nostalgic feeling and a true sense of Boston.