HATCH STREET studios’ featured ARTISTS
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Tracy Silva Barbosa has worked in the glass art and architectural glass art world since 1997. Taking her expertise in all forms of glass production from flat glass painting/decorating and LEED lamination processes, kiln cast glass, hot poured glass, stained glass, glass printing and more, Tracy designs glass murals meant to integrate with the architecture surrounding us. Using glass's unique qualities of durability, transparency, and strength, Tracy's designs are floating paintings filtering the light and presence of the current moment.
Lori Bradley - decorative arts and nature are integral to Lori’s paintings and ceramics. She views the language of decoration as a pathway to memories, cultural habits, family, friends, and community rituals. She is inspired by 18th and19 th century illustrators and 20 th century modernist painters who found inspiration in the patterns, colors and lines of nature. Lori employs bright bold colors and dynamic designs as she strives for a modern energy and edge. In her whimsical Common Birds series, Lori uses birds to explore themes of struggle, friendship, relationships, leaving and returning home and forced flight. Lori teaches art at Bridgewater State University and has exhibited her work in many one-person and group shows in galleries, print publicationsand art centers nationally.
Joan Potkay’s art methods include painting, printmaking, and paperworks.In her artwork she is trying to capture the physicality of nature. Using the floor as her easel, Joan pours thin layers of luminous paint onto canvas or paper incorporating calligraphy and mark making into what she calls Land Forms. Born in Hartford, CT, Joan received her degree from Parsons School of Design in NYC. She has lived in New York City and Nantucket Island and presently lives between Santa Fe, NM and New Bedford, MA. In 1986, Joan was chosen for a residency with Helen Frankenthaler at the Santa Fe Art Institute and did a follow up invitational tutorial with Helen again at the SFAI in 1991. Joan has had numerous one person shows and is included in public and corporate collections. Recently her Horizon prints were included in a show at Cork Printmakers at the Quay Gallery in Cork, Ireland and Fyns Grafiske Vaerksted, in Odense, Denmark.
Alyn Carlson is a New England based painter, author, graphic designer, and paper artist. In the past four decades, her work has shown in over twenty galleries and museums, she's renovated a church into a home and authored a DIY book for adults and children called The Paper Hat Book. She also writes a blog called Colorgirl. Her art and designs have been featured in numerous blogs and published in magazines such as Communications Arts, CNN, Design Sponge, Etsy Blog, Redbook, RI Monthly, Photo District News, Print, Southcoast Today, and Uppercase. Her paintings are featured in Deborah Forman’s Paint Lab and Grace Bonney’s Design Sponge at Home.
Erik Durant is a figurative sculptor residing in New Bedford, Massachusetts. Born in New Haven, Connecticut, he studied History and Sculpture at Southern Connecticut State University. In 2001 he moved to New Bedford to attend the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, receiving an MFA in Sculpture in 2004. Durant’s personal work is a quest to understand the human condition. As a sculptor his main interests lie in gesture, movement, and pose. His works are at times Illustrative, but always realist, exploring historical, and contemporary narratives—both known, and unknown. While many of the characters that he chooses to sculpt seem to be rooted in the past, they are his own imaginings of things not fully understood. Issues surrounding beauty, the body, and identity, give rise to a version of contemporary mythology that is new, yet seemingly familiar.
Alissar Langworthy developed her inspiration for art from a very young age, as her family lived in different countries while she was growing up. She received her formal training in fine arts and design at Saginaw Valley State University, in Michigan, shortly after her permanent move to the United States. Over the years, Alissar kept gravitating toward her love of oil painting, which has been her medium for over 30 years. Her studio is currently in New Bedford, MA where she divides her time between painting, and serving as a maritime captain of a research vessel. Her work has been available for corporate loan programs, art shows and gallery exhibitions.
Severin “Sig” Haines paints captivating landscapes of New England and his native Norway. While he works representationally, he also draws technique from abstraction. Haines’ work studies color and gesture in the context of representation and form. Haines looks closely at the work of the early – mid 20th century painters, including Vuillard, Seurat, and Matisse, who employ the techniques of “pure painting” to representational work. He also draws inspiration from the abstract expressionist action painters Jackson Pollock. Like Pollock, Haines pays careful attention to the richness and depth achievable through color manipulation. Haines also relies on the action and gesture of his brushwork to imbue his compositions with energy and emotion.
Adrian R. Tió
Adrian R. Tió is a Southcoast artist who uses his experience in drawing, painting and printmaking to connect with his Latino heritage through contemporary imagery and text. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, to parents who had emigrated from the Caribbean Island of Puerto Rico, Tió received his fine arts training from Temple University (B.A. 1974), the Tyler School of Art in Rome, Italy (Post-Baccalaureate Study 1975-76) and the University of Cincinnati (M.F.A. 1979). The artist has exhibited nationally as well as regionally in drawing, painting, and printmaking for over 40 years, and has conducted workshops on mural painting, papermaking, and the book arts.