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Art Gallery

The Outsiders:
Anne Hartmann, Judith Pettingell, Ann Semprebon

Meet the Artists Reception:
Thursday, July 6
4:00 – 6:00 PM

Three area artists who love painting outdoors: landscape scenes, flowers, and gardens are favorite subjects.

July 5 – August 24

7 Lebanon St, Suite 107 in Hanover
Monday thru Thursday • 8:30 – 4:30 PM
Fridays • 8:30 – 1:00 PM

Anne HartmannRiver Road Barn in Lyme
I love watercolor, with its luminosity, intensity, and its often surprising effects. I enjoy painting scenes which have meaning to me, as I strive to capture the mood of a scene.

I've participated in various group shows in the Upper Valley in the last few years. These venues include the Hotel Coolidge, various libraries, Kendal, Stella's, and Cedar Circle farm. And I have exhibited paintings at Long River Gallery in Lyme on an ongoing basis. Painting with teachers such as the late Larry Howard, and also with friends "en plein air" is helpful and enjoyable, too. I enjoy painting in Florida, where the art scene is flourishing. Plein air painting at the beach is delightful!

Ann SemprebonAnn Semprebon's Wow

Ann Semprebon received her B.A. and M.A. in fine arts from U.C.L.A and also took classes at Dartmouh. She has taught art in local schools and institutions to all ages including her Garden Studio. Her etchings and watercolors have been exhibited widely in New England.

I have always been interested in nature and especially the garden, the processes of growth and decay. In my newest work from nature I am seeking compositional challenges.

Judith PettingellThe House by the Boat Launch
I'm a late bloomer in almost all ways, with too many missed social benchmarks to even begin listing them, includes having the ability to devote serious time to my painting. Although my love of painting was obvious at least from the age of 4, I didn't begin to pursue it in a serious way until well after my eligibility for Social Security. However, during all those years in between I used that time to explore what it was about the kinds of art I liked that drew me to them. With the freedom of retirement I have been able to learn more about many types of art and more specifically, painting.

Growing up I was privileged to have the excellent educational opportunities, including wonderful mentoring and support in art classes at all levels from an early age through postgraduate courses that all children should have. However, it was the 20 years of developing curricula focusing on the skills and concepts young artists (and artists of all ages) should have, the conceptual foundation, as a framework when creating good art works that has provided a foundation when creating my paintings. Even now, after more than 10 years of learning new ways to see and paint with the exceptionally talented artist and teacher, Aline Ordman, those underpinnings still serve me well.

Many of my paintings focus on daily life here in the Upper Valley or during travels to different parts of our country, but I am especially fond of those done in places our painting group has travelled: Italy, France and most recently the southwestern section of the Ring of Kerry in Ireland. The paintings in this exhibit focus on that locale, more specifically a beautiful family estate in West Cove, a village near that estate, and Derrynane, the home of the Irish statesman, Daniel O'Connell, considered by many to be the father of modern day Ireland.

While my inspiration often comes from the beauty of nature, seeing people doing ordinary things: sledding, biking, walking dogs, playing soccer, window shopping, or watching my grandchildren in play, the Ireland paintings reflect the often muted natural colors of this area and the occasional surprise of vibrantly painted buildings. Sometimes it's the way light plays across shapes, the rhythm of repeating shapes, or the beautiful patterns of shapes found in nature or manmade that grabs my attention. The paintings in this exhibition show an area of Ireland that is often both wild and exotic.

Over the years as my work has changed and grown I have had the good fortune to exhibit my work in the Norwich and Lyme Libraries, AVA*, the Howe Library, Kendal, Skidmore College*, New London Inn*, the Coolidge Hotel, DHMC*, and charity auctions throughout the Upper Valley. I am especially pleased to be able to show my work in the town that I love and live and the exhibition space here at Osher, an organization that enriches the lives of so many.

*Juried exhibitions

This is free and open to the public.


7 Lebanon Street, Suite 107, Hanover, NH 03755-2112
Monday – Thursday: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM • Fridays: 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM • (603) 646-0154


Last Updated: 8/4/17