Friday, September 24, 2010

The Art Spirit

Archived Portfolio Drawing, circa 1979 by Melody Phaneuf


A few days ago I received a message from a former student who is pursuing illustration. She had been shaving her Prismacolor pencil to the needle-sharp tip that I had insisted upon for pencil drawing precision, and considered it remarkable how natural it felt despite the waste of time and torture she considered the activity at the time of my instruction. This made me smile. Continue reading~


Boston Artist, Melody Phaneuf is well known for her evocative still life, landscape, and portrait paintings. Her paintings are regularly on view at The Guild of Boston Artists, 162 Newbury Street; at Fenway Studios, Boston by appointment; and North Shore Art in Gloucester from May through October. Phaneuf ‘s paintings have been exhibited at The National Arts Club in New York City, Galerie Herouet in Paris, and with Art du Monde, in Japan.

Melody The Artist Home, founded with photographer and color specialist, Martha DiMeo, features Phaneuf’s original oil paintings on tumbled marble tile murals and beverage coasters, fine art prints, and handmade note cards.

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