Stefan was born in Lowell MA and grew up in Rockport MA. He began painting in oils at age 15 and attended Johnson State College in Johnson VT from 1999 until 2004. During this time, he worked part time at the Vermont Studio Center. Experimental and stylistically diverse, Stefan's paintings are typically very colorful and can range from textural pointillism to geometric and abstract. His subject matter is usually inspired by nature and music but is not always figurative.
Alessandra grew up in Florence, Italy exposed to the arts and all things beautiful.When she moved to the north shore of Boston, she began experimenting with her creativity after collecting glass, pottery, shells, drift wood and old metal from the beach. She discovered that the art of mosaic was the most natural way to bring together the meaningful pieces she collected and to express her creative nature and her love for the ocean. With time Alessandra started researching different methods and new materials including colorful Italian or Mexican Smalti glass, fossils and recycled metal and wood.
Her one-of-a-kind mosaics tell a story with their unique elements many of which have a patina of time.
Brian and Theresa Orr are a father and daughter team who love making imaginative paper art pieces inspired by a range of topics. Brian and Theresa began Paperworrk (previously known as Orr Galleries) in 2018, inspired by stained glass, quilting, and the beautiful prints of the specialty handmade papers. Brian and Theresa sketch, cut and “paint” their art, resulting in wonderful displays of color. They often use recycled materials in their work such as wooden boards or glass windows and look for inspiration in the world around them. Their originals range from $75 to $1000. Brian and Theresa are available for commissioned work and would love to hear from you!
Emett Smith is a Boston-based graphic designer passionate about bold fonts and even bolder color pallets. After graduating from the New England Institute of Art in 2016, he has worked consistently in advertising and communications, finding rewarding work within the political, labor, and environmental justice sectors. He is excited to learn new skills and regularly explores new avenues for creative inspiration in his downtime, such as; digital illustration, painting, upcycling, amateur mixology, resin crafting, lithography, photography, and writing. Emett admires art and Design's power to tell stories and connect people – whether over a common cause or a cold pint – and strives to show that in his work.
Feel free to take a peek at his portfolio, website, or connect via social media: @emettno.
Max Plank is a self-trained graphic designer and illustrator from Salem, Massachusetts. Born in the height of the 90s, bred by pop culture, and love of film, television and video games to influence his artistic style.
It’s always been his dream to be a creative producer of some sort. That dream has shifted and evolved into wanting to - at its simplest - live for and through art, whatever it be. Max prides himself on being your friendly neighborhood artist-for-hire, with the range and flexibility to meet any and all of your creative needs.
If you like Max's work, be sure to reach out!