Contributing Artists to

David Bastille is an art director at Sundin, Inc., an advertising agency in Natick. He has been painting in oils off and on since 1977. In 2003, he experienced a sharply increased interest in making art and has been experimenting since then with many different ways of painting. He uses water-based oils, a choice which enables him to keep his studio within the living area of his home.

Sue Batchelder is a teaching artist living in New Hampshire. She has an MFA-IA degree from Goddard College in Plainfield, Vermont.

Rick Berry artworks can be found in gallery exhibitions, art annuals, and featured in anthologies on the history of fantastic art. Berry has also been adjunct professor at two Boston universites. Tufts University's Institute for Global Leadership, he was commissioned to a paint series works of social and political themes for several annual international symposia. Berry is the creator/participant in several collaborative painting events internationally. Credited with the first digitally painted book cover in the world (Neuromancer by William Gibson), his pioneering digital work was showcased in feature film, and his art is comissioned for the entertainment industry and popular literature, including 30 oils for limited editions of Stephen King novels. Earlier paintings are collected in Double Memory: Art and Collaborations of Rick Berry and Phil Hale.

Lynn Blake is forging an ardent mission to build a bridge from apparel design to fine art. In addition to being a professor of design at Lasell College, she maintains a sustained artistic practice which uses clothing as a powerful tool of communication. Her work challenges viewers to consider cultural expectations versus emotional well being and weaves together themes of frustration of containment and discovery of voice.
Lynn has exhibited all over New England, most recently at the Provincetown Association & Art Museum and the Boston Public Library.
Lynn is a “charter” member of Art/Word. She holds degrees from the Fashion Institute of Technology, Massachusetts College of Art, and an MFA in Interdisciplinary Art from Goddard College in Vermont.

Jill Carey
Art is the primary tool I use for self-expression. I consider this ability a gift and means for communication. I am most inspired by organic forms with a particular focus on landscapes and human figures. The intent of my work is to provide a lens for the viewer to see the natural world as a spiritual journey.

Pat Coakley is a digital media artist working in Franklin, Massachusetts.

Maritza Farrell was born on the island of Puerto Rico.  As an artist I was influenced by writers, poets, the beauty of the landscape, the deep color of the ocean and natural surroundings.  In the early years of my artistic career, I worked in graphic art, where I developed my own style and ways of expression.  For me this was the time for experimentation with different mediums: woodcut, lithography, linoleum, colograph, monotype, etching an many others.  Even my past art reflects the development of my work today.
In my work you can see that the matter is almost always the family.  The dream world influenced me and became part of my creativity and inspiration.  I use different mediums to evoke different emotions.  The images and objects become part of my dreamlike world where sometimes various images interplay with each other.  My work evokes emotions of happiness, of childhood memories, and surreal feeling of depth.
Also, different elements sometimes evoke the relationship of myself to nature and life.  Today you can seehow beauty of nature has become a source for abstract images of my work.

Jim Fitts is a photographer and currently the Director of the Photographic Resource Center at Boston University. He has extensive experience as agraphic designer and as an advertising creative director at a number of firms in the Boston are.
Jin Fitts recently showed a collection of collage at the Wedeman Gallery on the Lasell College Campus.

Barbara  J. Fischer
I started working with clay on my own about 10 years ago after many years of yearning to.  I then began taking lessons with a local potter and was introduced to raku firing.  Focusing now on one of a kind raku fired claywork, I work from my home studio, throwing and hand building white  stoneware, and firing in an electric raku kiln.   Having been a family therapist  for the past 20 years, I know very well the limits of verbal communication.  Through my claywork I attempt to express meaning, sometimes by intention, other times by listening to the piece after it is done.

Stephen C. Fischer
I am an interdisciplinary artist.  I identify more directly with my creative process than I do with a particular art technique, artifact, or medium.  In my work I involve imagery, words, sound, and movement.  I use whatever materials best support my intentions.  The joy that I experience in learning, teaching, storytelling and collaboration moves me to engage with art that encourages creative community. My art practices include drawing, painting, illustration, photography, digital imagery, graphic design, theatrical set design and construction, performance art, puppetry, videography, and art education. Currently, as a graphic arts professor at Lasell, I am fully engaged with all of these disciplines.

Carol Amore
I am a full time caretaker of my twenty five year old special needs daughter and part time artist. I am passionate about the creative process and inspired deeply by the routine and beauty of daily living. My intention in participating in any art making is always for the sole purpose of eliciting the inherent connection between us all.


Eldred Hudson is currently enjoying his 20th year as a professor of art & Coordinator of the graphic design program at The University of North Carolina- Charlotte, where he began his teaching career after a 10 year period of practicing graphic design in various corporate settings. His last permanent position in design was Director of Creative Services for The New England in Boston.
He received his BFA degree in Graphic Design from the University of Georgia in 1980, and his MFA from Boston University in 1988.
Although he remains active as an independent consultant/designer for numerous client-based projects, Eldred also devotes a great deal of his creative energy to his mixed media works. Over the past few years, he has created and exhibited several bodies of work based on themes including Gender Roles & sexuality,  leukemia, and Alzheimer’s. In 2004, 05 & 06, specifically, Mr. Hudson completed three solo exhibitions at university galleries in Pennsylvania, Alabama, and Louisiana.

Margo Lemieux has been an artist since the first grade when she got into trouble with her teacher for "decorating" her workbook. In high school she was awarded a scholarship to attend the Saturday program at the Museum of Fine Arts.
After earning a degree in fine arts in painting from Boston University, she worked as a graphic designer, tee-shirt artist, newspaper correspondent, children's book author and illustrator, and other interesting things.
Currently she is a professor of art at Lasell College, Newton. Previously, she taught at the Attleboro Museum and Rhode Island School of Design.
Besides printmaking, she paints in oil, watercolor, and acrylic, and has a strong interest in handmade books. Her article, "Contour meets Gesture," appeared in the May 2002 issue of American Artist Magazine. She is a fitness instructor at the Hockomock YMCA.
She holds a M.Ed. degree in Integrated Arts Curriculum from Curry College and an MFA in Printmaking from UMass Dartmouth.

Felicia Menard is an interdisciplinary artist and prolific narrative painter. She explores issues of memory, identity, and post-traumatic stress disorder through the power of transformative language arts. She is a storyteller in the oral and written traditions, incorporating poetry, playwriting, spoken-word artistry, screenwriting, and graphic novel writing and illustration in her work. She wrote art criticism for the HippoPress in Manchester, and two of her poems have been recently published. She has taught at the New Hampshire Institute of Art, Chester College of New England, Lasell College, the New Art Center in Newton, Mass., Sharon Art Center, Peterborough, NH, and Kimball-Jenkins Community Art School and New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH. Her work appears in private and corporate collections throughout the U.S., Germany, Japan, and Indonesia. Ms. Menard is currently at work on a Ph.D. in art criticism/history and artist biography.

Carole Murray is an artist who lives in NYC. I am an Intuitive Counselor working for the past twenty-seven years in Manhattan. In 1980 I began to design Tarot decks and many of my decks
are represented in the Encyclopedia of Tarot, vol. 3. In 2002 I co-created, an online venue for reclaiming spiritual icons and returning them to the people. That venture, along with a trip to New Mexico, led me to begin my shrine-work in 2005. Inspired by the simplicity and sincerity of the folk shrines I have seen, I attempt to honor the various people and spirits who have influenced and guided me from the beginning.

Janice Perry
Janice Perry (b. 1950, Burlington, Vermont).
Perry has toured internationally with her solo stage work since 1982. She’s received multiple fellowships from the William Fulbright Commission and the US Department of State, the Vermont Arts Council and the NEA, and others. She teaches identity performance as an artist-in-residence at cultural and academic institutions worldwide. Her work has been adapted for radio, television and print in the USA and Europe (NPR, PBS, BBC 2, Channel 4, BBC 3). Perry’s recent interdisciplinary, multi-media work expands traditional definitions of Performance. See:

Donni Richman
I am an artist, graphic designer and principle in my own design firm – DRDG or Donni Richman Design Graphics. I live in Waltham, Massachusetts. I have been a member of ART/Word since 1981.

Rachael M Rollson
i’m interested in interpretations. i like to see how people interpret their memories, their actions and by these things, their identities. i like to take familiarity and re-interpret it. i like to use tools for alternative purposes. i thrive on intuition and whim. i also thrive on the corporeal; i like texture and prefer physical connections with all things. i work heavily with black and white photography and film, photocopy, and collage because i like the physicality and depth that handling materials can provide. the embodiment of this interpretation is discovery and (r)evolution.

Lucas Schulze I am drawn to the way you and I make conclusions. I like to draw conclusions about the way we perceive what is wild or seemingly ordinary. Representations are a way to make evident the spaces and gestures we find indicative of our experiences in the world. I re-present my experiences as a form of acknowledgement to the contact I have had with what is most terrifying and beautiful.

Tore Terrasi, from Easton, MA., currently residing in Providence, RI and received a Masters of Fine Arts in Visual Design from Umass Dartmouth. The ambition of the artist is to try and create new ways of reading or interacting with typography. Most often these experiments lead to kinetic or animated pieces. The work explores various branches and synthesis of digital arts, graphic design and creative writing. By incorporating graphic, animated, and interactive elements the process of reading will become more exciting, engaging, and more fully understood. With static forms of text, the audience's perception of importance weakens as the immediate urgency to understand a text diminishes. I hope to not only reverse this trend, but create more aesthetically pleasing literature. To contact artist email