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Local Artists on Display

The 2nd floor meeting room also serves as exhibit space for local artists.  Displays are shown for approximately 2 months and the public is welcome to view them during regular library hours, if the room is not in use for a meeting.

Please contact Janet Arden at the library for more information or to display your work: 603-329-6411
jarden@hampstead.lib.nh.us



September and October Artists on Display


Susan Monty is a New England native who grew up in Windham and now resides in Derry, where she works out of a studio in her home. Her love of animals, especially horses, and nature is the inspiration for her artwork. She works in diverse media including colored pencil, acrylics, oil, and mixed media to capture a realistic, but artistic, likeness of her subjects. Susan works with several equine rescue groups using her art to help raise funds and awareness. She feels deeply about the loss of America's wild horses and hopes her wild horse art will alert people to the problem. Susan has been featured in several local and national magazines, her artwork has been juried into numerous exhibits, and she is a signature member of the lnternational Equine Artists Association.
 
Recently Susan has been concentrating her art on New England wildlife. Red Tailed Hawks nesting in her backyard, as well as other visitors like owls, rabbits, cardinals, and Blue Jays begging for peanuts have provided her with hours of painting pleasure. This exhibit brings together brother and sister and their love of New England in all its natural beauty.
 







Thomas Mackey grew up in Windham, NH when it was still mostly rural. He loved wandering around the woods and fields to see the beauties of nature. Now he lives in Andover, NH in a house surrounded by fields, woods, and wildlife, a perfect setting for his love of photography. He took up photography when he was 16 using a film 35 mm camera' He fixed up a dark room in the cellar so he could develop the pictures he took. He eventually moved on to a DSL camera. His love of photography has been a lifelong pleasure. He spends many hours with books, magazines, and YouTube videos to increase his knowledge of the art. He likes to scout around the area to locate photo opportunities.


He now uses a Canon DSL with lenses ranging from 12 mm to 600 mm. He prints his photos using a Canon professional printer. His favorite topic originally was wildlife but now he likes to find steams, brooks, and waterfalls in out of the way places, especially in the fall when the bright colors are a beautiful backdrop for his water art' He captures the movement of the water by using slow shutter speeds. He wants to bring the feeling of the swift running water to his work. Many of these photos on display show his attempt to do just that.