also on view:
Genevieve Burnett (1945-2015)
Oil painting selections
A stubborn, earnest oil painter, she began making art very early in her childhood. As a ten-year-old child, she created involved storybooks in crayon on manilla paper carefully stapled and other strange and complex works for a little girl. She learned how to use oil paint as an eighteen-year-old when joined a ladies painting circle in Amherst, Massachusetts led by Eleanor Johnson. Ms. Burnett likely did not fit in the group for her eccentricity but she benefited greatly from the instruction. Since her introduction to oils, she painted nearly everyday of her life. She also wrote every single day in her journal. Spiral bound notebooks from 1956 to her death in 2015 are archived at the NEVA museum
MARY DUNN (1956-2010) watercolors, pastels, and poems
Her quiet view as a poet, painter, and spiritual speaker—she was a poet who painted. She was among the first to join the Anchor House of Artists in 1997. On view are several quiet watercolors she made on visits to the studio in the spring of 1998 . She arranged simple bouquets and studied them in focused quietude. Samples of her pastel studies of African masks and some poetry are on view as well.
What is New England Visionary Artists Museum?
The mission...to serve the legacies of artists who dedicated their lives to producing images derived from the wellspring of inner vision.
The collection includes artifacts from the lives and works of artists who touched the Anchor House of Artists since its founding in 1997, works with a special visionary focus by living artists, and more.
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