Paula Estey gallery presents
Summer pARTy Pop-Up Show
Join us for four weeks of celebrating the arts in downtown Newburyport at the historic Brown's Wharf Building, just steps away from the beautiful Merrimack River.
Fridays 5pm - 9p
Saturdays 12pm - 4pm
"Seattle Rain" by Jessica Hachmeister
"China Trade" by Pat Forbes
"Marathon!" by Zsuzsanna Donnell
"What Remains" by Paula Estey
Meet The Artists
Friday July 22nd
Jessica Hachmeister is a local artist recently relocated from Seattle who works in large, acrylic paintings often incorporating charcoal and pastel into her paintings. She prefers abstract representations based on large dominant shapes which she often distributes across multiple canvases.
She lived most of her early life abroad in such diverse cities as Havana, Mexico City, Heidelberg and Rome, graduating from The American School in Lugano, Switzerland and pursuing her interest in art into college. Advanced studies began at California Western University and later continued at Villa Mercede in Florence, the University of Cincinnati, Miami University, Boston University, the University of Washington, Cornish Institute of Art, and Pratt Fine Art Center.
Jessica has been a professional artist for over 30 years showing her work primarily in the Seattle and Boston metropolitan areas. She has operated in her own studio in the Belltown Art District of Seattle and currently works out of her studio near the Parker River and the Newbury Lower Green.
Friday July 29th
Pat Forbes. is an accomplished and award winning painter whose art has been influenced by years of travel to unique and remote places around the globe. Her work is represented in private collections both in the United States and internationally. Primarily an abstract artist, she has received recognition for her ability to interpret the essence and emotion a landscape can evoke. Inspiration for her paintings springs from the world she sees around her. Landscapes large and small engage her. Marshes, beaches, tidal flats and mountain vistas, all with their seemingly random designs, reflect the content that informs her work. Her medium is primarily acrylics and sometimes found objects that provide texture and complexity.
Friday August 5th
ZsuZsanna Donnell was born in Oxford, England to Hungarian parents and now resides in the US with her husband Tom. It’s not surprising that art is a part of her life as her uncle is a prominent Hungarian artist. ZsuZsanna’s affinity and inspiration for art comes from an adventurous spirit combined with her love of travel, architecture, nature, sometimes even the turbulent storms we encounter in our journey. Enjoying a spontaneous approach to her art style, the results of acrylics/mixed media are vibrant and expressive.
It’s a dance of sorts with not so orchestrated shapes as the painting emerges. Then again once in awhile it’s just simple and pure.
Friday August 12th
Paula Estey makes art in many different mediums, including mixed media painting, public art, installation, poetry and performance. She has been developing herself as a dedicated, passionate professional artist for more than 30 years, in all types of venues.
Estey has taught intuitive art classes for more than a dozen years, helping people to embrace their inherent creativity while guiding them in how to deepen as fine artists. Many of her students now show throughout New England.
She was the Artist in Residence at Unity on the River Spiritual Center in Amesbury, MA, from 2001 to 2011, creating numerous art and spirit workshops, classes and special events for this thriving community. She founded and managed their gallery for eight years. She created many site-specific works and installations specifically for the center.
Estey has now dedicated herself full time to her own artistic voice through painting and poetry and performance