Sunday, August 21, 2011

15th Summer in Center Lovell

Harvest Gold Jewelers Lynda Rasco and Bill Rudd are showing their beautiful jewelry at the Gallery for the 15th season in Center Lovell.

Lynda and Bill started their jewelry company in 1985.  They were living on Knight’s Hill Road with their new baby and Lynda was making jewelry in the basement.  Bill was a chef at that time in Fryeburg at the Oxford House Inn.  After his son was born Bill decided that he would be able to spend more time with his family if he joined the jewelry business with Lynda. 

 He started with the sales.  The first day he brought home a bottle of champagne to celebrate his success. Of course the wine cost more than the profit!

He learned quickly both from Lynda who grew up making jewelry in Lincoln, MA and from his jeweler friends.  Bill attended Haystack Mountain School of Arts and Crafts to learn from Heike Seppa the raising technique he uses to make his flexible gold cuffs. 

 Being a creative person Bill took his new skills to design and fabricate a gold cuff that won an award for American goldsmithing in 1987.  Together they created a line of wearable gold jewelry that would be sold in some of the finest galleries and jewelry stores in America. 
26 years later, the kids are grown and Lynda and Bill run a beautiful American made fine art and craft gallery in Center Lovell.  The jewelry line has expanded to include sterling silver as seen on Carley, their daughter.   Lynda has been busy stringing tourmaline and other gemstone beads and pearls into lovely.

  They specialize in recycling old gold into new pieces that can be worn and enjoyed for generations to come.   You can bring your old gold to the Gallery and recycle it into something that you can wear everyday.  Remembering the person who maybe worn it as a wedding band or earrings before you and thinking about who may wear it in the future.  
Stop by and see their fine jewelry at the Harvest Gold Gallery on Route 5 in Center Lovell, open daily.  207-925-6502 and always on the web

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Ros Farbush showing at Harvest Gold Galley

Harvest Gold Gallery is pleased to present a collection of paintings by Boston artist Ros Farbush.

Harvest Gold Gallery is very excited to present a collection of original acrylic cityscapes by Boston artist Ros Farbush now showing through Columbus Day.  Farbush captures the light of everyday scenes with bright exciting colors in an impressionistic style. Her work is lively and fun.

She says, ”Artists see things a lot differently. Because of the creativity in us we see a lot of colors that other people don’t see. I’ve been an artist all my life and I’ve never lost my focus. I like to capture the essence of the moment, a certain color or the energy of a landscape; I want to record the drama of life through my art.”

Ros is a graduate of The School of the Museum of fine Arts in Boston where she also taught drawing and painting for over 30 years. She has inspired many New England artists teaching at the South Shore Art Association, The Duxbury Art Association and The Cape Cod Art association. Ros is a member of the prestigious Copley Society of Art, the oldest art association in America where she holds the title of master painter. The recipient of numerous local and national awards, Ros has held dozens of solo shows and juried group exhibitions during her distinguished career. Recent awards include the Dorothy Palmer Painting Award  (2009) from the South Shore Art Association as well as the Calendar Cove award and the Katherine M Wolff memorial award for floral composition (2010) from the North River Arts Association.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Plein Air painter Diane Scott

Harvest Gold Gallery presents Diane Scott, plein air painter from Chatham New Hampshire.
Plein air oil painter, Diane Scott captures the light of the moment in an everyday scene and makes the canvas come alive.  

  She is not a photo realist.  Most would describe her work as impressionistic.  At their best, her paintings reflect her excitement in the field through expressive brushwork and heightened color. It’s wonderful to see how the corner of Rt. 16 and Rt. 302 in North Conway becomes magical through Diane’s painting.

  “I try to get a good solid base in the field then I let myself paint a painting.  I have some fun with it.  I like to think of it as having a conversation with the painting, letting it take on a life of it’s own.”

At Herts College of Art and Design in St. Albans, Herts, England is where Diane received her BFA.  She moved from Canada to New England to become a full time painter in 1996.  She lived with her husband for many years in Boston. 

 Eventually they bought a cottage in Chatham.  Now they feel fortunate to call the cottage their full time home.

Scott’s subject matter changes depending on what strikes her as beautiful that day.  Sometimes it will be a grand overlook of Cathedral Ledge or a farmyard with lots of machinery. From cluttered back alleys and scenes of daily life, she can bring things together to create a pleasing pattern on the canvas and capture the essence of Western Maine and Carroll County.
Currently on show at Harvest Gold Gallery there are several local scenes.  One of our favorites is from right here in Lovell, "Still Working" is a portrait of Chandler’s Garage on Rt. 5. 

She loves to paint tractors.  “Little Boy, Big Dreams” has a small child gazing at a huge tractor at the Fryeburg Fair.  

Beauty is all around through Diane’s work.  Come and see for yourself.  Harvest Gold Gallery is open daily, on Rt. 5 in Center Lovell. 207-925-6502 and on the web at 

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Andy Curran Shows new painting and cards at Harvest Gold

Andy Curran’s new paintings and cards now showing at Harvest Gold Gallery through Columbus Day.

Andy Curran’s emotional connections with the natural environment throughout New England are captured in his acrylic paintings.  Born and raised in Westbrook Maine he knows Maine and may even be considered a local by some.  He received his bachelors of fine arts degree from University of Southern Maine and currently spends his time creating new pieces in his studio on family land in Westbrook.

As a hiker and explorer Andy imprisons his experiences in nature in his mind until he can express them on canvas.  His impeccable memory of seascapes, mountains and meadows guide his paintings.  When back in the studio he evokes the feelings of his travels and creates moving renditions of nature.

Many of his paintings have been put on 100% recycled greeting cards.  Each card is accompanied by a poem expressly written by Andy to reflect his feelings and impressions about the painting.  His cards are a perfect souvenir of Maine to take on your travels.

Curran’s paintings and cards can be seen at Harvest Gold Gallery on Route 5 in Center Lovell.  The gallery is the proud recipient of “Best Gallery with a View” this year in Best of New England by Yankee Magazine.  Open daily the gallery can be reached at 207-925-6502 and on the web


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