Senior, Class of 2024
Newton South High School
Art is my happy place. From getting my hands dirty on a potter's wheel to transforming a blank canvas into a painting, art is where I find my calm.
My love of Boston and its skyline began when I moved to Newton as a two year old. Over the years, my dad, who works in Cambridge, would occasionally take me to his workplace. En route, we would park along the banks of the Charles river to take in the views. I would marvel at the beauty of the city as it wore different looks with changing seasons.
Later, during the middle school years, I took a class at the Paint Bar in Newton. While the adults sipped on their wine, I sipped on my Poland Spring water and painted my first painting of “Boston in January”. I was hooked.
During the pandemic, the Paint Bar came home to me via zoom. It enabled me to learn various techniques and put my memories on canvas. Art really helped me get through the difficult and isolated times of the Covid-19 lockdown.
This series of 12 acrylic paintings of the Boston skyline showcases changing seasons and events, past and present, with each painting displaying a month of the year.
A 2024 calendar of my paintings is the culmination of that work. There is a limited number of these calendars available for purchase and a portion of the sales will be donated to volunteer organizations, like Boston Cares, that support the city. I really hope you enjoy my creations. Finally, I would like to thank Newton Cultural Development for giving me this opportunity to share my work with you.
Please contact me at [email protected] to purchase a copy of my 2024 calendar.