Christine Murphy at La Petite Galerie

May 7, 2024 through August 3, 2024.

Christine Murphy grew up in central Massachusetts and from an early age, she has enjoyed all forms of art. During her school years she took every art course that was available.

Christine enjoys a wide variety of art styles and using different mediums. Using nature as an inspiration for her work she includes natural objects in her art or as a subject matter.

Most recently she has been using a pyrography pen for her artwork along with other mediums to make for a variety of styles.

Simply, art brings Christine happiness.

Christine Murphy Opening

May 7, 2024, 7-10pm
La Petite Galerie at Rapscallion Pub
3 Arnold Road
Sturbridge, MA 01518

A Sample of Christine’s Artwork

Heather Croteau at La Petite Galerie

February 6, 2024 through April 30, 2024.

Located in central Massachusetts, Heather Croteau has had a passion for art since childhood and has worked in many different mediums. She received her degree in Photography in 2009 and worked as a florist for more than 10 years. She currently works as a merchandiser in the balloon industry. These influences, as well as her love for nature, can be seen in her colorful works.

Heather Croteau enjoys most forms of creative expression, but has been focusing her artistic voice through pointillism since 2017. Pointillism is a technique of painting (or drawing) in which small, distinct dots of color are applied in patterns to form an image. Georges Seurat and Paul Signac developed the technique in 1886, branching from Impressionism.

Using Stabilo fine art markers on bristol paper, Heather layers thousands of tiny dots in many colors to create the vibrant images. While meditative, this process can be very time consuming, with most pieces being finished an average of three months after the initial light pencil sketch for composition.

Heather Croteau Opening

February 6, 2024, 7-10pm
La Petite Galerie at Rapscallion Pub
3 Arnold Road
Sturbridge, MA 01518

Heather’s Artwork

George Ludway at La Petite Galerie

November 1, 2023 through January 30, 2024.

George Ludway was a cartoonist and watercolor artist from Grand River, Ohio. After serving his country in the US Air Force pilot during WW2, he returned home to Grand River to the home he grew up in with his mother, sister and three brothers to practice and refine his talent as a full-time art cartoonist.

Throughout his life, he made a meager living selling his cartoons to publications like the New Yorker, Field & Stream Magazine and other publications.

At seventy-five years old, he decided to teach himself water color painting. His nick-name was “Shanty” because he loved making paintings of shanties around Lake Erie. As a self-taught painter, he created works until he was eighty-five. If you have ever been to the Lake Erie area east of Cleveland, you will relate to the scenes in his paintings.

George’s Artwork

George Ludway Opening

November 1, 2023, 6-10pm
La Petite Galerie at Rapscallion Pub
3 Arnold Road
Sturbridge, MA 01518