Next Artists' Open Studio:

Next tour starts 11/29/2019

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November 29, 30 & December 1, 7 & 8 - 10:00am - 5pm
Be sure to check artists’ open dates before planning your visit!

Artist Statement

There are scenes and designs everywhere around us in God's creation. I strive to identify and interpret them in the artwork I create. At times I sketch on site and then take photos to allow me to complete the picture in my studio. Sometimes people give me pictures they have taken. I am very selective in any that I may use.

The surfaces I use depends on the subject. It almost tells me where it will look best. Sometimes it is on canvas or paper, slate, or wood. The medium can also vary. I tend to use Rembrandt oil paint, Prisma color colored pencil and micron pens for the pen and ink work.

Every day I am in my beautiful studio that is attached to my home. I'll be working on some project and lose myself in the pleasure of creating art. The walls are filled with paintings and drawings of rural scenes, animals, and designs. You will also find some of my original handmade cards, bookmarks, and ornaments.

There are remnants of the barn swallows that first occupied the studio during its construction in 2007. The pastures outside the studio windows have some of my bovine models.

Artists Open Studio Dates

November 23, 24, 25 & December 1 & 2

Growing up with an artist father drawing was something Frietha always did, on paper, school papers, napkins, and every scrap of paper she could find. After raising a family and retiring from a nursing career she wanted to focus on her art. She earned a BA degree in studio art from Eastern Connecticut State University. Combining her favorite medium of pen and ink with drawing the introduction to the Zentangle drawing method was a natural.

Frietha was trained by Zentangle developers Maria Thomas and Rick Roberts and is certified to teach it. She has had advanced training in drawing Celtic Knots. This has brought uniqueness to some of the Zentangle pieces. She has exhibited and taught throughout Connecticut.

Patterns and designs abound all around us in God’s beautiful creation. Frietha strives to recognize and translate them into pieces of art.

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