Artists Open Studio Dates:

Nov. 25, 26, 27 & Dec. 3, 4

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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Artist Statement:
The journey into a second career began when Frietha retired after 40 years as an RN. Having drawn and painted since childhood she was ready to make the dream of becoming an artist a reality. Frietha attended Eastern Connecticut State University earning a degree in studio art. "Count It All Joy" studio was opened shortly after on their Ashford farm property. She is certified to teach the Zentangle drawing method. Her award winning Zentangle picture was featured in the Mattauck Museum in Waterbury, Connecticut. Frietha works in pen and ink, oil colored pencil and water color. Inspiration comes from nature, farms, animals and gardens. Behind every picture there is a story. Frietha shares the delightful tales and insights that help frame her creations in the award winning book "The Owl Watchman".

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