About the Artists

JUAN DELMORAL is passionate about painting. He paints mostly in oil, and works both from observation (plein air) and from memory and imagination. Originally from Venezuela, he lives in Cambridge and studies at Mass Art. He works as a realtor for KellerWilliams, in Boston.

MARTHA LITTLE FUENTES has been drawing and painting most of her life. The human form has always held a special fascination for her, and in most of her work she tries to convey emotion through expression and gesture. Learning continues to be a life long adventure.

After graduating from Vesper George School of Art in Boston, Martha studied fine art for many years at Bellas Artes and The Instituto Allende in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. She has also studied under several different artists and taken courses at the MFA, New York Art Student League, the Angel Academy in Florence, Italy and the Academy of Realist Art in Boston. She works mostly in oils and graphite. Currently she works out of her Fountain Street studio; she also teaches in the Two-Way (Spanish/English) program in the Framingham Public Schools.

MONICA NINO is excellent with airbrush technique, which she uses to create paintings and mixed media work. She has maintained a studio at Fountain Street Studios for many years. She also volunteers at Fountain Street Fine Art on a regular basis.

LUIS RODRIGUEZ has always loved art. He started with drawing at a very young age, but in his native Peru there were no professional opportunities for artists. When he came to this country he found that it was possible to have a career in the creative industries, so he pursued his interests by studying art at Framingham State University, graduating in 2008.  Luis works as a graphic designer at Framingham State University, and lives in Worcester.  He primarily creates paintings in oil, and also does printmaking. Graphic design is his profession, but painting is his passion, and he always finds time to continue to paint.

JANINE SCHMITT approaches each painting with a childlike innocence. She tries to create a balance between the mind’s desire for structure and order and the soul’s quest to push the limits.

Janine works primarily with oils because it is the most traditional medium, even though her work is contemporary. In studying art history, exploring the new boundaries of abstract expressionism has always fueled her desire to paint, constantly pushing her to new and unusual forms of expression.

Her intention is that people viewing her work not only have the opportunity to think and evolve in an internal creative manner, but also have a feeling of discovery and wonderment. 

The artist received her BFA from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York, and studied with Daniel Green at the Art Students League. She has been selected as one of the artists for the project “Journey of Abstract Art in Brazil”, under the title “Rigor and Freedom” by Modern Art Museum of Rio de Janeiro curator Denise Mattar. Janine is fluent in English, Portuguese, French and Spanish. She currently lives and works in Westborough, Massachusetts.

SANDRA SIMOES'  paintings are from a series titled“Paths...States of mind, and the Soul’s Seasons“, where she expresses the inspiration and experience of a human being’s day by day, walking through her life, sometimes with a long way to go... sometimes with only a brief moment.

Estas pinturas são da série que eu tenho trabalhado: “Caminhos...Estados da Mente, e Estações da Alma”,

Onde eu tento expressar pela inspiraçāo e experiência do ser humano no dia a dia, caminhando através da vida, às vezes com um longo caminho ...às vezes com apenas um breve momento.

FELIPE ZAMORA has been creating different works of art since he was a child in his native country of Columbia, where he was encouraged by his teachers to pursue his talent. He specializes in “upcycling” which he uses as a communication medium that goes beyond the actual aesthetics of the piece. The pieces encourage the audience to appreciate the multiple uses of everyday objects or “trash.” Felipe has a disposition for presenting the human character, while remaining conscious of his goal to help the environment one idea at a time. He encourages the viewer to emulate his methods to minimize waste.

He is an active member of the Metrowest Art Community and participates in many shows through the Fountain St. Art Studios and Green Marlboro. Felipe graduated from UMass Lowell with his associate’s degree in graphic design and continues to pursue free-lance graphic design work. He has also partaken in several classes in order to broaden his skills and learn new techniques at the Danforth Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts, and Framingham State University.

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