Artist members of the Cambridge Arts Council include visual artists, artisans, writers, poets, musicians and more. Over the coming years, we hope to enhance these pages and increase the number of artists participating. We want this to be the go to place to learn about the artists in our community.
Nancy Chapman has been making pictures & writing poetry most of her life. She recently moved to Vermont and has been busy connecting with the rich art community, such as CAC. Her subject matter is the natural world found in her immediate surrounding. Her favorite medium is oil on canvas, but also uses multi-mediums and mono print. She feels that painting is a way of touching what cannot be literally touched.
Nancy has been influenced by a number of artists, such as; Claude Monet, Mark Rothko, Wolf Kahn.
Rosemary & Francesca D'Elia
CR Farm Studio is home to mother and daughter artists Rosemary & Francesca D'Elia. They share space in a renovated horse barn in their backyard.Francesca is a jeweler and is currently studying Business and Economics at Saint Michael’s College in Colchester, VT. She started making jewelry when she was 13 years old and has since created her own business (Homegrown Jewelry. She currently has jewelry in the Visions of Vermont Fine Art Gallery, Sterling Ridge Lodge, Frog Hollow Artisan Gallery, and the Mount Washington Hotel. Find her and her jewelry various pop-up shows throughout the year as well as art festivals. Rosemary is a mixed media artists working in watercolor, collage, and acrylics. Her art is filled with color and light, with the goal of bringing more light and joy viewers."
Nancy J. Hayden of Northwind Arts
Nancy is a visual artist, writer, and farmer. Northwind Arts is the business name for the art and craft of Nancy and John Hayden at The Farm Between in Jeffersonville. Nancy focuses on encaustic painting, fiber arts, and mixed media artwork that are inspired by nature. While John handcrafts wreathes, bee houses and walking sticks from sustainably grown and harvested plants on the farm. The Northwind Arts Gallery is open by appointment and for various events throughout the year. She is currently working on a book about the farm to be published by Chelsea Green.
Tamra J. Higgins
Tamra J. Higgins is a poet and fiber enthusiast. Her artistic inspirations are drawn from her six Shetland sheep, walks in the woods, and goddesses. With her sister, she recently opened Two Sisters Mill and Mercantile in Jeffersonville specializing in handcrafted local woolen gifts, wool fibers for spinning and felting, a variety of wool yarns, and supplies for all your fiber craft needs.
Katherine Quimby Johnson
An eclectic background in German and English led Kathy to many book-related jobs before she realized what she wanted to do was write and help other people polish their writing. A 30-year resident of Cambridge, Kathy now teaches in the Professional Writing Program at Champlain College, provides freelance editing services, reports the “Cambridge” column for the News & Citizen, and writes a variety of (as yet unpublished) books for children.
Kathy’s website is katherinequimbyauthor.com.
Anne Standish of Vermont Quilts
Anne Standish has lived in Cambridge Vermont for 30 years, and the scenery surrounding her home and community are the subjects of her art quilts. The primary focus of her work is the Vermont landscape. She uses fabric, thread, photographs printed on fabric, paint, ink, and other embellishments to create her images. Three of her pieces are on permanent display in the chapel at the Northwestern Medical Center in St. Albans, Vermont.
Her website is annestandish.com