Mary DeLano is a multi-lingual fiber artist who loves eco printing, natural dying, stitching, wool applique, and rug making. Mary enjoys sharing her passion for fiber arts with new students. She teaches throughout New England, including at Maine Fiber College, where she also serves on the organizing committee.
Rochelle Draper’s life as an artist is complimented by her love of gardening. Her studio looks out into fields and flower gardens of the two hundred thirty year old farm house where she resides with her family in Maine. These surroundings are a source of inspiration for writing, illustrating and painting. She has published five children’s books, is a board member of the Western Maine Art Group and is on the board of the Arts and Education Committee of Western Maine. Rochelle enjoys working in many styles and media from oil paints to water colors. “In our busy lives it is important to nurture and restore ourselves in the environment. This is the reason I paint farm animals, rabbits, sheep, cows and nesting
chickens.” She has extended her paintings to include moose and bear - wild life that frequent the farm land. “I hope you enjoy the feelings of peacefulness that the paintings offer.”
The Stone Wall Dragon, published by Down East Books sold through Rowman & Littlefield publishing group.
She has illustrated two of the 'On my own series’ Vincent Van Gogh and Georgia O’keefe, published by Carolrhoda books.
She has illustrated A Story at His Finger Tips a book about Louis Braille published by Lerner publishing.
Her most recent book is SnowFlakes Falling sold on iTunes for the iPad.
Rochelle divides her time by painting fine art pieces primarily in oil of animals and portraits done in her unique style. She teaches private art lessons, and has given talks and readings at libraries, books stores, and Coastal Maine botanical Garden throughout the State Maine and N.H..
The Stone wall Dragon was recreated at the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens by Carol Hanson a renowned sculpture artist in the Harold and Bibby Alfond Children’s Garden Boothbay Harbor Maine.
Diana Arcadipone is an educator and maker who works with incorporating traditional craft techniques with painting on paper.
Becky Cheston is a seed-bead artist and writer who lives in Norway, Maine. She weaves her own designs, creating bracelets, necklaces, and earrings on a loom. She also hand-looms small pictures and window hangings. In 2017, her Tumbling Swirls Necklace was awarded Best in Show at the Moore Park Art Show in Paris, Maine. Becky is a member of Self-Representing Artists in Jewelry Design (SRAJD).
Rebecca May Verrill
Rebecca May Verrill is a native of the western foothills of Maine where she first developed her love of crafting objects from the natural world. She learned the folk tradition of basketry while living in Taos, NM where she lived for 10 years primarily working with clay. Influenced by strong craft traditions in the southwest and harvesting wild red willow along the banks of the Rio Grande to craft vessels of a different sort, Rebecca easily added basketry to her creative practice. She received her Master of Fine Arts from SUNY New Paltz in 2013 and currently maintains a studio practice in Portland, ME, where she teaches the occasional workshop, exhibits work regionally and nationwide. For more about Rebecca and her ceramics please visit www.rebeccamayverrill.com
Kim Hamlin is a fiber artist, designer and dancer living in Western Maine. Kim co-owns and manages Fiber & Vine, a spacious and creative fiber shop that also specializes in wine.
Kristen Roy is a graduate of Massachusetts College of Art. She has been felting for 6 years using a variety of techniques, including needle felting and wet felting. Her work can be seen and purchased at Fiber & Vine, Norway, Maine.
Sarah Shepley is a full time artist and chaplain. She teaches bookmaking and printmaking throughout Maine and has recently begun a project in Ecuador, teaching art an an orphanage in Cuenca . She has been working with Geli plates for over 5 years and has developed a few distinct techniques.