Gessner Studio - Art Instruction for Children & Adults

"Where dreams become reality"

 

 

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Joan Gessner

 

 

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BB and Kids

                  Jake, NFS

My goal in life is to be as good a person as my dog thinks I am

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Teaching in HoChiMin City, Vietnam

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Art is the only way to run away without leaving home...Twyla Tharp

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Every artist dips his brush in his own soul and paints his own nature into his paintings...Henry Ward Beecher

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My Horns and a Teddy, 22x30" $1500

Art is not what you see, but what others make you see...Edger Degas

 

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Mia was her name. I had tea at 6am with her and her friends in Hanoi

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Fisherwomen on the Mekong Delta in Vietnam

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Fisherwoman lives on her boat and earns $2 a day

Everyone is gifted

but most don't open their package

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Retired Water Puppets, Hanoi, Vietnam

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Carpe Diem  SOLD                            

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The Netmaker, DaNang, Vietnam

Childrens art classes:

 all media

Wednesday & Thursday 3:30-5

Saturday 9-10:30

Saturday 10:30-12

$120 per 6 week session



 Adult art classes:

Watercolor & Oil

Sunday 9-11

 Thursday & Friday 9-11

$110 per 5 week session


 

 30 E. Greenwood

Amesbury, MA. 01913

978 - 388-3348

email:

joanwgessner @ usa.net

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Vietnam Fishing Boats

Selling Bread by the side of the highway

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The Soul of Vietnam, Basket Boat Captain

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Gardeners at the HoChiMin monument

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Gabrielle

Cuban Senior

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Cuban Child

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Dancing in Blue $400                                         

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Alexa

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My student in Cuba, Santana.

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Cuban Cook

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Eliza

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Breanne

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Cuban Senior

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Grace

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Watercolor Paintings

The aim of art is to bring LIGHT into the world 

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 Hank Vedrani was my neighbor for several years before he moved on. I remember best the smell of maple syrup steaming away in the early spring. He was a WW2 veteran. This was painted in honor and memory of Hank.

NFS, giclees available SOLD

 

Elements of design are transfused into bold arrays of color, bordering the transcedental....Joan Gessner

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Just Another Workday, Rhonda's grandchildren

I have painted Woodsom Farm over 15 times with each work revealing an intimate part of farm life at the turn of the century

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         17 Cows at Woodsom Farm SOLD, Giclees - $100-250

 

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Woodsom House and Cow Barn, SOLD giclee, $150-250

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Battis Farm, $300.

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Something to Crow About, $300

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New England Lite 15x22" $400

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 Rt. 1, Salisbury, MA. $450

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Sold, Swiss Cows

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View of the Marsh $400 SOLD

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Chinese Tile Roof, watercolor, $400

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Cat Tails $175 SOLD

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Tibetans at a Buddhist Shrine in India, Watercolor 22x30" $1500, Giclee $250

A decision was made to paint these pilgrims without the necessity of an extraneous background. They simply speak a universal language of LOVE.

Koi 22x28" $800

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Hurry, we'll be late for our flight, $300

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It's Not Just a Matter of Black or White, $300

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The Milk House at Woodsom Farm, SOLD

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Rice Barn, Amesbury, MA SOLD

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Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places, where others see nothing.....Pissaro

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Not Sponsored, Guatamala 22x27" $800


 Two girls behind the barbed wire as they could not pay to attend classes

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Cook at the Mississippi Museum of Art

I met Cora Fluker when I lived in Mississippi. She lives in the country surrounded by family. Cora, although a humble person with simple means, was the most spritual person to come into my life. She taught me about "staying on the white train" which was the title of one of her original songs. The background of the painting depicts the church she built out of lumber that the "Lord told her to find". These are seven of her grandchildren.

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Mamaceta, Chili

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Arles, France, oil on canvas

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And we are One.....

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tTh Sun Also Rises

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The Gospet Singer, $800

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Mississippi Bream, or Just Day on the River

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Amesbury Town Park, oil on canvas

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Kensington, NH 20x30" $1500 giclees available

The artist's world is limitless

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Killington, VT 22x30" $800

 

 

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A River Runs Thru, $900

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The Red Boat 15x22" $650

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Northern Star, Newburyport Waterfront, $500

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Newburyport Drydock

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Star Island, NH $400

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The Propeller, $300