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NRAS Faculty

Mary Callahan    Sue Charles    Nancy Colella  Kevin Dunn

Andrea Favret    Margaret McWethy   Dianne Panarelli-Miller
Donna Rossetti-Bailey  


Mary Callahan is a director of the New England Watercolor Society, a Copley Master in the Copley Society of Art and a signature member of Allied Artists of America as well as the Academic Artists of sprinfield, MA. Callahan is represented by galleries in the Boston area as well as by the DeCordova Museum in the corporate program. Her free, impressionistic watercolors have earned over 150 awards at national, regional and local exhibitions.


Sue Charles is a graduate of Boston University's School of Fine Arts with a BFA Painting. There teachers taught, with an old world approach much like learning a trade, the technical skills of a fine artist. Some favorite painters are William Merrit Chase, George Inness, Fairfield Porter and Wolf Kahn. Sue has been teaching oil painting at NRAS since 2002 and has had numerous one-woman shows. She is represented by the Powers Gallery in Acton, MA, Islesford Artists on Little Cranberry Island, ME, the South Street Gallery in Hingham and the private art dealer Susan Slane. Of her work, Sue says, " A good painting is like a poem. It contains just the essence and leaves room for the imagination. The best pictures stay in your memory like a melody. I aim for that."


Kevin Dunn

Kevin Dunn has been carving birds for over fifty years and his birds have been sold in gift shops and galleries in Washington, D.C., Cambridge, Cohasset, Martha's Vineyard, as well as the Marshfied Fair, the South Shore Science Center Corn Festival, and the South Shore Audubon's Webster Farm Day. He has taught bird carving at the Scituate Art Association, Silver Lake Regional Adult Education, Marshfield H.S. Evening Education, and presently at the Marshfield Senior Center and the North River Arts Society. He carves birds in two basic styles; Peeps and Tweets and Realistic.  Peeps and Tweets developed from the idea of producing a unique handcarved bird at a moderate price. They are carved in eastern white pine with enough detail to capture the essence of the bird and painted with acrylics.  Realistic carvings are done in tupelo or basswood to hold detail, fully textured to show individual feathers, painted in numerous acrylic washes, and have individual bases, often including habitat. 

Andrea Favret was born in Scituate, MA and developed an interest in art as a child. She began taking classes, first at the New England School of Art and Design and then with renowned portrait artist, Robert Cormier. Taking avantage of the South Shore's seascapes, she developed a style of watercolor painting that is complimentary to any scene of southeast New England. Favret has been represented by several fine art galleries and her work is currently being represented by Fine Arts Studio, which she owns and operates. She is a juried artist member of the Cape Cod Art Association. She also teaches watercolor and drawing classes at the Sandwich Community School, and the Wareham Art Gallery.



Margaret McWethy is an impressionist painter who works to capture brilliance of light and rhythms of nature in her colorful still lifes and landscapes. She graduated from Swarthmore College, studied at the Cape Cod School of Art with master colorist, Henry Hensche and nationally known portrait painters Cedric and Joanette Egeli. She is a featured artist in the publication Painting the Impressionist Landscape, by Lois Griffel, in Capturing Radiant Color in Oils by Susan Sarbeck and Painting the Impressionist Watercolor by Lee Boynton. Margaret is a member of the Plein Air Painters of new england. Her work hangs in private collections in the United States, Canada and Europe.


Donna Rossetti-Bailey

Donna graduated from Boston University's School of Fine Arts in 1974 and taught an award-winning art program in the Rockland Public School System for 23 years. Donna now teaches pastel and drawing classes, as well as workshops, independently in a number of local art organizations. She holds memberships in many local and national art associations, including the Pastel Society of Cape Cod, the American Artist's Professional League, and the Pastel Society of America.


Mac Haran (in coral) with her knitting group

Mac Haran is an experienced textile artist and knitter who learned to knit at school as a child in Ireland and from her Grandmother, a master knitter in the Irish tradition. Her beautifully executed creations are colorful, vibrant and, often times, fun and are in numerous private collections. Mac has shown her work at many venues including the North River Arts Society Festival of the Arts.

Mac's knitting experience has always been in the company of friends and in the solving of knitting "problems" together.

This informal knitting group brings to the table almost 500 years of knitting experience and continues in the form of friends sharing their knowledge and support, their good humor and their skills.

The knitting group at the North River Arts Society- now known as "The Knit Chix" has been meeting for almost 6 years.  We meet on Wednesdays from 4pm to 6pm come rain and shine. (Cancellations due to bad weather follow the North River Arts Society protocol of cancelling their classes when Marshfield Public Schools cancel theirs!)


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