Falmouth artists Evelyn Lynch and Cricket George will display their artwork in a joint show titled, “Beaches, Boats and Buildings,” at the Maser Gallery from April 6 to May 1.
Ms. Lynch’s first opportunity to learn oil painting came while living in Augsburg and Stuttgart, Germany, in the 1950s, where she painted under the tutelage of artist Kurt Schmidt. After returning to the United States, Ms. Lynch was involved in raising her four children and resumed her professional career as a registered nurse in public health and later in school nursing. Following her retirement she worked in stained glass, creating lamps, mirrors, tree ornaments and window treatments. One of her stained glass pieces is displayed at the Mashpee Archives.
A summer resident since the 1970s, Ms. Lynch made a permanent move to Cape Cod in 1990 and took up painting, her favorite art form. Under the supervision of artists William Ross Searle and Barry Jones-Henry, Ms. Lynch has flourished as a painter in oils and acrylics. Her paintings have been exhibited at the Mashpee Public Library.
For many years, Ms. George enjoyed using her artistic abilities in decorative painting and creating craft items. As an instructor in medical coding and billing, she taught at Fisher College in Hyannis and New Bedford, and at Sandwich Community School. Upon retirement in 2009, she felt it was time to pursue her desire to work in acrylics. “My aunt was a wonderful painter, and I always wanted to paint like she did,” explained Ms. George. “Once my hectic working schedule was behind me, I had time to fulfill that dream.” A second-generation native of Falmouth, she is particularly interested in painting scenes from the local area, with an emphasis on her love of water.
Ms. George began under the tutelage of Barry Jones-Henry at the Mashpee Senior Center, and soon joined the Falmouth Artists Guild, where she has taken classes with Dan Hanagan, Robert Roark, and Claudia Smith-Jacobs. Ms. George has exhibited her paintings at Falmouth Art Center, Three Fish & a Ram Art Gallery, Cape Cod Art Bar, and Mashpee Public Library.
The Maser Gallery is in the Falmouth Community Television studio at 310A Dillingham Avenue in Falmouth.