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84 Watson Rd. | Exeter, NH | 03833 | 603 778 1547 |
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New Hampshire 2011 Art students honored

Pictured from left are: David Michel, Ellen Whitman, Meghan Michel, Zoe Railing, and Caron Connor.
Not pictured are Sammy Merrill and Magnus Johnson.

Owner of Barn Art Studio in Exeter Ellen Whitman had a number of students who were winners in the 2011 Federal Junior Duck Stamp competition.

Whitman would like to congratulate the 2011 New Hampshire Federal Junior Duck Stamp competition winners from her studio for their focus and dedication to painting and for their excellent effort applied to their paintings.

Meghan Michel, first place in her age group, says, “I learn so much about art technique, not only through Ellen’s guidance, but by using her instruction to create my own artwork. I love painting there.”

Sammy Merrill, first place in her age group, commented, “I enjoy painting because it is fun and I can choose what and how I paint. I enjoy Ellen because she makes learning fun and exciting…everyone feels proud of their accomplishments.”

Caren Connor, first place in her age group, states, “Ever since I was little my family and friends knew that I was creative but since I have gone to the Barn Art Studio I can let my art come out in a better way.”

 David Michel, second place in his age group, loves spending time at the studio. “Sometimes when I’m painting, I’ll be so focused that I forget I have to leave.”

  Zoe Railing, first place in her age group, shared, “I have been painting at Barn Art Studio for almost three years.  I find it a most peaceful place to pursue oil painting.  Ellen has a real love for her students and for the arts.  She has been a real inspiration and encouragement to me.”

 Magnus Johnson, also a first place winner in his age group, was not available during the interview.

 Ellen continues teaching with the same focus, love and dedication to her students as when she opened the Barn Art Studio in 1977.

 Ellen’s approach to teaching art is to study light, shadows, life and sensitivity within and around the form in order to reveal the soul of the subject to the viewer. Through illumination her intention is to capture elusive emotions and to stir the imagination while demonstrating the power of spirituality in art. These qualities are indicative of a gifted, enthusiastic and highly respected teacher who has made a positive difference in the lives of many.

 All first through third place winning entries will be exhibited in the downstairs gallery of the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department Headquarters, on 11 Hazen Drive in Concord, for the Discover Wild New Hampshire Day on April 30. The exhibit will continue through May 13.

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