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JC Airoldi

“I feel so fortunate to witness ordinary scenes made extraordinary by light and atmosphere... and then to set out to capture the spirit of my experience in my work. It is my life’s ambition to convey more than just the visual through my work, but to awaken the other senses as well – to rekindle and experience over and over again the smell of the salt air, the feel of warm sand grains slipping through my toes, sun on my face and the sound of reeds rustling in the wind. I want you to feel as I have felt; the motion of drifting clouds, first light creeping over the land, sparkles on the sea - serenity and contentment.”

J.C. Airoldi earned her BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston. After landing an internship her junior year, she went on to lead a successful career in commercial graphics for nearly 10 years – creating storyboards, character portraits and special effects animation for several of the nation’s leading computer game companies. Following a few of her gaming colleagues to a start up, she continued on as a Lead Artist designing websites for clients that included Dunkin' Donuts, Blue Mercury, BP (among others) before pursuing her life long dream of painting professionally in 2002. Armed with a knowledge of balance, scale, color harmony, and texture (the tools of both the painter and the designer), J.C. embarks on each painting as an individual journey. She feels that her paintings are the result of "taking the time" to experience the wonders she finds everywhere in nature. She strives to achieve in her paintings the feelings she has that transcend much of what is seen.

J.C. is an elected artist member of the prestigious Guild of Boston Artists on Newbury St. since 2012 where she currently serves on the board of managers. She is also an elected artist member of North Shore Art Association (Gloucester) and Rockport Art Association, both in Massachusetts.

She was published in a feature article in American Artist Magazine November 2008 and also contributed to American Artist's Special Edition: The Complete Painter's Handbook, April 2012. She has 20+ years teaching experience that include weekly classes and traveling plein air workshops to places such as New Mexico, Cape Cod and Lubec, Maine.  

She has a studio in an historic mill building in Amesbury, MA where she shares the building with an incredible group of fellow painters, jewelers, architects, glass and ceramic artists, wood workers, and many other creative types.  If she's not painting in her studio every day, she may be painting 'en plein air' anywhere the light and atmosphere call her.

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