November 2009 in the McCarthy Meeting Room Gallery - Watercolors by
George "Jim" Rainville and artist friends Dan Ferrin and Tony Zega
Reception: Sat. Nov 14, 2009
2-4 p.m.

George "Jim" Rainville was born and brought up in Colebrook, NH and graduated from Colebrook Academy and the University of New Hampshire. After graduation he went to Boston and worked for the Insurance Industry for forty years. He married Jean Kavanagh, from Beecher Falls, Vt,; they have a son, daughter and five grandchildren. He is now retired and spending more time in the pursuit of art. Since retirement, he has studied extensively at Massachusetts College of Art; including drawing, painting, color studies and art history. His favorite subjects are landscapes, which reflect a love of nature and harmony with the environment, influenced by growing up in rural New Hampshire.

Recently he has been painting semi-abstract landscapes with more vivid use of colors and increasing the size of the paintings. He lives in Chelmsford, Ma, with his wife and is becoming active in local art activities.

George has received several awards from local art associations and is a member of the prestigious Copley Society, selling paintings from their gallery on Newbury Street. As an amateur artist, he encourages people interested in art to indulge in the hobby for a lifetime learning experience and hours of enjoyment in creating. This exhibit demonstrates the learning process and documents it from the beginning 30 years ago to the current work with the paintings of various styles and colors. Joining George in this show will be two friends who are also artists and are working with George one day each week- Dan Ferrin from Wakefield and Tony Zega,from Londonderry.

Also exhibiting this month is Robert Moll. His show "Kaleidoscope" will hang in the Open Gallery.