The Madison Art Society Town Hall Artists for July and August are Alyssa Ingram and James Durkin. The Town Hall is located at 8 Campus Dr., Madison, Connecticut. The art can be viewed during business hours.
Sunny Day Sailing, oil by Alyssa Ingram
Alyssa Ingram is a graduate of the University of Hartford’s Hartford Art School in Connecticut. When she is not painting, she keeps busy as the owner of the The Frame Shop on Wall St in Madison, CT with over 25 years of experience in the fine arts picture framing business.
Sharing the beauty she sees in the world around her has been a lifelong pursuit for Alyssa. She has won numerous awards and recognition for her artwork, from childhood to the present. Born in Norfolk MA, her travels have taken her across the country and back to Connecticut where she now focuses on portraying her love for the beach and seascapes using various mediums, including: watercolor, oil, and acrylics.
A familiar face, Alyssa has been serving the picture framing needs in Madison, Connecticut for over 5 years. She has won many national picture framing awards and brings a whirlwind of creative artistry to finishing your masterpieces. Even if you don’t need a frame, you can stop by to browse artwork from local artists as well as Alyssa’s at 28 Wall Street in Madison CT. The Frame Shop on Wall Street sells frames, original artwork, prints, hand crafted ready-made frames, cards and small gifts. Alyssa will also take commissions for landscapes, houses and pet portraits.
Boat full of Marbles, by James Durkin
James Durkin, a Madison resident since 1976, was in Sales and Marketing for a local Medical Manufacturer. After retirement, he was urged to take up a hobby and his wife Frances, who had been a watercolor artist and participated in the art program offered by the Madison Recreation Center, suggested he take her supplies and give it a try. He has been painting ever since. Now a board member of the Madison Art Society and the Clinton Art Society Jim enjoys the camaraderie and friends he has made in the art community.