Local painter Mark Shasha will unveil his original painting to benefit the Rotary Club of Marblehead Harbor’s Holiday Pops concert at a reception in his honor on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Masons Philanthropic Lodge at 62 Pleasant St. in Marblehead. The reception is free and open to the public. Guests are invited to gather for a celebration of Shasha’s artwork.
Shasha is an award-winning artist, author, educator and a leading plein air painter in America today. His work has appeared in museums, galleries and publications for almost 40 years and can be found in public and private collections around the world.
Shasha is a practitioner of contemporary realism and is best known for his coastal paintings of New England. His paintings usually begin with something personal that captures his eye. He then applies traditional picture-making techniques to achieve his vision.
He uses classical methods of careful drawing, strong composition and atmospheric perspective. “I brake for beauty” is his bumper sticker.
The Holiday Pops painting by Shasha will be raffled at the Holiday Pops Concert on Dec. 9. Notecards of the painting and raffle tickets to win the painting will be available at the artist’s reception and at the Arnould Gallery as well as from Rotary Club of Marblehead Harbor members.
Organizers said Shasha’s work is highly sought after, and a raffle ticket is a great investment in a chance to win a beautiful work of art and to support a great cause. All proceeds from the concert will go to Rotary Club of Marblehead Harbor’s support of local charities.