Essex Art Association

established 1946

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“I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says, "Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.” - Lewis Carroll



We are looking forward to welcoming back all of our members and supporters for an exciting 2022 season.  Please look for the new exhibition schedule and membership renewal forms in your mailbox in the coming month. 


Artist of the Month - Carol Dunn


Carol Dunn began her artistic journey as a third grade photographer.  She loved taking photos with her Instamatic camera, and in those early years developed skills and habits that follow her even today, such as composition and use of color.  With an interest in learning more about Photoshop, Carol went back to school in the late 1990's, enrolling at QVCC (Quinebaug Valley Community College), and while there was excited at the number of interesting classes.  A new world opened up for her when she learned about printmaking, and fueled with this new fascination, moved on to advanced classes in the process.  Her work evolved dramatically as she gained knowledge of the different types of printmaking. Her photographic work can often contain 20-30 layers of various techniques, such as the 2 works currently on view at EAA.  
While looking at the work of others is a great inspiration to her own art, she is enthusiastic to travel to new places that can provide visions for future projects.  Her love of the ocean is evident in some of her works shown above, which are based on imagery taken on the Outer Banks of North Carolina and Cape Cod.