Artist of the Year

Artist of the Year

James O’Donnell is winner of  Artist of the Year for 2017-2018
He will be displaying his work at E.W.Poore in Manchester from June 2017 to June 2018.

James O’Donnell is MAA’s Artist of Year

Jim O’Donnell is a traditional landscape artist who paints in both oil and watercolor. Although he has always considered himself to be a creative person he did not start painting until much later in life.

From his studio or en plein air, he loves painting the landscapes and seascapes of New England, from Maine to Cape Cod. His paintings strive to capture a moment in time through light, texture and color.

Primarily self taught, he has been very fortunate to receive instruction from some talented local instructors from the New Hampshire Institute of Art, Kimball Jenkins School of Art and most recently at E. W. Poore Studios in Manchester, NH with artist, Randy Knowles.

He is inspired by the works of several artists including Joseph Mcgurl, Mark Delessio, Dennis Sheehan, Kathleen Dunphy, Elizabeth Tolley and John Houglum. He has participated in many juried and non-juried shows at such venues as East Colony Gallery in Manchester, NH, the Audubon Center in Auburn, NH, the Bernerhof Inn in Glen, NH and the Fine Arts Exhibit, Sunapee Landing Trading Co., in Sunapee, NH.

In July, 2017 he will be participating in an exhibit entitled “Beyond the Visible” at the Azure Rising Gallery in Wolfeboro, NH. The show will highlight environmental concerns that are not always visible.

Please visit his website to see some of his work and where he will be showing next:



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