• APPLEDORE REVISITED Celia Thaxter's Garden paintings

    APPLEDORE REVISITED    Celia Thaxter's Garden paintings

    https://www.appledorerevisited.com


    Hotel Thaxter November 1, 5-7
    cigar box painting returns to Celia's Salon


    Please COME! ticketed event fund raiser for the Shoals Marine Lab on Appledore Island

  • LIVE art performance PMAC Abstract 4 paint to live Jazz

    LIVE art performance  PMAC   Abstract 4 paint to live Jazz

    On October 13, at 5 the Portsmouth Music and Art Center will host an exciting ARTS event - Four artists will improvise a collaborative abstract painting to a LIVE Jazz performance by PMAC's house Jazz ensemble Who knows what will happen???

  • Strawberry Banke artist in residence- Showing at Hotel Thaxter

    Strawberry Banke artist in residence-  Showing at Hotel Thaxter

    Having a lot of fun being one of three Strawberry Banke Artists in Residence this summer /fall. I have fallen in love with the yellow house and it is appearing in all variations of my current art work!

    We will be showing our paintings at Hotel Thaxter Oct 13th
    View an artist's perspective of Strawberry Banke!

  • BIG EVENT NOV 1 HOTEL THAXTER---- Appledore Island Artists

    BIG EVENT  NOV 1  HOTEL THAXTER----   Appledore Island Artists

    Hanging out with the COOL KIDS on Appledore Island for a couple days - this extremely talented gang of the best of the best local talents - spent three days painting and chatting and enjoying life on Appledore - GREAT ART COMING SOON

    NOVEMBER 1 Hotel Thaxter BIG EVENT!!
    Evening Reception- Fundraiser for Shoals Marine Lab - Ticketed Event -




  • GREAT Exhibition at new Gallery

    GREAT Exhibition at new Gallery

    Jacob Aguiar Fine Art IN Downtown Portsmouth had a fabulous exhibition in August Sept of White Mountain Inspired artwork -
    I was so happy to be a part of the stellar cast. PLease add this new gallery to your MUST SEE list
    Its at the end of Commercial Alley off Market Street

  • JAZZSCAPES 2 PMAC

    JAZZSCAPES 2    PMAC

    ABSTRACT 4 exhibit JAZZSCAPES 2 at Portsmouth Music and Art Center SEPT- OCTOBER

    LIVE event Oct 13th evening Four Artists paint to Live Jazz
    IMPROV!

  • WAVES Kittery Art Association

    WAVES   Kittery Art Association

    Fun easy Watercolor Workshop - Crashing Waves
    Kittery Art Association
    October 21
    1 (207) 451-9384

  • AUGUST Dusty's Watercolor Workshops and Demos

    AUGUST Dusty's Watercolor   Workshops and Demos

    Dusty’s Watercolor Workshops
    August 2023

    August 9 Watercolor Waves Demonstration
    6pm
    Ogunquit Art Association
    3 Hartwig Lane Ogunquit Me.
    1 207 646-8400

    August 10 Watercolor Waves Workshop
    10 - 3 pm
    Ogunquit Art Association
    3 Hartwig Lane Ogunquit Me.
    1 207 646-8400

    August 15 Watercolor Flowers Workshop
    10 - 3pm
    Ogunquit Art Association
    3 Hartwig Lane Ogunquit Me.
    1 207 646-8400

    August 17 Watercolor Waves Demonstration
    Kittery Art Association
    2 Walker Street Kittery Me.
    1 207 451-9384

    August 19 Watercolor Waves Workshop
    Kittery Art Association
    2 Walker Street Kittery Me.

  • Live Demonstration Watercolor Peonies

    Live Demonstration Watercolor Peonies

    I love giving these watercolor demonstrations - Its always such a thrill when the work turns out well

  • Artist Showcase - Barn Gallery Ogunquit June

    Artist Showcase - Barn Gallery Ogunquit   June

    Toni and Me installing a really nice exhibition of our Art (my paintings, her sculpture and wall pieces) at the Barn Gallery

  • Lost Neighbors Ceres Bakery May and June

    Lost Neighbors    Ceres Bakery May and June

    Always Fun to exhibit my ~Scrap Wood Stories~ on the bright orange walls at Ceres Bakery May and June

  • Studio Work at the York Public Library with the ABSTRACT FOUR May and June

    Studio Work  at the York Public Library with the ABSTRACT FOUR May and June

    The GANG - exhibiting favorites pieces from our studios and chatting with a sell out crowd

  • By The Sea Rochester Museum of Art

    By The Sea  Rochester Museum of Art

    Lovely space - talented curator Matt Wyattt

  • Hidden Stash

    Proud to be included in long time collector and gallery owner Chris Caraviello's exhibition at York Public Library Feb March 2023

  • Dover Jazzscapes artist talk

    Dover Jazzscapes artist talk

    Leading a stimulating artist conversation with exhibiting artists Barbara Adams, Peter Cady, To Glover and myself

  • Hospital solo show

    Hospital solo show

    Invitation to show ten paintings in the York Hospital Maine

  • Portsmouth Music and Art Center

    Portsmouth Music and Art Center

    Annual group exhibition of Button Factory Artists with Artist Talk
    March 2023

  • Ten Piscataqua Painters

    Ten Piscataqua Painters

    Celebrating the publication of the coffee table book: Ten Piscataqua Painters at the York Public Library

  • Ogunquit Annual Plein Aire Workshop

    Ogunquit Annual Plein Aire Workshop

    A week tucked among ledges, wild flowers and harbors of Ogunquit Maine Sept 2022

  • Audabon Merrimac River Painters

    Audabon Merrimac River Painters

    Best group of dedicated painters - sharing the creative journey for over 20 years

    Annual group show at The Audubon Center (Concord NH)

  • Jazzscapes

    Jazzscapes

    Dover Center of Art Dover NH
    Artist Talk

    Fun exhibition of Abstract 4 - four abstract painters

  • Abstracting The Seacoast Oct 1 - Nov 18

    Abstracting The Seacoast   Oct 1 - Nov 18

    So excited to be a part of this exhibition - Lots of tugboats abstracted into rough muscular tugboat-red shapes in misty docksides and roiling water - Come See!

  • Abstracting The Seacoast Oct 1 - Nov 18

    Abstracting The Seacoast   Oct 1 - Nov 18

    So excited to be a part of this exhibition - Lots of tugboats abstracted into rough muscular tugboat-red shapes in misty docksides and roiling water - Come See!

  • Ten Piscataqua Painters First Edition Hardback Coffee Table Book Fall 2021

    Ten Piscataqua Painters  First Edition Hardback Coffee Table Book   Fall 2021

    Very excited to be chosen as one of Ten Fabulous Piscataqua Painters.
    HardBack Coffee Table Book - 9 x 9" 132 pages 120 pages of ART
    $60


  • BUTTON STUDIO RESIDENCY January - May 2021

    BUTTON STUDIO  RESIDENCY  January - May 2021

    Life has many turns and twists and I am over the moon with the chance to work in this spacious creative studio for several months. Lilly is happy too.

    Studio 320 855 Islington Street Portsmouth NH Please come on over and see the trouble I am getting into! (603) 235-6004

  • RYE MAGAZINE January 2021

    RYE MAGAZINE   January 2021

    So fun to start the new year with the COVER and short article about my studio adventures. Thank you for allowing me to share in the hopes for a new year with all the many residents of beautiful Rye New Hampshire

  • ABSTRACTION in the SEACOAST Portsmouth Historical Society

    ABSTRACTION in the SEACOAST  Portsmouth Historical Society

    TBA Looking ahead to a FALL exhibition at the Portsmouth Discover Center and the Portsmouth Historical Society
    603 436-8433

  • A COLLECTIVE CURIOSITY - Exhibition at Lamont Gallery

    A COLLECTIVE CURIOSITY - Exhibition at Lamont Gallery

    A COLLECTIVE CURIOSITY HER VOICE IN THE ARTS
    the Lamont Gallery Phillips Exeter Academy ~Virtual~ Jan 9 - June 6
    www.exeter.edu/lamontgallery

  • Chase Young Gallery Boston

    Chase Young Gallery Boston

    SEPTEMBER 2019

    Exhibition of new artists at Chase Young Gallery in Boston - Harrison Ave

  • JULY NEW CASTLE WORKSHOP

    JULY NEW CASTLE  WORKSHOP

    NEW CASTLE WORKSHOP
    Wildly Popular -mostly watercolor- workshop in New Castle.
    July 9 - July 12 2019

  • INTERVIEW with Dustan Knight - podcast

    INTERVIEW with Dustan Knight - podcast

    Artists of New England with Laura King

    - fun listening
    - insightful
    -"Dustan has a lovely voice and her experiences are amusing and helpful'


    https://www.artistsofnewengland.com/podcast-7
    https://soundcloud.com/user-705525288/episode-35-dustan-knight/s-J4ZzM

  • Facebook Studio sale - 2018

    Facebook Studio sale - 2018

    Oct 15 - 21 2018 On line facebook sale - posting new works on paper- demos, studio sketches etc every morning about 8 am
    for 24 hours - 'best offer'- wins artwork

  • 2018 NEW CASTLE WORKSHOP

    2018  NEW CASTLE WORKSHOP

    *Join us for the 2018 Annual New Castle Watercolor Workshop
    July 10 - July 13 Four Days of painting on location in beautiful picturesque New Castle NH*

    ~~~SPECIAL ART DAY JULY 14 - Acrylic Play Day!~~~~

    This is a new opportunity to explore the fun and creative potential of Acrylics including acrylic pours and acrylic additives.

  • 2017 end of the year update

    2017 end of the year update

    2017 was a terrific year filled with art.. Several big exhibitions including the New Hampshire Art Association Parfitt Exhibition where I won third prize, Art 3 and the New Hampshire Art Wall at the Elliott Hospital in Manchester, Millbrook Gallery and a painting displayed in the Government Office in Concord. Exhibiting and painting with my favorite artists in The Merrimack Rivers Painters at the Kimball Jenkins Historical Mansion and Art School.

  • 2017 Annual New Castle Watercolor Workshop

    2017 Annual New Castle Watercolor Workshop

    Announcing 2017 New Castle Watercolor Workshop
    July 12 - July 15 Four full days of painting in beautiful island community
    $320 catered, open kitchen, daily short demos, great indoor studio space, insider views of the island, easy access to sites


    contact dustanknight@gmail.com to reserve a spot

  • NEWS / EVENTS ***Press Release***

    NEWS / EVENTS     ***Press Release***

    AVAILABLE AT LOCAL BOOKSTORES ~~~~
    PAINTING THE IMPRESSIONISTIC LANDSCAPE Exploring Light and Color in Watercolor and Acrylic


    Dustan will be scheduling short demos and signings . Please contact her if you are interested

  • Classes on going at Brush and Palette

    Classes on going at Brush and Palette



    Brush and Palette North Hampton

    I am too busy in the studio to teach very much these days, but I do keep up a class and/or a monthly workshop here at Brush and Palette in Centenniel Hall in North Hampton NH

    Mary, the owner, and I have been friends for many many years and it is my pleasure to continue working with her to inspire new and old students to be creative. check out the website Brush and Palette to see what classes and fun workshop themes are coming up

  • Merrimack River Painters

    Merrimack River Painters



    Check out our Blog Merrimack River Painters

    This is a fabulous group of women artists I have been blessed to share creative energy with. We have been painting together for more than ten years, meeting monthly to critique and discuss pressing art and life ideas.

  • Ogunquit Art Association

    Ogunquit Art Association

    Ogunquit Art Association
    Exhibition Silver Center Show, Plymouth State U
    winter 2016



    What is it about this group that enchants me so much that despite the traffic jams on Route One all summer, I continue to look forward to exhibiting with them? They are just a fun group of crazy (and accomplished artists)

    Come see our summer exhibitions and get a good sense of how art should be

  • Dustan's CHATS

    Dustan's CHATS



    2016 BOOK – Painting the Impressionistic Landscape in Watercolor and Acrylic DUE DATE OCTOBER 2016 This is an important year for me, as my book will be published by Rockport Publishers, NYNY. Both Amazon and Barnes and Nobles are listing it as a new release. I am feeling sky-high. New opportunities to produce and exhibit my artwork are revealing themselves. I am also involved with the wonderful Wild Apple Graphic Fine Art Publishers. This is a wonderful vital International art publishing company. I am so grateful.

    2015 PRESENTED me with the wonderful opportunity to author a book of my artwork and my teaching techniques for Rockport Publishing. What a remarkable opportunity. My calm and hardworking NYC editor and my art school BFF Karen Hill (who is doing the photography for the book ) are making this the best experience I could imagine. I am loving it. Hopefully book will be published in 2016

    2014 and 2015 BOTH were busy family years and that showed up with even more artistic energy in the studio. I seem to be more interested in layering patterns, perpetually inspired by Asian Art, ikabana and kimonos and recently.. suddenly, by the opulent unapologetic patterns of Klimpt and Hundertwasser. I continue to get a lot of my art work out to Corporations, hospitals and hotels and now have original paintings all over the United States in the Macy’s Collections. Thrilling. I am anticipating a great year of business success and artistic growth.
    2013 DURING the summer of 2013 I began to revisit a more physical gestural approach to my florals using oil and acrylic as well as watercolor. I am inspired by the expressionist semi abstract painters of the sixties as I continue to refine my sense of color to more vibrant combinations and emphasis on transitions between passages. Thematically I attempt to unravel my fascination with the garden..whether it is a hidden sanctuary or a metaphor, or both.