Artists from Canton and surrounding towns will be selling their work at a fraction of their original cost.
One of this years featured artists is Laura Zanghetti who recently won the People's Choice Award at the Patriot Place Art Gallery for her painting, "Shoe Shopping."
Canton Patch: What inspires you as an artist Laura?
Laura Zanghetti: I'd have to say it changes all the time, I'm not happy painting the same subjects like some artists are. I need variation in my subjects and in the style in which I paint them. If you were to look at my work from the past 10 years you'd see more beach and boating scenes than anything else, but recently I have begun to move away from that and I am drawn to more figurative painting. I love working on what I call my 'Umbrella Ladies'. The technique has a lot of texture and is a bit abstract in some ways . . . very different from my earlier work.
Canton Patch: When did you become interested in painting and creating?
Laura Zanghetti: I've been painting and drawing since I was a child drawing with chalk on the streets in Dorchester. I am not formally educated, but guided by an extensive collection of books and magazines. I've been painting full time at my home studio in Walpole for the past 10 years. I am influenced by the modern day masters such as Richard Schmid, Andre Kohn and Malcome Liepke. Painting is a constant learning and growing experience. As an artist the
need to paint is as strong as the need to breathe.
For more information, visit Zanghetti's website at laura-zanghetti.artistwebsites.com.