Dunstable artist to headline Beaver Brook show

Denise Rainis, of Dunstable, Mass., is the featured artist for the Beaver Brook Association’s 35th annual Fall Festival & Nature Show.

Artwork by dozens of regional artists will be on display at Maple Hill Farm in Hollis during the show, which will be held 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 26-27.

Rainis spent many years as an educator, and is now pursuing her interests in art. In her studio, at Western Avenue Studios in Lowell, Mass., she finds herself immersed in a community of talented artists and says she is thankful to them for their inspiration, support and friendship, and for challenging her to paint every day in every way.

Rainis’ interests are varied, and she has been influenced by many genres and artists. Currently, the subjects of her paintings are inspired by the colors and beauty of nature, the ever-changing weather and seasons of New England, and the occasional dramatic light that allows transcendence from an ordinary scene to one of extraordinary and breathtaking beauty.

She also loves to paint on nontraditional canvases, including birch bark, stone and glass.

Rainis’ first love is pastel, but she has recently branched into watercolor, oil, and mixed media. Her work can be found at deniserainis.com and in various galleries.

Submissions of artwork for the show will be accepted from Sept. 18-21. Visit beaverbrook.org for times for artwork dropoff.

Maple Hill Farm is at 117 Ridge Road. For more information, call 465-7787.