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Lucy Page Sprayregen - Oil & Watercolor Paintings

At the First Parish Art Gallery, November 6, 2004 – January 5, 2005

30"x30" Oil Provence Farmhouse

30" x 30" Oil Lavender Field

12"x12" Oil Old State House Unicorn

30"x30" Wisteria Tree

22"x14" Watercolor

20"x16" Oil  Winter is Behind Us

Artist’s Statement


For this exhibition I am showing paintings that represent the different themes I explore in my work: cityscapes, landscapes, waterscapes and still life.

Beautiful city architecture has always intrigued me, especially in old cities such as Boston and Paris where the old and new are fancifully juxtaposed. Cityscapes will be a feature of this show.

Bridges have been a theme in my work, as they offer an opportunity to paint water and reflections, but they also have a symbolic value of problem solving and coming together. Pathways also figure in my landscapes along with the bridges in the water views.

A collection of antique lace has featured in my still lifes as representing a different approach to time: we live in such a rushed era where time is scarce. But somebody in an earlier era spent many hours making something beautiful: the lace that figures in my work is an effort to present a visual antidote to our rushed life style. I also use mirrors to reflect different times of day and thus bring the viewer's attention to tricks of time.

Straightforward floral paintings are also a part of this show. Who can resist their allure? The artist quickly learns that their beauty is inimitable, but is great fun to try. 

Resume & Background

34 Baker Farm || P.O. Box 6014 || Lincoln, MA  01773-6014
Telephone:  (781) 259-0690  ||  Fax:  (781) 259-0214


  • University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA — BA in English and Architecture
  • Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts — Oil Portraiture
  • The DeCordova Museum School — Drawing and Mixed Media
  • The George Dergalis Studio [1983 – 2004] — Oil, Watercolor, and Color Theory
  • Other Teachers — George Delaney, Christopher Schinck, Neil Welliver, and Stanley Maltzman


  • Depot Square Gallery, Lexington MA. January 2003 and 6 other shows since 1994
  • The Granary Gallery, Martha’s Vineyard MA. July 1992
  • Lincoln Public Library, Lincoln MA. March 1990
  • Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge MA. January 1990
  • The Field Gallery, Martha’s Vineyard MA. August 1988, 1987, 1986
  • Numerous small and group shows associated with the above galleries as well as
    • the Gardner-Colby Gallery (Edgartown, MA), Art 3 (Manchester, NH)
    • the Concord Art Association (Concord, MA) where I am a “Distinguished Artist.”


  • Juror’s Choice           Cambridge Art Association, Barbara Krakow, Juror — October 1999
  • General Excellence   Concord Art Association — January 1999
  • Second Prize              Camridge Art Association — Winter in the City
  • Best of Show             All Island Art Show, Martha’s Vineyard MA


  • Atlantic Capital Corporation, Burlington MA
  • McCartney Productions Ltd., London, England
  • Fiduciary Trust Company, Boston MA

22"x18" Watercolor Zinnia

18"x 24" Oil April in Paris

Gallery Exibit History

About the Mary Jo Rines Gallery At First Parish

The Gallery At First Parish opened September 17, 2000.

On September 13, 2011, the Standing Committee voted to name the Gallery in honor of its founder,
Mary Jo Rines, who died on September 4, 2011. A special exhibit of Mary Jo’s work was on display
in the Gallery from September 20 – September 30, 2011.

Its purpose, as described by the founders:

The mission of The Gallery At First Parish is to add another dimension
to the spiritual fabric of our lives by exhibiting the work of visual artists
who seek to contribute to a deeper understanding of the human condition.

The Gallery is intended to be a service to the parish, the artist and the wider community.

It is open to the public without charge 9 AM – 4 PM weekdays, and 9 AM – 12:30 PM Sundays.
Interested parties may also call the Church Office (781-893-7798) for other possible viewing times.

Exhibits are listed in the First Parish Event Calendar.

Gallery Exhibits
(The current or most recent exhibit is the last one listed.)

200001  Washburn  Tingley Bing Wheeler  Mongolian Youth  Grad  
200102 Rines Hsiung Brooks Frankel Dayton    
200203 Baker Randle Kusmin Thurber Ross Warren
200304 Cohen Poirier French Canty Yang    
200405 Cody  Sprayregen  Harper Pettee Ahern    
200506 Zoller Berger  Decaneas  Daley Greenfield Boyle  
200607 Ferrara Dverin Howell Tingley Haas Brown  Cirioni 
200708 Baker Lorenzen Wooding Hsiung Rines Dauge  
200809 St. Clair Mackles Doolin Dioguardi Urban Teens  Flanagan   
200910 Westra Grandin Passman  Fulenwider  Lord    
201011 Platais Hirsch Tischler Scaltreto Rosenbaum Talcott  AllGEN 
201112 Dahlgren Cooper Weeks   Smith   Kahn  Berkley   
201213 Rogers Salter Comerford Historical Goldberg Markoff   
201314 Grob Boyle Bauman Goren Saad Novetsky  
201415 Dayton Lucas i-concepts Sanders Carberry Cohen  
201516 Grob Stoddard  
2016 - 17 Randle         Artists for Humanity

Davis &
von Rumohr

Handy Rines        

Gallery Committee

Mary Jo Rines
Winky Merrill
Toni Junkin
Carol Hinckley
Karen MacDuffie
Betty Lou Marple
Wendy Wrean
Ellen Touart-Grob

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