HARVARD — The Bromfield School Art Club announces the creation of a six-panel visual exploration inspired by Indian tapestries. World-renowned muralist Bruce Davidson and his colleague, Julie Amriti Duffy, worked with the Bromfield Art Club students on creating a living tapestry of warm and cool colors on canvas.
“This was a wonderful opportunity for the art club students to work under the direction of two talented artists on a hands-on project that explored the culture and art of India,” said Heidi Creighton, Bromfield Art Club adviser.
A dozen art club students collaborated in pairs, each lending their artistic interpretation of the Indian tapestries using acrylics and creating their own stencils. This six-panel living tapestry will be unveiled next month.
Duffy is an artist, designer and art therapist. She has traveled extensively in India and has an art studio at ARTSPACE in Maynard, and a Healing Arts practice in Acton.
Davidson is an internationally-acclaimed watercolorist and muralist. He received formal training at the Art Institute of Boston, where he studied illustration and design. Davidson continued training at the DeCordova Museum School in Lincoln. His watercolor paintings and limited edition prints are displayed in homes and businesses around the globe. Davidson led a watercolor expedition to Argeles-sur-mer, France, in the summer of 2010.
The subject matter of Davidson’s work spans a wide range, including depictions of New England farms and landscapes, a majestic Russian tall ship and an America’s Cup yacht powering upwind. Davidson’s art brings one around the globe, from the Belizean rain forest to Southwest France to Boston with the Custom House Tower dramatically lit at night. The collection also includes the beauty of the bygone art of the carved and painted carousel horse, the coiled power of a Red Sox slugger, the face of the beloved Polish pontiff, and a large blue fish carved from rough-sawn lumber from a local mill.
Davidson works out of his studio in historic Boxboro and on-site for custom mural projects. He teaches watercolor, acrylics and drawing classes. Davidson is also president of the Enduring Elements family of companies.
The Bromfield School, founded in 1878 by Margaret Bromfield Blanchard, boasts a student population of 710 in grades 6 through 12.
For information on the artists or the art club and its unveiling, contact Heidi Creighton at 978-302-1198 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.