MEET OUR ARTISTS

MJ Levy-Dickson

Painter 
MJ Levy-Dickson has dedicated her career to exploring the connection between the natural earth and emotion through her artwork. By keying into the qualities of sights, sounds, and textures and the reactions they produce, MJ strives to fi...

Marjorie Dey

Shell Artist 
Shell artist, Marjorie ‘Midge' Dey, has been treading Nantucket’s shores for over 40 years. Since her first visit in 1972 she has frequented the island as much as possible, combing its expansive beaches for shells. Searching for these na...

Leslie Linsley

Master Decoupage Artist 
Leslie Linsley, rightfully dubbed “the queen of decoupage” (The New Yok Times), keeps the traditional craft of decoupage alive with her beautiful collection of trinket boxes. For forty years, Leslie has carried on the legacy of her grand...

Elle Foley

Master Oil Painter 
Since an early age, Elle has had a paintbrush in her hand. Growing up in Norwich, Connecticut, an art teacher thought she had talent so Elle would go to Norwich Free Academy on weekends to paint since as early as grade school. After high...

Kevin Kuester

Master Woodcarver 
Kevin Kuester attributes his artwork to the seasonal lifestyle on Nantucket "You have to have hobbies out here - especially in the wintertime!". Kevin has been living on Nantucket full time for twelve years, after retiring here when he s...

Julija Mostykanova Feeney

Master Painter 
Julija Mostykanova Feeney acknowledges Nantucket as the bridge that lead her to a career in art. Originally from Lithuania, Julija moved to Nantucket fifteen years ago. She had studied engineering in Lithuania but was always interested i...

Joan Albaugh

Nantucket Painter 
Joan Albaugh moved to Nantucket 20 years ago with her young son. They spent their first winter in an upside down house in Tom Nevers. Albaugh recalls the views from the living room of a sparse landscape, dotted with quieted houses, many ...

Edward Wohl

Master Woodworker  
RIDGEWAY, WI Master woodworker and designer Edward Wohl graduated from Washington University in 1967 with a BS degree in Architecture. He has been designing and building graceful wood furniture since 1970. We have been carrying Ed Wohl'...

Rebecca Jusko Peraner

Master Weaver 
Rebecca Jusko Peraner discovered her passion for weaving at Rhode Island School of Design where she majored in Textile Design. She apprenticed under Master Weaver, Andrew Oates at Nantucket Looms, where she settled and continued to hone ...

Curt Tyler

Wood Carver 
Curt Tyler's handcrafted salad hands have been our most highly recommended hostess gift since we began carrying them over 20 years ago. Originally from Palmer, MA, Curt began woodworking when he moved to Vermont in 1971. He started out m...

Dale Rutherford

Lightship Basket Weaver 
For fifteen years, Dale Rutherford’s Nantucket Lightship Baskets and woven treasures have held a special place at Nantucket Looms. Today, Dale focusses on weaving “minis”, precious heart-shaped baskets and woven cuff bracelets and bangle...

Elizabeth ‘Betsey' Braun

Sailors Valentine Artist 
Sailor's Valentines have long intrigued Nantucketers - and they continue to do so today. Local Nantucket artist Elizabeth ‘Betsey’ Braun draws her inspiration from the sailors of Nantucket’s whaling heyday. The myth is these intricate ar...

Megan Anderson

Jewelry Maker 
Tucked away in her mid-island studio amidst the trees and the chirping of birds, Megan Anderson creates beautifully, intricate and colorful designs. Although the original influence for her beadwork came from her travels backpacking aroun...

Emily Johnson

Ceramic Potter 
Emily Johnson's pottery, with pastel and earth tones, is largely inspired by the nature that surrounds her. A lover of the outdoors, Emily takes her interactions with the beauty of the Vermont hills and shapes them into the whimsical des...

Susan Briskman

Expressionist Painter 
Susan Briskman's oil paintings are expressions of her passion for the light and color of Nantucket. Focussing on the island's landscape in her work, she describes herself as an 'expressionist’. We love Susan’s work because she depicts th...

Ken Layman

Master Painter 
Ken Layman began showing his artwork at Nantucket Looms in 1971, making him one of the Looms’ most prolific artists. Of the more than seventy artists represented today at Nantucket Looms, many have been students of Ken’s. Known for his b...

Eric Holch

Artist and Printmaker 
Eric Holch is an internationally recognized artist and printmaker, based on Nantucket. Eric grew up in Andover, MA and Greenwich, CT, but spent every summer on Nantucket. His New England upbringing continues to have a strong influence on...

Terry Pommett

Master Photographer 
Terry Pommett has been photographing on Nantucket since the 1980’s. Back then his work came from a film camera, where it was an involved process from purchasing the film, shooting the image to developing in the dark room. These days, Pom...

Jocelyn Sandor Urban

Painter 
Jocelyn Sandor Urban, a lifelong painter, channels her love of animals and the island into paintings of dogs and horses and the Nantucket landscape. Most renowned for her incredibly detailed paintings of horses, there is no doubt that th...

Caroline Weld

Master Painter 
Caroline Weld’s love and understanding of Nantucket’s artist community comes from a family whose connection to the island dates back to the 1940s. Weld’s St. Louis based family has been summering on Nantucket over the past eight decades....
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