Artists in Residence

Artists who make CCA their home…


Donna Berger (Studio 3)

Donna is an artist-in-resident at the Chelmsford Center for the Arts, where she produces people and pet portrait commissions, landscape paintings,  illustrations, sketches, drawings, and graphic design projects. When painting portraits, her children’s book story-telling experience has influenced her to include something personal and special to the portrait subject, such as a toy, jewelry, or other meaningful objects.

“Art has always been a driving force in my life, whether it’s creating for myself, work for print or publishing clients, and/or fine art commissions. My favorite subjects are people, pets, nature, and historical themes, which I paint in an expressive realistic style. Fortunately, I have a knack fo capturing likenesses, a great skill for portraits. Besides using traditional media, acrylic, oil, watercolor, pencils and ink, I create digital art using creative software and a digitizing tablet.”
To learn more about Donna, check out her web site at If you are interested in a people or pet commission, please contact her at

Resident Artist Trina Teele

Trina Teele (Studio 2)

“My subject matter evolves. I have been known as “the sunflower lady” after painting many sunflowers and other close ups of flowers. I’ve also painted large still lifes of wine bottle and glasses with colorful reflections. I have spent the past 3 years exploring seascapes using (new to me) water soluble oil paints. I am always attracted to unexpected colors and look for a rhythm in the shapes. I also practice my art using an iPad to sketch and create digital prints of what I see in front of me day to day.  Visit my blog, website and print website for more information.

Riff on Color R+B=VRita Thompson (Studio 1)

Currently creating  abstract paintings,exploring the use of color,
texture, and embedded material. Education: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Juried shows:Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Summer Party, Her Art: A
Celebration of (10) Women Artists in Boston, New England Regional, Frances
N. Roddy Open Competition, Concord Art Association, Arts League of Lowell,
Brush Gallery Members Show, Whistler House Museum of Art.

stream of conscience No. 1



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