ARTISANS & PARTNERS

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Patty Hanlon

Patti Hanlon is special here at Rivers & Roads as she and her husband were the former owners and proprietors of Walker Creek Furniture. We are lucky enough to have her continue to share her paintings with us, which usually contain something she loves very much; the local landscape in particular. Read more…

Kim Bartlett

The lines of a well turned bowl just seem to draw you in. Knowing that such elegant, and useful pieces, can result from the skilled hands of a local craftsman like Kim amazes us. It makes us proud to offer his work in our shop. We were introduced to Kim in the most wonderful way; a friend hearing of our desire to feature local, talented individuals, thought instantly of Kim and offered to make an introduction. We jumped on the chance and are sure glad we did. Read more…

Robert Elliott

Robert Elliott has been making fine things with wood for over 40 years of his young life. His resume includes Philosophy Professor at Gordon College and many years building boats in Newburyport and around the North Shore. He feels like he really found his calling though, when he started making chairs by hand. Read more…

Sandra Belock-Phippen

Sandy studied art at Carnegie Mellon University and graduated in painting from Rhode Island School of Design. She was a member of the RISD European Honors Program, Rome, Italy. And served as illustrator for Brown University’s Archaeological Expedition, Certosa de San Lorenzo, Padula, Italy. 39 Read more…

Essex Artists Collective

The Essex Artists Collective was established in January 2016. The group was born from a desire to collaborate, learn from one another and inspire each other creatively. We are a group of women with a variety of different art and creative backgrounds who have come together to form an arts collective; a platform from which to explore, learn and share in artistic endeavors. Read more…

Jon MacAdam

We are honored to have many of Jon MacAdam’s landscapes at Rivers and Roads. Jon’s career as an artist (an oil painter) has included shows in many galleries in Massachusetts (including the Powers Gallery in Acton, Erlick Gallery in Marblehead, Three Stones Gallery in West Concord, Hoorn-Ashby and Cavaier galleries in Nantucket) and also galleries in New York (including OK Harris and Mahlstedt). Read more…

Kyle Strain, Mary Orlando

Kyle Strain and Mary Orlando are a jewelry making aunt and niece team from Boston’s North Shore. They have been close since Mary was born. Kyle started making jewelry over 30 years ago and Mary developed a spark for learning the art. Not too long ago they began designing together, creating handmade jewelry using sterling silver and genuine semi-precious stones. Read more…

Christen Borgman Yates

Currently residing in the Blue Ridge mountains, Christen was born in Boston and was raised in the local beauty around us here on the North Shore.  Here is what Christen has to say about her work: My paintings explore our relationship with the landscapes, flora & fauna with which we find ourselves. Read more…

Winston R. Breedy

I met Winston Breedy walking at one of my most favorite spots in Essex, the Cox Reservation. He was plein air painting and so of course I had to peak. What I saw took my breath away. We are pleased to represent Winston Breedy, and share talent who has an impressive corporate collection in Boston and also shows his work in Barbados and the Cayman Islands. Read more…

Robert Hanlon

I believe the same ethereal feeling Robert created here at the Rivers & Roads property is what draws people to love his paintings. Robert’s creative mind and soul cannot be pegged or classified, even by himself. All I know is that a painting by Robert brings an immediate feeling of reminiscence and treasured time or place. Read more…