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Art Exhibits

Sky Fire by Fred Augenstern

January 2022 Exhibit

Fred Augenstern

Artist’s Statement

I am a transplanted New Yorker who has lived in Winchester since 1987. I retired in 2016 after spending the last twenty-seven years of my legal career as an Assistant Attorney General in the Environmental Protection Division of the Massachusetts AG’s Office. Looking for a way to exercise the right side of my brain after squeezing out all the analytical ability I could muster from the left, I took up oil painting on my own and tried to develop some basic skills. Realizing how much I was out of my league, I searched for and found some fine instruction with Cape Ann painter Paul George and Lexington-based painter Peter Bain at the Lexington Center for the Arts ( where I have attended classes since 2017. I have come to love painting colorful and interesting “things,” that is, human made objects, although I also enjoy painting natural scenes and even some animals. 

I am a member of the Painters Guild at LexArt and spend lots of time there when I’m not squirreled away in my basement studio or up in Vermont enjoying nature or spending some time on a golf course.  

If you are interested in purchasing any of the works in this exhibit, or if you would like to schedule a commission, please email me at [email protected]   

Submit Your Work

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