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New Artists
Discover the Art of Michelle Clarke, Mark Malinowski
and Kathy Mogayzel

Michelle Clarke prefers acrylic as her base on large canvas. She finds acrylic has a great variety of mixed mediums from which to choose and with these her art is unique. Clarke strives for a bright vibrant appearance adding texture in depth to get your attention. Other artists ask how she learned her techniques. The truth is that she discovered them on the long journey that has been her life and her exploration in the world of art. Her latest works have been a mixture of abstract works and beach landscapes. Clarke hopes you find a storyline in each painting to keep your curiosity and interest. 


Mark Malinowski, having fallen in love with oil painting during the pandemic, has had the opportunity to study with award-winning artists Laura Tryon Jennings and Howard Friedland. Many of his works are in private collections throughout New England and the United States. Along with Front Street Gallery, he belongs to the Saltwater Artists Gallery in Pemaquid, Maine. Malinowski and his partner live near the ocean in both Scituate and Bristol, Maine. Both locations provide inspiration for many of his works.


Kathy Mogayzel has been working in the printmaking medium for about eight years. She describes printmaking as “the means of expression that fulfills my visions and ideas.” Many of those visions begin in nature. Her move to the Herring River offered her an immersion into the natural environment that includes tidal marshes and wildlife. This environment has been the main source of subject matter for her artistic creations. She collages natural materials onto mat board to create collagraph plates with relief textures and images. She has been motivated and inspired by Esther Maschio, a well-known and well-loved instructor at the South Shore Art Center in Cohasset as well as the founder of the Scituate Arts Association's (SAA) classes and workshops. Maschio also secured the Ellis House for the SAA in the early '70's.