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Local Artists on Display

The 2nd floor meeting room also serves as exhibit space for local artists.  Displays are shown for approximately 2 months and the public is welcome to view them during regular library hours, if the room is not in use for a meeting.

Please contact Janet Arden at the library for more information or to display your work: 603-329-6411
jarden@hampstead.lib.nh.us



January and February Artist: Jan Pacht


Inspired by watching artists paint near the Nubble Lighthouse, and by seeing artwork at the Kingston Craft Fair, Jan started taking art classes to develop her latent talent.  She was enthralled by the world of color, light and dark shading.

After doing decorative art for eight years, Jan tried new mediums.  She took painting classes at Allyson Thompson’s Art Studio in Hampstead.  Her first production was a watercolor inspired by the work of Andrew Wyeth.  Jan always pushes herself to try the most difficult task she can.  She once created a six-panel stained glass lamp in the Tiffany-style; therefore, the Wyeth-inspired painting was no different.


Of the various mediums she has tried, Jan enjoys watercolors, acrylics, and pastels the most.  Her subjects vary and she paints what she finds to be interesting or challenging.  She has done a few portraits and at present is experimenting with perspective.  Jan is drawn to water, boats, and other outdoor scenes.













Jan was the recording secretary for Haverhill Arts and Crafts Society for three years and President for two years.  She belonged to the Decorative Arts Society for eight years and is presently taking classes with Allyson Thompson.After living in Hampstead for nearly 40 years, Jan now resides in nearby Epping with her husband, where she also enjoys her many children and grandchildren.