small dahlia
small dahlia


The luminous watercolor flowers of artist Catherine Dullea will grace the walls of Stetson Gallery throughout the month of November. The opening reception for “Divine Flowers” will be held Sunday, Nov. 6, 12-2 p.m. in the Gallery, located in the Unitarian Universalist Church of Marblehead, 28 Mugford St., Marblehead.
“I find the forms of the natural world beautiful,” says Catherine Dullea of Byfield. “They offer a glimpse into the invisible forces which surround all things.

“The flower is an expression between earth and sky we all respond to. The colors, the curves, the limited time each bloom exists before it fades, these things drive me to observe and engage with plants wherever I find them’
“Making art is my response to the inner command to take notice”, says Dullea. “It is a bypass of the normal channels; a plummet to the core, where the encounter is everything. I engage because I must. It demands softly, unconditionally, my attention, my engagement, and my choice. Whenever I receive this whispered invitation, I choose to show up. My life’s challenge is to keep myself quiet enough to be able to hear this gentle call.”

Catherine Dullea began studying art in 1995 as an adult. Now, she enjoys sharing her love of expression teaching students who range in age from 3 to 80. She has exhibited her art in both juried and solo shows, at venues including The Firehouse, The Provident Bank, and Essex County Greenbelt Art in the Barn in Massachusetts, and at The Smith Opera House for the Seneca Plein Air Festival in New York. She has been a member of both the Newburyport Art Association and the Cambridge Art Association.

Stetson Art Gallery was established more than 20 years ago to showcase the talents of local artists in primarily solo exhibitions. The Gallery is open weekday mornings, during church events, during me&thee coffeehouse concerts, and by appointment. For further information, visit or email curators Anthony and Jo Ann Silva at For a special appointment, contact the Church Administrator at 781-639-1215.