Local Artist Paints Beautiful Newtonville
Gene Mackles is an award winning artist and resident of Newton. His paintings often depict local scenes that become transformed from an everyday mundane view into magical image which draws the viewer in. The beauty of Village Center is difficult to capture with a camera and when I saw this painting I felt a real connection. Like the poet said, “My heart leaps up…” Gene Mackles has a brilliant vision of the everyday scenes we miss in our hustle bustle of the world today.
I was delighted to discover Gene Mackles’ art at the Villa during Newton Open Studios in 2013. Newton Open Studios is a annual citywide event where artists display their work all over the city. I’ve lived in Newtonville for over 20 years and love the sense of community, the culture, and enjoy the proximity to Boston and Cambridge.