As The Artist Sees It

Dennis Miller Bunker

Roadside Cottage by Dennis Miller Bunker


I recently came across an article with a photo of the house in Medfield painted by Dennis Miller Bunker. I find it gratifying to see how an artist beautifully pictures a most mundane subject.

I admire Bunker’s work and have always enjoyed the light-splashed cottage and soft grasses in this painting titled Roadside Cottage. I can hear crunching footsteps along the pink-with-sunlight path in front of the house. It is an idyllic scene, the kind of vision that one might encounter as a wayfarer, happily enjoying the path on the journey.

I grin to see the photo of the house today certainly not much different than it was when Bunker painted it. It proves to me again that artists provide a useful teaching by showing us how to view daily life with enchantment.

Bunker's Home in Medfield


Melody Phaneuf is an award-winning Boston Artist, well known for her evocative still life, landscape, and portrait paintings. She has exhibited at The National Arts Club in New York City, Galerie Herouet in Paris, and with Art du Monde, in Japan. Her paintings are regularly on view at The Guild of Boston Artists in Boston, Ma; North Shore Arts in Gloucester, Ma; and Patricia Hutton Galleries in Doylestown, Pa.

Phaneuf maintains a studio at Fenway Studios in Boston, where she paints and holds workshops, continuing the Boston School lineage.

Melody The Artist Home, founded with photographer and color specialist, Martha DiMeo, features Phaneuf’s original oil paintings on tumbled marble tile murals and beverage coasters, fine art prints, and handmade note cards.

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