Marie Flahive loves to paint, and to share her experience.  A graduate of the College of Our Lady of the Elms (Bachelor of Arts, Art / Education), and the University of Massachusetts (Master of Arts in Teaching Art), she has been both a studio artist and certified teacher in public and private school settings. She continues to offer watercolor classes at her studio in downtown Westfield, MA.

As a studio artist, Marie accepts painting commissions and also pursues her own themes.  She exhibits at her studio gallery in Westfield, MA (22 Cherry Street), and also through her memberships in North Shore Arts, Cape Cod Art and Academic Artists Associations.   Her award-winning work can also be seen at Sheepgate in Blandford, MA, as well as in juried shows as announced.


Winter / Spring Open Studio Watercolor Painting

            ...A series of six 2 1/2 hour watercolor sessions that include a weekly presentation with an instructional exercise, and time to paint whatever you wish with teacher input. Weekly topics for this session will focus on color mixing and specific ways to achieve desired effects (seen in several selected professional paintings)... “How did the artist do that?”

Classes are $15/week or discounted to $85 for the entire session.
Classes are offered on:

Monday evenings, 6:30-9 p.m.,
Tuesday mornings, 9:30-noon,
Tuesday afternoons, 1-3:30 p.m.

Classes will be held the weeks of:
March 5-6, 19-20, 26-27
April 2-3, 16-17, 30-May 1

Please contact Marie with any questions, or if you would like to register.
Marie Flahive


Contact Information:


Marie Flahive Art Studio
22 Cherry Street, Westfield, MA 01085



  • Academic Artists Association
  • ArtsWest
  • Cape Cod Art Association
  • North Shore Arts Association (Gloucester, MA)



  • Friends of the Chicopee Public Library


  • Friends of the Chicopee Public Library, First Prize, Watercolor
  • Cape Cod Art Association, Best in Show
  • Piedmont  Juried Art Show
  • Agawam Juried Art Show


  • Piedmont Art Show
  •  Academic Artists Association
  • Agawam Juried Art Show, Best in Show


  • Friends of the Chicopee Library Art Show: People’s Choice plus Merit Awards


  • Cape Cod Art Association, Best in Show
  • Friends of the Chicopee Library Art Show
  • Agawam Juried Art Show


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