Local Art

Leelyn Law LLC is a proud supporter of local art and craft. Creativity enriches culture, community, and quality of life, and we are pleased to use our office space to highlight the creative work of talented Western Mass artists. Stop in soon to enjoy our Office Art Collaborative where we provide local artists temporary exhibition space to display their work throughout the year.

Are you a local artist interested in your own session? Read our Call to Artists to review our guidelines and submit an easy application to exhibit your work in the upcoming sessions of 2018. 

This session’s artist is Dale Monette from

North Quabbin Photography.

Dale Monette is a nature photographer specializing in wildlife and landscapes mainly of the Quabbin Reservoir in central Massachusetts. Born and raised in Athol, Massachusetts, since the early 1970s he lived within two miles of the Quabbin Reservoir. An avid birder since his youth, Dale grew up birding, fishing, and hiking many of the trails, ponds, and swamps of the northern Quabbin region.

Thus, he learned early where to find many of the subjects he now photographs. Through his photographs, Dale shares his unique familiarity with the land and the animals living throughout Massachusetts and the Quabbin watershed.

      

In the early 1980’s Dale received a BS degree from UMASS’s Department of Environmental Conservation in Natural Resources Conservation. He spent his career working at Quabbin as an educator and a naturalist with the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation retiring in 2014. During the 1980s, he was involved in the successful efforts to bring back the common loons and bald eagles as nesting species to the Quabbin watershed.

Dale is well versed in the nature and history of the Quabbin Reservoir and makes presentations to the public on these themes. Dale lives in New Salem Massachusetts with his wife Sharon Tracy and their three rescued cats. He is also a lifelong drummer and recording artist. Stop in to see his stunning work.

Are you a local artist interested in your own session? Read our Call to Artists to review our guidelines and submit an easy application to exhibit your work in the upcoming sessions of 2018.