As part of an effort to support the local creative economy during the pandemic, Falmouth Community Television is presenting the “Virtual Gallery at FCTV.” Each show will feature emerging and established artists from the Cape and surrounding areas.

The first virtual exhibit features the artwork of Patricia McCarthy, Anne Costello and Ed Norton.

Ms. McCarthy holds undergraduate degrees from Duke University and Emmanuel College, as well as a master’s degree from Clark University.

During a career in healthcare Ms. McCarthy continued to paint and expand her art education. Over the past few years she has studied with renowned Gloucester plein air painter David P. Curtis, Rockport artist Caleb Stone and other Cape Ann artists. Ms. McCarthy lives in Gloucester, where she paints in the studio and “en plein air,” primarily in oil. She frequently travels to Ireland and Italy to paint with family and friends.

Ms. McCarthy is an artist member of the Rockport Art Association, North Shore Art Association, Artists’ Group of Charlestown and the Bryan Gallery in Vermont.

Anne Costello is a graduate of Regis College in Weston, with a bachelor of arts degree in fine arts. Her love of vibrant color creates a mood and feeling within each of her paintings. Her preferred mediums are oil and acrylic, although she has done numerous pieces using pastels.

Ms. Costello is a member of the Andover Artists Guild, Chelmsford Art Association, Rockport Art Association and Newburyport Art Association. Her work can be found at “Picture Yourself” Gallery in Chelmsford. She was a member of East Wind Gallery in Orleans, where her work was displayed, as well as My Sisters Gallery in Sandwich. Recently, Ms. Costello’s work was displayed at the “Deck the Docks” Maritime Show in Gloucester.

Ed Norton began drawing and painting in oils, pastels and watercolors in grammar school art classes. He was staff cartoonist for his college newspaper and at his first daily newspaper job in White Plains, New York. He switched to writing and editing for the rest of his journalism career for newspapers in New Jersey and New York City.

In 2015 Mr. Norton revived his interest in watercolor painting by taking a three-month class at the Falmouth Art Center, after which he was able to sell his paintings at two annual exhibits at the center.

To view the virtual gallery and purchase art, visit

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