Irene E. DuPont received her B.A. from Notre Dame College, attended the Art Institute of Boston, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Hallmark Institute of Photography, and summer sessions at the Maine Photographic Workshop. She was a faculty member of the Nashua School District for thirty-five years and taught in both the public and private sectors. In 1993 she was a recipient for a C-SPAN National Teacher of the Year Award for “Innovative Use of Cable in the Classroom.” Irene is a juried member of both the Craftworkers Guild of Bedford, New Hampshire, and New Hampshire Made.
A talented and prolific artist, she has had numerous one-woman shows in New England. The most outstanding was at the rotunda of the Cannon House Office Building in Washington, D.C., sponsored by Time Warner Communications.
Studying photographic techniques, Ms. DuPont was drawn to the old methods used to capture images on paper. The specialized printing processes, especially silver printing, offered a unique artistic outlet, creating a photograph whose statement spoke of a different time and style.
She participates in various craft shows, showcasing her talents in other artistic media, such as using recycled materials to create keepsake boxes, greeting cards and three-dimensional images.