Made it! is owned and operated by two local artists.


Sheryl Sousa

Sheryl Sousa has been painting for most of her life beginning at a young age when she studied with a local artist, Hiroko Trainor, in her hometown of Lowell, Massachusetts. Sheryl works in oils and acrylics and is mainly a landscape painter.

Sheryl is often inspired by local beaches and coastal settings in Plymouth, Mass. and Cape Cod. Sheryl is interested in the effect of light on a subject and how the contrast between light and shadows brings out the beauty of the everyday world that surrounds us.

Joan Welch

Born and raised in Massachusetts, Joan Welch has been taking photographs for over forty years.  Joan’s photography focuses primarily on the natural beauty found in New England through local landscapes, seascapes, flora and everyday life.

Joan also makes what she calls Beach Art which are unique art pieces using glass and stone to create handmade, one-of-a-kind works of art.  Joan’s beach art pieces feature natural materials, and many include beach glass and beach stones found on local beaches.  Some pieces are framed, and others are created using repurposed wood.