My passion for crochet stemmed from a birthday present my mother gave to me in 2014: a handmade, stuffed, crochet octopus. Something about the design of the cute creature caught my interest, and when I found the book that my mother had gotten the crochet pattern from, I was hooked! Since then, I have started and
In my art, I am drawn to joyous colors, bold compositions, and glowing light. Watercolors – with their transparent luminosity and purity of hue – are my preferred medium, but I also work in acrylics. My works depict the quiet beauty of quotidian objects and the bolder beauty of nature, but my true subjects are
What is Art? To me, art captures something essential about life. Art makes life bearable. It isn’t a luxury. Like our capacity for understanding, and our experience of love, it is a vitally important part of life. –Gillian Pederson Krag How does one share the charm and communicate the wonder of living, breathing and being?
I make art to discover the joy that is within. All the elements of nature’s patterns and beauty are ours to discover and celebrate. As an explorer, I open myself to the discoveries of paint and canvas. In that realm is an opportunity to find what lies under the surface of daily consciousness. I begin
At an early age I began to go beyond coloring and ventured into drawing and painting. The moment I uncapped my first tube of oil paint and squeezed out that brilliant buttery hue, I knew I was on a journey of artistic discovery. This natural ability was nurtured by my loving talented parents. They were
I’ve now circled back to working with clay and producing sculptures after being away from it for 40 years. It feels natural, and each new artistic progression feels great. I’m looking forward to creating new pieces that are visually powerful and entertaining.
Dona Jones has been a professional photographer since 2000. She graduated from the Washington School of Photography (WSP) in Bethesda, MD with a Certificate in Professional Photography. She was also the former Assistant Dean of WSP. Dona is currently the President and Coordinator of the Montgomery County Camera Club of Maryland. Her specialty areas of photography are
Biography: B.A. in Fine Art, Boston College, Boston, Massachusetts B.S.C.S. in Computer Science, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia Study at Boston University, Harvard University, Montgomery College and Corcoran School of Art Work as a software engineer and an artist Highlights of Exhibitions, Collectors and Gallery Associations: Washington International Art Fair II, III, IV and V
Every individual should have access to art and culture in their daily lives. It’s our goal to provide a medium between art enthusiasts and the artists themselves. From the outset, our project’s goal was to enable visitors to not only understand the art we display, but also to generate group discussions about the pieces as a
“Watercolor does surprising things and is unpredictable, but sometimes spontaneous effects can be incorporated into the painting,” says Elizabeth. She chooses landscape subject matter based on her personal attraction which is typically mountains and Colorado scenery. While she often works from the photographs she takes when she travels, Elizabeth feels they do not capture the
Elody Crimi is an alumni graduate of the Washington School of Photography and is an accomplished commercial and fine arts photographer, specializing in landscape and portrait photography. She is also a photography instructor, teaching a vast range of classes including: Photoshop, Smartphone Photography, HDR Techniques, and DSLR Basics. Her greatest passion is to experiment with
I am a Native Washingtonian (as in the,”District of Columbia”). I can’t remember a point in my life when I wasn’t creating some form of visual art. I’ve explored various artistic mediums and forms of visual expression such as acrylic, oil, and watercolor paintings; magazine collages and clay sculptures; pastel, graphite; charcoal, color pencil and
Glen Kessler has been awarded a 2013 Maryland State Arts Council Grant, two Elizabeth Greenshields Grants, and the Prince of Wales Fellowship. Glen is also a renowned teacher and mentor, and has taught avidly at both the university and community level for nearly two decades.
Originally from Brazil, rediscovering my passion for painting has been a journey back to my roots. As an artist, I overcome the challenging hardships in this world by maintaining a positive spirit. I enjoy understanding how human beings interact, integrate and exist as a part of the natural environment. These dynamic movements are transported into
EDUCATION & TRAINING Howard University- MFA Painting Spring 2012 Jackson State University – School of Liberal Arts Degree: Bachelor of Art in Art; May 2004 Magna Cum Laude ART RESIDENCIES 555 Non Profit Gallery and Studios- Detroit, MI. June-August 2012 Art Residency Tougaloo Art Colony- Tougaloo, MS. July 2003 Art Residency SELECTED EXHIBITIONS Solo
Jean Hirons works exclusively in the beautiful medium of soft pastel. She is a teacher of the medium and the author of Finding Your Style in Pastel, her highly acclaimed self-published book on all things ‘pastel.’ Hirons is a signature member of the Pastel Society of America and a Master Circle member of the International
Jennifer is an award-winning representational painter whose oil paintings explore intriguing color combinations and brushwork to convey energy and mood. In addition to capturing expressive portraiture, she is inspired by familiar narratives that evoke a sense of possibility, wonder, and story. See her featured artist portfolio article on Artsy Shark to learn more. Artist Statement The process of applying rich color to
Jill Romanoke works with a variety of unique and intriguing materials. Romanoke creates visually complex and elegant drawings and prints. Created on large layered sheets of exceptionally thin, translucent paper, each layer treated with a different medium. Romanoke’s two-sided and delicate hangings are strikingly luminous. Jill Romanoke
Hi! I’m John Dennis Murphey. And yes, I’ve started using my middle name, Dennis. There are just too many other rascals out there with the same moniker. Note too, there’s an “e” in Murphey, which hopefully will further cement my identity! Since 2000, I’ve had my own architectural practice called Meditch Murphey Architects. So when
I once was a zombie. Maybe not technically, but pretty close. I was cognitively impaired, groaned a lot, had no short-term memory, and shuffled from room to room in a half-awake trance. I was still human, kinda, but an undiagnosed neuropathy (nerve damage) in my legs was robbing me of deep sleep, turning me into
I have been working as a professional artist for more than thirty years now, after a public school education in which my focus was completely art-centric. As a child I was always out in nature, in the woods and along the creek beds of northern Pennsylvania. I developed a sense of awe and respect for
In the three decades that I have been maintaining a studio and making serious art, I have found myself doing many different things in many different media. But as my studios have become smaller, I find that space is a powerful informer of the things artists make.
I am a painter first, and a teacher second. I have taught for 17 years, while raising two children. During most of that time I was a Sunday painter. But in the past few years, as my children have grown up and become more independent, I have been able to paint on a more regular
Kristina Penhoet creates abstract and expressionist sculpture using traditional and modern felt-making techniques. Her work takes cues from living organisms, landscapes and architecture; seeking to find beauty in the strange and ugly and pursuing themes of connection, mutation and diversity. Her use of wool as a tactile, natural material is consistent with her themes and
Laura-Leigh Palmer is chief and only creative at asap graphics+interiors360 a boutique marketing firm for small and medium businesses and organizations. She takes the company motto “making small companies look big and big companies look good” seriously. Work for both print and web includes: social media postings and graphics, web site creation, brochures, logos, ads,
Linda was a treasured member of the A&M family. Her dedication to, and love of her practice, lives on in our hearts. “I love the creative process of art which has always been a part of my life. For many years, I made silver jewelry with an interest in the texture and form of my
Making pottery talks directly to my need for tactile intimacy, communication and personal expression. In recent years I have reduced my reliance on commercially-processed materials. I built an energy-efficient wood-fueled kiln to use refuse wood in my neighborhood and local clay that I process.
Marian Osher had double vision until she had an eye operation at the age of four. With “new eyes” she delighted in a world of vision where she could see the single shapes of all things. And then she began to draw. “That was probably the beginning of becoming an artist. Processing and transforming what
Mary sees Art as an interactive cycle supporting self-expression, learning and healing for both the creator and the viewer. Mary studied painting at East Carolina University and UNC Chapel Hill. Her artwork includes paintings in acrylic, oils and mixed media. A licensed mental health professional (MSW, LCSWc) with specialized training in energy psychology and excessive therapies,
Formerly called the Washington Water Color Club, the Washington Water Color Association is one of the oldest societies of professional artists and can trace its beginnings to the late 19th century. Washington watercolorist and teacher, Marietta W. Andrews, originated the idea for such a society. The first meeting, March 28, 1896, was attended by 15
Neal Schlosburg – NS Fine Art Images Artist Statement Neal Schlosburg, photo artist: The mood of an image is a shared experience between artist and viewer. I explore energy, emotion, and sensibilities with my images and their titles. My goal is to have an expressive exchange; one soul directly to another. I converse with light,
Norma Schwartz, born in Argentina a few months before the end of World War II, was involved in social and political issues during a harsh dictatorship. She emigrated to Spain, where the hope for a new democratic era was starting to emerge, then moved to the United States where she pursued a new passion: sculpting.
Paola Luther’s delicate touch and sense of light and color infuses her broad range of art styles and mediums. Paola has been painting since childhood. As an adult she became a professional artist in fine arts and continues to expand her skills under the tutelage of artists from Washington DC, Los Angeles, Spain, Peru and
The hand pulled print has been Pauline Jakobsberg’s method of expression for the past 35 years. Her works are in several private collections around the world and have been widely exhibited in the US and Europe, including two solo exhibitions in the Czech Republic.
Peter Swift is an award-winning contemporary realist artist. his artistic philosophy is simple: “I always paint common, everyday objects. Using symmetry and design, I try to turn them into something new. If the symmetry is successful, it will create a kind of dynamic stillness. The painting will almost seem to absorb sound.” Peter is a leading
My figures co-habitat a world filled with nature and colour – because that is how I see myself. Essentially nature. The subtleties, complexities, the curves, and arches of the body are very like the forms and lines you would find in the natural world around us. Using line and form as structural guidelines, I sort
Voted Best of The Knot for 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. With over 20 years of experience, the team at Samshots Photo & Video are one of the premier wedding photographers in the nation. With their artistic vision, you will be sure to enjoy your memories for a lifetime. Originally from California, Sam relocated to
Sharon Fox-Mould is a fine artist whose medium includes acrylic on canvas and photography. Sharon’s Hibiscus won second prize in UTRECHT 60th anniversary art competition in 2009. Sharon Fox-Mould is a Past President of The Jamaica Guild of Artists and a proponent of the philosophy that artists working in community will build strong technical skills, strengthen their concepts
I like to work in series and I’m in the midst of white-line woodcuts based on Yosemite National Park, where I’ll have my second arts residency in August 2017. In painting, it’s an endless, fascinating puzzle to capture the effects of light on a microscope or a flower. Italian Wooden Microscope, seen here, is a
Fashion should always SPEAK SANS SPEECH! Syreeta C | Fashion is an edgy, yet sophisticated brand that specializes in couturier services. It was created to tell the story of the modern woman – bringing a renewed tailored attention to the expression of each distinctive wearer. Syreeta C: An appreciation of engineering is visible in my
I spent 23 years working as a graphic designer and illustrator, in San Francisco and the Washington, DC, area, expanding my creative services into photography about ten years ago. A love of food and cooking led first to editorial food photography, but eventually I found my passion in working with people subjects. After a few years of working as
I am artist and a printmaker in Washington DC area. I have been creating art my entire adult life. My prints hang in Argentina, Chile, Germany, Panama, Brazil and most recently in the new embassy in Sarajevo. Because I have had the opportunity to live and travel across the world, I naturally absorbed some of
Born into a family of contractors, Tony Ventouris has been surrounded by architects, developers, and artists since an early age and has naturally developed a deep appreciation for the art of building. His unique background, photographic education, and lifelong devotion to the creation of artistic images has resulted in his successful career as a professional
seaXwolf Jewelry Desgns Fine Handmade Artisanal Jewelry Xcott Wolf has been handcrafting Byzantine chains out of solid sterling silver for over 20 years. Over the years, he has expanded into a wide variety of chain designs. Pulling from a uniquely varied background, he blends art and manufacturing to develop processes for creating beautiful, durable and