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
The results of my creative explorations are paintings (abstract and impressionistic), mosaics, and 3D sculptures. My art usually includes integration of recycled materials and old tools and I use a range of media including alcohol inks, watercolor, glass acrylics and gels, paper, and elements from nature. https://www.etsy.com/shop/WindowDreams email@example.com 408-718-6822
My current painting style may have been influenced by my childhood art experience in Tokyo where I grew up. Viewing woodblock art painted centuries ago by Japanese master artists deeply made an impression, particularly the unique bold composition and harmonious colors. Painting watercolor using a pouring technique reminds me of the essence of woodblock paintings.
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
Ann is an outdoor artist, gaining her inspiration from the places she paints. The excitement in her work comes from the rapid, fresh brushstrokes and color choices to catch the light of a particular place and time. She works primarily in Maryland, in the area surrounding Washington, DC, Frederick County, and the Eastern Shore. She
Smooth silks… Warm wools… Color, Color, Color These are the tools that noted weaver and fiber artist Anne Sanderoff-Walker uses to create wearable fiber art, quilted wall hangings, and Judaica Legacy pieces. Anne chooses the fibers she uses for their color and texture. She focuses on clothing construction using her own hand-woven textiles. The fabrics
PaperLiberated was born out of the desire to give handmade one holiday season filled with destiny. This colorful whirlwind began with a simple craft project as a gift for my sister, and turned into two Etsy shops, galleries and gigantic shows over the last four years. I would’ve have never guessed my little paper projects
Barbara is a plein air and studio painter, working primarily in oils. She is also a Teaching Artist at Art Works Now in Hyattsville, a School Docent at National Gallery of Art, and an art therapist. When painting plein air Barbara finds inspiration mainly from local landscapes and the French countryside. In the studio she
As a painter working primarily in acrylics and Chinese ink, I am inspired by Chinese calligraphy and American graffiti. I employ gestural brush strokes and asemic marks to produce energetic abstract works with a visual language of their own. An East coast native, my work is informed by dunes of the Atlantic barrier islands and
As a little boy Bill Johnson always answered the question “what do you want to be when you grow up” with a very quick “an Artist”! As a senior in high school he was presented with the school’s art award. He went on to major in art in college. Two separate advisors told him he
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 am a graduate of the Peabody Conservatory with a major in flute performance. I worked as a freelance classical musician for over 35 years. As a sewist and maker, I was mainly taught by my grandmother and mother, and of course, self-learning. I create purses, cross-body bags, notebooks, instrument covers and handmade accessories for
I have been creating artwork since childhood. From a young age, I was fortunate to have been exposed to the great museums of the National Gallery in DC and to have been born into a family of musicians, dancers and writers. Over time my work has evolved from an impressionistic view of the world to
Biography B.A. in Fine Art, Boston College, Boston, Massachusetts B.S.C.S. in Computer Science, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia Study Art at Boston University, Harvard University, Montgomery College, Corcoran School of Art and The Compass Atelier Career as a Software Engineer at NIH, National Cancer Institute Exhibitions and Gallery Associations Washington International Art Fair II, III,
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
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 (currently via Zoom) including: PS Elements for the Painter (through the Compass Atelier), PS Elements for
Frank Mancino is a fine artist living and working in Silver Spring, Maryland, working primarily in charcoal, oils and acrylics. HIs work ranges from traditional figurative rendering to abstract impasto color explorations in oil and acrylics. Frank began formal art study in 2004 with a drawing class at Northern Virginia Community College in Alexandria, Virginia.
Color and movement in abstract art is exciting for the beauty and mystery that develops on the canvas. Allowing paint to move and flow creates new and unimagined colors and forms—improvisational art. Geri is drawn to the freedom and ambiguity of contemporary art and the freedom to take risks and be spontaneous. Geri has
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.
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
Jamie Downs has been painting for over forty years. For most of the time, her work has been a non-objective Jungian search of the collective unconscious; but 15 years ago it took an unexpected turn. Very large close-up images of flowers became a part of the mixed media paintings, and that began a new
A seamstress for many years, I began weaving and dyeing in 1998. This has led me in many directions, most recently clothing, accessories and wall art. Silk is my fabric of choice and lends itself to the many dyeing techniques I employ. I am a past member of the Fiber Studio at VisArts and The
I love to make art and learn about art-making by experimenting in my studio, by viewing and discussing art with others, and through living and dreaming. My paintings are abstract or representational, often inspired by nature or the curious images in dreams. I paint with heated beeswax and fluid paints and pastels on wood, art
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
Travel near and far introduced me to the joy of plein air painting. My imagination responded to the challenge to study light, color, and design in the landscape. I work in oil and gouache. My work is representational but expressionistic, seeking to capture the feeling of cityscapes and natural landscapes. I also like to paint
I am a painter and graphic designer who has lived and worked in Washington, DC for over 37 years. My paintings are about the moment, the immediacy of paint applied honestly, thickly and emotionally on canvas. I strive to convey a textural quality to the surface with layers of color and an emphasis on capturing
I am an artist and author living in Gaithersburg, MD. When painting, I have worked primarily in oils, acrylics and water colors. I have been a member of the Maryland Federation of Art, the Montgomery Artists Association, the Gaithersburg Fine Artists Association, Cultural Arts Advisory Committee (CAAC) for the City of Gaithersburg and as a
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
I come from an artistic family. My mother is a retired art teacher and printmaker. My daughter is also an art teacher, as well as a jewelry artist. Wellfleet Dunes, my senior thesis show, at the University of Central Arkansas, was awarded the College of Arts and Communication’s, “Outstanding Art Exhibition of the Year.” I
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.
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
Lisa V. Denison is an artist living and working in the Washington D.C. area. Prior to moving to the D.C. area, Lisa taught drawing and painting, studio art, and art history for Norfolk Public Schools, elementary art in Chesterfield County Schools, Richmond Virginia for a total of 16 years. Lisa received her B.S. in Art
About Lori Anne Boocks lives in Maryland and earned a BFA from Old Dominion University in 1992. Her work is included in private collections in New York, Los Angeles, Dallas, Paris, and the Metro DC area, and in corporate collections in Washington, DC and Australia. Solo Exhibitions 2017 Discreet Objects, Artists & Makers Studios,
Maduka Uduh ( b. 1963 in Delta State Nigeria. Lives in Gaithersburg, Maryland ) is a professional fine artist renowned for his sculptures and mosaic murals. A graduate of the prestigious school of art Yaba College of Technology, Lagos, Nigeria. Uduh’s works are influenced by his immediate environment and revolve around intuitive discoveries. His works
Picking up the strands of art interests from fifty years ago has been an adventure and a surprise. After retiring in ’07 from teaching, I thought dabbling in watercolors would be a pleasant hobby. Instead passion for art making has crept up behind me and has become a vital part of my life. Currently, experimenting
Margaret is a mixed media sculptor creating vessels, wall art, and wearable works. Her creations incorporate decades of exploring the strengths and nuances of a variety of materials including polymer clay, metal, wood, and paint. Margaret studied art at Carnegie Mellon University, and has created award winning furniture and fine art sold through craft shows
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
Naan is a mixed media artist and jeweler. I am first of all and always will be an artist, but I am also a mother of a feisty teenager. I have been writing since I was thirteen but it wasn’t until the age of 21 that I first got published. That started my journey into
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.
Artist Statement I am a Jeweler and Metalsmith. Although I worked in a different field before, arts and crafts have always been an important part of my life. Over the course of my life I created objects using different media. I have worked with fiber, paper, glass and found objects. After taking classes in flower
Pat Goslee is based in Washington, D.C. and makes art as a way to deal with the chaos of the world. Often bits of figurative elements can be seen that are in a state of entropic evolution; that is, they are falling apart while attempting to reorganize. Her painting helped to illustrate antimicrobial resistance on the
Having traveled extensively, Patricia works in glass, mixed media, and sculpture who skillfully incorporates hand drawn elements into her work. School of Art at the Cooper Union University of Southern Maine High School of Art and Design, NY, NY Patricia de Poel Wilberg
Patricia Zannie, an award winning collage artist and former Art instructor at the School of Art and Design at Montgomery College. Rather than selecting either total abstraction, or the classical Western system of perspective, she combines them in the same piece of art. While keeping some of the assumptions in the traditional approach to the
Patrick Sieg’s studio practice is focused on representational portrait and landscape paintings. A consistent theme in his work is a focus on sources of light. While his art is clearly “realistic” he strives to incorporate abstract compositional elements in his work. He finds inspiration in the work of artists John Singer Sargent, Joaquin Sorolla, Edward
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
Artist Statement I create stained glass art with a purpose of bringing beauty and joy to the viewers. There is a thrill in selecting the colors and unique textures of glass, and experiencing how the artwork is altered by the light shining through it. My personal style involves an abstract exploration of layers of glass,
I have been making pottery for over twenty years. More recently, I began designing and creating mosaics, from small decorative pieces to large installations. In my ceramics, I use a traditional Italian “maiolica” technique which showcases my love for color and fanciful design. Wheel-thrown or hand-formed pieces are made from red earthenware clay, then fired
Sandra Pérez-Ramos is a Puerto Rican artist and community art leader working in the DC/MD area. Inspired by Design from the 1950’s – 70’s, global folk arts and textiles, she invents colorful, whimsical narratives that explore fantasy or mystical and natural connections. Her intention is to create uplifting works that encourage healing, inspire connection and celebrate diverse cultures.
Artist’s Statement: the process of creating art keeps me grounded, stops time, knows no bounds, ideas become tangible and filled with light, while I learn, explore and experiment. I am most happy when I am creating. Current areas of focus: Glass Casting/Fusing; Feltmaking; Photography Education: Bachelor of Fine Art degree from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh,
fun facts Stacy was formally trained and has her BFA from Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia. While in college, she of course, had great aspirations and dreamed of doing it all; paint in France, fashion design in NY, create jewelry in Spain. But as fate would have it, she got caught up in the
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 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
I am a mosaic artist, born in the south of France, having moved to the USA in 2001 from the Middle East in 2008. I studied mosaic techniques from the ancestral way to more modern techniques in a 3 year program at the University Saint Joseph in Beirut, Lebanon – receiving my diploma. I flesh
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
Vicky Surles is an award-winning realist artist, working mainly in watercolor and color pencil, focusing on portraits, still life and landscapes. She’s a member of the Montgomery Art Association, Gallery 209, Wheaton Arts Parade Gallery, and a juried Signature member of the Baltimore Watercolor Society. Her work is in many private collections, as well as