Artists

Aileen Broider

Painting watercolors is my passion.  I have always been interested in art, especially Impressionist Art. Watercolor paintings hold a special fascination for me.  There is something about the transparency and softness of the medium that captivates me and holds my interest.  I promised myself that I would take watercolor classes after I retired from work and have been pursuing my...

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Betty H Myers

Betty H Myers I love the creative process of starting with a blank canvas or paper and seeing an image evolve. It seems I always wanted to be an artist. By age 6, people were amazed that my drawings captured my dog’s likeness. Although life’s journeys took me down many other paths, I continuously sought...

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Carol Dunlavey

I have enjoyed watercolor painting since I was a young person. Being able to paint in a free watercolor manner has long been a hope of mine. I paint now in watercolor to challenge myself and to explore a new side of my creative self. I don’t usually paint any particular subject matter, rather I...

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Claire Femiano

I have always been drawn to the beauty of the natural world. When I paint landscapes, water or flowers and see the subject before me, I feel a part of something that moves me deeply. I enjoy painting still life too as a discipline for developing powers of observation in a contrived environment of my...

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Carol Jo Roeder

The creation of images has always fascinated me, and I like the experience of telling a story in a 2-dimensional format. My paintings tend to be representational, reflecting things or places that are meaningful to me - a beach, a grandchild, a favorite object. I especially like to work from images I've taken while traveling....

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Martha Lohaus

My painting is an expression of my passion for color. The choice of each painting’s palette is key as I am continually fascinated by the juxtaposition of color, interaction of colors and the moods created. The mediums I most enjoy are acrylic, oil and mixed media. My process involves building layers of color often with...

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Allison Korn

After a career focusing on words I decided to experiment with visual expression during my “Act II.” Watercolor painting captivated me from an early age because I love the translucence and the way light and shadows are captured. My goal is to achieve serenity in my life and to capture it in my paintings. That’s...

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Arlene Fonaroff

I have always been drawn to images of landscapes, seascapes, skyscapes and architecture that evoke memories and emotions. When I paint, I am challenged to transfer what's in my mind's eye to my canvas---to create a palette and brush strokes that bring an image into reality, whether realistic, impressionistic or abstract. All of my work is acrylic. I seek to layer...

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Marge Goethe

Painting and drawing invite me to "SEE" and sense my world.  I'm invited into a conversation. People are a favorite subject of mine, particularly catching them in special moments when their eyes hold a bit of mischief, fear, alone/loneliness, boldness or joy; when they are uniquely themselves.  While I try and capture their image, it's...

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Shirley Whyte

Light . Shadow. Color. These are the things I look for in a painting, and they are what I emphasize in my own work. The subjects I usually choose are trees, skies, and water. To me, watercolor is the natural medium for these subjects: wet, transparent , flowing paint; I’m always surprised how such a...

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Irene Whitaker

Historical and contemporary events, environmental studies, stewardship statements, or merely playing with paints and mixed media, using brushes, palette knives, and other implements propel me to put on canvas some type of visual essay. Painting allows me to go to other places.  It can be abstract, realistic, or vague enough for varied interpretations to convey...

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Karen Carpenter

For me, painting is a way of thinking and seeing differently. I’m intrigued by the way we all look at words, images, or both and make meaning of them.  It’s such a personal process--a way of expressing a thought, knowing all the while, that everyone who looks at a painting makes her own meaning of...

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Kathy Tillman

Exploring objects and textures in nature and capturing the drama of light outdoors have inspired my artwork for as long as I can remember.  After years of working in a variety of different mediums, I currently bounce back and forth between pen and ink in monochromatic drawings to explosions of color in felted landscapes or...

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Deanna Williford

Deanna Williford taught deaf children at the Maryland School for the Deaf for most of her 32-year career and worked part-time as an RID certified American Sign Language Interpreter.  She also conducted a training program at her Md. farm to rescue ex-race horses and rehab them into show horses and pleasure riding horses.  Breeding and...

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Kirsten D A Ancona

All through my life I have explored art in various forms. I have come to recognize that I often perceive my surroundings based on how I might represent them in a painting...light through tree limbs, the composition on the side of the road, the turn of a head. My painting is both my refuge and...

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Barbara Lawson

Fun begins when I find “junk” on the street, in the garbage or anywhere. How can I reclaim it by transforming it into art with a message or simply decorative?  Assembling each piece is filled with surprises, challenges, and interesting detours when the objects tell me where they are going. Found object assemblage is simply...

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Judy DeVito

“I know what I like.”   Although this phrase is often applied in regard to art, there is no denying that it exactly expresses the essence of artistic creation and perception.  The artist may be inspired to create through his or her myriad filters of life experience, spirit, beauty, social consciousness, fascination with pattern, etc. ...

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Betsy Baker

I like messing around with paints and materials. I’m drawn to vibrant colors, abstraction and textures. I enjoy mixed media and creating fantastical images. My colors lean toward teals and purples.  I create, using an intuitive approach to make surreal, energetic images. Some of my work is based on a subject, while others are free-form.

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