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

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 commented that my drawings captured my dog’s likeness. Although life’s journeys took me down many other paths, I continuously sought ways to get back...

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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. Watercolor is my main medium primarily because it’s transparency allows me to give my paintings a sense of air and...

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Carol Jo Roeder

I am drawn to painting because I like telling stories in a 2-dimensional format and I love working with color. 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. I...

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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

Watercolor painting captivated me from an early age--I love the translucence and the way light and shadows are captured. My goal is to capture serenity in my paintings. My favorite subjects are interior spaces with views of the outdoors. My hope is that viewers have a peaceful feeling as they enjoy the inside space with...

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Anna Nissen

Life brings each of us joy and sadness in abundance. It is filled also with quirky moments and people, moments that make us smile and lighten our footsteps. It is these people and moments that I have fun with in my cards or small paintings whether they be adults, children, (who do the darndest things)...

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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 afresh. I’m invited into a conversation.  I like to play with paints, often using bold, bright, hot colors.  The interplay of fluidity and control  in watercolor can bring into being some surprising and playful creations. People are a favorite subject of mine, particularly catching...

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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 tiny...

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Irene Whitaker

Historical and contemporary events, environmental concerns, human emotions, 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 a wide range of...

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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 and explosions of color in dry wool felted...

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Deanna Williford

I’ll never forget the first time that “it” happened!!! I had finished a watercolor painting that I absolutely loved and I couldn’t wait to frame and hang it! I called my mom right away to tell her how surprised I was that this “thing” had happened!!!!  From that very day, I was hooked on that...

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Kirsten D A Ancona

All through my life I have enjoyed & 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, a composition on the side of the road, the turn of a head. Painting is both a challenge...

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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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Judith 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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Sandy Queen

  I have been drawing, doodling, painting and creating as long as I can remember. When I began my journey with Willowbrook Painters, it was the first time outside of school art classes that I had any type of formal instruction.  I learned about watercolors....I learned about acrylics.....I loved pastels and especially the rendering of...

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Shelley Von Hagen-Jamar

I paint to capture the beauty of the world as I see it, especially the beauty that others might miss: the old woman’s face as she stares into the distance, the little girl who is alone on the beach playing intently by herself, the expression on my son’s face when he is about to say...

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