“My paintings evolve from a dichotomous process of both serious planning and wanton improvisation. The composition, color palette, and surface texture are conceived in the carefully orchestrated first layer. Improvisation becomes a force during the process of constructing and deconstructing each subsequent layer. At this point, painting becomes discovery. It is a test for the [...]
DJ Naehritz is a local emerging artist. She began painting only several years ago. Yet, her carefully composed abstracts show mature composition, thoughtful use of color and subtle textures.
“To create a powerful and moving abstract image is a gratifying experience for any artist. To have that image appreciated by the viewer is an even greater joy.”
Fil Booth has been involved in the world of art since gaining a B.A. in Art Education from Newark State College (Kean University) in 1969. She began her [...]
“I feel there is a time to be creative and a time to be productive, and they do not always occur at the same time.“
Flo Barry, a Texan for 50 years, has exhibited throughout the United States, has received numerous awards in her career and her work is found in many corporate [...]
“My artistic inspiration comes from an admiration of early abstract painters enmeshed with a mixture of 1960’s modern pop art. Painters that inspired me include Pollock, De Kooning, Piet Mondrian, Warhol, and Rothko.”
Guy Fumagalli has a background in illustration, graphic design and computer animation. More recently, he has designed and published a number of video [...]
Kris Wood is a stay at home mom with no formal art training. She has a studio “room” in her home dedicated to her various creative processes. Her primary inspiration is the vast color palette and textures of nature. She enjoys creating artwork simply for the joy of creating, and the creative process. She incorporates [...]
“This series of work is based on music and communicates the energy, vibration, and movement within the musical experience. The images illustrate vibrations of the cadence and the movement of captured light as it moves and repeats as patterns. The work is intended to be fun and whimsical: the paintings and sculptures create a dynamic [...]
“As a native New Yorker I loved the lush rolling hills and mountains, the tall vibrant green trees and foliage, the riot of color during the fall, and of course the winter snow. This background of nature, color, and seasonal weather from the Finger Lakes region in New York inspires and influences my painting today [...]
Children need art in their lives and her art foundation is dedicated to keep art in our primary education system. Once children see art, touch art, and feel art; art is with them forever.
Melissa Ayr has been painting since she was 3 years old. Oil and mixed media painting has been Melissa’s passion for many [...]
Melissa Ayr, born in New York, is an international contemporary abstract artist. Her art is on the cutting edge of color with bold flowing blends of light and dark. Her style is colorful, vibrant and full of texture. She incorporates high energy, fluidity, growth and life.
Melissa Ayr has been painting since [...]
Monica Maxwell has been creating art since childhood and is primarily a self-taught artist. Through her early years, she created representational artwork in soft pastel, charcoal, oil and watercolor. Monica attained a degree in architecture at the University of Cincinnati School of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning and spent 10 years in commercial real estate [...]
“Images are found wherever travel takes me. My eye tends to see images which are abstract or which can be abstracted through the digital process. Fragments and details of objects and areas also attract my attention. I am very aware of light and try to utilize it to best enhance the effect on the final [...]
“The creative process will always amaze me. It is an elusive thing that happens, and is precious. I have been inspired by many artists. I love the beautiful gradations of color in Odilon Redon, Georgia O’Keeffe and Helen Frankenthaler’s paintings and the colorful patterns of Henri Matisse. These artists have [...]
“I paint in a style that is similar to, but certainly not true photorealism. I am much more interested in creating work that is a synthesis of my own vision and sensibilities without the strict confinements [...]