I am interested in making places for people to visit through paintings, sculpture, furniture and house design. The landscape paintings that I make are built with pastels and watercolors. The inherent quality of these mediums creates a very accurate representation of the changing light outdoors– there is no oil or acrylic glazing to reflect light artificially. Place these paintings in a room that has natural light throughout the day and watch them change, just as if you were outdoors yourself. In the morning light and throughout the day, the pictures are lively and bright. As the sun goes down, watch the paintings become enveloped in the gathering dusk, creating the magic of evening, abstracting the forms. Mr. Marshall-Roth’s art is represented in many private and public collections across the country and in the UK.
LIFE WITH COLOR
Vivid colors, impasto technique and dynamic compositions allow Julia to create paintings filled with light, color and atmospheric perspective. The sense of place and the quality of atmosphere are the attributes of her works, which evoke concepts of beauty and human experiences.
Whatever subject Julia Lesnichy investigates she often finds herself inspired by fast changing light and color in nature. She is captivated by the colors shes sees depending on the time of the day and season and resorts to oils and pastels to capture these fleeting moments. She often finishes her plein air paintings in her studio in Crozet, which is located in the quiet rural area in Virginia. Julia says that she I literally lives in the woods, among the trees, with the tree tops hovering above the house. These trees have always served as a great resource of inspiration when they turn scarlet, bright yellow and glowing orange in the fall.
Julia has always been a patient and devoted student of nature. She is very perceptive to the spirit of the place she paints and her emotional approach is shown in her works. Julia is very responsive to the way the light reveals the beauty of landscapes. Following these elusive changes she searches for a color palette which depends on the changing lights in a landscape.
She establishes initial shapes and then applies the paints generously with brushes and a palette knife. Intending to achieve a color vibrancy Julia creates multi-layered paintings both in oil and pastel.
Julia's works were also featured in an online publication of the Plein Air Magazine in the section “My favorite place to paint”. One of her works gained a good critique in the column “Why this works” by the artist Jeanne MacKenzie in the online issue of Plein Air Magazine.
To me painting is joy with color. In painting local and familiar areas I seek a balance between excitement and understated beauty. When painting I can suspend a moment, slow it down to feel the heat, see the color, and experience it over and over again. I want it all there for the viewer, the heat, color, mountains and the anticipation of what is arriving. The paintings I have selected for this showing are recent work. The work includes impressions from local and western scenes.
Sandra Lawrence was born in 1945 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She attended The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, but her art education was with the community of artists of Virginia. Professionally, she was involved in the decorative arts and studied at Ina Marx's Finishing School in Great Neck, New York. Some of her work in this field can be found in many of the fine homes of Virginia. Here are a few examples: Achnaccarry, Albemarle House, Ashanti Farm, Braeburn Farm, Castle Hill, Echo Glen, Edgemont, Edgewood, Lanark, Little White at the Greenbrier, Merrifields, Mirador, Morven, Ridgely, Summer Duck Wood Farm, Waverly Commercial work includes some of the following: National Paint and Coatings Association in Washington DC, Mary Baldwin College, Martha Jefferson Hospital, Shenanigan's toy stores in Charlottesville and Richmond.
Now residing in Charlottesville, Virginia, Sandy is pursuing her love of painting portraits.
Neocretion- Michael Geisert
Slip-cast ceramic drinking vessels along with other hand-built ceramic forms. Operating out of CharlottesvilleVA and CityClayCville. A member of MadeInCharlottesville. Neocretion makes a modern twist on beer tumblers and whiskey cups. All handmade and fired with various glazes at cone 6 electric. Represented in various national invitational shows.
About Michael Geisert- I am an artist living in Albemarle County, Virginia working in clay and concrete. Concentrating on drawing, multi-media paper, ceramic slab building, slip-casting, and concrete forms I favor the three dimensional. My contemporary style is distinctively twenty-first century with a bit of Japanese and Organic Abstract. Studies in sculpture and design at the Cleveland Institute of Art, The School of Visual Arts New York, New York Art Students League. Workshops at The VisArts, Center of Richmond, The Appalachian Center for Crafts Tennessee, The Craft Guild of Dallas. Sherrie Warner Hunter Studio.
White Fawn - Ana Corrales
White Fawn specializes in nature-inspired art and home décor that combines a sense of whimsy and delight with precision and refinement. I founded my studio on the idea that the special magic of nature can be brought into our homes and beautify our everyday lives, through art.
The name "White Fawn" comes from the symbolism of the sacred and rarely-seen white baby deer. In some cultures, they represent magic and spirituality, and to see one in the wild is a good omen! They are said to be distinctive, magical, mythical, rare, and precious -- all qualities that I see paralleled in my art.
I grew up in Charlottesville. Over the last ten years I've traveled to Asia mostly. During my trips, I would show people where I live through the photos I take. They were shocked at how beautiful my home is. My home is Central Virginia and I've lived here almost my entire life. I think I will always live here, however I will travel to other places months at a time throughout the years. I enjoy traveling, but mostly I enjoy coming back home. It's easy to miss Cville and the beauty here. Photos remind us of the most beautiful days we've seen, or caught a black widow to photograph (one time I did that), or adventures with friends too. If your friends are like mine, they don't like to be photographed so I photograph what's around us on our trips. http://www.eichnerstudios.com/
I’ve always been an early morning, outdoorsy person. From my early years of getting up to go fishing with my family, to the current years shooting sunrises on my way to work, I feel most at ease when I am out with nature. My favorite photography is out on the water with the eagles and ospreys, followed closely by beautiful landscapes at sunrise or sunset, but I also love the freedom of trying new things. I live in New Kent with my kids, husband, four dogs, and work at a large paper mill in Hopewell for more than 30 years now. Currently, I am in my fifth and final term as president of the Colonial Nature Photography Club, sharing my love of photography with over 100 members. My work can be viewed on my website: http://www.barbarahoustonphotography.com/
Physicist by training, but travel photographer by choice. Grew up between India and US while traveling ‘off the beaten path’ since an early age. The beauty of nature had always beckoned to me and I spend most of my time traveling to capture imaginations in my own way. The night sky has always been an inspiration and introduced me to the world of creative and artistic work involving light painting and long exposure. I love photographing various subjects with an artistic flair.
Wildlife photographer, travels the world photographing landscapes and animals.
I grew up in Richmond, VA but currently live in Maryland. Photography first started as a hobby and grew into a part-time gig. I return to Richmond often as it provides an endless variety of opportunities to develop my skills, focusing on architecture and nature. Now, every week I find myself photographing people, places or plants. Plants have been my forte so far, and I enjoy the challenges that come with macro photography. I also enjoy creative and artistic work involving light painting and long exposure night photography.
For most of us scenes of nature can evoke feelings of connectedness to relaxation and wholeness. When I paint landscapes, I reach for the power to touch others with this sweet resonance.As I gaze upon the landscape, I tune into the beauty and vitality that arises.
Impulses flow; I put down color, stroke and mark.Inside me it is as if an inner companion is whispering in my ear, directing my arm. I listen, and I am inspiredfor the next stroke, for how to improve the piece. I paint, I rest, apply layers. I refocus, look and feel into each stage of the developing work. My painting process teaches me about living:I am shown what to do, given what I need. So much magnificence is provided all around me, there to receive and enjoy.A viewer recently put it this way,"When I look at your landscapes, I feel an intriguing blend of vibrancy and tranquility. You created a place I want to step into." --Beverly G 2015 and another, " Your work conveys... the reality that the world is a blend somehow of spirit and form, emotion and a place to live."I want viewers to feel the beauty of the scene and perhaps find a taste of celebration.
Janet began her painting career in 1977 when she encountered and was encouraged by New York Times Art Critic, Harry Holtzman. She has since studied intensively with two artists: Lena Marchi, Abstract Expressionist painter in MA and Carla Mattioli, certified teacher in the artistic approach of Rudolph Steiner using watercolor on wet. More recently Ms Pearlman studied landscape painting with local artist Isabelle Abbot.
Throughout her forty-two years of painting practice, she has immersed herself in many and varied forms of personal growth, developing her craft with paint as an inspired expression of this vital inner life. Currently, she creates work in Crozet, VA, sells and shows throughout the area.
Anita Severn is a native of Maryland but has called Charlottesville, Virginia her home for almost 30 years.
In her own words: “I am inspired every day by my surroundings, whether here at home in beautiful Virginia or traveling whenever I can.
I came to this painting passion rather late in life. I am self-taught and I learn something new, mostly about myself, every day and with every brush stroke. I paint by mood – what color do I need to see today? I paint when I can devote time to the process. Painting is my meditation, as it is the only thing that shuts my mind off to the busy, busy, busy of life. I’m more comfortable putting color on canvas than drawing and doing an exact likeness.”
“There are no rules. That is how art is born, how breakthroughs happen. Go against the rules or ignore the rules. That is what invention is about.” ~ Helen Frankenthaler