Ash Almonte

Ash Almonte

Ash Almonte is an abstract painter primarily inspired by beautiful color, incredible music, and outrageous fashion . She is moved by the process of change, individuals who do kind things for others, and miraculous stories of the past and present.

Erin Ashley

Erin Ashley

Erin Ashley is a self-taught artist, who currently lives in Florida with her husband and two children. Her paintings have been featured, and shown in many fine art galleries in the US and Europe.

Ben Barnes

Ben Barnes

Ben Barnes is currently a twenty-one year old college student living in Virginia. Ben graduated from Trinity Episcopal High School in 2008, and in the last several years his work has won many awards, and has been displayed throughout Richmond. Ben’s style and unique artistry has garnered local attention with articles being written by both the Richmond Times Dispatch and Richmond Magazine.

Elaine Elinsky

Elaine Elinsky

Elaine Elinsky says, “I am a contemporary, impressionistic oil painter living and working in Virginia. I use color and brush strokes to create still life and landscape paintings. I come from a family of creative people. My father was a talented wood carver who created carousel horses and a variety of other playful and colorful wood sculptures and pictures. My brother is a well-known stained glass artist in England. His studio in London produces both traditional and contemporary windows for public and private spaces.

Mike Elsass

Mike Elsass

Mike Elsass paints contemporary abstract works of art in mixed media, on rusted sheets of recycled and reclaimed steel. Pieces of all sizes are rich in color and texture, and now available from Chasen Galleries.

Gail Taylor

Gail Taylor

Gail Taylor grew up in New England. Though not far from Boston, she lived outside the city in a wooded area where she developed a lifelong love of nature, which has always been at the base of her artistic work.

Onyeka Ibe

Onyeka Ibe

Nigerian-born Painter, Onyeka Ibe (pronounced ebay), was born in Anambra State, Nigeria. He has been described by the Atlanta Journal Constitution as one of the most exciting young painters to emerge from Sub-Saharan Africa since the 1990’s.

Sue Jachimiec

Sue Jachimiec

Sue works with a variety of media, such as oils, cold wax, and encaustic. Many of her days are spent experimenting and mixing media in her home studio. The process of manipulating layers to allow for a surface rich in texture is a main theme throughout her work.

Robert Joyner

Robert Joyner

Expression is the key to my creative process. Subjects vary, but the sense of expression stays the same. Watercolor was my first medium. The magic of transforming blank white paper into colorful paintings brought me back to the easel day after day. I soon began to add other mediums such as crayon and charcoal to my watercolors. This form of mixed media gave me a sense of personal style.

Stephen Kasun

Stephen Kasun

Stephen Kasun states: “Powerful painting to me is all about strong, powerful, emotive color on a richly textural surface that grips your attention. All of the other components of good image making must be present, but in my world, they all serve to explore and emphasize color.

Josef Kote

Josef Kote

Born in 1964, In the scenic port town of Vlore, Albania, modern artist Josef Kote emerged eager to share his unique vision with the world. Kote immersed himself in the arts early on. The atmosphere around him constantly inspired the young visionary living in the metropolis of Vlore – a mélange of commercial industry and old world charm. This was the perfect backdrop for an aspiring artist talent like Kote. The city’s handsome, bright buildings and coastline provided Kote with an abundance of creative material.

Barbara Krupp

Barbara Krupp

Nature has always been the most fundamental inspiration in Barbara Krupp’s work. Gardens, for example, were behind the organizing principles of her abstract paintings, which often recall vibrant floral arrangements or subtle landscapes.

Oana Lauric

Oana Lauric

Romanian-Italian artist, Oana Lauric, lived in Paris France for a decade. She is currently working in her studio in Maine. She has a French Architect DPLG degree and a Romanian Fine Arts Baccalaureate. Oana Lauric worked as an architect and a designer for several years, before becoming a professional artist in 2001.

Parviz Payghamy

Parviz Payghamy

Parviz Payghamy’s paintings depict abstracted landscapes weaving together and creating a simulated motion. The rich tapestry of patterns curve and bend through the picture plane. The landscapes are poetic, which is appropriate as Parviz was dubbed “the poet painter” by his friends, professors, and colleagues at the Tehran University where he studied. His fascination with poetry provides his paintings with the fleeting beauty of life and the melodic quality of color.

Joanne Miller Rafferty

Joanne Miller Rafferty

Joanne Miller Rafferty creates unique and exciting abstract landscapes. Within each painting, find the wonderful textures of exotic papers, acrylics, polymers, metallic powders, collage and minute glass beads that reflect light and color. At the end of the day, when artificial light takes over from natural, detect a change in Joanne’s paintings due to the many layers of paint and color.