Sharon Rusch Shaver, a resident of middle Tennessee, has been painting professionally since the 1970’s, and continues to receive top awards and recognition in her field. In 2008 the artist was awarded an Artist in Residence at Glen Arbor Art Association in Glen Arbor, MI.
As a fine artist, Miro believes that art, at its best, is seeing life in new and exciting ways, not as rote formula. His paintings are bursting with life, energy, color and constant change. “Just a wonderful mess and a beautiful noise”, as he puts it.
I use in-depth expression in my work to relate interpersonal stories of lost love, hope, fear, desire, dedication, wistful remembrances and more. The faces I paint are symbolically reminiscent of vague and vintage dream landscapes which focus on the metaphoric mood and flow of each person’s individual story.
Michael Steirnagle has been both a teacher of art and an illustrator. He served as an associate professor at Palomar College in San Marcos, California. His figurative paintings are currently available from Chasen Galleries.
Libby Stevens is an award winning painter known for her richly colored landscapes of Loudoun County, Virginia. She creates her works in pastel and oil and has taught pastel painting at Loudoun Academy of the Arts/Art Square since 2002.
Antonio Tamburro was born in Isernia, Italy and attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Naples. He then went on to the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome.
Brand new Russian artist Sergei Temrick is now available for acquisition from Chasen Galleries!
An avid proponent and practitioner of plein air painting, Robert Thoren paints the Northern Virginia landscape, Shenandoah Valley, among many other domestic and European scenes.
Eric Unser was raised on a farm in Southampton County, Virginia. After earning a fine art degree from Virginia Tech in 1977, he got married and started a family. Eric worked in many fields – graphic artist, musician, carpenter, and truck driver, before finding the perfect career as a Scenic Artist in Virginia Beach.
A native of Fort Scott, Kansas, Lillis Werder attended Georgetown University in Washington, DC graduating from the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service majoring in International Politics, with a fluency in the Spanish language.
“In my work, I illustrate the incredible spirits within animals. I want people to stop and think, “Look at this extraordinary spirit that just happens to be in the body of a dog.” With bold colors (usually not found in nature) I try what artists such as Georgia O’Keeffe tried – to have the observer take a “closer look” at what is often considered the ordinary. I want to convey what is beneath the outside parameters and inward to the heart and soul.
Jian Wu graduated from Art College of Qing Hua University (former Central Art and Crafts College of China) in 1984, relocated to the United States to study western art in 1987 and received Master of Fine Art degree in 2000 from The Academy of Art University of San Francisco while teaching at the University as a member of the faculty.
The paintings of Alex Zwarenstein are an accumulation of small brushstrokes, coalescing into a rich variety of color and surface textures that help define a slightly surreal vision of pastoral and urban landscapes.