Vicki Blum strives to portray the spirit and personality of each sitter, focusing on the individuality of each person. Vicki paints in a classical realist style, with a hint of impressionism in her still life work. She is able to work from photos and from life.
Greatly influenced by the Dutch Masters, along with the artists of the Art Nouveau and Art Deco, Brian Davis is inspired by images of highly stylized renditions of birds and flowers and their intensity of color achieved by many, many layers of paint.
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.
As a very young artist, at 25 years old, Huallpa was doing so well that he reversed the normal trend, at least in South America, which is from being an artist to being an art teacher. He graduated from the School of Arts as an Art Professor and had the chance to practice for a lapse of time at the well known school Maria Parado de Bellido.
Luis Fernandez Hebrero was born in Torrejan de Ardoz, Madrid in 1958, and still lives and works in his home town. He spends the summers in a small mountain village, Campillo de Ranas, where he paints surrounded by nature.
The art of Patricia Laspino exudes a serene beauty that transcends style or period. She forges a synergistic relationship between art, popular culture, and scientific illustration. Nature has been a primary inspiration in Pat’s life as well as the focus of her art. She interprets a familiar floral subject, like orchids, but offers a fresh perspective through her oil paintings. Because she considers herself “an artist/scientist”, her work exhibits a strong fidelity to nature.
Frank McVeigh was born and raised in Lynchburg, Virginia. His earliest memories of art were drawing realistic depictions of airplanes, trucks and trains on poster board. The powerful and sleek mechanized lines of these machines caught his eye and prompted him to document them. This seemed to come naturally and required little effort on his part. His only formal art instruction came in high school – in the form of an “introduction to art” class.
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.