Trisha began painting in 2001 and by 2004, she was painting fulltime. Landscapes are a favorite subject and she travels most summers to Provence to paint. She is a member of the 100-year-old Washington Society of Landscape Painters. Trisha’s paintings are in prominent collections including the Virginia State Senate, the town of Leesburg, VA, the Ritz Carlton in Tysons Corner, and the Winchester Medical Center.
Robert L. Davis paints from life and “en plein air”. He states “I am drawn to reflective waters, harbor images and mountain landscapes. I enjoy painting when the early morning sunlight and late afternoon shadows are a constant source of mood and light.”
The still life and landscape paintings of Robert L. Davis are found in art collections throughout the United States.
Fred Doloresco is an impressionist/realist painter from Indiana. He has won numerous awards in national shows including Best of Show in the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society Show.
During my Artist in Residency at Musee de La Grande Vigne in Dinan, I became fascinated by the juxtaposition of ancient stone structures and vital new life.
Vibrant people flourished in outdoor cafes alongside Medieval buildings. Profusions of blooming flowers spilled from every window. Lush stalks of lavender thistle blossomed in a old, dried thicket inside the protective walls of the ancient, abbey courtyard at Lehon.
John Horejs began painting in 1973. His art education has been through self-directed, independent study. Many of John’s paintings explore the beauty and richness of the wild flowers that are native to Idaho, where he lives part of each year.
Horejs’ other imagery, with his flowing Impressionistic style, extols the virtues of the western landscape or an occasional tropical scene. John has the ability to make the viewer feel the flowers blowing in the breeze and the sun shining through the trees.
Barbara Jaskiewicz’ portraits emanate a subtle colouring and delicate modelling. In her cityscapes, ancient Provencal towns and Mediterranean ports are portrayed most often. The crowded streets and squares of the picturesque Cracow, the bridges and canals of Venice and city scenes from Ostrow Tumski in her home town of Wroclaw are all frequent themes. She applies the oil paint with a palette knife, thus ensuring a rich and intriguing texture.
Plein air painter, Mostafa Keyhani, was born in Iran in 1954. It was during his years as a secondary school student that he was encouraged by one of his teachers to pursue his artistic talents. As a result, Keyhani became completely devoted to painting.
Christine Lashley studied as a teen in Paris at the Parsons Art Institute and the Sorbonne, continuing on to earn her Bachelor of Fine Arts at Washington University in St. Louis. She worked for several years in the fashion industry in Europe, then as a muralist and graphic designer, but turned her interest to fine art soon thereafter. Christine’s paintings have been shown nationally and internationally, and continue to win top awards.
Van Matino was born in Kyungbook, Korea in 1955. He was raised with an appreciation for nature and for simplicity. After graduating from Dong-Kook University with a degree in philosophy, Van Matino strived to incorporate his heritage and education into his artwork. In the years following his graduation, he went on to receive the main prize for the Korean Arts Grand Exhibition in 1979 as well as the Golden Prize for the MBC Grand Art Exhibition in 1980.
Artist John Maurer’s oil and acrylic paintings are primarily scenes from Europe where he has travelled since 2001. His work is vibrant and spontaneous, with loose expressive strokes of impasto color. Pigment is applied in layers using palette knives, brushes and trowels.
David Mensing`s ambition is to know and share that beauty through his work. For him, it is a thrill simply to be in natural places. But it is even more thrilling to capture the experience as a work of art. Striving to contain any moment brings wonderful assurance that the experience is too profound to ever really be contained.
I want to paint images that move, that live, that reach beyond the moment fixed to the canvas. I came to art with little formal training, and 30 years of making my way through the world. I had been working at the Embassy of France ‘s office of the National Center for Scientific Research where I translated two books dealing with Chance and Time.
Aline Ordman is influenced and inspired by the New Hampshire and Vermont environment in which she lives. Her paintings not only reflect the area landscapes, but are also inspired by the particular qualities of light and color. Her landscapes, figures and still lifes use these qualities to illuminate the human and natural worlds, to capture the beauty that radiates from a particular passing moment.
John Payne’s approach to painting is to capture the observer’s imagination and draw them into the painting. “I want to transport the viewer back into time. I like to paint people from the past, from all social classes, interacting in everyday situations. I want my art to create a mood, evoke a feeling, and even bring back old memories. Today, so many of us exist in a world that is fast paced. It’s difficult to slow down, take a breath and see all the beauty that surrounds us”, says John. “As a result, I want to create images that transport us to a place that is calming, inviting and creates a feeling of carefree days of long ago.”
Born and raised in Scottsdale, Arizona, Eric Poulson is inspired by the beauty of the western states and the diverse architectural styles that can be found there. His impressionist style, done entirely with a palette knife, combines vivid color and heavy texture to bring his surroundings to life.