Born in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, Laura has always been interested in the arts, specifically in photography. Now living in the Washington DC area and working as a Photo Producer, Laura has the opportunity to travel to unique locations, which has provided a wealth of inspiration for her photography. Through travel she is able to express her interest in landscapes and the stillness of life while also appreciating the difference in cultures and lifestyles.
Lisa Allen is a member of Studio Gallery in Dupont Circle and her work has been shown at numerous US and international venues. She received the Best in Show award for Delaplaine Art Center’s 2014 National Juried Photography Exhibition and was an honorable mention in the Washington Post’s 15th Annual Travel Photo Contest.
Becky Barnes has been experimenting with art from an early age, which grew into a lifelong passion. Growing up in a multi-ethnic household, she inherited from her father a love of the outdoors and from her mother an appreciation for world arts and culture. Her art reflects this, drawing inspiration from the natural world and multicultural traditions. A child at heart, Becky seeks to convey tranquility, whimsy, innocence, and occasionally humor through art. Becky is also an amateur photographer, and often references her photography in creating her drawings and paintings. Her preferred mediums are ink on paper, and acrylic paint on canvas. She is a member of the Arlington Artist’s Alliance, and the proud pet parent of a rescue dog named President Madison.
Erik Cox is a DC-based lawyer with a passion for photography. He started his photography business a couple years ago, and specializes in pictures at dusk and dawn. He prints on aluminum, which gives his images a depth and pop that can’t be achieved with traditional photo paper. His photos have appeared in the Washington Post and the website DCist, and he has sold his works in several countries.
Megan Coyle is a collage artist and illustrator based in the Washington, D.C. area.
She has shown her work nationally in venues that include the Ward Museum, Smithsonian Ripley Center, Art League Gallery, Caton Merchant Family Gallery, and Krempp Gallery. Her work has been published internationally in publications that include the Washington Post, Papirmasse, and Somerset Studio.
Coyle currently works as a designer and studio collage artist. In 2010 she was selected to participate as a Visiting Artist at the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, Virginia. In 2011 she wrote and illustrated her first children’s book, Duck & Fish.
Carole is married to a wonderful man, and but controlled by two spoiled cats, Roadie & Bella. Carole is the owner of The Mouser’s House Art. She loves watercolor painting, creating jams, sauces, and unique baking.
My artistic education consists of many years of college art courses in NJ. In addition, I have taken classes for 25 years through the Art League School at the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, Virginia. Those classes include everything from drawing and pottery to oil painting and most recently acrylic painting. I continue to take classes there.
In my “former” life, I painted animal portraits and landscapes. Although rewarding, I really didn’t enjoy the process. So about ten years ago I decided to take the plunge – I took an abstract painting course. I was hooked!
Anya Getter is a local Arlington artists knows for her bright and whimsical paintings of people, animal and Landscapes. She is a member of Arlington Artists Alliance and her work is can be seen at Gallery Underground, Sun and Moon yoga studio and other local venues. Anya’s paintings adorn the walls of homes and business across the nation and abroad.
Virginia is an artist member of the Virginia Watercolor Society, a member of the Potomac Valley Watercolorists, and a member of the Northern Virginia Watercolor Workshop. She has her work in both international and national collections. She has exhibited in Northern Virginia area and in the Rock Fish Valley. Virginia’s work has been featured in élan magazine (Oct. 2002, Aug. 2005.)
She is represented by Spruce Creek Gallery in Wintergreen, VA and the Mossy Creek Fly Fishing Store in Harrisonburg, VA.
Additional work can be viewed on her website: www.vkhayward.com
Maria Teresa Frescas Illingworth was born in Hollywood, CA. She lives and works in Arlington, VA. While she has been an artist all of her life, she delayed making art her profession until she had retired from the Navy and worked for several years for the Veteran’s Administration as a Social Worker. Her previous professions have given her the insight that everyone and everything has value. She up-cycles vintage windows, frames, glass and various treasures. She enjoys working in glass-on-glass mosaic, because it has an organic nature with jagged cuts and seeping grout. It is in these imperfections that she sees beauty. Her work has been shown at Del Ray Artisans Gallery, Target Gallery, Arlington Art Center, Art League, as well as other stores and locations in Northern Virginia and Maryland.
LK (Linda) Jeffers, resides in Arlington, VA and has adopted two cats from Homeward Trails. Her art is in collections in the U.S. and Europe and has been exhibited in various galleries throughout the U.S., including Touchstone in Washington DC, Ellipse in Arlington and James Cohan Gallery in New York City. She has also been a long-standing member of various art groups such as the Washington Project for the Arts (WPA), the McLean Project for the Arts (MPA) and the Maryland Art Place (MAP).
Carol’s work has been exhibited at the Corcoran Museum of Art, Sculpture Society in New York City and Brookgreen Gardens in South Carolina. She has been selected by the US Department of State and her work has been shown in American Embassies in Europe and Africa.
Richard Levine is a painter and photographer whose professional career has spanned more than 30 years in the graphic arts. Extensive travels throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia have formed a foundation for his personal work. Photo documentary work has included the Darfur refugee camps in Eastern Chad for the International Medical Corps and childhood health conditions in the Mississippi Delta in union with the Ann E. Casey Foundation. Richard has exhibited widely on the East Coast from Virginia to Maine. He has won a NY State Certificate of Merit for his exhibit: India, A Traveler’s Reflections. His work is held in both private and public collections and in the fall of 2013, he was featured cover artist for the literary journal “Grey Sparrow”.
T.J. Mochanski is a freelance designer and artist living in Fairfax, VA. Born in Pittsburgh PA, T.J. began studying the arts at a very young age at The Oakbridge Academy of Arts in his hometown. He later pursued a design career with a Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design. He studied at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh under many prominent Pittsburgh area Interior Designers and Architects. After moving to Washington, DC in 2001 to begin his career, he also studied Fine and Contemporary Art and Design at the Corcoran School of Art + Design.
T.J.’s work primarily consists of pen and ink illustration but experiments with use of other mixed media such as watercolor, marker, and colored pencil. His artistic inspiration comes from his admiration of master artists such as Picasso, Kandinsky, and Escher. Working on a piece of art has always been a form of relaxation and reflection for him – his simple method of “meditation and relaxation through art” is the philosophy on which he bases his work.
Before turning to painting, Lisa spent some time writing. Beneath a Summer Moon, written in collaboration with J. Child, was published by Silhouette Romance in 1986. A few years later, she translated two books on physics by Dr. Rémy Lestienne from French into English. The Children of Time; Causality, Entropy, Becoming, 1995, and, in 1997, The Creative Power of Chance, both published by the University of Illinois Press.
In 1999, when a studio came open at the Jackson Art Center, she took up a paintbrush full time, and has not looked back…
Amy Sabrin studied drawing and painting in high school and college, where she majored in art history, but after moving to Washington, D.C. in 1974, she pursued a career first in journalism and then in law. All the while, she painted, studying with instructors at the Art League in Alexandria, Virginia, and the Yellow Barn Studio at Glen Echo National Park in Maryland. In 2011, Sabrin retired from law to travel and to devote her time to the visual arts.
Marsha has been a Workshop Instructor for The Art League, the Acadia Workshop Center Maine, the Featherstone Art Center, Martha’s Vineyard, and the Carmen Nance Gallery Solomon’s Island. Her art collections have been displayed at various locations around the DC area.
I’ve been drawing ever since I can remember, and took lots of drawing classes along the way. I remember especially a class at the Corcoran School of Art. We drew in charcoal, then in ink with twigs, added an ink wash, and then graduated to watercolor. That was 20 years ago, and I’ve never looked back – it’s been a love affair with watercolor ever since.
Peruvian-born, Rosa Vera grew up in Washington, D.C. and in Latin America. She is an award-winning artist who paints in acrylics, encaustics, watercolor, mixed media and oils. She currently lives in Bethesda, Maryland and Lima, Peru. Rosa has exhibited in national shows including the National Watercolor Society Show, International Society for Experimental Artists, Watercolor USA, and the National Arts Club.
Born in Pennsylvania and raised in Colorado, Tim has split his adult years living in both Los Angeles and Washington, DC. The diverse cultures and landscapes of both coasts (and a lot of territory in between) have informed his works which can be seen at www.timothyweedlun.com.
Tim studied fine art at the University of Colorado-Boulder and graduated there with a B.S. in Journalism, working for several years as an advertising copywriter and associate editor. After completing a computer graphics/graphic design certificate program at UCLA, he began his career as a graphic designer, working for high tech and training companies.
Painting in his free time since college, Tim’s work can be seen at the U.S. Department of Justice and in private collections. He has exhibited and sold paintings at Strathmore Mansion, the Labor Day art shows at Glen Echo and Kensington, and other venues.
Being a native of the artists mecca Gloucester, Massachusetts, Leslie Wilder was inspired as a child to study painting and drawing. She took a number of classes over the years but was unable to devote time to it until she retired in 1993 from a career as an editor. Since then, she has taken many art classes and exhibited watercolors and pastels with several local art groups, including the Springfield Art Guild, the Art League at the Torpedo Factory, and Cobblestone Gallery in Old Town, Alexandria. For six years she rented studio space at Columbia Pike Artist Studios.