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Jana’s Paintings

 

Hello.  I’m Jana Somach.   Please feel free to contact me with questions or comments.  Thank you.

Email:  yani0122@aol.com  (that is a zero after the I)

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Cora Marshall – Painter

 

ARTIST STATEMENT

Centered in spirituality, I create work that seeks out the connections to and lessons from my African and Native American past. By mixing symbols and meaning, by affirming the potency of the past, by honoring the holy, I extend an invitation to contemplate the significance and depth of the power within. Currently, I am working in and across the medium of painting, collage, and mixed media to find those intersections and crossroads where the spirits dwell. In so doing, I hope to further understand and establish a relationship with that which has gone before me.

BIO

Cora Marshall, born in Washington, DC, received her B.F.A. from Howard University; Master of Science in Education from Bank Street College of Education with Parsons School of Design; and her doctorate in art from New York University. Dr. Marshall, Professor of Art Emeritus, served as chairperson of the Department of Art at Central Connecticut State University 2006 – 2012. Marshall has exhibited both internationally and nationally including National Conference of Artists; Kumasi, Ghana; A.I.R. Gallery NYC; Skylight Restoration Gallery in Brooklyn; Hammonds House Gallery in Atlanta; Pittsburgh Center for the Arts; Craftery Gallery, in Hartford; the Rosenburg Gallery at NYU; and Picture That, LLC, Stamford, CT with multiple venues. She has presented at numerous professional venues including the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford, Cornell University, Columbia University Teachers College in NY, College Art Association, Connecticut Art Education Association, and Southern Connecticut State University, in New Haven. Dr. Marshall currently resides in the Gulfport, FL area.

Contact: cora@coramarshall.com
For additional images and  information, visit Cora Marshall Online Gallery: http://www.coramarshall.com

VIEW VIDEO of ARTWORK by Cora Marshall: http://youtu.be/YTzECFd2eXQ .

Ronald Fields, Sr. — Abstract Painter

 

Artist Profile

Ronald (“Ron”) Edward Fields, Sr.

My painting style is all about design, texture, layering, and rich colors.  I prefer acrylic and oil paints because they allow more flexibility and fluidity when painting.  In 1996, I moved to Lakeland, Florida and began painting professionally.  I became a member of Arts On the Park in Lakeland, Fl. in 2006 and I am also a member of Orlando Slice.  I have exhibited in solo and group shows throughout Central Florida including Lakeland, Tampa, St. Petersburg, Lake Wales, Winter Haven and Orlando.

The process I use to create “non-representational” art is more about cause, effect and discovery rather than planning.  For example, when I apply paint to the canvas, I rely on my inner thoughts to respond and take control of guiding the process.  As my paintings are evolving, I see the shape of the design or form and discover which direction the painting needs to take.

My inner thought process helps me to think, analyze, create, and solve unexpected challenges that sometimes occur.  I enjoy painting in this manner because it expands my artistic capabilities.  My goal, as an artist, is to create works of art that have strong composition, design, color harmony, and beautiful aesthetic qualities.  My style is greatly influenced by artists such as Salvador Dali for color application, Willem De Kooning in relation to abstract painting, and Johannes Vermeer for layering.

Very seldom are my paintings planned because I prefer the freedom to make changes to maximize their boldness and richness.  It brings me enormous joy to paint images that are heart felt and allow art enthusiasts multiple ways to view and analyze each painting.

I enjoy art exhibits, visiting art museums, discussing art and hope to meet other artists through this website. My contact information is 863-944-0172

or rfiel300sd@yahoo.com.

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Joyce K. Curvin — Mixed Media

 

Palm Harbor artist Joyce Curvin uses new and recycled materials to create zany creatures that have attitude and spunk.  These colorful characters—infused with large doses of humor—are inspired by the wildlife of Florida, from funky Sandhill Cranes, lazy alligators, to her very own dog and cat.  As a working artist for more than 28 years, Joyce has always allowed fun colors, interesting textures and a playful spirit to fill her work.

Joyce strives to keep her art environmentally friendly by using what she likes to call, multi-cycling.  Materials used for her armatures have included, but are never limited to: plastic bottles, cardboard, newspaper, scrap wood and leather, old toys, guitar strings, wires and layers of paint.

You never know what might morph into one of her zany creatures.

www.joycecurvin.com

Cathy Morgan – Expressionistic Artist

 

Cathy Morgan is an expressionistic artist who finds her inspiration from the play of light on everyday surroundings. Cathy finds it exciting to see a prism of color come through a scene and always surprise her.  She puts the love of the moment  in her work with wonderful simple strokes of color.

Cathy is former President of The Pastel Society of Tampa Bay, her latest awards are from PAVA Fall 2012 show and Tarpon Springs Paint Out in Fall 2012. Her work has been published in Imago magazine and Tampa Bay Magazine. Her work is in private and corporate settings in several U.S. states.

Cathy works plein air on location or works from her lakeside private studio in Clearwater, Florida.

Ron Pehmoeller – Contemporary Painting

 

I relate strongly to Chinese landscape painting refined by scholar artists who made painting and poetry embodying Taoist and Zen philosophy.  They symbolize the themes of empty/full and non-duality, which mirrors my understanding of modern physics.  My compositions contain layered memories and impressions from life.  My landscapes represent the physical and psychological perception of space, place, and time that also derive from Western artists from Bosch to Dali.  Fictional landscapes are a way to understand our private internal spaces, which are non-linear and emotionally charged.  Human form intrudes into my landscapes, like a foreigner alienated from nature.  Reconciliation comes from understanding.

I see myself as part of a painting tradition that existed before history.  My painting process is a timeless state of meditation.  Lines and points swirl and mix together jumbled up and spread out in my rhythm of application.  Pigment skips, digs making marks.  Layer on layer, ink and color flow, bend, start and end.  Pigments spin off my brush and knife, populating the surface of my work, my mind – visions made material. Shapes appear, form, fade, and form again.  Ambiguous forms loom.  Memories awake in the corner of the minds eye.  The safety of a cozy space, the fearful cry in the night, shadows shifting on paper and canvas.  Life made manifest in beauty and the beast – opposite and the same – wed in pigment, ground and bound to a surface, exposed to be seen and absorbed by passersby.

Bio

BA: physics and MSEE: Digital Design – University of Colorado

BFA: Painting – USF

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Jean Rascher – Fine Art

 

www.jeanrascher.com

Jean is a native of Massachusetts and a retired Accountant who lives with her husband Mason in Belleair, Florida and has called Tampa Bay her home since 1978.

Jean is an award winning artist who works in oils, acrylics, watercolor, colored pencil, pen and ink and mixed media. As an artist, Jean challenges herself by always exploring and trying new techniques. Jean’s goal is to set free her inner voice and vision through paint on paper, board and canvas. She hopes her work interprets how alive it makes her feel.  Hopefully, her work will touch others as well.

In her artistic journey, Jean has taken extensive art courses and has attended St. Petersburg College, Dunedin Fine Art Center, Ringling’s Long Boat Key Center for the Arts, The Beach Art Center, various workshops from local artists as well as nationally known artists such as David A. Leffel.

Jean works out of her studio at Stirling Art Studios and Gallery, 730 Broadway, Dunedin, FL.

Kathy Pollak Colored Pencil Artist

 

Kathy Pollak
648 Wisteria Ct
Dunedin, FL 34698
H 727 738-9132
C 727 324-3658

www.kathypollakbooks.com

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Kathy Pollak grew up in New York City. She was accepted into the High School of Music and Art after meeting their rigorous entrance requirements. This school is now known as Fiorello H LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts. Kathy was a bronze medal winner from the Art Students League in a city-wide contest and received a scholarship to the Pratt Institute. Her BA is in Fine Arts from Hunter College.

Kathy’s skills as an artist cover a broad range of media. She creates with oils, water color, pen and ink, and colored pencils and does three-dimensional work, including original sculpted dolls. Kathy worked for a time as a commercial artist. “How-to” articles and photos of her dolls have appeared in Dolls and Doll Crafter &Costuming magazines. Kathy has earned recognition in all the fields of art she has pursued.

A retired classroom teacher, Kathy spent most of her thirty-two years teaching first grade, twice appearing in Who’s Who in America’s Teachers. She also taught art to children of all ages including adults. Her interest in words came from her father who published books, wrote Off Broadway plays and television scripts.

Kathy created many story books for her classes over the years. Teaching children to write is one of her joys. Often her books started as teaching tools, modeling for students how to paint with words and use illustrations to add detail. Children look forward to Kathy’s colorful books, which encourage imagination and creativity. She is member of SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators) and the Florida chapter.

Other membership includes Miniature Art Society of Florida, Creative Artists Guild, Dunedin Fine Arts Center, PAVA, Colored Pencil Society of America, Chairman of Art Department GFWC-FL Clearwater Woman’s Club, and Past President of her Sorority Alpha Delta Kappa (a teacher’s altruistic organization).

Recent awards

Miniature Art Society of Florida 37th Annual Show 2012
Best Work By A First Time Entrant “The River” 5”x2” Sold

El Dorado Fine Arts Gallery 31st Annual Miniatures Show 2012
First Place Graphic “The Market 3 ¼” X 2 ½”
Second Place Graphic “Summer Friends” 3 ¼” X 2 3/8”
Third Place Graphic “ The Flower Market” 2 7/8” X 2 7/8”
Third Place Mixed Media “ Glacier Bay” 2 7/16” X 1 7/8”.

Devine Designs Jewelry

 

“Let your imagination run free”

I create wire and metal art jewelry. My work consists of cold forging, as well as, traditional metalsmithing techniques.   I strive to form designs that have not been done before, original works of art jewelry. I do not mass produce, or use cookie cutter concepts when I create a piece. I like to be different, and tend to add a unique feature in a piece of jewelry, that adds to the originality of the piece. My current work showcases the use of riveting and fold-forming.

I strive for perfection and high quality. I only use high quality components in my jewelry such as: sterling silver, high grade Thai silver, pure copper, gemstones and artisan made glass beads.

I usually name each piece, as what it represents to me, and sometimes a piece has a story. Sometimes the conception of a piece starts with a name that comes to me, and then I may sketch out a design, or just start “playing” with metals. I am always happy with the results when I take the time to explore an idea or an image that comes to me.

http://www.devinedesignsjewelry.etsy.com

http://www.devinedesignsbycindy.com

https://www.facebook.com/DevineDesignsJewelry

 

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Polly Berlin – Mixed Media

 

Polly has a vision to express herself as a romantic painter of her surroundings, creating original artwork.You can see in her paintings the brush strokes as a true process of emotion and feelings.She captures the magic of colors in shining moments and dances of nature.Polly participates to art shows in Florida, and her work is represented at:

Vynn Art Gallery, New Hampshire – 7Arches Gallery, Dunedin Florida

The Artful Eye, St. Johnsbury, Vermont – Crystal G Studio, Greenville, South Carolina

Her style is representative and vibrant using the mediums of oil, acrylic or watercolor. Since 2007 Polly’s Artwork is her dedication, she is a prolific artist and paints in her studios: Belmont NH & Dunedin, FL (winter time).

1997 to 2007 Real Estate was her Vocation – 1977 to 1997, as Polly Mamone,

She exhibited, sold her artwork and collected awards throughout New England. She had representation in art galleries and still has representation in private and corporate collections. She also taught at the Institute of Art in Nashua, NH and conducted private classes for adults and children. She received an Art degree from the University of New Hampshire and studied with prominent artists.
www.pollyberlin.com

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